Monthly Archives: November 2009

Playing hide and seek behind the trees

Still Hiding the Decline by Steve McIntyre Even in their Nov 24, 2009 statement, the University of East Anglia failed to come clean about the amount of decline that was hidden. The graphic in their statement continued to “hide the decline” … Continue reading

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Posted in Climategate, Paleoclimatology | 157 Comments

A first? Climategate enabled political shift in Australia – warmist replaced with sceptic

The Liberal Party in Australia’s parliament has a new leader. Herald Sun Blogger and Columnist, Andrew bolt writes to me in an email: Anthony, This may be a first: a major political party has dumped a global warming believer as … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, Politics | 113 Comments

China, India, Brazil, South Africa plan joint walkout if pressured at Copenhagen

From the Times of India – a “put up or shut up” moment – “we’ll go along if you pay us”. Excerpts below: BEIJING: In an unprecedented move, India on Saturday joined China and two other developing countries to prepare … Continue reading

Posted in Copenhagen Climate Conference, Politics | 57 Comments

The Climate Science Isn’t Settled

Confident predictions of catastrophe are unwarranted. A commentary by Richard S. Lindzen in the WSJ Is there a reason to be alarmed by the prospect of global warming? Consider that the measurement used, the globally averaged temperature anomaly (GATA), is … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism, Climate data, Climategate, Climate_change | 117 Comments

Climategate turbulence

Russ Steele writes: President Obama will soon be on his his way to Copenhagen and his Bagdad Bob moment in Air Force One.  Climategate is sure to create some turbulence. From  The Chilling Effect Got any political cartoons on Climategate? … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, Satire | 79 Comments

Pielke Senior: Revkin perpetuates a myth about the surface temperature record

A Myth About The Surface Temperature Record Analyses Perpetuated On Dot Earth By Andy Revkin By Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. On the weblog Dot Earth today, there is text from Michael Schlesinger, a climatologist at the University of Illinois, that presents … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, media | 72 Comments

What Do We Really Know About Climate Change?

A Guest Post by Basil Copeland Like many of Anthony’s readers here on WUWT, I’ve been riveted by all the revelations and ongoing discussion and analysis of the CRUtape Letters™ (with appropriate props to WUWT’s “ctm”). It might be hard … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 293 Comments

Shocker – CRU’s Jones: GISS is inferior

I was working on another project related to the CRU emails and came across this email from Dr.Phil Jones. I was stunned, not only because he was dissing another dataset, but mostly because that dissing hit many of the points … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 184 Comments

Quote of the week #25 – Krugman’s LOL on skeptics

I don’ t know what sort of world NYT reporters live in, but I am now convinced that some like Paul Krugman have no clue about the real world people live in elsewhere. ‘This Week” with George Stephanopoulos debates ClimateGate … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate, Quote of the Week | 217 Comments

The Medieval Warm Period – a global phenomenon, unprecedented warming, or unprecedented data manipulation?

Guest post from Von Rudolf Kipp Originally in German here, with some portions translated to English using the Google translator below. [update--translation provided by poster EWCZ ~ ctm] Google translator is largely imperfect, but to read the Google translation in … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Paleoclimatology | 116 Comments

Climategate page added – your help needed

Given the volume of posts here on the issue and elsewhere, I’ve decided to start a repository for reference purposes. I’ve added a “Climategate” page on WUWT and put all relevant WUWT posts in it. But I need help in … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 171 Comments

UK Prove It! poll – still taking votes

From WUWT Tips and Notes comments by Robert E. Phelan: Ric Werme has been tracking the Science Museum “Prove It!” poll since October 29th here: Starting November 2 the “count-me-in” votes have substantially outnumbered the “count-me-out” votes, although the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 87 Comments

Hansen: “The fraudulence of the Copenhagen approach” – “must be exposed.”

There’s an essay by Dr. James Hansen in the Guardian, the header of which is shown below. Next time people accuse of “big oil” connections for skeptics, point out that the most pro-agw newspaper on the planet is pushing Shell … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | 67 Comments

When Results Go Bad …

Guest post by Willis Eschenbach One of the claims in this hacked CRU email saga goes something like “Well, the scientists acted like jerks, but that doesn’t affect the results, it’s still warming.” I got intrigued by one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 248 Comments


From Kate at Small Dead Animals: No U-turns allowed Flashback to April 18th… Dear Tom, I find it hard to believe that the British Antarctic Survey would permit the deletion of relevant files for two recent publications or that there … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 176 Comments

Telegraph’s Booker on the “climategate” scandal

Excerpts from the Telegraph: A week after my colleague James Delingpole, on his Telegraph blog, coined the term “Climategate” (Note: Delingpole reports via email he got it from WUWT, commenter Bulldust coined the phrase at 3:52PM PST Nov 19th – … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 132 Comments

“Climategate” surpasses “Global Warming” on Google

Note: title suffix – “autosuggest still blocked” has been removed, see update2 at bottom of story. We’ve had the term “global warming” in the lexicon since well before the Internet became a household tool, certainly well before Google itself. So … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 366 Comments

