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Climategate 2.0: The Movie Poster

Featured image Several weeks back I posted a link to the climate cartoon stylings of “Josh.”  I don’t know who “Josh” is, but the Global Warming Policy Foundation, based in London and run by the indispensable Benny Peiser, linked to my Weekly Standard article, and also offered a movie poster from “Josh” to go along with the meme I used to set up the piece: »

Climategate 2.0: The Cover Story

Featured image So I’m finally climbing back in the saddle after a week of very heavy travel, featuring four plane trips that included a red eye flight from the west coast followed by a half-day meeting that I somehow managed to remain awake for, class at Ashland last Monday, two speeches, and lunch yesterday with Howard Baker and two other former U.S. Senators.  I’ve got about a dozen blogposts to catch up »

Climategate 2.0 Update

Featured image I’m still making my way through the new batch of emails from Climategate 2.0, and as there are more than 5,000 of them it is an overwhelming job.  But keep your eye out for this space–I’m working on an article for the next edition of the Weekly Standard out this Saturday. But I can’t resist this one short excerpt that I haven’t seen mentioned in any of the coverage so »

More On Climategate II

Featured image The Science & Environmental Policy Project comments on the Climategate II emails: As with the original, Climategate II involves email correspondence among various individuals, the “team,” who are highly influential in preparing the reports of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well as other reports such as those by the US Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) and a climate change report by the US National Research Council »

Climategate 2.0 and Me

Featured image Back in 2005 I wrote a paper for AEI entitled “Climate Change Science: Time for ‘Team B?’”, which argued that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was so badly politicized that the time had come to emulate the famous CIA Team B assessment of the Soviet Union in the 1970s: A genuinely independent climate assessment process would need to build from the ground up, recruiting a team wholly independent »

Climategate II

Featured image Another batch of emails from the University of East Anglia–the same source as the original Climategate documents–has been leaked by FOIA.org. I haven’t had time to look at them yet, but various others have been sorting through them, and some preliminary findings are posted here, here and elsewhere. Early returns suggest that these materials may be dynamite. For example: Thorne: I also think the science is being manipulated to put »

It Didn’t Start With Climategate

The whistleblower at the University of East Anglia who leaked emails and other documents that reveal the fraud that is being perpetrated by the world’s leading global warming alarmists did us all a great service. But it is important to realize that the deception didn’t just begin: rather, the global warming hysteria movement has been shot through with fraud from the start. The most important document in the history of »

Climategate — the Washington Post’s take

This was a big weekend for the Washington Post. In a front-page story today, it exposed, albeit almost sub silentio, the incompetence of the Obama administration’s decision-making process with respect to Afghanistan. And in a front-page story yesterday, it reported, for the first time I believe, on Climategate. Why did it take the Post so long to provide an account of Climategate? It seems to me that the authors, David »

Rocky Mountain Meet Up Notes

Featured image About 30 people turned out for the impromptu Power Line “Take Back Boulder” Rocky Mountain Meet Up yesterday at the Bohemian Biergarten in downtown Boulder.  Don Brookins, the creator of the “Doorbell” entry from the Power Line Prize Competition two years ago, was there, along with a lot of other folks who came in some cases from a considerable distance.  Orson Olson risked injury to his person by defiantly wearing »

A Scientist Reproves the Alarmist Flock

Featured image This letter to the editor of a newspaper in Washington State was written by Dr. David Deming in response to an attack on Don Easterbrook by a group of professors at Western Washington University. I thought it was too good not to share; in part, because it isn’t just about global warming alarmism, it is about science. Via Watts Up With That? Note that there are numerous links in the »

Climate Change Endgame In Sight?

Featured image In my Weekly Standard cover story about the fallout from the “Climategate” email scandal three years ago, I offered the following question by way of prediction: Eventually the climate modeling community is going to have to reconsider the central question: Have the models the IPCC uses for its predictions of catastrophic warming overestimated the climate’s sensitivity to greenhouse gases? The article then went on to survey emerging research (U.S. government funded!) casting »

Green Weenies Everywhere: An All-Star Edition

Featured image This week we’re having to break out an Oscar Meyer eight-pack of Green Weenies to give away.  First, the Keystone (Pipeline) Kops have attracted the notice of New York Times columnist Joe Nocera, who writes the following this week in “How Not To Solve Climate Change”: In fact, this should be a no-brainer for the president, for all the reasons I stated earlier, and one more: the strategy of activists »

Funniest Koch Brothers Paranoia Ever

Featured image Michael Mann is the climate scientist who invented the now-notorious “hockey stick” graph, which purported to show unprecedented warming in the 20th century. The hockey stick has come and gone, but Mann lives on as one of the principal figures in the world of climate alarmism. Currently, climate realists have gone to court to try to obtain email communications that Mann, who teaches at Penn State, authored as a public »

“Speak Loudly and Carry a Busted Hockey Stick”

Featured image That is the title of this essay by Dr. Walter Starck. If you are just beginning to look into the issues surrounding purported anthropogenic global warming, Dr. Starck’s essay is a good place to start. He notes that claims of precision in describing the Earth’s climate history are bogus: The average temperature for the Earth, or any region or even any specific place is very difficult to determine with any »

Climate High-Sticking: The Unmanly Mann

Featured image Oh this is going to be fun.  Michael Mann—he of the iconic climate change “hockey stick” that purports to prove man-made climate change by displaying how global temperature is at its highest level in 2000 years (somehow making the Medieval warm period disappear)—is threatening to sue National Review and Mark Steyn  (and perhaps Peter Wood of the National Association of Scholars) for libel for questioning whether Penn State’s exoneration of »

The Green Weenie (Me!) Meets the Weekly Winston

Featured image Shouldn’t the coveted Power Line Green Weenie Award be like those typical sweepstakes prizes where friends and family of the sponsoring company are ineligible to win?  Well, since I make the rules, why can’t I suspend them, like Harry Reid in the Senate?  Because the winner of this week’s Power Line Green Weenie Award is . . . me! Well okay, not quite literally me alone, but close enough for »

Is the Globe Warming? Or Just Your City?

Featured image Climatologists have recognized for decades that urban areas are warmer than rural areas. This is familiar to all of us; how many times have you heard a weather forecast that included, “possible frost in outlying areas?” The fact that concentrations of people, automobiles, buildings and factories create warm zones has long been called the Urban Heat Island Effect. Measuring the UHIE is very difficult, but about the fact that it »