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Futher climate research emails released – experts respond

John Kerr posted in on November 23rd, 2011.

The apparent release of further email correspondence between climate researchers based at the University of East Anglia is believed to be an attempt to revive the 2009 ‘Climategate’ fiasco. The emails and other documents are understood to relate to the Climatic Research Unit based at the University, which was beleaguered with accusations of data tampering […]

Analysis confirms global warming data, accounts for urban heat islands

Peter Griffin posted in on October 21st, 2011.

US scientists have just released evidence of a rise in the average world land temperature, confirming earlier studies and addressing concerns that “heat island” effects as cities developed around long-established temperature recording sites were distorting estimates of global warming. The research, from the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project analyses temperature data from 15 sources […]

State of the Climate report – Experts respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 29th, 2010.

The 2009 State of the Climate report by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with contributions from the UK’s Met Office – released this morning is attracting substantial media coverage. As part of a full review of global climate over the past year, the report includes information on data from 10 key climate […]

Newsletter digest: GST and healthy food, climate scientists cleared and science paraphrased

Peter Griffin posted in on July 9th, 2010.

SMC Briefing: GST and healthy food The price of fruit and veggies was in the media spotlight this week on the back of a Green Party survey that suggests produce prices are being marked up several hundred percent by the country’s supermarkets. Researchers have been studying the best ways of tackling obesity and weight-related health […]

‘Climategate’ laid to rest

Dacia Herbulock posted in on July 8th, 2010.

The Independent Climate Change Email Review — a.k.a. the Muir Russell review — into over 1000 hacked emails of scientists at the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Climate Research Unit (CRU) announced its findings today. The review, which was the second commissioned by the UEA, focused on the conduct of the scientists involved and assessed […]

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NZ Herald: Enough is enough, say climate scientists

Peter Griffin posted in on May 11th, 2010.

225 members of the US National Academy of Sciences have written an open letter to the UK’s Guardian newspaper defending climate science and climate research. The letter admits that mistakes have been made in the course of scientific progress, but points out that much of the science is certain, including the fact of anthropogenic climate […]

Waikato Times: Salinger doesn’t feel critics’ heat

Peter Griffin posted in on April 14th, 2010.

Jeff Neems writes in the Waikato Times about Dr Jim Salinger, a noted New Zealand climate scientist. Salinger has recently come under attack from people questioning whether earth really is warming and if so, whether it’s the fault of human activity. An excerpt: (read in full here) “Even during last year’s Climategate email scandal, Salinger, […]

Newsletter Digest: Blood alcohol, the GRA Summit and Phil Jones’ exoneration

Peter Griffin posted in on April 1st, 2010.

The science of blood alcohol levels The Government is considering whether or not to reduce the current adult blood alcohol consumption limit from 80mg/100ml (0.08) to 50mg/100ml (0.05), in a bid to cut accidents and deaths resulting from drink driving. Cabinet will consider the issue this month and has floated a potential reduction as part […]

Expert reaction to the launch of the Climate Change Emails inquiry

Peter Griffin posted in on February 12th, 2010.

Last year saw the start of the ‘Climategate’ email controversy, in which it was claimed that top climate scientists from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia had behaved inappropriately. Since then, an official enquiry has been launched to look into the issue, and our colleagues at the UK SMC gathered comment […]

‘IPCC: Cherish it, tweak it, scrap it?’ – scientists respond

Dacia Herbulock posted in on February 11th, 2010.

In response to intensifying calls for reform of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), five influential climatologists have stepped forward with their views on what ought to be done. Their suggestions, in an Opinions article in today’s edition of the journal Nature, range from reaffirming the current structure with an emphasis on best practise, […]

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