The offsets East Anglia CRU SHOULD have purchased

Bad Code Offsets And in case you are not up to speed on Climategate, here are a couple of recent items worth a read.Climategate reveals ‘the most influential tree in the world’Understanding Climategate’s Hidden Decline A related note on Google’s treatment of Climategate: Googlegate? Or maybe you’re just a person doing something Google’s CEO thinks… Continue reading The offsets East Anglia CRU SHOULD have purchased

East Anglia AGW, the heat goes on

–Never comment your code. It was hard to write, it should be hard to understand.–At least we know why the NYT didn’t publish any of the emails.–And I want one of these.From the comments: This illegal act of cyber-terrorism against a climate scientist (and I don’t think that’s too strong a word) is ominous and… Continue reading East Anglia AGW, the heat goes on

Properly skeptical?

In a post describing social media propaganda techniques Corey Doctorow says the following: “We’re not living through a crisis about what is true, we’re living through a crisis about how we know whether something is true. We’re not disagreeing about facts, we’re disagreeing about epistemology. The “establishment” version of epistemology is, “We use evidence to… Continue reading Properly skeptical?

A Circle of Wagons

Britain’s University of East Anglia hired some experts to examine possible scientific misconduct by scientists employed at Britain’s University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit. The investigation was mounted when a slew of internal emails cast doubt on the scientists’ theories and characters. What is not in question: The University of East Anglia CRU scientists… Continue reading A Circle of Wagons

Sublimation

The word sublimation has different meanings. One is from physics: Sublimation is when a substance passes directly from a solid to a gaseous state. Dry ice is one example. Another meaning is in psychology, where sublimation is an unconscious defense mechanism, diverting instinct into personally and socially acceptable channels. Defense mechanisms may be healthy or… Continue reading Sublimation

Prometheus unbound

The HARRY_READ_ME.txt file leaked from East Anglia CRU is a combination of FORTRAN and comments by the programmer who inherited the maintenance and “enhancement” of some of the world’s premier climate modeling software. The file is intended to help others understand how the climate modeling software works and to help the programmer remember why he… Continue reading Prometheus unbound

Who’s a "denier" now?

Even the New York Times finds the leak of emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit impossible to ignore. I do not think this rises fully to being “coverage,” however, and I note some of the reasons below. I have included the full text of the Times article below because it usually… Continue reading Who’s a "denier" now?