CRU Emails – search engine now online

Quite a lot of interest continues in the files from CRU that were leaked/hacked and placed on a Russian FTP server. Quite a number of other websites have been things with them ranging from commentary to evaluation of validity. With over 1000 emails, it is a bit of a task to wade through.

The Internet is an amazing place. Now there’s a website that has put all of the emails into a searchable database with a web engine interface.

The screencap below shows the engine at http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/

I have no idea who put this together, but it does seem to work quite well. For example, typing in the  keyword “moron” yields an interesting email.  So does typing in the name of a prominent climate “bulldog”.

click to be taken to the website

Interesting stuff.

NOTE: Link updated to new website on 1/23/10

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389 Responses to CRU Emails – search engine now online

  1. Nonoy Oplas says:

    The extent of intellectual dishonesty, if not prostitution, of some warming scientists now out in the open, yehey!

  2. AJ Abrams says:

    One thing I haven’t seen mentioned. The journal “Climate Research” has a clear path to subpoena further emails and individuals in regards to clear collusion in trying to undermine the journal and use blackmail to force out an editor.

    I hope they are reading here.

  3. Salient information is king on the internet.

    “if it’s important and gets to the internet, the information will spread.”

    Like a cascading waterfall.

  4. TerryBixler says:

    I found it last night works great! I tried “trick” good search. These characters were not doing science they were into propaganda for grants. Maybe at one time they were doing science but to my view lost their collective way.

  5. TJA says:

    “It is possible to add the instrumental series on from about 1980 (Mike

    sought of did this in his Nature article to say 1998 was the warmest of

    the millennium – and I did something similar in Rev. Geophys.) but there

    is no way Singer can say the proxy data doesn’t record the last 20 years

    of warming, as we don’t have enough of the proxy series after about 1980.” – Phil Jones

    First search on MWP revealed a little background on the “Nature Trick”

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=178&filename=966015630.txt

  6. b_C says:

    Dear Mr/Ms Politician: ______________________________
    You dare spend one more cent of taxpayer money on anything related to furthering claims of AGW, or deleterious climate change, and you’re out on your ass the first possible upcoming election!
    Solemnly presented and signed:

    ABC
    Anytown, Anywhere

  7. rbateman says:

    This is like the Berlin Wall coming down. All those imprisoned weather reports can now taste the free air.

  8. mkurbo says:

    What a wonderful day for humanity !

    The hoax is over, the kids can go back to playing and stop worrying about the polar bears and the criminals who brought this scam upon the world will now be put on trial. The “green” movement was hijacked by socialist progressives and used as a weapon to scare the world into their “vision” of behavior and tax us into oblivion. Now it is over and the revolt back to common sense is on ! Yeah !!

    With all the time, money and effort wasted on AGW, we could have really done some good in the world. Wake-up everyone, time to use that energy on real problems…

    >>>

    Great job AW !

  9. Carrick says:

    There’s also this one.

    It lets you access them by message ID.

  10. Nerton M says:

    Hi!

    One request.
    There still isn’t any “Climategate” to find on wikipedia ;) *winkwink*

  11. imapopulist says:

    These scientists have destroyed the credibility of the profession. They have dragged down the reputations of thousands of honest scientists. They should hang their heads in shame.

    We now have wasted hundreds of billions of dollars on science that cannot be trusted. Those responsible should be arrested and prosecuted for any crime committed. If Mann deleted emails as requested, he should be fired.

  12. The Ville says:

    Amazing!

    This site supports criminal activity?

    What next?

  13. Chris D. says:

    Interesting to see how obsessed they are with the supposedly irrelevant McIntyre.

  14. Chris D. says:

    This is an interesting take by another statistician on the whole affair:

    http://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=1348

    I wonder if “gaining allies” is even an option at this point.

    (h/t http://twitter.com/NOconsensus)

  15. J. Bob says:

    Love it!!!!!

  16. Jari says:

    From one of the emails:

    “As you know, I’m not political. If anything, I would like to see the climate change happen, so the science could be proved right, regardless of the consequences. This isn’t being political, it is being selfish.

    Cheers

    Phil”

    So a leading climate scientist hopes that the climate change happens, regardless of the consequences, so that his science could be proved right. I think selfish is an understatement here. I have understood that the climate change, if true, would kill millions of people, especially in the poorer countries. So this scientist is hoping that millions of people die just to prove he is right.

    Quite amazing to be honest.

  17. Juraj V. says:

    Thank you again, Mr Gore, for inventing the internet.

  18. Hosco says:

    I saw my first mention of these emails on TV. And of all places it was at 3 a.m. on Red Eye on Fox news

  19. This isn’t about data but about politics – and not really about politics but about a certain mindset. Many scientists have succumbed to the temptation to became Platonic guardians, telling the rest of us how we must life. See

    http://vulgarmorality.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/the-scientist-as-political-guardian/

  20. rafa says:

    Playing a little bit I found this using the search engine

    “Below is one of the three e-mails I got last night following a new thread on CA. I’ll ignore them and wait for the FOI requests, which we have dealt with before. I did send an email to XXXX (deleted- rafa) alerting him up to comment #17. These are all about who changed what in various chapters of AR4.I expect these to get worse with AR5. ”

    Funny! They know we want to know who changed what and why :-)

  21. Clive says:

    AJ Abrams (08:11:58) : “I hope they are reading here.” ☺☺

    The ONLY one not watching is an old hermit in a cave in Elbonia. (Joke!)

  22. Smokey says:

    The Ville (08:29:17) :

    Amazing!

    This site supports criminal activity?

    What next?

    This site supports transparency. If anyone here is the hacker/mole, provide us with his/her identity. Or, keep casting aspersions. Whatever.

  23. Richard Sharpe says:

    I would not be surprised if the MSM simply drops all things relating to Climate Change, CO2 and tries to distract us (look, here’s conclusive evidence that Palin’s fifth child is actually her grandchild).

    However, I did notice the media in San Francisco finding some balls and being a bit tough on Gavin Newsom.

  24. Just The Facts says:

    Yes, interesting.
    A search for “fake” brought up this from Tom Wigley To: Mike Hulme Subject: Re: New MAGICC/SCENGEN Date: Mon, 9 Feb 1998:
    “It just happens that, in your version, I ‘faked up’ column 5 as the difference between column 6 and the sum of columns 2, 3 and 4. I did this simply to get the code working; but (as you now know) I never got around to fixing it up until now. In the latest version, column 6 is again equal to the sum of columns 2, 3, 4 and 5 because I scale columns 3, 4 and 5 to ensure that this is so.”
    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=47&filename=887057295.txt

    A search for “quiet” found: Phil Jones To: “Michael E. Mann” , “raymond s. bradley” Subject: A couple of things Date: Fri May 9 09:53:41 2008 Cc: “Caspar Ammann”:
    “You can delete this attachment if you want. Keep this quiet also, but this is the person who is putting in FOI requests for all emails Keith and Tim have written and received re Ch 6 of AR4. We think we’ve found a way around this.” “This message will self destruct in 10 seconds!”
    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=877&filename=1210341221.txt

    The Warmists’ orthodoxy is teetering on the edge of collapse, let’s all give it a push…

  25. Adam Gallon says:

    Try using “Gore” and check out the one numbered 1170724434.txt
    Then the first one 1019513684.txt

    ” All these decisions about IPCC chairs and co-chairs are deeply political (witness DEFRA’s support of Martin Parry for getting the WGII nomination).”

    Reading the e-mails linked to that, shows a whole variety of political shenanagins behind the IPCC & its reports and also the lobbying from the oil side of things.

  26. Simon says:

    This was a near random pick. You guys are going to have fun!

    Filename: 1077829152.txt

    From: Phil Jones To: “Michael E. Mann”
    Subject: Crap Papers
    Date: Thu Feb 26 15:59:xxx xxxx xxxx

    Mike,

    Just agreed to review a paper for GRL – it is absolute rubbish. It is having a go at the CRU temperature data – not the latest vesion, but the one you used in MBH98 !! We added lots of data in for the region this person says has Urban Warming ! So easy review to do.

    Sent Ben the Soon et al. paper and he wonders who reviews these sorts of things. Says GRL hasn’t a clue with editors or reviewers. By chance they seem to have got the right person with the one just received.

    Can I ask you something in CONFIDENCE – don’t email around, especially not to Keith and Tim here. Have you reviewed any papers recently for Science that say that MBH98 and MJ03 have underestimated variability in the millennial record – from models or from some low-freq proxy data. Just a yes or no will do. Tim is reviewing them – I want to make sure he takes my comments on board, but he wants to be squeaky clean with discussing them with others. So forget this email when you reply.

    Cheers

    Phil

  27. Taylor says:

    A series of email exchanges showed me that Michael Mann was not honest at all in handling a nomination for Phil Jones. Dr. Mann asked for an H-Index from Dr. Jones himself because Dr. Mann was preparing a nomination package for Dr. Jones. Dr. Jones said his H-index ( an index indicating how significant one’s scientific papers have been) is about 52 while a website is reporting 62 because the website includes many papers published by some biologists with the same name. Dr. Mann replied back saying that ‘I will go w/ 62, which is higher than vast members of national academy of science’. How can one expect to trust this Mann’s scientific results without getting and examining his data source?? [anyone interested can simply search for nomination package at the search site] If these emails are real, I personally would not trust a thing out of Michael Mann. This is simply outrageous!

  28. Adam Gallon says:

    Oh, this gets better!
    More name calling!
    837094033.txt
    On Thu, 11 Jul 1996, Phil Jones wrote:
    PS Britain seems to have found it’s Pat Michaels/Fred Singer/Bob Balling/ > Dick Lindzen. Our population is only 25 % of yours so we only get 1 for > every 4 you have. His name in case you should come across him is > Piers Corbyn. He is nowhere near as good as a couple of yours and he’s > an utter prat but he’s getting a lot of air time at the moment. For his > day job he teaches physics and astronomy at a University and he predicts > the weather from solar phenomena. He bets on his predictions months > ahead for what will happen in Britain. He now believes he knows all > there is to know about the global warming issue. He’s not all bad as > he doesn’t have much confidence in nuclear-power safety. Always says > that at the begining of his interviews to show he’s not all bad !

  29. Adam Sullivan says:

    @ imapopulist (08:28:11) :

    “These scientists have destroyed the credibility of the profession. They have dragged down the reputations of thousands of honest scientists. They should hang their heads in shame.”

    I think they have damaged their reputations significantly. None of this changes the physics of C02 as a greenhouse gas. These people became the dogmatic leaders of a movement and started fudging numbers and colluding to destroy others is a sort of “fake but accurate” quest.

    “We now have wasted hundreds of billions of dollars on science that cannot be trusted. ”

    They have tainted their own research, that is for sure. But all research in all places regarding climate change? Not really. These “gentlemen” (and notice that they are all men often acting like school boys) have imposed a suffocating culture on a field of study. This event should lift that culture and defang these dogmatists a bit. Then research will be better directed since fewer people will seek their validation.

    “Those responsible should be arrested and prosecuted for any crime committed.”

    That can be said of all people in all places at all times

    ” If Mann deleted emails as requested, he should be fired.”

    University administrators are passive aggressive by nature in my experience. Mann will get a soft, private rebuke then will think everything is behind him in a few weeks. Then he will lose a little budget. Then a few research assistants. Then his office will get moved. And then the university will publish some brochure at some point and his face won’t be in it. A long, slow death that only Universities can devise.

  30. brazil84 says:

    “The hoax is over, the kids can go back to playing and stop worrying about the polar bears ”

    I think there’s still some life left in the monster. There’s a lot of intertia; a lot of investment (both emotional and monetary) in the AGW juggernaut. Still, I would guess that when historians write about the AGW hoax they will point to this incident as an important turning point.

  31. rafa says:

    Look for “elusive”. Two results. WUWT mentioned in the e.mail dated 2009, have fun!

    best

  32. John Barrett says:

    People searching for the Medieval Warm Period might also want to use “MWE” as a search criterion, some like referring to the Warm Event ( like it only lasted half-an-hour).

