Monday, February 11, 2013

Quadrant Online - Tricks of the climate trade
Want to play the climate game? Make sure you cover all bases and potential outcomes. Discourage attempts to falsify your claims. Never give your critics criteria against which they could test the veracity of your pseudo-predictions and alleged attributions. Insist you know how to separate the “signal” (AGW “fingerprint”) from the “noise in the system” (random weather).
Misleading “State of the Polar Bear” graphic cost advocate scientists more than US$50,000 | polarbearscience
The luscious irony here is that the PBSG paid around US$70,000 to expose its penchant for advocacy over science and demonstrated in no uncertain terms just how little progress they’ve made over the last 40 years in getting reasonably accurate and up-to-date population estimates for all 19 polar bear subpopulations. PBSG biologists just don’t seem to get that this a problem for objective biologists and scientists in other fields – and for many members of the general public, who pay the salaries of government-employed “polar bear specialists” through their taxes. Note I have not heard anything more from Vongraven on this issue since I emailed him in early January and the original graphic is still up on the PBSG website (and linked to by Periscopic’s website) for all the world to see.
Emerson was wrong on global warming and must retract | Herald Sun Andrew Bolt Blog
Emerson denied there was a pause in the warming. He was wrong.

Emerson claimed the world was warming. In fact, there hasn’t been statistically significant warming for between nearly 16 years and 23 years, depending on which measurement you use.

Emerson should apologise, retract and publicly correct his claims. So far he has failed to do so, despite being made aware of his error.

This is important, after all. Emerson is a member of a government which imposed on us a carbon tax and a $10 billion “clean energy” fund on the assumption the world was warming dangerously.

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