Archive for climate change

Climate research under fire at US science budget hearing

Posted in research with tags , on 19 February 2011 by Steve

“First came the plan, now comes the sales pitch. Following the release of President Obama’s FY2012 budget request earlier this week, John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, took center stage yesterday to defend strategic increases for science funding …” (more)

[Gwyneth Dickey Zakaib, The Great Beyond, 18 February]


Climate Scientist Sues Skeptic for Libel

Posted in Legal issues, research with tags , , on 9 February 2011 by Steve

“A prominent Canadian climate scientist is suing a leading climate skeptic for libel, arguing that an article published online in January contained false and malicious claims …” (more)

[John Collins Rudolf, New York Times, 8 February]

Climate targets will not be met without research strategy

Posted in research with tags , on 15 September 2010 by Steve

“The UK lacks a research strategy for meeting the targets set out in the 2008 Climate Change Act, according to a new report from Research Fortnight …” (more)

[Exquisite Life, 15 September]

Peer review is no picnic

Posted in research with tags , , on 6 September 2010 by Steve

“Anyone who thinks peer review is a process of nudges and winks from your mates has never faced the harsh reality of having your work pulled apart …” (more)

[Jenny Rohn, Guardian Science Blog, 6 September]

A bona fide dispute

Posted in research with tags on 22 July 2010 by Steve

“A paper scrutinising the academic credentials of people on both sides of the climate change debate has riled almost everyone …” (more)

[Darrell Ince, Times Higher Education, 22 July]

Cuccinelli tells court former U-Va professor’s academic freedom not threatened

Posted in Legal issues with tags , , on 17 June 2010 by Steve

“Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has told a judge that his request for documents related to the work of former University of Virginia climate scientist Michael Mann should be granted because neither academic freedom nor the First Amendment ‘immunizes’ a person from a fraud investigation …” (more)

[Rosalind Helderman, Washington Post, 16 June]

Corrupting climate science

Posted in research with tags on 24 May 2010 by Steve

Der Spiegel tells the story of how political machination – from left and right – has warped climate science into a mockery of dispassionate knowledge creation. Any analysis of the climate debate that apportions blame by pointing fingers solely at the right or at the left is part of the problem. Any defense of climate scientists that rests on facile evocations of academic freedom is part of the problem …” (more)

[Critical Mass, 24 May]