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Ayers vs. Errors: Defending Climate Science

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Dr Greg Ayers, Director of Meteorology of the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, courageously defended climate science in his February 2011 testimony before the Australian Senate Environment and Communications Legislation Committee.  Please download the testimony (.pdf) and scroll to page EC100.  Dr. Ayers clearly and forcefully showed why Ian Plimer is not a purveyor of truth.  A good summary of the testimony can be read at ABC: The Drum Unleashed.

Another great example of a scientist defending science is Dr. Ben Santer’s November 2010 Congressional testimony where he shows how Patrick Michaels misleads.  (More coverage also on Climate Science Watch.)

Climate science is under attack by a vanishingly small number of scientists but who carry very large megaphones. We need more courageous individuals such as Drs. Ayers and Santer to defend its honor against those that play fast and loose with the truth.

Written by Scott Mandia

February 23, 2011 at 10:23 pm

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Forbes Magazine: Wrong is Right

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In my previous blog post Forbes Magazine Uses Astrologer for Financial Advice I showed how Forbes Magazine was allowing an architect, Larry Bell, to make false statements about climate science.  Even more disturbing, Forbes magazine is allowing Bell and others to smear well-respected scientists such as Drs. Ben Santer and Michael Mann by making demonstrably false statements.

A pattern has emerged over the past two months where Forbes.com publishes errors in fact, corrections to these errors are sent to Forbes, but Forbes chooses not to issue corrections.  Read below for a timeline of events that includes letters from Ben Santer and others along with replies by a senior editor at Forbes that you will just not believe!

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Written by Scott Mandia

February 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

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Forbes Magazine Uses Astrologer for Financial Advice

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OR

Forbes Magazine Uses Architect for Climate Science Advice

Sound too ridiculous to be true? 

Well, one of these storylines IS true!

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Written by Scott Mandia

February 10, 2011 at 11:58 am

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NM Energy Secretary Harrison Schmitt Frozen in Denial

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Watch Schmitt calling himself "true 'denier' of human caused global warming" (March, 2009)

 Full clip may be viewed at http://www.heartland.org/events/NewYork09/proceedings.html

New Mexico governor Susana Martinez (R-NM) has picked self-described climate denier Harrison Schmitt to run the state’s Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD). 

Update (02/10): Harrison Schmitt Withdraws from Nomination

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Written by Scott Mandia

February 7, 2011 at 6:40 am

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Fred Pearce at New Scientist: Making Stuff Up

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In a recent article in New Scientist journalist Fred Pearce decided to make up a quote by Dr. Gavin Schmidt.  Read on to see Gavin’s letter to New Scientist that correct’s Pearce’s Journalism 101 mistake:

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Written by Scott Mandia

February 3, 2011 at 9:22 pm

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