Stealth advocacy: a survey of weathercasters’ views on climate change

Source: Stealth advocacy: a survey of weathercasters’ views on climate change

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Alarums And Excursions

Watts Up With That?

Guest Post hosted by Willis Eschenbach.

My friend Dr. Willie Soon is both a charming man and a most courageous scientist, who has taken a lot of heat for his principled stands on climate issues. He recently wrote a piece about climate alarmism along with Kesten Green and J. Scott Armstrong which deserves much wider circulation, which WUWT is glad to provide.

the sky is falling

My thanks to Drs. Green, Armstrong and Soon for the following important analysis.


Alarming Climate: Expert opinions and government funding versus scientific forecasting

Kesten C. Green, J. Scott Armstrong, and Willie Soon

July 14, 2017

On June 17, we and our co-authors received a response to our letter to MIT President, Professor Reif, raising concerns about his letter to the MIT community in support of the Paris Climate Accord. Professor Reif’s response stated that he was confident in his position on the issue because it is consistent with…

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Banishing Questions and/or Dissenting Viewpoints

Watts Up With That?

by Russell Cook

Imagine a scenario where you believe a lack of public understanding about a critically important scientific issue is impeding progress on solving the issue. Since many common people communicate through social media, you’d welcome inquiries and constructive criticism from myriad Twitter users because this would allow you to not only solidify the soundness of your position to a much wider audience. You would further use it as a fabulous platform helping you to demonstrate your complete openness to educating the masses, wouldn’t you?
As I demonstrate below, Dr Michael Mann and some other entertaining folks don’t exactly agree, when it comes to man-caused global warming. Share your experiences in the comments section.

What crime prompted that? Either this one

You feel a need to trash @HeartlandInst ‘s book because its chapter 1 eviscerates the 97% consensus, yes?

… or this reply to one of his supporters

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More Fun With Sea Level

Watts Up With That?

The Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) is perhaps the best source for sea level data.

Established in 1933, the Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) has been responsible for the collection, publication, analysis and interpretation of sea level data from the global network of tide gauges. It is based in Liverpool at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), which is a component of the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC).

I recently downloaded the data from their 2014 sea level reconstruction:

Jevrejeva et al, 2014, Global Mean Sea Level Reconstruction

This page provides a short description and file with data of global sea level reconstruction for the period 1807-2010 by Jevrejeva, S., J. C. Moore, A. Grinsted, A. P. Matthews and G. Spada. All questions about the data themselves should be addressed to Dr. Svetlana Jevrejeva.

Authors have used 1277 tide gauge records of relative sea level…

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Comey’s Mishandling of Classified Information

Climate Audit

Recently, there has been controversy over allegations that former FBI Director Comey leaked classified information, an issue that I mentioned on twitter  a month ago. The recent news-cycle began with a story in The Hill,  leading to a tweet by Trump, followed by a series of sneering “rebuttals” in the media (CNN, Slate, Politico, Vanity Fair).  Comey defenders (like Hillary Clinton’s) claim that classification was done “retroactively”:

In fact, the Hill’s John Solomon noted that it’s unclear whether the classified information in the memos was classified at the time the memos were written and Politico’s Austin Wright reports Monday afternoon that some of Comey’s memos were indeed classified only retroactively

Thus far undiscussed by either side is Comey’s testimony to the House Intelligence Committee on March 20, which dealt directly with both the classification of details of Comey’s January 6 meeting with Trump and…

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