Looks like the science vs anti-science war is erupting into a "hot" war as scientists begin to shoot back.
First, it turns out that the Freedom of Information request deluge that prompted UK climate scientist Phil Jones to openly muse about deleting information in the hacked & stolen CRU emails was deliberately orchestrated by Canada's own chief climate change denier Steve MacIintyre.
Read about it [url=http://rabett.blogspot.com/2010/02/amoeba-gets-underfoot.html]here[/url], with more at [url=http://rabett.blogspot.com/]Rabett Run[/url].
Next, it also turns out that the supposedly "independent" Wegman Panel commissioned by the House Energy and Commerce Committee under Republican Representative Joe Barton to examine Michael Mann's "Hockey Stick" temperature reconstruction was conceived, created and conducted with behind-the-scenes involvement of Canada's own chief climate change denier Steve MacIintyre.
Read about it [url=http://deepclimate.org/2010/02/08/steve-mcintyre-and-ross-mckitrick-part..., with more at [url=http://deepclimate.org/]Deep Climate[/url].
And finally, weather-announcer-turned-climate-change-denial-blogger Anthony Watts (Watts Up With That, Surface Stations) has had the tables turned on him by a new paper by scientists from the OAA/National Climatic Data Center. The Menne et al paper [url=http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/ushcn/v2/monthly/menne-etal2010.pdf]On the reliability of the U.S. Surface Temperature Record[/url] (pdf), preempts Watt's own yet-to-be-published research by showing that the the urban heat island effect essentially makes no significant difference in the instrument temperature record.