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I am also worried about the UHI. If the UHI trend of the last 30 years here in Oslo keeps up, we will all be fried by 2100!

Mar 14, 2010 at 12:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterOslo

Sorry to be so wildly OT so early, but prepare yourself for more orders for your book, rvered Bishop!

This has just gone up at WUWT:

Its the Prospect Magazine review - now made available to a wide audience.


Mar 14, 2010 at 5:35 PM | Unregistered CommenterViv Evans

15 March: UK Times: John Houghton: We climate scientists are not ecofanatics
If the IPCC has a fault, it is that its reports have been too cautious, not alarmist
A third myth is that the IPCC has refused to recognise that there has been no significant increase in global average temperature in the past decade or so. Sceptics cite this as evidence against human-induced global warming. But the level of natural year-to-year variability in the temperature record shows that a decade is too short a time to establish a change in the long-term trend…
Perhaps there is a criticism that can be made of IPCC scientists: they have been too slow publicly to defend their integrity. They have not been willing or able to hit the airwaves or make their case in newspapers. But scientists are now faced by powerful lobbies who are working to distort and discredit the science behind climate change. We scientists have facts on our sides — we must not be afraid to deploy them.
(Sir John Houghton is former chief executive at the Met Office )

Mar 14, 2010 at 10:18 PM | Unregistered Commenterpat

hmmm! a single newspaper did follow up Australian ABC's Chairman, Maurice Newman's mention of BBC's Paul Hudson and the emails he received on October 12, albeit with the same press release given to the Hull Daily:

13 March: Australian: Geoff Elliott: BBC returns fire over climate emails claim
THE BBC says ABC chairman Maurice Newman was wrong to criticise BBC journalist Paul Hudson, who Mr Newman alleged sat on emails related to the climate affair.
BBC spokesman Simon Hailes said: "We do not accept the claims made."..
Mr Hailes responded: "Paul wrote a blog for the BBC website on October 9, 2009, entitled `Whatever Happened to Global Warming'. There was a big reaction to the article -- not just here but around the world.
"Amongst those who responded were (climate change scientists) professors Michael E. Mann and Stephen Schneider, whose emails were among a small handful forwarded to Paul on October 12.
"Although of interest, Paul wanted to consider the emails as part of a wider piece, following up his original blog piece.
"In early November, Paul spotted that these few emails were among thousands published on the internet following the alleged hacking of the UEA computer system. Paul passed this information on to colleagues at the BBC, who ran with the story, and then linked to the emails on his blog."..
Ironically, Hudson's original blog that prompted the emails from Professor Mann and Professor Schneider was a balanced piece about the debate on the causes of global warming. Hudson wrote: "One thing's for sure. The debate about what's causing global warming is far from over. Some would say it's hotting up."

so, release the emails, BBC AND show us where BBC acknowledge these emails and followed up, prior to Paul Hudson's blog mention of 23rd November.

LOL. BOM/CSIRO 'abandons' 'apolitical stance', 'confirms' CAGW cos their report 'strongly suggests' it and computer 'modelling' shows it's 'extremely unlikely' warming is natural:

14 March: Herald Sun Australia: Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO weigh into climate change debate to counter sceptics such as Lord Christopher Monckton
SOME of Australia's leading scientists have hit back at climate-change sceptics, abandoning their apolitical stance to confirm humans are warming the planet.
Today the CSIRO and weather bureau will release a State of the Climate document, a snapshot of Australia's climate data, observations and predictions...
State of the Climate strongly suggests climate change is the result of human activity.
"Modelling results show that it is extremely unlikely that the observed warming is due to natural causes alone," the report states.
"Evidence of human influence has been detected in ocean warming, sea-level rise, continental-average temperatures, temperature extremes and wind patterns."..
Dr Clark said the CSIRO had been observing the impacts of human-induced climate change for many years and had moved on from any debate about it happening to planning for the changes to come..
The report is available at or

Mar 14, 2010 at 11:02 PM | Unregistered Commenterpat

The question we're all not paying attention to is: "Why are all the world leaders pushing for carbon trading?"

Mar 15, 2010 at 6:04 AM | Unregistered CommenterPaul Z.

Ah CSIRO is an example of independent government funded research institutions!

CSIRO scientists, in particular the climate ilk, are not allowed to give evidence to a Senate Inquiry wearing CSIRO hats if their evidence is contrary to government policy.

Mar 15, 2010 at 6:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterE O'Connor

I'd like to see Josh think about doing something on "The Three Stooges" theme for us in the US re: our Senators working on the climate bill, Kerry, Lieberman and Graham!

Mar 16, 2010 at 3:13 AM | Unregistered Commentersdcougar

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