    I’ve spent a lot of today grepping through the mails trying to find a common thread and I’ve begun to think

    I wonder if this is a plant ?

    Some of the texts are quite conspiratorial, but often the mails attempt to be justifications at how “balanced” and “scientific” Mann, Biffra, osborn etc are trying to be. If it isn’t a trap, then for whom is this FOI data meant ? It’s kind of sweet that some of the scientists still use Eudora for a mail tool and prorgam in Fortran – there’s hard-core for you !

    The spreadsheet in the documents directory is interesting. It lays out the grants that they have been receiving since the 1990s.

  33. P Gosselin says:

    Of course this will probably follow the path of the Okeefe/Giles Acorn sting. Rather than clean up a corrupt organisation, the focus will most likely be on prosecuting the hackers who uncovered all the rot.
    Telling the truth in a tyranny is a revolutionary act.

  34. JMcCarthy says:

    These CRU emails are hotter (“Several million degrees”) than the core of the planet that Al Gore lives on.

  35. Skeptic Tank says:

    From the NY Times article:

    The evidence pointing to a growing human contribution to global warming is so widely accepted that the hacked material is unlikely to erode the overall argument. However, the documents will undoubtedly raise questions about the quality of research on some specific questions and the actions of some scientists.

    Translation: This is nothing. There’s still a consensus. Spend the trillions.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/21/science/earth/21climate.html

  36. PSU-EMS-Alum says:


    The Ville (08:29:17) :

    Amazing!

    This site supports criminal activity?

    What next?

    ———-

    The only one calling it “illegal” are those whose AGW religion biases are now having the spotlight focused on them (Hockey Team, RC, etc).

    Given the structure of the archive, it is much more likely that this was perpetrated by an someone with access who gathered the data and put it up on a site anonymously. AKA – a “mole” or, more precisely, “whistleblower”.

    As such, while they might have violated policies internal to the organization, it does not follow automatically that their actions are illegal.

    One telling sign is whether the institution gets law enforcement involved. If they don’t, then it is much more likely that the release is against policy, but not against the law.

    Note that I am NOT saying that the release was legal, but clarifying that one cannot assume it was “illegal”, either.

  37. mkurbo says:

    “Just remember this day as the day you almost had a treaty”

    – Captain Jack “Al Gore” Sparrow

  38. oakwood says:

    Re: Jari (08:42:48)

    That’s funny – and this is in the same email (5 Jul 2005):
    “The science isn’t going to stop from now until AR4 comes out in early 2007, so we are going to have to add in relevant new and important papers. I hope it is up to us to decide what is important and new.”

  39. Douglas DC says:

    The Criminal activity was the queering of the Data for political science.The revelation
    of this may be espionage,but sometimes that is required.Hero of Heroine, the mole,hacker or whomever, has done the world and western civilization a favor
    as in possibly saving it from climate tyranny…

  40. Hi. It was me that put the searchable emails up. Mainly so that I could quickly cross reference the quotes that are everywhere you look.

    I was looking towards also doing the other files, but bandwidth restrictions mean that these probably wont be do-able. If anyone is able to host the html converted files I could put the texts into the database and link to remote files, but the converted Docs I have done already would likely increase the traffic by another 25% and I’m having to juggle as it is – had over 200k page views in 24 hours.

    Cheers for the link,
    H

  41. t-bird says:

    This is amazing. I just searched for ‘Penn State’ and in the first e-mail there’s talk of how 50-year smoothing wipes out the effect they’re looking for.

    Filename: 1168883146.txt

    If my first search and first click turned up ‘science in action’, how much is there in this archive?

  42. Stu says:

    ” Jari (08:42:48) :

    From one of the emails:

    “As you know, I’m not political. If anything, I would like to see the climate change happen, so the science could be proved right, regardless of the consequences. This isn’t being political, it is being selfish.

    Cheers

    Phil”

    So a leading climate scientist hopes that the climate change happens, regardless of the consequences, so that his science could be proved right. I think selfish is an understatement here. I have understood that the climate change, if true, would kill millions of people, especially in the poorer countries. So this scientist is hoping that millions of people die just to prove he is right.

    Quite amazing to be honest.”

    It’s what I’ve been suspecting for some time. Stubborness, arrogance, and a potentially very worrying disconnect from the actual reality of human consequences being borne out of pointless self aggrandisement. The desire to be right at all costs…

    “What gets us into trouble is not what we don’t know…”

  43. Bob Tisdale says:

    I’m honored, I think.

    I used the above site to search for “watts”, since I’m a regular contributor of guest posts, to see if any of them had received an honorable mention. Alas! One had.
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/09/24/a-look-at-the-thompson-et-al-paper-hi-tech-wiggle-matching-and-removal-of-natural-variables/

    It got mentioned in two emails.

    The first was allegedly from Jones to Wigley dated Sep 28. He wrote:
    #########
    [2]http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/09/24/a-look-at-the-thompson-et-al-paper-hi-tech-wiggle

    -matching-and-removal-of-natural-variables/

    is a link to wattsupwiththat – not looked through this apart from a quick scan. Dave

    Thompson just emailed me this over the weekend and said someone had been busy! They seemed

    to have not fully understood what was done.
    ##########

    Actually, I do understand what was done.

    The second email was allegedly from Jones to Osborn, Mann and Schmidt the next day. He wrote:
    ###########
    [1]http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/09/24/a-look-at-the-thompson-et-al-paper-hi-tech-wiggle-

    matching-and-removal-of-natural-variables/

    is a complete reworking of Dave Thompson’s paper which is in press in J. Climate

    (online). Looked at this, but they have made some wrong assumptions, but someone has put a

    lot of work into it.
    #######
    Actually, Phil, it took about 4 hours to put the graphs together and approximately another 4 hours to write the post.

    And, Phil, what assumptions might they be? I’m not the one assuming the relationship between ENSO and global temperature is linear, when the instrument temperature record shows it’s not.

  44. PSU-EMS-Alum says:

    Adam Sullivan (09:03:17) :

    ” If Mann deleted emails as requested, he should be fired.”

    University administrators are passive aggressive by nature in my experience. Mann will get a soft, private rebuke then will think everything is behind him in a few weeks. Then he will lose a little budget. Then a few research assistants. Then his office will get moved. And then the university will publish some brochure at some point and his face won’t be in it. A long, slow death that only Universities can devise.

    —-

    If there is proof of actual academic dishonestly, there are much faster and direct ways of effecting change at a private educational institution.

    Consider:

    (a) Colleges and Departments are heavily dependent on Alumni for financial support.
    (b) The economy has caused a downturn in donations.
    (c) Dr. Mann is in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (EMS) at Penn State (PSU).
    (d) With only a few hundred graduates a year, EMS alumni can be a tight knit group.

  45. Richard Sharpe says:

    Presto! Alarmist Emails Not Such a Big Deal at the American Spectator.

    Just enter “CRU hacked” in Google News to see how little reaction there seems to have been. Use other search terms as well.

  46. R Shearer says:

    This is great! I especially like Kevin Trenberth’s questioning global warming based on all the low temps in Boulder Colorado this fall.

  47. TerryS says:

    The Ville (08:29:17) :

    Amazing!

    This site supports criminal activity?

    What next?

    What criminal activity is this? What evidence do you have that shows the emails were stolen as opposed to leaked?

    Are you posting the same accusation at other sites, such as realclimate, which are also discussing the emails? If so which sites have you posted the accusations at?

  48. Frank Lansner says:

    Tjek out this: Its 1999, Briffas series shows MWP can match todays temperatures. Mann insists that Briffas data must be changed if Briffas series can be part of the IPCC graphics. Also there must be specific comments to explain the MWP warmth of Briffa.

    Check it out: text 0938018124
    **************************************

    Mann:
    I had been using the entire 20th century, but in the case of Keith’s,
    we need to align the first half of the 20th century w/ the corresponding mean values of the other series, due to the late 20th century decline. So if Chris and Tom (?) are ok with this, I would be happy to add Keith’s series. …the major discrepancies between Phil’s and our series can be explained in terms of spatial sampling/latitudinal emphasis … But that
    explanation certainly can’t rectify why Keith’s series, which has similar
    seasonality *and* latitudinal emphasis to Phil’s series, differs in large part in
    exactly the opposite direction that Phil’s does from ours. This is the
    problem we all picked up on (everyone in the room at IPCC was in agreement that this
    was a problem and a potential distraction/detraction from the reasonably
    concensus viewpoint we’d like to show w/ the Jones et al and Mann et al
    series.)

    So, if we show Keith’s series in this plot, we have to comment that
    “something else” is responsible for the discrepancies in this case. Perhaps
    Keith can help us out a bit by explaining the processing that went into the series
    and the potential factors that might lead to it being “warmer” than the Jones
    et al and Mann et al series?? We would need to put in a few words in this
    regard. Otherwise, the skeptics … can undermine faith in the paleoestimates.

    Briffa:
    > For the record, I do believe that the proxy data do show unusually
    >warm conditions in recent decades. I am not sure that this unusual warming
    >is so clear in the summer responsive data. I believe that the recent warmth
    >was probably matched about 1000 years ago.
    I do not believe that global
    >mean annual temperatures have simply cooled progressively over thousands of
    >years as Mike appears to and I contend that that there is strong evidence
    >for major changes in climate over the Holocene (not Milankovich) that
    >require explanation and that could represent part of the current or future
    >background variability of our climate. I think the Venice meeting will be
    >a good place to air these isssues.

  49. AKD says:

    1056478635.txt

    From: “Mick Kelly”
    To: Nguyen Huu Ninh (cered@xxx)
    Subject: NOAA funding
    Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 14:17:15 +0000

    —-boundary-LibPST-iamunique-1131694944_-_-
    Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”utf-8″

    Ninh
    NOAA want to give us more money for the El Nino work with IGCN.
    How much do we have left from the last budget? I reckon most has been spent but we need to show some left to cover the costs of the trip Roger didn’t make and also the fees/equipment/computer money we haven’t spent otherwise NOAA will be suspicious.

    Politically this money may have to go through Simon’s institute but there overhead rate is high so maybe not!
    Best wishes

    Mick

    ____________________________________________

    Mick Kelly Climatic Research Unit
    School of Environmental Sciences
    University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ
    United Kingdom
    Tel: 44-1603-xxx Fax: 44-1603-xxx
    Email: m.kelly@xxx
    Web: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/tiempo/
    ____________________________________________

    I see a number of red flags there.

  50. Adam Sullivan says:

    @ Simon (08:58:30) :

    This was a near random pick. You guys are going to have fun!

    Filename: 1077829152.txt

    That one shows clear misconduct as do so many others.

    Like I said – these guys have just lost their professional reputations. they have reduced themselves to dogmatists. They went for “fake but accurate”.

    But people really do need to separate the wheat from the chaff – none of this disproves that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. What it does is expose the catastrophists to vigorous attack which they will have to defend.

  51. SandyInDerby says:

    The Ville (08:29:17) :

    Amazing!

    This site supports criminal activity?

    What next?

    For me it is no different to the (UK) Daily Telegraph exposing our MPs exploiting their expenses for thousands of pounds each.

