Another whopping leak from the IPCC.

A bit of light reading ...

A substantial second leak, already nicknamed the Secret Santa leak, of further portions of the forthcoming IPCC AR5 has just occurred. There was a smaller leak of material last year, which was owned up to by the person who did it on their blog. While everyone is no doubt considering how on Earth to work their way through a … Continue reading

I’m looking for a snitch, who wants to get rich.

In pursuit of the Golden Snitch.

Blogging is one of those impossible to make a profit from activities you have to fit into all the necessities of life, such as looking after your family, making a living, paying your bills, hacking back that out of control Amazonian jungle you call a garden, repairing a leaky roof at some considerable personal risk … Continue reading

Intentions, profiles and predictability.

Inside the meat, is the mind.

I’ve spent an inordinate amount of my life working out other people’s real intentions, and what they would do and how they would attempt to do it, because of those intentions. Getting one jump ahead of complex, imaginative and sometimes troubled minds, is a tough business, but that’s what made it interesting. They were those very … Continue reading

So, was climategate a hack after all?

I doubt it ...

This is going to be one of those difficult articles to write, just to make it easy to read. It’s going to get technical at points, because it has to, so there’s going to be more than a few detours to explain things, but bear with me. It’s Sunday afternoon, I’m wearing sunglasses indoors, it’s a … Continue reading

Why Climategate was not a computer hack.

Deus ex machina ...

Why Climategate was not a computer hack. In the year since the Climategate material became public, I’ve read many articles on the effect the publication has had on the AGW debate. When it is referred to as a hack in them, I usually don’t bother reading any further. If the writer of the article is … Continue reading

Profile of the Climategate Whistleblower

A Crime Scene or not?

Seeing as we’ve just passed the first anniversary of the Climategate leak, it might be of topical interest to repost a piece I did shortly after the emails became a blogosphere bombshell. In the time since then, the ‘hunt’ for the whistleblower has not met with any success that I’m aware of. I would be … Continue reading