Posts tagged ‘glaciers’

Glaciergate’s Other WWF Connection

The erroneous Himalayan glacier prediction was based on a WWF report. The IPCC chapter in which that mistake occurred was led by two WWF-affiliated scientists.

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Continue Reading September 29, 2011 at 10:57 pm

The Missing Map

In 2008, the United Nations Environment Programme published a map suggesting there’d be 50 million climate refugees by 2010. When a writer called attention to this failed prediction recently, the map disappeared.

Continue Reading April 16, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Why is Humanity Always the Fall Guy?

Museums acknowledge that, historically, Mother Nature killed off fish and caused glaciers to retreat. So why do these same institutions imply that similar events in the here-and-now are solely the fault of humans?

Continue Reading March 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm

Dr Nadelhoffer, I’m Not Impressed

An expert who testified to Congress this week reached well beyond his own scientific expertise. By advocating a particular response to climate change he brings science into disrepute.

Continue Reading March 11, 2011 at 8:41 am

NASA, Climate Change, and Children

NASA used to be about the right stuff. It used to be about knowledge, human ingenuity, and the triumph of sheer brainpower in the face of unfavourable odds. Now, rather than seeking to inspire kids, NASA tries to frighten them.

Continue Reading February 4, 2011 at 3:41 pm

The Uses and Abuses of a Nobel Prize

A news story tells us we should believe a report because a “Nobel Prize-winning climate scientist” is associated with it. But the Nobel turns out to be the same Peace Prize awarded to Al Gore – and the report’s findings are highly improbable.

Continue Reading January 19, 2011 at 12:20 pm

IPCC Errors: in the Eye of the Beholder

Opinions regarding how the IPCC deals with errors are diverse. They can also be provocative. One IPCC official thinks public scrutiny of its reports should be discouraged.

Continue Reading January 10, 2011 at 3:11 pm

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