Monthly Archives: April 2013

Watt about the con-men?

There is a recent Watts Up With That (WUWT) post called how a scientist becomes a con-man. This was about a Dutch psychologist called Diederik Stapel who carried out research in the general area of sociology. Some of his work … Continue reading

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Watt about the Sun?

A recent Watts Up With That (WUWT) post presents results from a Russian study suggesting that we may be in for a a period of global cooling due to changes in the Sun. As far as I’m aware, this is … Continue reading

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Watt about the Trolls?

There is a regular commentator on Watts Up With That (WUWT) who posts under the name richardscourtney. I assume that this is actually Richard S Courtney, who is discussed at a number of other sites such as DeSmogBlog and Watching … Continue reading

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Watt about Lysenkoism?

Watts Up With That (WUWT) called Lysenkoism and Global Warming Theory. I had never heard of Lysenkoism, so had to look it up. Lysenkoism is named after a Russian scientist called Trofim Lysenko who claimed to have developed a new, … Continue reading

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Watt about the Neanderthals?

Watts Up With That (WUWT) is up in arms that James Hansen, in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, referred to the Canadian government as Neanderthals. To be fair, he was asked how he would describe the government with … Continue reading

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Global warming vs Climate change

When reading discussions about climate change/global warming I often encounter people who say something along the lines of “scientists used to talk about global warming, but since that didn’t work they’ve started to talk about climate change”. The implication seems … Continue reading

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Watt about the Shift Hypothesis?

There is a new paper on the arXiv which propose an alternative view of global climate change called The Shift Hypothesis. The paper is called Emperical evidence for a double step climate change in twentieth century by Belolipetsky, Bartsev, Degermendzhi, … Continue reading

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Watt about some more climate sensitivity?

There’s a guest post on Watts Up With That (WUWT) about a compilation of lower climate sensitivities plus a new one. It’s written by Patrick J Michaels and Paul Knappenberger, the Director and Assistant Director of the Cato Institute. The … Continue reading

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Watt is Bob doing?

I really thought I might only write a few posts here, but it’s hard to avoid commenting on what is said on Watts Up With That (WUWT). Bob Tisdale, in a recent post called Dana Nuccitelli misleads and misinforms in … Continue reading

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Watt about the mode?

There’s another post on Watts Up With That (WUWT) about climate sensitivity. It’s based, again, on the recent paper by Nic Lewis in which he finds that climate sensitivity is probably closer to 1.5oC than between 2oC and 3oC, which … Continue reading

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