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Bish, have you seen Dr Curry's latest?

Heresy and the creation of monsters
Posted on October 25, 2010 by curryja| 75 Comments

by Judith Curry

No punches being pulled

Oct 26, 2010 at 11:44 AM | Unregistered CommenterGreen Sand

12,000 years ago, now thats what you call climate change! If only we could transport the 'team' back to then, that would give them something to shout about.

Oct 26, 2010 at 8:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

Play the current Key Stage 4 Geography: funded by DEFRA game yourself.
It is dated as 2007, so three years old I wonder how many key stage 4 have played this....

Operation Climate Control.

Some one got their MSc writing about the efect of this companies PREVIOUS climate change game..

"The game has been developed by Red Redemption Ltd., a leading environmental games company, who have previously developed Climate Challenge a similar game aimed at young professionals for BBC Science and Nature."

Lets repeat that again..


The MSc Thesis:
MSc Dissertation: Environmental Change and Management
Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford

"Communication of Climate Change
How is the climate change message put across to the general public?
Climate change is a global problem that should be addressed at every level of society, from the
household to business to government (Defra, 2006a). This means that explaining the issues
surrounding climate change to the general public is of vital importance, if everyone is to take
measures to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Governments have a role to play in this, and have set up public awareness campaigns, such as the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) campaign Climate Challenge, which has the aim to “to educate, excite and inspire” people about climate change (Climate Challenge, 2006).

Indeed, a future version of the Climate Challenge game aimed at school children at key stages 3 and 4 will be funded by the Climate Challenge fund, associated with the campaign."

See the appendix (pg 75) on results of a survey from the game....

4. Of those gases, which do you think, overall, contributes the most towards climate

Argon 0%
Nitrous Oxide 0%
Carbon Dioxide 77%
Oxygen 1%
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) 4%
Ozone 4%
Helium 0% Perfluoromethane 0%
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) 1%
Water vapour 5%
Methane 6%
Don't know 2%
Nitrogen 0%

Oct 25, 2010 at 10:28 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

I have just 'played' an online uk geography schools key stage 4 'game' entitled

Operation Climate Control.

Funded by DEFRA...

In my mind it is WORSE than 10:10 no pressure..
polite words are currently failing me.....

I will put something detailed together later...

a snippet...

You get hit in the face with a cartoon sea mine 'cartoon' (which explodes in a cartoon manner' everytime you get a survey style question 'wrong'

a question:


"Plants absorb some of the CO2 in the atmosphere, but as we put more into the atmosphere, and chop down more forests, they can't absorb as much, which makes climate change worse"

Choose How To Deal With This Climate Change Impact

A1: Don't plant more trees, focus on reducing C02 emissions

A2: Plants more trees to absorb carbon

A3: Ecorage the timber industry by builing more buildings from wood

Their correct answer is A1, reduce emmisions, anything else gets an exploding(cartoon) sea mine (spikey world war2 sort) in the face.

A cute cliched 'cartoon youth' character called me a selfis meany at one point.
The game is class focussed, ie registered and the whole class signs in, so everyone can see the 'scores'

no pressure

Oct 25, 2010 at 10:02 PM | Unregistered CommenterBarry Woods

New open letter from Martin Rees (for some reason found on a Scandinavian news site).

It's worse than we thought (as we thought).

Oct 25, 2010 at 1:33 AM | Unregistered Commentersteveta_uk

Whoops I messed up, the videos should be here:

Oct 24, 2010 at 10:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterThinkAsWeThinkOrElse

Two short New Climate videos-Skeptics 11th Commandment and No Pressuregate & Juan Williams

The Skeptic's Eleventh Commandment 1:03

Try to guess at the final words to the [Global Warming] Skeptic's 11th commandment before the words appear! Hint: comes from a famous speech by an American politician.

No Pressure-gate and the Juan Williams Firing 3:26

Oct 24, 2010 at 10:33 PM | Unregistered CommenterThinkAsWeThinkOrElse

Jane Coles: comment added by me to Light Blogging today re GOS, but no answer from them yet.

Oct 24, 2010 at 9:10 PM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

Warmies have picked a new name for themselves, we should now refer to the as Climate Hawks. Hmm, they are certainly hawking something but it smells like the same old rotting carrion, and the only bird involved will be the one we flip in their direction.

Oct 24, 2010 at 12:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterTinyCO2

Prince Charles's green comitments bear fruit for the family finances.

Oct 24, 2010 at 10:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterLord Beaverbrook

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