    Unfortunately neither dishonest MPs nor dishonest scientists are likely to end where they belong – in gaol

  52. vukcevic says:

    From: Phil Jones To: “Michael E. Mann” Subject: HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL Date: Thu Jul 8 16:30:xxx xxxx xxxx
    Mike,
    Only have it in the pdf form. FYI ONLY – don’t pass on. Relevant paras are the last
    2 in section 4 on p13. As I said it is worded carefully due to Adrian knowing Eugenia
    for years. He knows the’re wrong, but he succumbed to her almost pleading with him
    to tone it down as it might affect her proposals in the future !
    I didn’t say any of this, so be careful how you use it – if at all. Keep quiet also
    that you have the pdf.
    The attachment is a very good paper – I’ve been pushing Adrian over the last weeks
    to get it submitted to JGR or J. Climate. The main results are great for CRU and also
    for ERA-40. The basic message is clear – you have to put enough surface and sonde
    obs into a model to produce Reanalyses. The jumps when the data input change stand
    out so clearly. NCEP does many odd things also around sea ice and over snow and ice.
    The other paper by MM is just garbage – as you knew. De Freitas again. Pielke is also
    losing all credibility as well by replying to the mad Finn as well – frequently as I see
    it.
    I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep
    them
    out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is !
    Cheers
    Phil

    Mike,
    For your interest, there is an ECMWF ERA-40 Report coming out soon, which
    shows that Kalnay and Cai are wrong. It isn’t that strongly worded as the first author
    is a personal friend of Eugenia. The result is rather hidden in the middle of the report.
    It isn’t peer review, but a slimmed down version will go to a journal. KC are wrong
    because
    the difference between NCEP and real surface temps (CRU) over eastern N. America doesn’t
    happen with ERA-40. ERA-40 assimilates surface temps (which NCEP didn’t) and doing
    this makes the agreement with CRU better. Also ERA-40′s trends in the lower atmosphere
    are all physically consistent where NCEP’s are not – over eastern US.
    I can send if you want, but it won’t be out as a report for a couple of months.
    Cheers
    Phil
    Prof. Phil Jones
    Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 xxx xxxx xxxx
    School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 xxx xxxx xxxx
    University of East Anglia
    Norwich Email p.jones@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    NR4 7TJ
    UK

  53. Steve S. says:

    search, fear
    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=628&filename=1139835663.txt
    Mann to Briffa

    ” My greatest fear is that McIntyre dominates the discussion. Its important that they hear from the legitimate scientists.”

    But here is a whopper. I hope McIntyre gets this.

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=387&filename=1074277559.txt

    From: Phil Jones To: mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx Subject: CLIMATIC CHANGE needs your advice – YOUR EYES ONLY !!!!! Date: Fri Jan 16 13:25:59 2004

    Mike,

    This is for YOURS EYES ONLY. Delete after reading – please ! I’m trying to redress the balance. One reply from Pfister said you should make all available !!
    Pot calling the kettle black – Christian doesn’t make his methods available. I replied to the wrong Christian message so you don’t get to see what he said. Probably best.
    Told Steve separately and to get more
    advice from a few others as well as Kluwer and legal.

    PLEASE DELETE – just for you, not even Ray and Malcolm

    Cheers
    Phil
    ,,,,,,

    The rest here

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=387&filename=1074277559.txt

  54. Adam Sullivan says:

    @ PSU-EMS-Alum (09:32:15) :

    Well if you know Mann’s personality, and the fact that he is a 1st order vindictive blowhard. The long, slow death may be more devastating for him.

  55. rafa says:

    Re.: Richard Sharpe (09:32)

    Andi Revkin himself appears if you search for him :-)

  56. Richard Sharpe says:


    Hackers steal electronic data from top climate research center

    Still in “fair and balanced” mode. Still presenting the team viewpoint.

    A few more days yet …

  57. Shurley Knot says:

    One thing I haven’t seen mentioned. The journal “Climate Research” has a clear path to subpoena further emails and individuals in regards to clear collusion in trying to undermine the journal and use blackmail to force out an editor.

    What are you talking about, blackmail? Force out an editor? Are you really that ignorant? No one forced von Storch out, he left of his own accord because the journal had become an embarrassment to science. And yes, it is perfectly acceptable for scientists to advocate crap papers aren’t published — it’s done all the time — and even to forswear specific journals. Science is a meritocracy, not a democracy.

    You are eavesdropping on people thinking out loud in email, not gathering evidence for objectionable offenses.

  58. WasteYourOwnMoney says:

    The Ville (08:29:17) :

    Amazing!

    This site supports criminal activity?

    What next?

    Whats Next?????

    Maybe a prominent employee of NASA engaged in criminal activity!

    I’m sure you were equally concerned about the rule of law when a government employee, paid with taxpayer money, knowingly violates the law!

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/60-second-science/post.cfm?id=nasa-climate-researcher-hansen-arre-2009-06-25

  59. Mike McMillan says:

    I think those proclaiming the death of AGW have let their enthusiasm carry them away from reality.

    AGW is part of the Establishment, it’s Politically Correct, it’s taught to children in school and preached from pulpits. The weight and inertia of AGW will carry it along unfazed for years.

    AGW is no longer about climate or temperature. Cap’n Tax is not about saving the earth, but about money and control, and we have seen from the health care debate that the current crop of politicians don’t give a darn about what is right or true, or even what the voters think.

    The MSM hasn’t mentioned this bomb, and they will continue to ignore it because truth and public opinion is whatever they print. They are invested in AGW this time, unlike the iconic Newsweek article on the coming Ice Age back in 1975.

    It will take a decade of cooling and snowdrifts as big as the ones I played in back in the 50′s before they reluctantly come around.

  60. Steve S. says:

    sorry for another post so soon but this is too funny, and prophetic.

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=934&filename=1226451442.txt

    From: Ben Santer To: “Thomas.R.Karl” Subject: Re: [Fwd: FOI Request] Date: Tue, 11 Nov 2008 19:57:22 -0800 Reply-to: santer1@xxxxxxxxx.xxx Cc: Karen Owen , Sharon Leduc , “Thorne, Peter” , Leopold Haimberger , Karl Taylor , Tom Wigley , John Lanzante , Susan Solomon , Melissa Free , peter gleckler , “‘Philip D. Jones’” , Thomas R Karl , Steve Klein , carl mears , Doug Nychka , Gavin Schmidt , Steven Sherwood , Frank Wentz , “David C. Bader” , Professor Glenn McGregor , “Bamzai, Anjuli”

    “I’m sorry that the tone of this letter is so formal, Tom. Unfortunately, after today’s events, I must assume that any email I write to you may be subject to FOI requests, and could ultimately appear on McIntyre’s “ClimateAudit” website.”

  61. maz2 says:

    Canadian Dr. Tim Ball:

    “As I expected now it is all exposed I find there is no pleasure in “I told you so.””

    …-

    “Hacked files of the Climatic Research Unit, Global Warming a deliberate fraud

    The Death Blow to Climate Science

    Global Warming is often called a hoax. I disagree because a hoax has a humorous intent to puncture pomposity. In science, such as with the Piltdown Man hoax, it was done to expose those with fervent but blind belief. The argument that global warming is due to humans, known as the anthropogenic global warming theory (AGW) is a deliberate fraud. I can now make that statement without fear of contradiction because of a remarkable hacking of files that provided not just a smoking gun, but an entire battery of machine guns.

    Climate science hijacked and corrupted by this small group of scientists

    Dominant names involved are ones I have followed throughout my career including, Phil Jones, Benjamin Santer, Michael Mann, Kevin Trenberth, Jonathan Overpeck, Ken Briffa and Tom Wigley. I have watched climate science hijacked and corrupted by this small group of scientists. This small, elite, community was named by Professor Wegman in his report to the National Academy of Science (NAS).

    I had the pleasure of meeting the founder of CRU Professor Hubert Lamb, considered the Father of Modern Climatology, on a couple of occasions. He also peer reviewed one of my early publications. I know he would be mortified with what was disclosed in the last couple of days.

    Jones claims the files were obtained illegally as if that absolves the content. It doesn’t and it is enough to destroy all their careers. Jones gave a foretaste of his behavior in 2005. Warwick Hughes asked for the data and method he used for his claim of a 0.6°C temperature rise since the end of the nineteenth century. Jones responded, “We have 25 years or so invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it?” He has stonewalled ever since. The main reason was because it was used as a key argument in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Reports to convince the world humans caused rapid warming in the 20th century. The emails obtained are a frightening record of arrogance, and deception far beyond his 2005 effort.

    Another glimpse into what the files and emails reveal was the report by Professor Deming. He wrote, …” (more)

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/17102

  62. dearieme says:

    http://www.uea.ac.uk/mac/comm/media/press/2009/nov/homepagenews/CRU-update

    has the University of East Anglia’s excuses. It’s worth reading to the bottom to find Phil “hide the decline” Jones’s definition of a “trick”.

  63. vukcevic says:

    From: Keith Briffa To: frank.oldfield@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Frank
    I do not recall what Kyrdianov has worked on – sorry. However, Hantemirov has done outstanding work putting together and as yet preliminarily analysing what wii no doubt become a world famous sub fossil chronology in the Yamal area of northern Siberia. Indeed I will feature this work in my presentation.
    …………………

    Yes I know I’m a _anker!

    Keith

  64. Thomas Gough says:

    Just ‘Googled’ CRU hacked which came up with “about 51,000 in 0.08 seconds.” (!!)
    WUWT is right up there but behind RC.

  65. brazil84 says:

    Senator Inhofe needs to hit the American Team members with congressional subpoenas for every e-mail; every last scrap of data; and every last line of code.

    JMHO.

  66. AKD says:

    Don’t think I’ve seen this one yet. 1200076878.txt:

    From: Tim Osborn
    To: santer1@xxx
    Subject: Re: Update on response to Douglass et al.
    Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2008 13:41:18 +0000
    Cc: “‘Philip D. Jones’”

    Hi Ben (cc Phil),

    just heard back from Glenn. He’s prepared to treat it as a new
    submission rather than a comment on Douglass et al. and he also
    reiterates that “Needless to say my offer of a quick turn around time
    etc still stands”.

    So basically this makes the IJC option more attractive than if it
    were treated as a comment. But whether IJC is still a less
    attractive option than GRL is up to you to decide :-) (or feel free
    to canvas your potential co-authors [the only thing I didn't want to
    make more generally known was the suggestion that print publication
    of Douglass et al. might be delayed... all other aspects of this
    discussion are unrestricted]).

