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Ruling in Mass v EPA

here . Decision was 5-4 split decision ruling against EPA, more or less breaking along party lines. STEVENS, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which KENNEDY, SOUTER, GINSBURG, and BREYER, JJ., joined. ROBERTS, C. J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which SCALIA, THOMAS, and ALITO, JJ., joined. SCALIA, J., filed a dissenting opinion, […]

The East Side Debate

Transcript for the debate between Lindzen, Stott and Crichton versus Somerville, Schmidt and Ekurzwei on the motion “Global Warming is Not Crisis” is transcript online here. mp3 here Entry and exit polls were taken and the Lindzen et al side – in a minority prior to the debate – was in a majority after the […]

"Heed the Goracle"

Gore swept into Toronto yesterday using an environmentally controversial airline on Toronto Island – a service that is opposed by friends of Toronto’s waterfront (including myself.) The departing headlines read: Heed the Goracle.

Theme Update in Progress

Just a quick note to all viewers/commenters/lurkers⟴hat I will be working on the WordPress theme for this blog in order to try to fix several things that got broken when I upgraded the WordPress software to 2.1. Because its a theme, no comments will be lost, nor posts deleted because I’m not affecting the database […]

IPCC Paleoclimate Lead Author on M&M

One of the two Coordinating Lead Authors of the IPCC Paleoclimate chapter (chapter 6), Eystein Jansen – the other is Jonathan Overpeck of “Get rid of the MWP” fame – was asked about the Mann Hockey Stick and M&M criticism by a Norwegian newspaper yesterday. I guess not every one is prepared to forget IPCC […]

Lawrence Solomon series in National Post

The following are links to a recent series by Lawrence Solomon in Canada’s National Post: The series Statistics needed — The Deniers Part I Warming is real — and has benefits — The Deniers Part II The hurricane expert who stood up to UN junk science — The Deniers Part III Polar scientists on thin […]

SPM released

The Summary for Policymakers for the IPCC’s 4th Assessment Review has been released today. Here is the presentation.  As discussed before, the actual WG1 Report was not released today. It will only be released in May 2007, the delay occurring to permit the IPCC to ensure that there is “consistency” between the Summary and the […]

Critique of Stern

A few people, most recently Jean S, have pointed out the interesting critique of the Stern Review (I should have posted up this thread earlier). Abstract:The Stern Review: A Dual Critique Part I: The Science Robert M. Carter, C. R. de Freitas, Indur M. Goklany, David Holland & Richard S. Lindzen Part II: Economic Aspects […]

New Mann Paper

Michael E. Mann, 2006, Climate Over the Past Two Millennia, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci. 2007. 35:111–36 is online here , No signs so far of Mann, M.E. et al, Robustness of proxy-based climate field reconstruction methods, 2006 (accepted), which was cited by “Anonymous Referee #2” in the Burger-Cubasch review. Funding generously provided by NSF […]

Willis on “Getting authors to respond to questions”

[JohnA: For reasons that I don’t understand, posting comments became nearly impossible for some people for a short while. This comment from Willis I thought should be captured for future reference so I made it into a post.] Willis Eschenbach writes: Well, on the 4th of this month I posted a couple of questions on […]