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"How to Write Like a Scientist"

That's not writing like a scientist - it's writing like a climate scientist.

Mar 24, 2012 at 11:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

WRT mortgages, I wonder how many installations are known to the house insurers?

Mar 24, 2012 at 11:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames P

How solar panels can dim mortgage prospects

One couple signed up for a PV installation in their roof – then found the 25-year lease made it hard to remortgage their home, despite official guidelines

http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/mar/23/solar-panels-dim-mortgage-prospects

Mar 24, 2012 at 12:28 AM | Registered CommenterDreadnought

Take a look at "How to Write Like a Scientist" at http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/career_magazine/previous_issues/articles/2012_03_23/caredit.a1200033

Includes the marvelously cynical comment


Scientific papers must begin with an obligatory nod to their own relevance, usually by citing exaggerated figures about disease prevalence or other impending disasters. If your research does not actually address one of these issues, pretend it does, because hey, that didn’t stop you on the grant application. For example, you might write, “Twenty million children die of scabies every day. OMG we built a robot kangaroo!”

Mar 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM | Registered CommenterJonathan Jones

Don't miss Pielke, Sr. Eviscerating Phil Jones over the "independence" of data ad hom smear:


http://pielkeclimatesci.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/comment-on-the-article-ad-hominem-arguments-in-the-service-of-boundary-work-among-climate-scientists-by-souder-and-qureshi-2012/

Mar 23, 2012 at 4:49 PM | Registered CommenterSkiphil

From WoodForTrees, on 2012.03.05 and 2012.03.11 I was able to plot HADCRUT3gl data up to 2012.08, but note that maybe in an effort to ‘hide the decline’ some time before 2012.03.23 HADCRUT3 was truncated from 2012.08 to 2011.92.

Can anyone explain this?
Can anyone please post the truncated data points in HADCRUT3gl; 2011.92 to 2012.08?

Mar 23, 2012 at 3:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterAndres Valencia

http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/publications/downloads/boykoff04-gec.pdf

This is an old report but has an interesting slant. Seems to suggest that balanced reporting in the US press is responsible for the lack of action by polititions with regard to climate change and if I have interpreted the report correctly, that this is not good.
Interesting.

Mar 23, 2012 at 12:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterpesadia

It is hard to imagine many of those visiting this Threadless Thread as being short of examples of this kind of thing:

'What emerges is a picture of an arrogant and bigoted academic elite interested more in the preservation of its own prerogatives and authority than the truth'.

For those who might be, more details can be found through the links posted here:
http://markstoval.wordpress.com/2012/02/12/virginia-steen-mcintyre/

Mar 23, 2012 at 12:16 PM | Registered CommenterJohn Shade

Prince Chuckles joins the wagon as the wheels depart.

Could Prince Charles follow in the footsteps of former US Vice President Al Gore, who made the subject of climate change palatable to cinemagoers with An Inconvenient Truth?
A new American-made documentary, Harmony: a New Way of Looking at Our World, is narrated by the prince and shows him together with activists, political and business leaders, united in their aim to make the world more sustainable and environmentally aware.
It’ll be screened at the Sundance London festival at the O2 arena next month, introduced by Robert Redford.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/9161066/John-Carter-flop-will-have-long-term-consequences.html

At the bottom, where he belongs ;)

Mar 23, 2012 at 10:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterBreath of Fresh Air

Dellingpole was interviewed on the BBC Radio 5 Live Richard Bacon show 22/3/2012 and gave a good account of himself. Show starts at 2pm on iPlayer and his spot is about 1 hour 19 minutes in. Bacon seems to be a committed warmest follower and hearing him being put right about the so called 97% consensus was brilliant.

Mar 23, 2012 at 9:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterSerge

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