    Cheers

    Tim

    At 21:00 10/01/2008, Ben Santer wrote:
    >Dear Tim,
    >
    >Thanks very much for your email. I greatly appreciate the additional
    >information that you’ve given me. I am a bit conflicted about what
    >we should do.
    >
    >IJC published a paper with egregious statistical errors. Douglass et
    >al. was essentially a commentary on work by myself and colleagues –
    >work that had been previously published in Science in 2005 and in
    >Chapter 5 of the first U.S. CCSP Report in 2006. To my knowledge,
    >none of the authors or co-authors of the Santer et al. Science paper
    >or of CCSP 1.1 Chapter 5 were used as reviewers of Douglass et al. I
    >am assuming that, when he submitted his paper to IJC, Douglass
    >specifically requested that certain scientists should be excluded
    >from the review process. Such an approach is not defensible for a
    >paper which is largely a comment on previously-published work.
    >
    >It would be fair and reasonable to give IJC the opportunity to “set
    >the record straight”, and correct the harm they have done by
    >publication of Douglass et al. I use the word “harm” advisedly. The
    >author and coauthors of the Douglass et al. IJC paper are using this
    >paper to argue that “Nature, not CO2, rules the climate”, and that
    >the findings of Douglass et al. invalidate the “discernible human
    >influence” conclusions of previous national and international
    >scientific assessments.
    >
    >Quick publication of a response to Douglass et al. in IJC would go
    >some way towards setting the record straight. I am troubled,
    >however, by the very real possibility that Douglass et al. will have
    >the last word on this subject. In my opinion (based on many years of
    >interaction with these guys), neither Douglass, Christy or Singer
    >are capable of admitting that their paper contained serious
    >scientific errors. Their “last word” will be an attempt to obfuscate
    >rather than illuminate. They are not interested in improving our
    >scientific understanding of the nature and causes of recent changes
    >in atmospheric temperature. They are solely interested in advancing
    >their own agendas. It is telling and troubling that Douglass et al.
    >ignored radiosonde data showing substantial warming of the tropical
    >troposphere – data that were in accord with model results – even
    >though such data were in their possession. Such behaviour
    >constitutes intellectual dishonesty. I strongly believe that leaving
    >these guys the last word is inherently unfair.
    >
    >If IJC are interested in publishing our contribution, I believe it’s
    >fair to ask for the following:
    >
    >1) Our paper should be regarded as an independent contribution, not
    >as a comment on Douglass et al. This seems reasonable given i) The
    >substantial amount of new work that we have done; and ii) The fact
    >that the Douglass et al. paper was not regarded as a comment on
    >Santer et al. (2005), or on Chapter 5 of the 2006 CCSP Report – even
    >though Douglass et al. clearly WAS a comment on these two publications.
    >
    >2) If IJC agrees to 1), then Douglass et al. should have the
    >opportunity to respond to our contribution, and we should be given
    >the chance to reply. Any response and reply should be published
    >side-by-side, in the same issue of IJC.
    >
    >I’d be grateful if you and Phil could provide me with some guidance
    >on 1) and 2), and on whether you think we should submit to IJC. Feel
    >free to forward my email to Glenn McGregor.
    >
    >With best regards,
    >
    >Ben
    >Tim Osborn wrote:
    >>At 03:52 10/01/2008, Ben Santer wrote:
    >>>…Much as I would like to see a high-profile rebuttal of Douglass
    >>>et al. in a journal like Science or Nature, it’s unlikely that
    >>>either journal will publish such a rebuttal.
    >>>
    >>>So what are our options? Personally, I’d vote for GRL. I think
    >>>that it is important to publish an expeditious response to the
    >>>statistical flaws in Douglass et al. In theory, GRL should be able
    >>>to give us the desired fast turnaround time…
    >>>
    >>>Why not go for publication of a response in IJC? According to
    >>>Phil, this option would probably take too long. I’d be interested
    >>>to hear any other thoughts you might have on publication options.
    >>Hi Ben and Phil,
    >>as you may know (Phil certainly knows), I’m on the editorial board
    >>of IJC. Phil is right that it can be rather slow (though faster
    >>than certain other climate journals!). Nevertheless, IJC really is
    >>the preferred place to publish (though a downside is that Douglass
    >>et al. may have the opportunity to have a response considered to
    >>accompany any comment).
    >>I just contacted the editor, Glenn McGregor, to see what he can
    >>do. He promises to do everything he can to achieve a quick
    >>turn-around time (he didn’t quantify this) and he will also “ask
    >>(the publishers) for priority in terms of getting the paper online
    >>asap after the authors have received proofs”. He genuinely seems
    >>keen to correct the scientific record as quickly as possible.
    >>He also said (and please treat this in confidence, which is why I
    >>emailed to you and Phil only) that he may be able to hold back the
    >>hardcopy (i.e. the print/paper version) appearance of Douglass et
    >>al., possibly so that any accepted Santer et al. comment could
    >>appear alongside it.
    Presumably depends on speed of the review process.
    >>If this does persuade you to go with IJC, Glenn suggested that I
    >>could help (because he is in Kathmandu at present) with achieving
    >>the quick turn-around time by identifying in advance reviewers who
    >>are both suitable and available. Obviously one reviewer could be
    >>someone who is already familiar with this discussion, because that
    >>would enable a fast review – i.e., someone on the email list you’ve
    >>been using – though I don’t know which of these people you will be
    >>asking to be co-authors and hence which won’t be available as
    >>possible reviewers. For objectivity the other reviewer would need
    >>to be independent, but you could still suggest suitable names.
    >>Well, that’s my thoughts… let me know what you decide.
    >>Cheers
    >>Tim
    >>
    >>Dr Timothy J Osborn, Academic Fellow
    >>Climatic Research Unit
    >>School of Environmental Sciences
    >>University of East Anglia
    >>Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
    >>e-mail: t.osborn@xxx
    >>phone: +44 1603 xxx
    >>fax: +44 1603 xxx
    >>web: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/~timo/
    >>sunclock: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/~timo/sunclock.htm
    >
    >
    >–
    >—————————————————————————-
    >Benjamin D. Santer
    >Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
    >Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    >xxx
    >Livermore, CA 94550, U.S.A.
    >Tel: (925) 422-xxx
    >FAX: (925) 422-xxx
    >email: santer1@xxx
    >—————————————————————————-

    Dr Timothy J Osborn, Academic Fellow
    Climatic Research Unit
    School of Environmental Sciences
    University of East Anglia
    Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

  67. Marlo says:

    Hi Shug,

    What is the total size of the html files? I have a brochure website which doesn’t generate much traffic (probably not at all). Maybe you can put the unused bandwidth to use. I will be happy to contribute whatever I can to pulling the truth out.

    Shug Niggurath (09:27:33) :
    Hi. It was me that put the searchable emails up. Mainly so that I could quickly cross reference the quotes that are everywhere you look.

    I was looking towards also doing the other files, but bandwidth restrictions mean that these probably wont be do-able. If anyone is able to host the html converted files I could put the texts into the database and link to remote files, but the converted Docs I have done already would likely increase the traffic by another 25% and I’m having to juggle as it is – had over 200k page views in 24 hours.

    Cheers for the link,
    H

  68. michael says:

    anyone should translate all the e mails in several languages, first of all to german (with a good software this should be possible).

    hundret million of people around the globe should read the mainpulation triks and disscremination of people like gavin schmidt, stefan rahmstorf, michael mann and others.
    they should be happy not to live in the “wild west”…but i hope they will all loose their jobs and get pissed on by their own families!

  69. TerryS says:

    From the CRU Website:

    The volume of material published and its piecemeal nature makes it impossible to confirm what proportion is genuine. We took immediate action to remove the server in question from operation

    They have the server with the original files on it. They have the zip file that was distributed. It would take me or any competent IT professional about 10 minutes to compare the 2 sets of files and that includes time to make a cup of coffee.

  70. P Gosselin says:

    Criminal?
    Marc Sheppard thinks so:

    “Criminal? Oh yes, indeed. As this mock-science serves as justification for trillions of dollars in imposed and proposed new taxes, liens, fees, and rate hikes — not to mention the absurd wealth-redistribution premise of international climate debt “reparations” — such manipulation of evidence should be treated as exactly what it is: larceny on the grandest scale in history.”

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/11/the_evidence_of_climate_fraud.html

    Class Action Lawsuit I say.
    Any lawyers out there? I’m ready to file suit and contribute to a legal fund.

  71. PhilW says:

    Not sure what this is about in 1254751382.txt but this line caught my eye…….

    “This is entirely off the record, and I do not want this shared with

    anyone. I hope you will respect this.”

  72. AKD says:

    Further to the Santer/Osborn exchange above, 1199999668.txt:

    From: Phil Jones To: santer1@xxxxxxxxx.xxx Subject: An issue/problem with Tim’s idea !!!!!!! Date: Thu Jan 10 16:14:28 2008

    Ben,

    Tim’s idea is a possibility. I’ve not always got on that well great

    with Glenn McGregor, but Tim seems to have a reasonable rapport

    with him. Dian has suggested that this would be the best route – it

    is the logical one. I also think that Glenn would get quick reviews, as

    Tim thinks he realises he’s made a mistake.

    Tim has let me into part of secret. Glenn said the paper had two

    reviews – one positive, the other said it wasn’t great, but would leave it

    up to the editor’s discretion. This is why Glenn knows he made the wrong

    choice.

    The problem !! The person who said they would leave it to the editor’s

    discretion is on your email list! I don’t know who it is – Tim does -

    maybe they have told you? I don’t want to put pressure on Tim. He

    doesn’t know I’m sending this. It isn’t me by the way – nor Tim !

    Tim said it was someone who hasn’t contributed to the discussion -

    which does narrow the possibilities down!

    Tim/Glenn discussed getting quick reviews. Whoever this person

    is they could be the familiar reviewer – and we could then come up

    with another reasonable name (Kevin – he does everything at the

    speed of light) as the two reviewers.

    Colour in IJC costs a bit, but I’m sure we can lean on Glenn.

    Also we can just have colour in the pdf.

    I’ll now send a few thoughts on the figures!

    Cheers

    Phil

    Tom Wigley , Karl Taylor ,

    Thomas R Karl ,

    John Lanzante , carl mears ,

    “David C. Bader” ,

    “‘Francis W. Zwiers’” ,

    Frank Wentz ,

    Leopold Haimberger ,

    Melissa Free ,

    “Michael C. MacCracken” ,

    “‘Philip D. Jones’” ,

    Steven Sherwood ,

    Steve Klein , ‘Susan Solomon’ ,

    “Thorne, Peter” ,

    Tim Osborn , Gavin Schmidt ,

    “Hack, James J.”

  73. michael says:

    i thought, reading e-mails is borin, but now it is the best i can do.
    it is so funny to see, that WE were right all the time!

    thank you anthony and thanks to all, especially the “hacker” or the “honest” insider!

    THANK YOU!

  74. Bill P says:

    This is like the Berlin Wall coming down. All those imprisoned weather reports can now taste the free air.

    We’ve all heard of the story of the dog eating the global warming “homework” at CRU. This, unfortunately, seems more like the regurgitation of said homework.

    Gives a whole new odor to Phil Jones’ “value-added” quote.

  75. Richard Sharpe says:

    Shurley Knot (09:50:16) : said:

    What are you talking about, blackmail? Force out an editor? Are you really that ignorant? No one forced von Storch out, he left of his own accord because the journal had become an embarrassment to science. And yes, it is perfectly acceptable for scientists to advocate crap papers aren’t published — it’s done all the time — and even to forswear specific journals. Science is a meritocracy, not a democracy.

    You are eavesdropping on people thinking out loud in email, not gathering evidence for objectionable offenses.

    If that is the case then why bother to come here and disabuse us of our mistaken impression? It really doesn’t matter what people on this blog think, does it?

  76. steven mosher says:

    I think the bottomline on this whole story is this. The institutions that govern scientific behavior have gone awry. Those institutions have been corrupted by money and power and politics. The tonic for this is transparency. Free the data; free the code; free the debate.

    But the AGW side is interested in controlling the message. They fight against data release because they fear what people will do with it. They fear that data will be misused:it will be. They fear people finding errors: errors will be found. They fear that people will be less certain: they will be. And they fear that it may take a long time to convince people to take action: it will. And so they act out of fear and try to control the message. Everyone who understands the nixon whitehouse understands how this fear drives people to do crazy things. The one thing they never feared: disclosure. Leaks. And so the thing they feared the most, delaying action on climate science, is the very thing they may have got. They should have trusted that open debate would yield the next right action in the shortest time possible. They didnt. They feared a “corporate enemy” that would delay action. And ironically in the end they ended up being the thing they feared.

  77. Shurley Knot says:

    It really doesn’t matter what people on this blog think, does it?

    It hasn’t so far!

  78. Bruce Cobb says:

    Mikey apparently doesn’t trust Andy (Revkin). Note the ps at the end. Paranoia among the Team, imagine that!

    At 17:07 27/10/2009, Michael Mann wrote:

    “Hi Phil,

    Thanks–we know that. The point is simply that if we want to talk about about a

    meaningful “2009″ anomaly, every additional month that is available from which to

    calculate an annual mean makes the number more credible. We already have this for

    GISTEMP, but have been awaiting HadCRU to be able to do a more decisive update of the

    status of the disingenuous “globe is cooling” contrarian talking point,

    mike

    p.s. be a bit careful about what information you send to Andy and what emails you copy him in on. He’s not as predictable as we’d like”

    Here Mikey waxes eloquent about what skepticism means to science, the caveat being that it be through “formal scientific circles, in particular the peer review process”. And, of course, “those such as McIntyre who operate almost entirely outside of this system are not to be trusted.”

    This is a veritable gold mine!

    From: Michael Mann To: Andrew Revkin Subject: Re: mcintyre’s latest…. Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2009 17:27:25 -0400

    HI Andy,

    Yep, what was written below is all me, but it was purely on background, please don’t quote

    anything I said or attribute to me w/out checking specifically–thanks.

    Re, your point at the end–you’ve taken the words out of my mouth. Skepticism is essential

    for the functioning of science. It yields an erratic path towards eventual truth. But

    legitimate scientific skepticism is exercised through formal scientific circles, in

    particular the peer review process. A necessary though not in general sufficient condition

    for taking a scientific criticism seriously is that it has passed through the legitimate

    scientific peer review process. those such as McIntyre who operate almost entirely outside

    of this system are not to be trusted.

    mike

  79. Frank Lansner says:

    Phil Jones to John Christy 4 years ago, 2005:

    The scientific community would come down on me in no
    uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998.
    OK it has
    but it is only 7 years of data and it isn’t statistically significant.

    ….

