## Bangs and Smoke

… Harry had long since learned that bangs and smoke were more often the marks of ineptitude than expertise.

– J.K. Rowling, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”

In my opinion, that quote describes Christopher Monckton to a “T”.

## GWPF

The “Global Warming Policy Foundation” has released a GWPF Background Paper by Benny Peiser.

## Honesty

When discussing evidence about man-made climate change, it’s important to give an honest portrayal of the facts. Just about any set of data can be twisted to give the impression one prefers, right or wrong. One of the main ways this is done is “cherry-picking,” in which one presents only part (sometimes a very tiny part) of the evidence but either ingores or hides the evidence contrary to one’s preference. This is fundamentally dishonest. But it happens a lot these days. When those who deny reality about global warming discuss the facts, honest portrayal be damned.

## Boston

Tony Bennett left his heart in San Francisco. I left mine in Boston.

## Worth More than a Thousand Words

This is what Lawrence Solomon, writing in the Financial Post, considers “analysis.”

Perhaps everyone who reads this should inform the Financial Post what they think of his “analysis.”

## Not Just the Facts — the Wrong Conclusions Too

A WUWT contributor who calls himself “justthefacts” has written a post which attempts to tout the so-called “pause” in global warming. It’s pretty well summed up by the title of this post.

## Once More

Let’s take a signal which everybody agrees is broadband. It’s called the sinc function, and I’ll choose the form

$x = {\sin(\pi t) \over \pi t}$.

Its Fourier transform is a rectangle function, equal to 1 for frequency between -0.5 and +0.5, equal to zero otherwise.