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TBYiJ, I don't don't know if it's the same station, but Tim Channon at Tallbloke's has often commented on Gravesend stations running unusually hot in a hot part of the country.


And the previous record for this day was reported at the Beeb as being 1968. To which my response would be "Big Deal. So what? The world has probably warmed slightly since 1968." They can keep up the statistical dredging almost indefinitely. If Christmas Day isn't a record this year, then they will be able to go and search if it is the warmest Christmas that fell on a Thursday. And so on...

Oct 31, 2014 at 2:57 PM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

If anyone is interested this is an integrity of science story : A well paid cancer researcher at Wayne State was caught faking data in 2012 to help get a big research grant, now 2014 he's trying to sue the entire world ...

The person in the article and his people fraudulently manipulated a small group of pictures to claim a large number of experimental results. There were actually only a small number of real results - insufficient for proving what they claimed.
..mentioned in Sept 2014 ScienceMag

Oct 31, 2014 at 1:50 PM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

BBC ejaculates: warmest Halloween on record.

Oct 31, 2014 at 1:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterTheBigYinJames

Ross Lea: Thanks very much for the report. I watched it all more than an hour later than broadcast, on the iPlayer, in the end. I agree with your frustration but I'm not sure it was rigged - the drugs question took up a lot of time and is important in its own right. David Dimbleby has recently done a lecture at Oxford - The Future of the Political Interview - in which I learned some important stuff about the place of Question Time, the only news/interview show where the youth audience is growing. I really recommend taking that in. (The respect for Andrew Neil is one key marker of where DD stands.) But on this occasion I agree they missed a major opportunity.

Oct 31, 2014 at 11:44 AM | Registered CommenterRichard Drake

I've sent them a copy of the IPCC certificate [Mann's] and asked them to find 'co-recipient' on there. And a copy of the IPCC's instructions to contributors [see fourth paragraph].

I await their response.

Oct 31, 2014 at 11:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid Schofield

'co-recipient of the Nobel Prize'

In the same way that we all were when the EU got it, presumably.

Oct 31, 2014 at 10:38 AM | Registered Commenterjamesp

@David Schofield just email them the official declaration from the Nobel PP that only Gore can call himself a NPP winner which was issued when Michael Mann tried to claim he'd won

Oct 31, 2014 at 9:55 AM | Registered Commenterstewgreen

Richard Drake

I did watch question time. The energy question was slipped in right at the end and David Dimbleby said "Please be brief" and started with Caroline Lucas who dwells on a totally different planet from the rest of us. He only had time for a few telling facts and the futility of the Climate Change Act. He stated a few consequences of total de-carbonisation of the energy production but really had no opportunity to make a case. The Labour man (Tristrum Hunt) made a brief comment on the effects of expensive energy on the energy intensive industries. As with all these question time programmes, from the audience responses, I got the strong feeling the audience was " rigged". Too much time was wasted by Tristram Hunt and Owen Paterson making party political points and sniping at each other. In my opinion the most sense was spoken by Anthony Horowitz. Considering both Caroline Lucas and Owen Paterson were on this panel one would have thought the energy question would have come first, or at least much higher up the list, so that a proper debate could take place. I think this is typical of the biased BBC's manipulation of the agenda and an opportunity for a meaningful debate was missed. Very frustrating.

Oct 31, 2014 at 9:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoss Lea

Update on Parmesangate. The plot thickens. The press office tell me she she has a certificate stating she is a 'co-recipient of the Nobel Prize'. I've asked them if they have actually seen it. I'm guessing it's the one issued by the IPCC which states 'contributed to the award to the IPCC', the one which got Mann into trouble.

Awarding that certificate was a stupid idea. Several examples of such abuse. Interestingly no one ever says 'Peace prize' they just leave you to assume it was science related.

Oct 31, 2014 at 8:10 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid Schofield

Geoff: re Ipsos MORI, I think you'll find they have various fixed silos labelled 'The Economy', 'Health Service', 'International Terrorism' etc. and, when (unprompted) people name, say, 'the deficit', they put it in the most appropriate silo - i.e. The Economy. Likewise 'air quality', 'chemical run-off' and, 'global warming' would all go into 'Pollution/Environment'.

Oct 31, 2014 at 7:38 AM | Registered CommenterRobin Guenier

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