Something worrying is happening chez QS…

I’ve been measuring the temperature in my house for the last 150 days, and, having put the raw data through my computer and plotted the result on a graph, I can announce with a high degree of confidence that …my house is getting warmer! (well, apart from the last ten days when it cooled a … Continue reading

An Orwellian example…

I’ve spent the last day or so reading the responses by Dr Paul G Bain to the various emails and such he received in reply to the letter to Nature – “Promoting pro-environmental action in climate change deniers” (Paul G Bain et al) The gist of his response is that he regrets the word “deniers”, which … Continue reading

Surprising and welcome news…*

I’m pleased to say Adam Corner has agreed – in principle – to the reciprocal discussion I suggested –  “Understanding AGW Believers”.  Here’s the comment he posted in reply to me on his website: http://talkingclimate.org/understanding-climate-scepticism-a-sceptic-responds/ I am in prin­ciple up for what you suggest……let´s see how this second round of dis­cus­sion goes down, if it … Continue reading

follow up to Pathologizing Dissent

Well, following on from  mr Corner’s apparent  attempt to present skepticism as a psychological disease to be “understood”,  I tweeted him  to see if he’d be prepared to reassert his rather damaged objective credibility by doing the same for the other “side” (I really hate talking in such terms) in the debate. Here’s the exchange: … Continue reading

Pathologizing Dissent

Article by Judith Curry on her website: http://judithcurry.com/2012/06/15/analyzing-agw-skepticism-missing-the-point Abou a recent conversation (HERE) between Adam Corner, a psychologist, and  Geoff Chambers a noted AGW-skeptic about  “Understanding climate scepticism”. There’s been a lot of dicussion about it both on Curry’s blog and at Bishop Hill. Curry links it to an additional study by Sonia Akter, Jeff Bennett Michael Ward, … Continue reading

Are you now or have you ever been….

Open email from Gordon Fulks concerning the firing of Nikolas Drapela PhD from OSU. He claims no reason was given for the summary dismissal, and thinks it might be connected with Drapela’s vocal skepticism about AGW theory. I can’t confirm or deny the claim. Neither can David Appell (HERE), though that doesn’t stop him having … Continue reading

The fraud of faux certainty

I’ve been featuring the issue of climate change, or more specifically mammade climate change, quite a lot lately. Not because I believe it’s untrue. I don’t. I have no belief about it at all. As anyone who reads this will know I agree with Robert Anton Wilson that “belief is the death of intelligence”. The … Continue reading

“1,000+ Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skeptic Arguments Against AGW/ACC Alarm” (wow, snappy)

The title says it all. Popular Technology has released links to over a thousand peer-reviewed papers it claims support skepticism about ManMade Climate change. Either they question the theory itself, or question the theory of positive feedback that would make the warming dangerously extreme. The pro-AGW blog “Carbon Brief” (READ IT HERE) claimed (or at … Continue reading

1010: Believe in Manmade Global Warming or We’ll Blow You the F**k Up

Well, not exactly, but seriously…what were they thinking?