Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Dirty Tricks

Wunder Blog : Weather Underground
Release of hacked emails had "organization and orchestration", UEA official says
Prof Trevor Davies, pro-vice chancellor at the University of East Angelina where the "climategate" hacked email controversy began, said in an interview yesterday: "A lot of people have remarked that it seems an unlikely co-incidence that this happened just before Copenhagen. There are indications that the people who stole this data and documents have had them for some time. They have clearly had the chance to go through them and we have had to check them ourselves. I think from the way that this has mushroomed and the very rapid responses on various blog sites, it seems to me that it has some organization and orchestration".

Meanwhile, in the U.S., the FBI is investigating death threats made against two U.S. climate scientists involved in the emails. Clearly, meteorologists involved in tornado and hurricane chasing are risking their lives in the cause of science, but who would have thought that meteorologists sitting behind a computer crunching numbers would be risking their lives? Crazy life!.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Frank Cerabino

Pond-lovers casualties of all-out war on piranhas
I love Frank Cerabino's columns but this kind of title is not good journalism.  You nhave piranhas in a local pond and you are coming out defending those who just want to leave the pond alone?  Any one who knows anything about ecosystems and exotic invasions would say this kind of statement is nuts.  I am saddened that journalism has deteriorated  to this "Fox News" kind of sensationalism.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Solar panels an even better investment

BBC News - Solar panel costs 'set to fall'
The institute says the panels are such a good long-term investment that banks should offer mortgages on them like they do on homes.