After being identified as being someone who will receive $1667 per month from Heartland Institute (which is supported by fossil fuel interests and seeks to undermine the science of climate change), Adjunct Prof Bob Carter from James Cook University has responded “The details of any of these payments are private to me. I can’t imagine that Heartland has released this document”. … Continue reading Bob Carter responds.
Here’s a piece in the the Guardian by Bob Ward, policy and communications director at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Bob Ward was interviewed by Robyn Williams on The Science Show earlier this year, which was also covered by Deltoid. ……………………………………………………………………… … Continue reading Climate change sceptic Bob Carter continues to ply his trade
I was looking at the transcript of a recent late line interview conducted by Margot O’Neill and was flabbergasted by Bob Carter’s lack of understanding of the IPCC. Apart from being confused about the IPCC process, Bob seems to imply that Australia’s most qualified scientists should not be involved in assessing the science and impacts … Continue reading Who, Bob, Who? Bob Carter on abolishing the IPCC.
Denier disciples Bob Carter and Anthony Watts are giving a talk in Brisbane tonight at The Irish Club (175 Elizabeth Street, 7:00 pm). The Climate Shifts crew and other scientists will be there en masse to record and debunk the lies that will be told. But as a primer, we thought a simple compilation of the lies … Continue reading The lies of Bob Carter and Anthony Watts
In response to our post about the serious errors found in his paper, John McLean said: What’s the problem with your comprehension, Ove? As our response said, the derivative method was only used to determine the period of the time-lag, a period that was very similar that determined by Phil Jones, one of our critics. … Continue reading John McLean and Bob Carter have no answer.
“We have shown that internal global climate-system variability accounts for at least 80% of the observed global climate variation over the past half-century.” That is how Bob Carter described the implications of the paper he coauthored last year (McLean et al. 2009). But a new rebuttal to the paper (Foster et al. 2010) describes how … Continue reading How Bob Carter diddled his data
by CINDY on MARCH 15, 2012 (repost)
4 a.m. Bali, December 2007, the first Tuesday of the two-week UN climate talks. My phone rings, waking me up. Blearily, and a little crossly, I answer it.
I was in Bali to run Greenpeace International’s media for the meeting. The caller was someone called “John” who said he was an intern for a US NGO that I had never heard of. It was a small NGO, he said, who couldn’t come to the meeting, but “john” asked me for a copy of the UNFCCC’s media list for the meeting. Continue reading “HOW HEARTLAND LIED TO ME AND ILLEGALLY RECORDED THE LIES”
UPDATE – Heartland Institute removes billboards (details from the Washington Post).
In amongst the dishonest activities of the Heartland Foundation is this. The comparison of people like you and me (people who trust the sceince on climate change) to villains and criminals. This is a new low for a front group bent on deviously distributing misinformation about climate change. Perhaps now people like Bob Carter from James Cook University will admit to the dishonest and deceitful nature of the Heartland Institute and will decline further funding. Not to do this would be to endorse these deceitful anti-science tactics.
Gareth, Hot Topic: May 4 2012
The Heartland Institute, the Chicago-based right wing think tank notorious for its coordination, organisation and funding of climate denial around the world (including New Zealand), has set new standards for bad taste by launching an advertising campaign for its upcoming climate “conference” that compares those who want action on climate change to terrorists, murderers and tyrants. Continue reading “A new low for the Heartland Foundation”
An interesting story is developing around documents putatively from the Heartland Institute that outline a campaign against the science of climate change and the IPCC.
Feb 15 2012, Graham Readfearn
Leaked financial reports and documents from a US-based think tank that denies the risks of human-caused climate change show links to an Australian academic and detail a strategy to pursue funds from corporations affected by climate policies.
The documents from the Chicago-based Heartland Institute — leaked online by climate news site DeSmogBlog — also reveal the think tank has been moulding its messages to fit the requirements of funders, contrary to its own public claims.
According to a “proposed budget” statement for 2012, Australian scientist Bob Carter will receive $1667 per month for his work on the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change — a rebuttal written by Heartland-paid scientists to question the well-regarded UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Carter’s affiliation is listed in the document as “James Cook University & Institute for Public Affairs”. Continue reading “Great benefits for all, even Bob: The Heartland Scandal”
John Cook, ABC Religion and Ethics, Nov 17 2011
In a much publicised recent speech, Cardinal George Pell strongly endorsed the importance of evidence in public debate. He argues that “the debates about anthropogenic global warming can only be conducted by the accurate recognition and interpretation of scientific evidence.”
It would be hard to find anyone who would disagree with his sentiment – a proper understanding of climate must be built on a foundation of empirical observations. There’s just one problem: Cardinal Pell fails to practise what he preaches. Continue reading “Cardinal Pell fails to practise what he preaches.”