    If anything, I would like to see the climate change happen,
    so the science could be proved right, regardless of the consequences.

    This
    isn’t being political, it is being selfish.

    Cheers

    Phil

    Cheers, leader of Hadcrut believed in 2005 that the world have been colling for 7 years. Thats 11 years today.
    TXT 1120593115

  80. Stefan says:

    “irresponsible” is a keyword greens often use to mean certain things…

  81. Ww says:

    Afraid I agree with Mike McMillan above. It will be hard to stop this train. The mole has perhaps slowed it down a little though.

  82. vukcevic says:

    HOCKEY STICK

    At 12:04 PM 2/26/01 +0000, Phil Jones wrote:
    Dear All,
    I was away over the weekend at Bowdoin College in Maine, giving a talk about the last 1000 years.
    ………….
    Broecker’s bombshell bears the seemingly innocent title “Was the
    Medieval Warm Period Global?” It may seem esoteric, but whether the apparent warmth reported in Europe about 1000 years ago was global or simply local is becoming a central issue in climate science. What makes it contentious is the recent claims by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that the earth is warmer now than it has been for millennia, and that therefore human carbon dioxide emissions are
    to blame. Broecker, a leading figure at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, questions both IPCC claims. The focus of the debate is a 1000-year temperature reconstruction known in climate circles as the “hockey stick”. Produced in 1999 by M. E. Mann, R. S. Bradley, M. K. Hughes, the long handle of the hockey stick shows global temperatures for the first 8 centuries as basically unchanging, followed by the sharply up-tilting blade of the last 150 years or so. The Mann et al hockey stick is the central feature of the recently released IPCC working group one Summary for Policy makers, which claims to embody the best of climate science. Broecker does not like the hockey stick, nor the conclusions the IPCC draws from it. He says ” A recent, widely cited reconstruction (Mann’s) leaves the impression that the 20th century warming was unique during the last millennium. It shows no hint of the Medieval Warm Period (from around 800 to 1200 A.D.) during
    which the Vikings colonized Greenland, suggesting that this warm event was regional rather than global. It also remains unclear why just at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and before the emission of substantial amounts of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, Earth’s temperature began to rise steeply. Was it a coincidence? I do not think so. Rather, I suspect that the post-1860 natural warming was the most recent in a series of similar warmings spaced at roughly 1500-year intervals throughout the present inter-glacial, the Holocene.” Broecker presents the evidence for a global Medieval Warm Period, as well as for a Little Ice Age from around 1300 to 1860, when the present temperature rise begins. He also argues that the “proxy” evidence used by Mann et al, such as tree ring data, is ill suited to the time period and temperature variation — less than one degree C — in question. As he puts it, “In my estimation, at least for time scales greater than a century or two, only two proxies can yield temperatures that are accurate to 0.5 C: the reconstruction of temperatures from the elevation of mountain snowlines and borehole
    thermometry. Tree ring records are useful for measuring temperature fluctuations over short time periods but cannot pick up long-term trends because there is no way to establish the long-term evolution in ring thickness were temperatures to have remained constant.”
    Broecker acknowledges that the proxy evidence is necessarily somewhat
    “murky”, but his conclusion is that “climatic conditions have oscillated steadily over the past 100,000 years, with an average period close to 1500 years… The swing from the Medieval Warm Period to the Little Ice Age was the penultimate of these oscillations.” The implication being that some, if not all, of the present warming is the natural swing out of the
    Little Ice Age, and that Mann et al, as well as the IPCC, are mistaken.

  83. Shurley Knot says:

    Free the data; free the code; free the debate.

    Oh, *snap*.

    Of course, in reality, few things in capitalism are as freely accessible as science. Not that it’s helped deniers in the slightest but thousands of papers are archived annually and the fact that one or two denialist hobbyhorse papers still have data embargoed is the exception that proves the rule.

    Just listen to yourselves!

  84. Gary Plyler says:

    Reading some of these CRU emails, I can now see with my own eyes just how much collusion is purchased with 68-billion dollars of research money over 30 years. None of this embarassment would have happened if the raw data funded by the taxpayers had been put online years ago.

    Thanks to whoever did the hacking.

  85. Marlo, thanks for the offer. The converted size will likely be in the region of 15 Mb (10% of the original file sizes). These are just the PDF / Doc / xls files, there’s no real point in sharing the programmes and data files as anyone that interested will have them already.

    It’s not the filesize that is the problem though. It’s the transfer of data. If each file was looked at only 2000 times over the month (and in 24 hours the emails have had 250,000 page views), that’s 30Gb data transfer. If I upload them then the entire site would have to be taken offline after 10 days or so at that level.

    I’m still looking into how I can do it, but cheers.

    H

  86. vukcevic says:

    “INTO NEWSPAPERS AND FINALLY TO THE SENATE FLOOR THIS WAY”

    At 10:25 AM 10/14/2003 -0600, Caspar Ammann wrote:
    Mike,
    looks good to me. It is one of these points where they can persuade journalists that they are ‘correct’ and it actually got into newspapers and finally to the senate floor this way. The more we are able to explain why the first half of the 20th century warmed up naturally, the more confidence we get on the detection of the anthropogenic signal afterwards.
    Caspar

  87. hunter says:

    The test of of whether or not these AGW promoters are behaving in a way that is acceptable is to ask yourself this:
    If I found out that my 401-k, or 403-b money manager was behaving with my money as these scientists were behaving towards the truth, disclosure and accurate reporting as demonstrated in in these e-mails, would I leave my money with them?
    Would I consider their behavior professional or ethical?
    Would I continue to trust their reports of the condition of my investments?
    On the basis of what the scientists in these e-mails are claiming, the world is on the verge of investing literally trillions of dollars. Entire industries are being marked for destruction.
    Now that we see a very small example of how they treat the data, the methods of processing the data, their lack of integrity irt peer review, and how they treat those who dare to question them, are those decisions still made with confidence?

  88. SSam says:

    Karl Denninger at The Market Ticker has commented to his audience:

    “…Some of the guys working on this stuff appear to be genuinely trying to clean up other people’s trash. But trash in produces trash out, and if you can’t successfully defend the statistical integrity of the data going into your computational models you have nothing.

    This leaves me with one final question: since we have emails now apparently documenting an attempt to “paper over” temperature decreases in recent years, and we also have claims of “lost” data, one wonders – was the data really lost, or was it intentionally deleted or withheld from other researchers who asked for it, as providing it would show that measurement uncertainties were not carried through computationally – and if they were, the claimed results in the so-called “peer reviewed” paper would be impossible to validate? ”

    http://market-ticker.org/archives/1651-Global-Warming-SCAM-A-Further-Look.html

  89. michael says:

    Phil,
    I can’t quite see what all the fuss is about Watson – why should he be re-nominated
    one of the best:

    anyway? Why should not an Indian scientist chair IPCC? One could argue the CC issue is
    more important for the South than for the North. Watson has perhaps thrown his weight
    about too much in the past. The science is well covered by Susan Solomon in WGI, so why
    not get an engineer/economist since many of the issues now raised by CC are more to do with
    energy and money, than natural science.

    From: Mike Hulme
    To: Phil Jones
    Subject: Re: [Fwd: SSI Alert: IPCC Chair Vote]
    Date: Mon Apr 22 18:14:44 2002

  90. jeez says:

    Shug Niggurath:

    You can get a 4 dollar/month account at 1and1.com which should handle it easily.

  91. Jason F says:

    probably posted already can’t believe I’m reading this:

    From: Phil Jones
    To: “Michael E. Mann”
    Subject: HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL
    Date: Thu Jul 8 16:30:16 2004

    Mike,
    Only have it in the pdf form. FYI ONLY – don’t pass on. Relevant paras are the last
    2 in section 4 on p13. As I said it is worded carefully due to Adrian knowing Eugenia
    for years. He knows the’re wrong, but he succumbed to her almost pleading with him
    to tone it down as it might affect her proposals in the future !
    I didn’t say any of this, so be careful how you use it – if at all. Keep quiet also
    that you have the pdf.
    The attachment is a very good paper – I’ve been pushing Adrian over the last weeks
    to get it submitted to JGR or J. Climate. The main results are great for CRU and also
    for ERA-40. The basic message is clear – you have to put enough surface and sonde
    obs into a model to produce Reanalyses. The jumps when the data input change stand
    out so clearly. NCEP does many odd things also around sea ice and over snow and ice.
    The other paper by MM is just garbage – as you knew. De Freitas again. Pielke is also
    losing all credibility as well by replying to the mad Finn as well – frequently as I see
    it.
    I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep
    them
    out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is !
    Cheers
    Phil
    Mike,
    For your interest, there is an ECMWF ERA-40 Report coming out soon, which
    shows that Kalnay and Cai are wrong. It isn’t that strongly worded as the first author
    is a personal friend of Eugenia. The result is rather hidden in the middle of the report.
    It isn’t peer review, but a slimmed down version will go to a journal. KC are wrong
    because
    the difference between NCEP and real surface temps (CRU) over eastern N. America doesn’t
    happen with ERA-40. ERA-40 assimilates surface temps (which NCEP didn’t) and doing
    this makes the agreement with CRU better. Also ERA-40′s trends in the lower atmosphere
    are all physically consistent where NCEP’s are not – over eastern US.

    I can send if you want, but it won’t be out as a report for a couple of months.
    Cheers
    Phil

    Prof. Phil Jones
    Climatic Research Unit Telephone
    School of Environmental Sciences Fax
    University of East Anglia
    Norwich Email p.jones@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    NR4 7TJ
    UK

  92. Curiousgeorge says:

    Although the email parts of this have attracted the most attention (some of it warranted ), I think the real story is buried in the data files and mathematics of the various analyzes. A quick search of the emails for “statistics” yields some interesting discussions of problems associated with those analyzes and models. I’ll be anxiously awaiting the judgment of the skeptical experts (scientists and statisticians ) regarding the validity of the techniques used, and subsequent conclusions presented by the Hadley team. Some side by side comparisons are in order. Let’s get to work guys.

  93. Jeff Alberts says:

    steven mosher (10:24:20) :

    Very poignant pose, Steven!

  94. JMcCarthy says:

    If this ends up costing a few of these climate “scientists” their jobs I am confident they could find work in the Obama Administration as Counters of Jobs Saved/Created by the Economic Stimulus Package.

  95. michel says:

    Steven Mosher

    Yes, this is profoundly true. Nothing kills a cause so fast or thoroughly as those most fanatically devoted to it. Look what Cyril Burt did to inherited abilities. When the twin studies were proved fakes, he put the issue out of consideration for a generation. But actually, some abilities really are inherited. Just not with the racial and social implications that he faked the data with a view to attaching to this fact.

    This is the same sort of thing. It could be that climate change, and human caused climate change is a real threat. But this is now going to be impossible to seriously advocate, thanks to the idiotic antics of a few venal fanatics.

    ‘Yet each man kills the thing he loves
    By each let this be heard,
    Some do it with a bitter look,
    Some with a flattering word,
    The coward does it with a kiss,
    The brave man with a sword!’

  96. O. Weinzierl says:

    I could not believe my ears when I heard about the CRU hack on the main evening news for Austria. The state owned broadcaster “ORF” usually only brings alarmist news. I guess now the CRU hack will also get some press coverage.

  97. Paul Vaughan says:

    Note to anyone searching the database:

    I would be very interested in hearing about anything you can find on “1945″ & “COWL” (cold ocean – warm land).

    This relates to clouds & EOP (Earth orientation parameters) – i.e. 2 things that are too inconvenient for top alarmist operatives to acknowledge, it often seems.

    Thanks to some of Bob Tisdale’s articles, it is clear to me that top alarmist operatives would find it convenient to erase the ~1945 spikes in the following records:
    http://www.sfu.ca/~plv/NutationObliquity.png
    http://www.sfu.ca/~plv/CumuSumALPI.png

    Either ignorance or deceit is at play. Investigation is warranted.