Spencer: Top 10 Annoyances in the Climate Change Debate

From Dr. Roy Spencer’s blog (with WUWT apologies to Roy and  Wayne and Garth) My Top 10 Annoyances in the Climate Change Debate by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. Well, maybe not my top 10…but the first ten that I … Continue reading

Posted in Climate_change | 127 Comments

Mann to be investigated by Penn State University review

This statement was released by Penn State here. Oddly, while mentioning the NAS report, there is no mention of the Congressional commissioned Wegman report, which you can see here full report (PDF). Or for a quick read the fact-sheet (PDF). … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 159 Comments

Understanding Climategate: Who’s Who – a video

Thanks to MagicJava for putting this into a YouTube video at my request:

Posted in Climategate | 90 Comments

The Curry letter: a word about “deniers”…

This comment was sent to me in case it was not posted at all or in it’s entirety over at Climate Progress. It wasn’t, so I’m repeating it here because I think it is relevant to the discussion that Dr. … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 118 Comments

How “The Trick” was pulled off

by Steve McIntyre For the benefit of new readers, we discussed some aspects of the “trick” at Climate Audit in the past. Obviously, the Climategate Letters clarify many things that were murky in the past. On the left is a … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 65 Comments

The Australian ETS vote: a political litmus test for cap and trade

Many here in the USA got their first inkling of the extraordinary events going on in Australia with the vote that was supposed to happen in parliament on Friday over “ETS” or Emissions Trading Scheme, with this WUWT post: Ripples … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 131 Comments

An open letter from Dr. Judith Curry on climate science

I asked Dr. Judith Curry if I could repost her letter which she originally sent to Climate Progress, here at WUWT. Here was her response: From: Curry, Judith A Sent: Friday, November 27, 2009 2:10 PM To: Anthony Watts – … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 241 Comments

No, thank you Daphne

From Tips and Notes to WUWT this comment Daphne (20:11:58) I found this website a few months ago, while creating some graphics for a friend at NOAA. While searching for references of what a “MMTS sensor” looks like, I found … Continue reading

Posted in Announcements | 102 Comments

Zorita calls for barring Phil Jones, Michael Mann, and Stefan Rahmstorf from further IPCC participation

From his web page: Why I think that Michael Mann, Phil Jones and Stefan Rahmstorf should be barred from the IPCC process by Eduardo Zorita, Scientist at the Institute for Coastal Research, specialist in Paleoclimatology, Review Editor of Climate Research … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 85 Comments

Climategate protester pwn3d CBC on live TV

How interesting that it has now risen to this level. Climategate? Quel Climategate?

Posted in Climategate | 104 Comments

UEA Climate Scientist: “possible that…I.P.C.C. has run its course”

This is a surprise. Professor Mike Hulme of the University of East Anglia suggests that the “I.P.C.C. has run its course”. I agree with him. We really need to remove a wholly political organization, the United Nations, from science. Republished … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 157 Comments

More on the NIWA New Zealand data adjustment story

NIWA issued a response statement regarding the charges leveled by The NZ Climate Science Coalition here: They say: Warming over New Zealand through the past century is unequivocal. NIWA’s analysis of measured temperatures uses internationally accepted techniques, including making … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Weather_stations | 313 Comments

Told ya so – more upside down data in Mann’s latest paper

I mentioned yesterday in the press release thread: So here’s the question, the press release below mentions sediments. Place your bets now on whether the Tiljander sediment series remains inverted or not. Peer review doesn’t seem to catch the problem … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Paleoclimatology, Science | 129 Comments

Mann has a new paper: he apparently discovers the Medieval Warm Period

Sorry no graphics, no abstract or paper (not published yet, due Friday the 27th, I hate it when they do this) the Penn State press release was rather spartan. So I’ll provide this one showing Mann’s previous work where the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Paleoclimatology, Science | 234 Comments

IPCC reviewer: “don’t cover up the divergence”

Steve McIntyre writes: One reviewer of the IPCC 2007 Assessment Report specifically asked IPCC not to hide the decline. The reviewer stated very clearly: Show the Briffa et al reconstruction through to its end; don’t stop in 1960. Then comment … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 102 Comments

McIntyre: The deleted data from the “Hide the Decline” trick

By Steve McIntyre from his site. For the very first time, the Climategate Letters “archived” the deleted portion of the Briffa MXD reconstruction of “Hide the Decline” fame – see here. Gavin Schmidt claimed that the decline had been … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climategate, FOI, Paleoclimatology | 158 Comments

Climategate: Stuart Varney “lives with Ed”

Ed Begley Jr. goes ballistic on Fox News. We saw something similarly unhinged with Center for American Progress Dan Wiess, also interviewed by Stuart Varney on Fox News. From the YouTube description: Ed gets into a shoutfest and can’t stop … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 173 Comments

Climategate: Pielke Senior on the NCDC CCSP report – “strong arm tactics”

From Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. E-mail Documentation Of The Successful Attempt By Thomas Karl Director Of the U.S. National Climate Data Center To Suppress Biases and Uncertainties In the Assessment Surface Temperature Trends The release of the e-mails from Phil … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Climategate | 89 Comments