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COMPELLING NEW PAPER ON ETHICS AS APPLIED TO CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY
Science

Posted 18 December 2014

Thanks to the Global Warming Policy Foundation in UK, there is a new paper exploring many of the ethical disputes that characterise climate science and policy in the 21st century.  The author, Dr Peter Lee, is a lecturer in Ethics and Political Theory at the University of Portsmouth, and editor of Truth Wars: The Politics of Climate Change, Military Intervention and Financial Crisis (Palgrave Macmillan). Dr Lee shows that ethical considerations continue to arise at every stage of the climate debate: "In a field characterised by extensive uncertainty, a combination of good intentions and ill-informed policies can result in damaging unintended outcomes for humans and for the natural environment alike." There is a highly supportive foreword by Right Revd Peter Forster, Bishop of Chester.

To read 60-page paper by Dr Lee, click here:   Full essay (pdf) 

 
LATEST IPCC FINDINGS UNDERMINE CLIMATE CHANGE CLAIMS
Science

Posted 10 December 2014

"....And that concludes the investigation. There is no good evidence linking human activities to any of the observed impacts of climate change listed in the Summary for Policymakers of the WG2 report.  Obama et al. indeed seem to have got it wrong." The concluding sentence of an informative, well-researched paper by Roger Andrews, a retired mining geologist and geophysicist. Born in the UK he spent most of his professional career in Australia and the USA. He is now retired to the West coast of Mexico where he spends much of his time sitting under a wavy palm tree blogging and writing informed, incisive and popular articles for the Energy Matters blog.

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WHY THERE IS GLOBAL WARMING, AND WHY CO2 IS VITAL TO LIFE
Science

Posted 8 December 2014

We are grateful to Harold Faulkner, of the United States. for researching a paper describing times when the Vikings settled Greenland during a warm cycle when temperatures were vastly higher than they are in this present era. Mr Faulkner's paper also details the importance to life on earth of the tiny amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.

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TWO EXPLANATIONS OF HOW CLIMATE ALARMISTS MISUSE SCIENCE
Science

Posted 8 December 2014

Here are two explanations of ways in which science is being misused by climate alarmists to justify invalidated claims of dangerous anthropogenic "global warming".

The first, by Tom Harris, executive director of the International Climate Science Coalition, and published already by a number of newspapers in North America, may be accessed by this link here

The second is a paper by the Scientific Alliance, of UK, which is copied below.

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THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD, CLIMATE SCIENCE, AND CLIMATE CHANGE PSEUDO-SCIENCE
Science

Posted 8 December 2014

In view of a recent rash of media articles purporting to claim that the pseudo-science used by many alarmists to try to explain that (a) the world is warming unnaturally, and (b) that we are the cause of most of that warming, our Coalition founding member, Dr Vincent Gray, of Wellington, has produced a paper that explains the origins of, and justification for, the traditional  scientific method, the necessary limitations on what is loosely called "climate science", and how it has been perverted to what is generally regarded as pseudo-science.(See also next posting related to this topic).

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ANTHROPOGENIC GLOBAL WARMING AND THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD
Science

Posted 1 December 2014

"Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) alarm has been with us for a good while, now. The matter seems to become more contentious, rather than less, over time. Unhappily, as a result of the mediocre quality of science education, many people do not know how to evaluate either a scientific hypothesis in general, or AGW in particular -- and irrespective of whatever anyone might think, because of how it is framed and evaluated, AGW is no more than a hypothesis.  Science is about ruling things out."    Betsy Gorisch explains how and why the AGW hypothesis fails the traditional scientific tests.

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