    It might also be insightful to search “chandler wobble”, “polar motion”, “1920-1940″, “arctic warming”, “dirty 30s”, “southern ocean”, “Sidorenkov”, “Barkin”, “Vondrak”, etc. to see if they have any clue about:
    http://www.sfu.ca/~plv/PolarMotionPeriodMorlet2piPower.PNG
    http://www.sfu.ca/~plv/GA_MapXL.PNG
    http://www.sfu.ca/~plv/sqrtaayoy.sq22.png

    Evidence of deception &/or ignorance on these fronts would be very telling.

  98. Adam Soereg says:

    After a few searces I realized that the worst nightmare of the Team members is getting a FOI request from McIntyre.

  99. On a possibly related note, the most popular search term on the email search site at the moment is ‘moron’;

    Top ten:
    moron
    Al Gore
    trick
    delete
    revkin
    foi
    hide the decline
    fraud
    steve mcintyre

  100. hunter says:

    Curiousgeorge,
    Hammer meet nail head.

  101. James RS says:

    Curiousgeorge,

    I was wondering the same thing. Has anyone noticed if some of the data files contain any of the information that Steve M and others have been trying to get hold of?

  102. Torquatus says:

    Wow, Ben Santer comes across as quite the bully. Consider these snippets, in chronological order…

    I looked at some of the stuff on the Climate Audit web site. I’d really like to talk to a few of these “Auditors” in a dark alley. / 25 Apr 2007

    Douglass is the guy who famously concluded (after examining the temperature response to Pinatubo) that the climate system has negative sensitivity. Amazingly, he managed to publish that crap in GRL. Christy sure does manage to pick some brilliant scientific collaborators… / 12 Dec 2007

    [H]appy holidays! May all your “Singers” be carol singers, and not of the S. Fred variety… / 13 Dec 2007

    I share your frustration about having to devote valuable time to the rebuttal of crappy papers. Douglass et al. is truly awful. It should never have been published. Any residual respect I might have had for John Christy has now vanished. I can’t believe that he’s a coauthor on this garbage. / 04 Jan 2008

    This is a little disappointing. We decided to submit our paper to IJoC in order to correct serious scientific errors in the Douglass et al. IJoC paper. We believe that there is some urgency here. Extraordinary claims are being made regarding the scientific value of the Douglass et al. paper, in part by co-authors of that paper. One co-author (S. Fred Singer) has used the findings of Douglass et al. to buttress his argument that “Nature not CO2, rules the climate”. The longer such erroneous claims are made without any form of scientific rebuttal, the more harm is caused. In our communications with Dr. Osborn, we were informed that the review process would be handled as expeditiously as possible. Had I known that it would take nearly two months until we received a complete set of review comments, I would not have submitted our paper to IJoC. / 05 May 2008

    Dr. Douglass: … I note that you did not have the professional courtesy to provide me with any advance information about your 2007 IJoC paper, which was basically a commentary on previously-published work by myself and my colleagues. Neither I nor any of the authors of those previously-published works … had the opportunity to review your 2007 IJoC paper prior to its publication – presumably because you specifically requested that we should be excluded from consideration as possible reviewers. … I see no conceivable reason why I should now send you an advance copy of my IJoC paper. Collegiality is not a one-way street, Professor Douglass.” / 27 May 2008

    Prof. Douglass, … you have access to the same model and observational data that we used in our 2008 IJoC paper. … You are quick to threaten your intent to file formal complaints against me “with the journal and other scientific bodies”. If I were you, Dr. Douglass, I would instead focus my energies on rectifying the serious error in the “robust statistical test” that you applied to compare modeled and observed temperature trends. … Please do not communicate with me in the future. / 14 Oct 2008

    While on travel in Hawaii, I received a request from Steven McIntyre for all of the model data used in our IJoC paper (see forwarded email). After some conversation with my PCMDI colleagues, I have decided not to respond to McIntyre’s request. / 31 Oct 2008

    Dear Mr. McIntyre, I gather that your intent is to “audit” the findings of our recently-published paper in the International Journal of Climatology (IJoC). … I gather that you have appointed yourself as an independent arbiter of the appropriate use of statistical tools in climate research. Rather that “auditing” our paper, you should be directing your attention to the 2007 IJoC paper published by David Douglass et al., which contains an egregious statistical error. Please do not communicate with me in the future. / 10 Nov 2008

    Yeah, I had already seen the stuff from McIntyre. Tom Peterson sent it to me. McIntyre has absolutely no understanding of climate science. … I see that McIntyre has put email correspondence with me in the Supporting Information of his paper. What a jerk! / 29 Jan 2009

    Congratulations on the AGU Fellowship! … I hope that Mr. Mc “I’m not entirely there in the head” isn’t there to spoil the occasion… / 29 Jan 2009

    Dear Mr. Smith, Please do not lecture me on “good science and replicability”. … Your criticism was entirely unjustified, and damaging to my professional reputation. I therefore see no point in establishing a dialogue with you. Please do not communicate with me in the future. I do not give you permission to distribute this email or post it on Mr. McIntyre’s blog. / 30 Jan 2009

    The CEI and Michaels are applying impossible legal standards to science. … In my personal opinion, Michaels should be kicked out of the AMS, the University of Virginia, and the scientific community as a whole. He cannot on the one hand engage in vicious public attacks on the reputations of individual scientists … and on the other hand expect to be treated as a valued member of our professional societies. / 09 Oct 2009

    Next time I see Pat Michaels at a scientific meeting, I’ll be tempted to beat the crap out of him. Very tempted. / 09 Oct 2009

  103. austin says:

    All – ALL RAW data – should be in one place in one modern relational database on modern server hardware and storage for people to access. Then, the sql and resulting, subsequent analysis could be published, making it easy for anyone to repeat or or criticize the results.

    The data sets are quite small by modern database standards – just a few million rows. This could be done quite easily.

  104. hunter says:

    RC does not seem to actually be as open as may seem.
    I posted a very mild piece over there yesterday, and it showed up.
    The posts I made today, which were not inflammatory at all, do not even get posted:
    If you found out your 401-k was being managed like these guys are managing climate science, what would you do?
    Would you trust what they told you?
    Would you keep your money with them?

  105. boomer says:

    low and behold, scientists are human too, with all the foibles of the common used car salesman. It’s just the the data generally holds them in check. That and the frequent replication of results, where most errors are discovered. With AGW, however, there’s no data in the future and the existing arguments are over interpretation of past data that is so obviously questionable that any sane engineer would be lothe to build anything on its basis. when I saw the Inconvient Truth graph going back 600,000 years with CO2 FOLLOWING temperature, while Al waved his hands saying look, the curves go up and down together, I figured the whole concept was unlikely to pass the laugh test. Unfortunately the humanity of many scientists overcame their science and now, here we are. Tainted data, questionable interpretation, inadequate models and a religion sprung from, possibly, nothing. sad.

  106. tallbloke says:

    Carrick (08:24:24) :

    There’s also this one.

    It lets you access them by message ID.

    The site in the OP also allows this, just paste the number part of the filename into the search field.

  107. michael says:

    From: Phil Jones
    To: mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Subject: Fwd: CCNet: PRESSURE GROWING ON CONTROVERSIAL RESEARCHER TO DISCLOSE SECRET DATA
    Date: Mon Feb 21 16:28:32 2005
    Cc: “raymond s. bradley” , “Malcolm Hughes”

    Mike, Ray and Malcolm,
    The skeptics seem to be building up a head of steam here ! Maybe we can use
    this to our advantage to get the series updated !
    Odd idea to update the proxies with satellite estimates of the lower troposphere
    rather than surface data !. Odder still that they don’t realise that Moberg et al used the
    Jones and Moberg updated series !
    Francis Zwiers is till onside. He said that PC1s produce hockey sticks. He stressed
    that the late 20th century is the warmest of the millennium, but Regaldo didn’t bother
    with that. Also ignored Francis’ comment about all the other series looking similar
    to MBH.
    The IPCC comes in for a lot of stick.
    Leave it to you to delete as appropriate !
    Cheers
    Phil
    PS I’m getting hassled by a couple of people to release the CRU station temperature data.
    Don’t any of you three tell anybody that the UK has a Freedom of Information Act !

  108. R.S.Brown says:

    As of Saturday morning, the BBC Online has demoted the story
    of “hacked” emails from their “Science and Environment” section
    to their “Technology” topics.

    This way for the BBC readership, the fact of the e-mails and data existing in the open is totally divorced from the revelations found in their content.

    The search engine will help keep particular phrases and references in the context the original author used them.

  109. Eigenvalue says:

    I fear that the people who inflate the threat AGW will try their utmost to downplay the damage that this email leak has done. If this is really the “climate gate” that a lot of people believe it is, than measures must be taken so that the alarmists cannot take these emails, edit them and befog the truth.

    If you want my opinion, this really doesn’t reveal a conspiracy at all (never blame malice for what you can adequately explain with stupidity). After all, scientists are only human. All it reveals is that they’re inflating the danger that AGW poses to the world by skewing the data in their models. People are naturally self-important, so it comes as no surprise that anyone would try to make their lifework look way more important than it actually is.

  110. Peter Keller says:

    A good way to wade through CRU emails is to use a tabbed text editor like Crypt Edit. Here is where you can download it: http://www.pricelesswarehome.org/WoundedMoon/win32/ceditdl.html

    Open the editor after you install and then open Edit>Options. On the view tab, check “hide all” and choose a background color that is easy on the eyes.
    You can also change the font on the “advanced” tab. Then click the general tab and choose the folder where the emails were unzipped. Click OK to exit. You may have to restart the editor for changes to take effect.

    Click File>Open. The Open dialog should open with columns of five in the “Mail” folder. Highlight the first file and then click the right arrow 19 times and then
    select the bottom file on the left column while holding down the shift key. Then click Open. Crypt Edit will open 100 files in a tabbed view.

    The open file will be on the lower left tab. Click this tab once and broken lines will appear. You can then move through all 100 files by clicking the left arrow on your keyboard. When you reach the 100th file the text will stop changing when you click the arrow.

    To open the next 100 files, choose File>Close All Files, then choose File>Open and the file dialog box will appear with the last file highlighted in the File Name box. Click the right arrow until you see the last file viewed. Keep clicking until it disappears.
    Highlight the top file in the first column after it and click 19 times again and open the next 100 files.

    Repeat these steps until you’ve viewed all files

    Hints:

    When you are arrowing through the files, you can go quickly by looking for the first 3 numbers of the file, then slow down and look for the last three.

    Create a folder called “Saved” in the same directory as “Mail”. Then it’s a simple matter of going up one level and opening when the File dialog box opens. Don’t worry about saving files in another Folder, you can always reconstitute them from the original zip file.

  111. David says:

    Has to be said – I’m getting increasing p-d off with the BBC’s fingers-in-the-ears la-la-la I can’t hear you attitude to this. Writing a complaint to the trustees now.

  112. Bryan Clark says:

    As a (retired) professional engineer from Canada, I am truly shocked by the contemptible behaviour of the scientists at Britain’s CRU. A total lack of ethics.

    Canadian Order of the Engineer inductees wear a stainless steel ring on the little finger of their working hand as a visible reminder of the oath of integrity and ethics that they’ve taken. This Oath of the Obligations of an Engineer, heart of the “Iron Ring Ceremony”, governed my 40 years in the field of electronics. The various provincial Orders in Canada closely monitor the activities and professionalism of the practice of engineering in Canada.

    These shameful and “so-called” scientists wouldn’t have lasted a day in the Engineering Profession in Canada. Well, at least that’s my impression after working with hundreds of colleagues for 40 years. What these men and women have done, and apparently continue to do, is despicable in the worst sense of the word.

  113. JMcCarthy says:

    Although I am not one to recommend breaking the law I do feel that the individuals who illegally obtained and posted this information are heroes and should be recognized as such. I would even go so far as to recommend them for a Nobel Prize but since these individuals actually did something productive and helpful for the world, apparently that would disqualify them from this honor.

  114. Gene Nemetz says:

    TerryBixler (08:16:51) :

    I found it last night works great! I tried “trick” good search. These characters were not doing science they were into propaganda for grants. Maybe at one time they were doing science but to my view lost their collective way.

    I get the same idea.

  115. steven mosher says:

    You all can help the cause by adding this to every post you do everywhere.

