Monthly Archives: May 2013

Stone Age Tsunami! Whatever next?

Tony Robinson is probably best known to most people (over the age of 40 at least) for playing the character of ‘Baldrick’, alongside Rowan Atkinson, in the Blackadder series of brilliant comedy series in the 1980s.  However, since then, he has … Continue reading

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So much for global warming being beneficial

Last year, James Hansen (et al), pointed out that extreme weather events of all kinds (hot, cold, wet and dry) are becoming more frequent. In fact, their statistical analysis of historical data (as opposed to computer modelling of future events) … Continue reading

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The elephant in the room with Lewandowsky

This post is based on something I wrote for Paul Handover’s Learning from Dogs website, which was published there earlier this month. As originally conceived, I gave it the title ‘Libertarian ideology is the real road block’. Having had a … Continue reading

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The ‘threadbare hypothesis’ of climate change

This is the Gospel according to Roger Helmer MEP (and Cambridge graduate in Mathematics) – whose non-expertise in the subject leads him to conclude that the climate is not changing; and to equate people concerned about climate change with those … Continue reading

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A letter to UKIP MEP Roger Helmer

Roger Helmer was first elected as Conservative MEP in 1999, but defected to UKIP last year. Not surprisingly, therefore, he is “sceptical” about climate science. He is, as David Suzuki has recently described it, one of many that elevate economics … Continue reading

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Science communication: Bridging theory and practice

With permission, I am delighted to be able to hereby reproduce this recent article, on the Making Science Public blog, by Professor Brigitte Nerlich at the Institute for Science and Society, which is based within the School of Sociology and … Continue reading

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Science Denial Alive and Well Among Policy Makers and Right Wing Heroes

Originally posted on Climate Denial Crock of the Week:
Delaware Newszap: GEORGETOWN – Sussex County Council members are not on the same wave length regarding the debatable issue of sea level rise. At the May 7 council meeting, Susan Love,…

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