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Mosher in PJs

Steve Mosher, the man who broke the CRU emails story and author of Climategate: The CRUtape Letters, is interviewed on PJTV. Some interesting thoughts on what it means and why the US press has largely ignored it.

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    At the start of my previous Climategate posting, I suggested that James Delingpole might be slacking off on the subject. Maybe he is. There is still nothing up at his blog beyond his afore-linked Beano bit. Maybe he feels he needs a breather. But maybe he is working very hard on ...

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Do we really need to login to hear the interview? Or has the interview has been taken down? I see it here, but not here.

Feb 17, 2010 at 8:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Hmm. I think I'm registered. I thought visitors got a few free views before they asked for registration.

Feb 17, 2010 at 8:28 PM | Registered CommenterBishop Hill

For Canadians.
The book " The Hockey Stick Illusion" can be ordered through
Ordered Feb08
Received Feb17 ( from The Book Depository )
Book price 18.23 $CAD, shipping !!!!!!!!!!! 6>49 $CAD 8>)

Feb 17, 2010 at 8:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterML

Shipping should say 6.49 CAD$

Feb 17, 2010 at 8:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterML

I thinnk that Steve did a good job. Very clear. Low key and precise.

Feb 17, 2010 at 8:59 PM | Unregistered CommenterBernie

I'm not registered and it worked ok, had to refresh the page a couple of times to get the vid showing tho.

I thought Steve came over very well, it was interesting to hear the NYT editor comments, this thing has moved so fast that was one snippet I missed.

Feb 17, 2010 at 9:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeter


Whatever else will the Alarmist BBC come up with next?

"Protecting the Past 15 Feb 10

Mon, 15 Feb 10

Climate change is accelerating the loss of the world's most important historic sites. Alice Roberts discovers how new technology may help preserve them."

Feb 17, 2010 at 9:01 PM | Unregistered CommenterO'Geary

Thanks guys.

I also did piece a while back on biggovernment

Feb 17, 2010 at 9:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterSteven Mosher

Part of the reason the US media has been so quiet is because General Electric as the owner of NBC and CNBC has huge investments in compact fluorescent lightbulbs and wind turbines.

Westinghouse/CBS is part of the Nuclear Utilities Business Group of British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL) so again a vested interest against fossil fuels.

I suspect this story will eventually break first in FOX followed by ABC as they do not appear to anything at stake except for a loss of face.

Feb 17, 2010 at 9:30 PM | Unregistered CommenterKev

If you are not registered they will play a short segment asking you to register before they play the interview.

Feb 17, 2010 at 9:31 PM | Unregistered CommenterTerryS

I second @Bernie.

Mosher and Fuller did a great job. I enjoyed the book but it will take at least a couple of reads to get all the detail. I am a bit late to the party.

Highly recommended to everyone.

Feb 18, 2010 at 12:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterAndy Scrase

Mosher gives very clear-sighted pragmatic summing up of the whole current UEA situation. Like the Bishop I had no trouble viewing it, but I believe I signed on too at some time, but descended from a long line of skinflints, certainly did not pay them any dues.

Feb 18, 2010 at 10:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Wright

A very clear and balanced statement of the state of play. A few of my observations on the state of play in the UK:
(1) some of the UK media has taken this up, including the tabloids such as the Mail and the Express. The Daily Telegraph has reporters on both sides - Lean and Delingpole. The Spectator has run a couple of cover pieces. Andrew Neill has used the BBC Daily Politics show to question the protagonists.
(2) I agree that the Harrabin/Jones interview is part of a damage limitation exercise on the part of the political/scientific establishment.
(3) When that political/scientific establishment says "the science is settled" what they mean is that "their opinion on the science is settled".
(4) Bear in mind that this opinion has been "settled" for at least fifteen years and has found expression in tens of millions of pounds of state funding of climate research, AGW propaganda, the Stern Report and the Climate Change Act which saddles the UK with back breaking taxation.
(5) It will require a stupendous effort to counter and undo this "settled opinion". The only way it will be done is by the application of scientific methods to the understating of climate change. The role of the Royal Society in all of this will be both critical and interesting to watch.

Feb 18, 2010 at 10:50 AM | Unregistered Commenteroldtimer

"The role of the Royal Society in all of this will be both critical and interesting to watch."
Certainly interesting to watch, I suspect they will hold the to the AGW line longer than "scientific opinion" in the UK does. The mainstream media pay some attention to the RS, I don't think politicians pay it any attention (as opposed to citing the RS in support of predetermined opinions).
To repeat an earlier post, the Royal Society is NOT the UK Academy of Sciences, although it is striving to be seen as such. Personally I deplore this aspiration, as it moves the Society away from its honorable past ("Nullius in verba") to a dangerous future (latterday Lysenkoism).

Feb 18, 2010 at 4:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterSkeptical Chymist

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