    Free the data; Free the Code; Free the Debate.

    And feel free to copy what I wrote above in the thread and post it everywhere.

  116. Gene Nemetz says:

    Jari (08:42:48) :

    From one of the emails:

    “…I would like to see the climate change happen, so the science could be proved right….

    Cheers

    Phil”

    So a leading climate scientist hopes that the climate change happens, regardless of the consequences, so that his science could be proved right.

    He’s got the cart before the horse. More ‘robust’ science.

  117. tallbloke says:

    P Gosselin (10:16:57) :

    Class Action Lawsuit I say.
    Any lawyers out there? I’m ready to file suit and contribute to a legal fund.

    I agree that this is the way to go. The taxpayers versus the tax takers and science fixers.

    IMO This has a much better chance of success in the states than the UK, but as an interested Brit, I’d kick in to the fund too.

    Has anyone tried to get the legal eagle websites interested?

  118. vukcevic says:

    LIA

    Tom Wigley is a climate scientist at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).
    He was named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for his major contributions to climate and carbon-cycle modeling and to climate data analysis, and because he is “one of the world’s foremost experts on climate change and one of the most highly cited scientists in the discipline.”[
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Wigley

    At 02:18 PM 5/16/2003 -0600, Tom Wigley wrote:
    Dear folks,
    ……..
    The real issue that the press (to a limited extent) and the politicians (to a greater extent) have taken up is the conclusions of the paper’s original research. First, Soon et al. come down clearly in favor of the existence of a MWE and a LIA. I think many of us would agree that there was a global-scale cool period that can be identified with a LIA. The MWE is more equivocal.

    The issue now is what to do about this. I do not think it is enough to bury criticisms of this work in other papers.

    So, we would probably say: there was a LIA; but the case for *or against* a MWE is not proven. There is no strong diagreement with Soon et al. here.
    The main disagreements are with the methods used by Soon et al. to draw their LIA/MWE conclusion, and their conclusion re the anomalousness / uniqueness of the 20th century (a conclusion that is based on the same methods).
    ……
    So, their methods are silly. They seem also to have ignored the fact that what we are searching is a signal in global-mean temperature.
    Furthermore, I do not think that a direct response will give the work credibility. It is already ‘credible’ since it is in the peer reviewed literature (and E&E, by the way, is peer reviewed).
    A response that says this paper is a load of crap for the following reasons is *not* going to give the original work credibility — just the opposite.
    How then does one comprehensively and concisely demolish this work?
    What is needed is a counter example that uses the method of reductio ad absurdem. This would be clear and would be appropriate since it avoids us having to point out in words that their methods are absurd. I have some ideas
    how to do this, but I will let you think about it more before going further.
    You will see from this email that I am urging you to produce a response. I am happy to join you in this, and perhaps a few others could add their weight too. I am copying this to Jerry since he has to give some
    CONGRESSIONAL TESTIMONY
    next week and questions about the Soon et al work are definitely going to be raised. I am also copying this to Caspar, since the last millenium runs that he is doing with paleo-CSM are relevant.
    Best wishes,
    Tom.

  119. Mike McMillan says:

    hunter (11:24:32) :
    If you found out your 401-k was being managed like these guys are managing climate science, what would you do?

    If my 401K manager were as successful as these guys have been, I’d be a lot richer.

  120. bbeeman says:

    The web search site works great! The Yamal search makes interesting reading, too.

    I have now found something with which to occupy myself during those periods when I am not busy.

    Thanks!

  121. Gene Nemetz says:

    Bob Tisdale (09:30:08) :

    And, Phil, what assumptions might they be? I’m not the one assuming the relationship between ENSO and global temperature is linear, when the instrument temperature record shows it’s not.

    He really assumed that? Unbelievable!

  122. hengav says:

    Shug,

    Great site. I am trying to come up with the search words to uncover whom of the team are regular contributors to CA under alias. Any ideas?

  123. tallbloke says:

    Paul Vaughan (11:11:58) :

    Note to anyone searching the database:

    I would be very interested in hearing about anything you can find on “1945″ & “COWL” (cold ocean – warm land).

    I came across a message saying the SST’s around 1945 would be changed. I’ll try to find it for you.

    21 results for 1945 here:
    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/search.php

  124. wef says:

    I liked this at 1228922050.txt :

    The “FOI person” looks as if he was giving some useful hints to Phil Jones.

    From: Phil Jones
    To: santer1@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Subject: Re: A quick question
    Date: Wed Dec 10 10:14:10 2008

    “……… I did get an email from the FOI person here early yesterday to tell me I shouldn’t be deleting emails – unless this was ‘normal’ deleting to keep emails manageable! ………”

  125. Gene Nemetz says:

    steven mosher (10:24:20) :

    And ironically in the end they ended up being the thing they feared.

    Nice.

  126. Jason says:

    Perhaps the MSM won’t cover this right until they have offloaded any investments in anything that benifits from AGW, watch the trading on the stock markets then watch the news a massive stock crash in green stock and it’s truly game over.

  127. helvio says:

    Posted in RealClimate as well, very likely will be censored, as most of my all-time comments:

    I don’t even understand what the fuss is all about… For me, as a scientist who uses a lot of computer programming to simulate (truly predictable) physical systems in particle physics, who share his code and data when asked (no need for FOI-like requests!), who works in a field where data, configurations, codes are generically open, I can only interpret the behavior reflected in some emails as the negation of science. It’s crystal clear and as simply as this: if you don’t share the data and/or the codes used to analyze it -when legitimately asked for them- then you must be hiding something! Claiming that these codes and data are the results of funded research, and that 3rd parties not covered by these funds have no right to access them, it’s complete BS! Funds are used to do research, results are obtained and published, and the credit is due. And that’s what realscience is! Hiding, destroying (or intending to), or making it difficult to access the methods used to obtain those results screams -fraud-. The honest scientist is not afraid of the results they publish, nor selfish. They want knowledge to progress, even if they are not its author.

  128. michael says:

    “most of the reporters will acept it….

    yea, thats the Hansen trick!:

    From: “James Hansen”
    To: “Phil Jones”
    Subject: Re: [Fwd: RE: Dueling climates]
    Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 05:17:06 -0500
    Cc: “Kevin Trenberth” , “Karl, Tom” , “Reto Ruedy”

    Thanks, Phil. Here is a way that Reto likes to list the rankings that come out of our
    version of land-ocean index.
    rank LOTI
    1 2005 0.62C
    2 1998 0.57C
    2007 0.57C
    2002 0.56C
    2003 0.55C
    2006 0.54C
    7 2004 0.49C
    i.e., the second through sixth are in a statistical tie for second in our analysis. This
    seems useful, and most reporters are sort of willing to accept it.

  129. Ecotretas says:

    This is a great search-engine! I’ve linked the compilation for the most interesting messages mentioned along the Internet, to this search-engine, so they can viewed in context: http://ecotretas.blogspot.com/2009/11/rolo-compressor-de-verdades.html

    If there are more out there, or corrections, please send them by email (top left side of the blog).

    Ecotretas

  130. Keith says:

    Ok, I’ll put this out there. We are talking about non-encrypted e-mails that were sent internationally. One hundred percent, these e-mails were available to and “read”/scanned/indexed by just about every major intelligence agency you can name. US, British, Russian, Chinese, French. While they probably flew under the radar for general content (not related to known criminals, Islamists, whatever), you have to wonder at the interest levels of the Russians in particular.

    The poor Rooskies have all this natural gas that goes in a pipeline to Western Europe. Darn Western Europeans are discovering shale gas/shale oil, messing up the balance of trade. At what point do the Russians decide to undermine the whole Cap and Trade nonsense by dropping the price of natural gas/petroleum again by declaring Global Warming is “off”? If you shock petroleum/gas back to low levels, you could perhaps make shale resources unprofitable for at least a few more years. While this whole exercise seems like an inside job, it just may be a highly professional OUTSIDE job. Note that the server for distribution of the material was in Russia–sometimes the Russians like to flaunt their work a bit as a warning to others (note Victor Yushchenko and his little problems with dioxin, or perhaps more compellingly, Alexander Litvinenko and his murder by Polonium-210….not something found at your average WalMart).

    Regardless, it’s just something to think about. We are reading this for the first time, but there should have been highly educated doctorates in various fields reading these same e-mails years and years ago.

    Along those lines, I am really annoyed with the Pentagon and CIA. Back in 2004, the Pentagon was waxing poetic about riots and being destroyed by global warming (see first link, in 2004). What in the world does the Dept of Defense have the Defense Intelligence Agency for if they aren’t going to bother to read the PERFECTLY LEGAL TO READ unencrypted e-mails sent internationally?!?!?!?!?

    And the CIA just set up a Climate Change office (second link). I mean, WUWT? Or more like, WTF?!?!?! I thought NSA had these big sniffer programs to evaluate all e-mails, cell phone calls, pager signals, etc (“Carnivore”). While they were at it, they didn’t think to check on the biggest of the big boys of AGW before opening up a special office on climate change? But then, maybe the whole Fort Hood incident shows that there are weird “off limits” areas our intelligence sources can’t check out.

    Short story, for those who think there has been some kind of major improvement in our intelligence programs and therefore our safety since Sept 11, 2001; the writing is on the wall. The same clowns are still running the same clownish games.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2004/feb/22/usnews.theobserver

    https://www.cia.gov/news-information/press-releases-statements/center-on-climate-change-and-national-security.html

    Tuo Amico,
    Keith

  131. I feel a bit embarrassed about reading other people’s emails, even if these other people, such as Mann, Jones, and Briffa, are obvious charlatans.

    I am sure, however, that these fraudsters wouldn’t blink an eye publishing any private emails that would serve their nefarious purposes.

    In fact, William T. Connolley, a conspirator in charge of suppressing any open discussion of the AGW fraud in Wikipedia, published my private email addressed to him all over his Wikipedia page without asking my permission. When I complained about an illegality of this to Wikipedia admins, guess what? … Right! They booted me, not their bosom friend, bogus “scientist” Mr. Connolley.

    So, if we are to bring down the whole politically financed system of the “climate change” fraud, from the IPCC down to every complicit “peer-reviewed” periodical, down to every complicit teacher brainwashing our children with the nagging “global warming is real” mantra, we need every tool at our disposal, every evidence that helps to dismantle this global fraud, with all its unprecedented financial and social consequences.

    In this perspective, taking into account all the billions of dollars and pounds already stolen in the name of the AGW, and all the innumerable dollars and pounds that Ban Ki-Moons, Pachauris, Briffas, Manns and Connolleys of this world are still stealing at our expense, he or she who leaked the CRU files to the public is, indeed, a hero deserving a shining golden monument.

  132. hengav,

    I’m nothing more than an interested reader – happen to work as a web developer so it was just a small amount of work to throw it together- so your guesses will be as good as mine (probably better!).

    H

  133. Gene Nemetz says:

    Shurley Knot (09:50:16) : said:

    You are eavesdropping on people thinking out loud in email

    Ya, that’s all it was. Sure. Nothing to see here. Let’s just drop it all and move on to the important things, eh Shurley? Why we wasting our time on this trivial chatter?

    BTW, were you just joking in saying that?

  134. Bill Illis says:

    I like the one where Mann thinks he has Andy Revkin in his back-pocket asserting that Steve’s McIntyre’s new data on Briffa’s reconstruction is “garbage” “nonsense”, bogus etc. (Mann throws these kind of qualifiers in on any analysis that isn’t pro-AGW and people just accept it. Nonsense is their favourite word).

    Then Mann goes on to insinuate that Steve needs to publish in journals to be taken seriously. And little does Revkin know that Mann is furiously working/interferring with journals and editors and editorial boards to block all kinds of publications, including getting people removed.

    Revkin has to feel very sheepish about all this (there are several other instances), especially when we all know that Briffa’s reconstruction was actually the poorly done one.

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=1026&filename=1254259645.txt

  135. Gene Nemetz says:

    Shurley Knot (10:26:28) :

    It really doesn’t matter what people on this blog think, does it?

    It hasn’t so far!

