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The real holes in climate science

When I started working last month on a news feature about gaps in climate science I was expecting a tough reporting job. Too fresh, so I thought, were the scars the field and many leading scientists had received from the hacking affair at the Climate Research Unit (CRU) in Norwich to readily discuss with a reporter the ‘dirty laundry’ (my phrase) of climate science.  Read more

UK press gets ‘Mr Global Warming’ hot under the collar

UK press gets ‘Mr Global Warming’ hot under the collar

Cross-posted from Daniel Cressey on The Great Beyond The cold snap in Britain – seen here in this NEODAAS/University of Dundee image – has triggered a rash of ‘global warming isn’t real’ comments. Climate scientist Mojib Latif is not a happy man. The Leibniz Institute researcher says he “cannot understand” why his research is being cited in media reports questioning climate change. “It comes as a surprise to me that people would try to use my statements to try to dispute the nature of global warming. I believe in manmade global warming,” he told the Guardian. “I have said that  … Read more

Powering a green planet

“sciam_special.jpg”Before it goes out of fashion, it’s worth checking out the November issue of Scientific American, which is a sustainability special. What’s most impressive is the online interactive version of one of their articles ‘Powering a green planet: a path to sustainable energy by 2030’.  Read more

Australian agency denies gagging climate researchers

Australia’s national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has denied claims that it prevents researchers from publishing work on politically-sensitive issues such as climate change, reports Nature News [subscription].  Read more