David Lipsey :: Tue, 22/11/2011 - 11:14

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"Tipping Points" go past the tipping point

A new form of statistical abuse has, these last few weeks, reared its ugly head. This may be dubbed the “false tipping point.”

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 20/06/2011 - 16:47

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Puffing the future of renewables

Renewable sources have a big part to play in future energy supply. But how big? Sometimes their supporters can be guilty of exaggeration.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 27/01/2011 - 15:33

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The Great Flood of London?

The life of London goes back over 2,000 years.

Nigel Hawkes :: Mon, 17/05/2010 - 11:24

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Committing Hari-Kiri with a blunt statistic

Many people have pored over the election result, trying to suck meaning from its indeterminate outcome.

Nigel Hawkes :: Thu, 28/01/2010 - 12:43

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Dirty secrets

In September I wrote in a blog about climate change :  “Nobody minds the camp

Nigel Hawkes :: Fri, 18/09/2009 - 14:40

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Hot debate on global warming

Fred Pearce of New Scientist has put the cat among the penguins with a recent piece about global warming.