    Ya, those popped rivets from the iceberg don’t matter. The band is still playing. Keep dancing.

  136. Gene Nemetz says:

    Frank Lansner (10:33:59) :

    Phil Jones to John Christy 4 years ago, 2005:

    The scientific community would come down on me in no
    uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998. OK it has…

    I wonder what James Hansen would have to say about this one?

  137. Gene Nemetz says:

    Shurley Knot (10:41:34) :

    Just listen to yourselves!

    You are projecting.

  138. Gene Nemetz says:

    JMcCarthy (11:08:44) :

    If this ends up costing a few of these climate “scientists” their jobs I am confident they could find work in the Obama Administration as Counters of Jobs Saved/Created by the Economic Stimulus Package

    Funny! :-)

  139. Curiousgeorge says:

    @ James RS (11:20:37) :

    ” Curiousgeorge,

    I was wondering the same thing. Has anyone noticed if some of the data files contain any of the information that Steve M and others have been trying to get hold of? ”

    Don’t know about that, but from what I’ve read it appears that at least some of the analyzes have used what I would loosely term “Bootstrapping” techniques to fill holes in the raw data. This is not a unknown procedure (I used it myself in a previous life ;) ), but does open the door to criticism, since it depends on the probability distribution assigned or derived from the limited raw data. This results in a larger uncertainty regarding the results and conclusions.

    The one thing that statisticians are accustomed to is uncertainty. On the other hand, policy makers (and the general public ) are very uncomfortable with statistical uncertainty . From my read of some of the emails it appears that the major concern is reduction of uncertainty in order to establish a desired “comfort zone” for the policy wonks. This is a laudable goal, however it can be easily overdone and apparently has been for quite some time.

    Probability is a very slippery critter, and is not what people generally assume it to be. In this kind of endeavor it is more Bayesian than Frequentest. In other words, it’s a statement of the extent of our knowledge, rather than the typical coin flip/roll of the dice that is commonly known. We’re not talking “baseball” statistics with this.

    I’d refer anyone interested to E.T. Jaynes ( deceased ) work for further information regarding probability: ” PROBABILITY THEORY:
    THE LOGIC OF SCIENCE “: http://omega.albany.edu:8008/JaynesBook.html You’ll need a postscript reader, I suggest Ghostscript: http://www.ghostscript.com/

  140. Justin says:

    “On Jun 25, 2009, at 10:58 AM, Phil Jones wrote:

    Mike,
    Just spent 5 minutes looking at Watts up. Couldn’t bear it any longer – had to
    stop!. Is there really such a parallel universe out there? I could understand all of the words some commenters wrote – but not in the context they used them. It is a mixed blessing.”

    In a reply:
    “By the way, “Watts up” has mostly put “ClimateAudit” out of business. a mixed blessing I
    suppose.”

  141. don says:

    So what were the secret thoughts and concerns of America’s top climate scientists when asked to provide information on climate change and hockey sticks before a Republican congress in 2005—a year before congress went democratic in the off year election? Well, thanks to some hacking and prolific Email writers, we now know there is “good science” and there is bad science, usually done by conspiratorial denier types. The adversarial mind-set is interesting, “we seem to (be) back in the days of McCarthyism in the States.” To review, that was the era of the fifties when congress was going after Marxists who were hiding under some beds. In the sixties the Marxists didn’t hide and shared a lot of beds, there was no congressional McCarthyism, and the left was up front about it being better red than dead at the whim of those draft board “death panels.” Children of the sixties, these leading American climate scientists hiding on the public dole felt alienated at having to report to a congress run by “thugs” who actually fund their activities. Of course, the irony of their vulgar Marxism— geological research funded by Exxon is tainted by profit and produces bad science—doesn’t apply to them when on the road to utopia with man made global warming paid for by the taxpayer:

    From: “Michael E. Mann” 
To: Keith Briffa 
Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: NEED HELP!
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 07:21:55 -0400

Hi Keith,
Thanks–yes, we seem to back in the days of McCarthyism in the States. Fortunately, we have
some good people who will represent us legally pro bono, and in the best case scenario,
this backfires on these thugs…
The response of the wording is likely to change dramatically after consulation w/ lawyers,
etc. but any feedback on the substance would nonetheless be very helpful…
thanks for both your help and your support,
mike
At 05:48 AM 6/28/2005, you wrote:

Mike
just in and seeing this for time – will digest – but do not like look or implications of
this at all
Keith
At 17:00 25/06/2005, you wrote:

Tim/Keith/Phil,
Please see attached letter from the U.S. House republicans. As Tom has mentioned below,
it would be very helpful if I can get feedback from you all as I proceed w/ drafting a
formal response.
Thanks in advance for any help,
mike

Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 09:36:49 -0600
From: Tom Wigley 
Organization: NCAR/CGD
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.4) Gecko/20030624
Netscape/7.1 (ax)
X-Accept-Language: en-us, en
To: Michael Oppenheimer 
Cc: “Michael E. Mann” , shs@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, dlashof@xxxxxxxxx.xxx,
jhansen@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, mmaccrac@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, santer1@xxxxxxxxx.xxx,
wigley@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, Caspar Ammann 
Subject: Re: NEED HELP!
X-UVA-Virus-Scanned: by amavisd-new at fork9.mail.virginia.edu
Mike,
There are broader implications of this, so it is important to respond well. It is
a pity you have to be the guinea pig after what you have gone through already,
but you have many supporters.
I would not advise a legal route. I think you need to consider this as just another
set of referees’ comments and respond simply, clearly and directly. On the science
side the key point is that the M&M criticisms are unfounded.
Although this may be difficult, remember that this is not really a criticism of you
personally, but one aspect of a criticism of the foundations of global warming
science by people both inside and outside of Congress who have ulterior motives.
There may, in fact, be an opportunity here. As you know, we suspect that there
has been an abuse of the scientific review process at the journal editor level.
The method is to choose reviewers who are sympathetic to the anti-greenhouse
view. Recent papers in GRL (including the M&M paper) have clearly not been
reviewed by appropriate people. We have a strong suspicion that this is the case,
but, of course, no proof because we do not know *who* the reviewers of these
papers have been. Perhaps now is the time to make this a direct accusation and
request (or demand) that this information be made available. In order to properly
defend the good science it is essential that the reasons for bad science appearing
in the literature be investigated.
The lever here is that the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the
House Committee on Energy and Commerce is suggesting that your papers are
bad science and asking (their point 8e) for the identity of people who reviewed
your work. In response, it is completely fair and justifiable to point out that it
is the papers that criticize your and related work that are bad science, and that,
through the Subcommittee you can request the identities of the reviewers of all
of these critical papers — starting with M&M.
When you respond, there are a number of items that require a direct response
from you alone. There are also a number of scientific points where you could
give a multi-authored response. There are many people who have expertise in
this area and familiarity with the scientific issues who I am sure would be willing
to join you (I would be happy to do so).
At this stage, however, I would keep the group small. A few others could be added
to the original email list nevertheless. I took the liberty of copying your plea and
the Subcommittee’s letter to Caspar Ammann, primarily because I think he can
help with the scientific aspects better than most people. After all, he has been
able to follow your method and reproduce your results, he has shown the flaws
in M&M’s work, he has investigated the bristlecone pine issue, and he has made
all his software available on the web.
The others who could be added at this early stage are Ray Bradley and Malcolm
Hughes, your ‘co-conspirators’ — and perhaps Phil Jones, Keith Briffa and Tim
Osborn. I do not know how ‘powerful’ these alien opinions may be in the present
parochial context, but I note that the instigators of all this are Canadians and that
the science has no national boundaries. Phil, Keith and Tim are useful because they
have demonstrated the flaws in the von Storch work — which is, I assume, the
Science paper that the Subcommittee’s letter referes to.
A word of warning. I would be careful about using other, independent paleo
reconstruction work as supporting the MBH reconstructions. I am attaching my
version of a comparison of the bulk of these other reconstructions. Although
these all show the hockey stick shape, the differences between them prior to
1850 make me very nervous. If I were on the greenhouse deniers’ side, I
would be inclined to focus on the wide range of paleo results and the differences
between them as an argument for dismissing them all.
I attach also a run with MAGICC using central-estimate climate model parameters
(DT2x = 2.6 degC, etc. — see the TAR), and forcings used by Caspar in the
runs with paleo-CSM. I have another Figure somewhere that compares MAGICC
with paleo-CSM. The agreement is nearly perfect (given that CSM has internally
generated noise while MAGICC is pure signal). The support for the hockey stick
is not just the paleo reconstructions, but also the model results. If one takes the
best estimates of past forcing off the shelf, then the model results show the hockey
stick shape. No tuning or fudging here; this is a totally independent analysis, and
critics of the paleo data, if they disbelieve these data, have to explain why models
get the same result.
Of course, von Storch’s model results do not show such good century timescale
agreement, but this is because he uses silly forcing and has failed to account for
the fact that his model was not in equilibrium at the start of the run (the subject
of Tim Osborn et al.’s submitted paper).
This is a pain in the but, but it will all work out well in the end (unintentional pun
–
sorry). Good science will prevail.
Best wishes,
Tom.
———————————————–
Michael Oppenheimer wrote:

Michael:
This is outrageous. I’ll contact some people who may be able to help right away.
———-
From: Michael E. Mann [[2]mailto:mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx]
Sent: Friday, June 24, 2005 4:27 PM
To: shs@xxxxxxxxx.xxx;
omichael@xxxxxxxxx.xxx;
dlashof@xxxxxxxxx.xxx;
jhansen@xxxxxxxxx.xxx;
mmaccrac@xxxxxxxxx.xxx;
santer1@xxxxxxxxx.xxx; wigley@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
Subject: NEED HELP!
Importance: High
dear all,
this was predicted–they’re of course trying to make things impossible for me. I need
immediate help regarding recourse for free legal advice, etc.
mike
______________________________________________________________
Professor Michael E. Mann
Department of Environmental Sciences, Clark Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
_______________________________________________________________________
e-mail: mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx Phone: (434) 924-7770 FAX:
(434) 982-2137
[11]http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/faculty/people/mann.shtml

______________________________________________________________
Professor Michael E. Mann
Department of Environmental Sciences, Clark Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
_______________________________________________________________________
e-mail: mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx Phone: (434) 924-7770 FAX: (434) 982-2137
[12]http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/faculty/people/mann.shtml

–
Professor Keith Briffa,
Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, U.K.
Phone: +44-1603-593909
Fax: +44-1603-507784
[13]http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/people/briffa/

______________________________________________________________
Professor Michael E. Mann
Department of Environmental Sciences, Clark Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
_______________________________________________________________________
e-mail: mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx Phone: (434) 924-7770 FAX: (434) 982-2137
[14]http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/faculty/people/mann.shtml

References

1. mailto:mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
2. mailto:mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
3. mailto:shs@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
4. mailto:omichael@xxxxxxxxx.xxx%3Eomichael@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
5. mailto:dlashof@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
6. mailto:jhansen@xxxxxxxxx.xxx%3Ejhansen@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
7. mailto:mmaccrac@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
8. mailto:santer1@xxxxxxxxx.xxx%3Esanter1@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
9. mailto:wigley@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
10. mailto:mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
11. http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/faculty/people/mann.shtml
12. http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/faculty/people/mann.shtml
13. http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/people/briffa/
14. http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/faculty/people/mann.shtml


  142. aylamp says:

    From: Phil Jones
    To: John Christy
    Subject: This and that
    Date: Tue Jul 5 15:51:55 2005

    “If anything, I would like to see the climate change happen,
    so the science could be proved right, regardless of the consequences.”

    Eh?

  143. David says:

    http://www.google.com/news/more?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&ncl=dVr56w1i3YM8UhMZJwbZhBo5IaLlM&topic=t

    Off to the right. Another hockey stick!

    BTW, AKD (09:39:32), yes, I see a number of red flags. If that is what it sounds like, it is surely a crime.

  144. KlausB says:

    @ Richard Sharpe (09:32:58) :

    Richard, I did a “climategate” -google friday evening my time/I presume early friday your time – results: 1321
    .. did same now – results 32600++

    rgds
    KlausB

  145. BarryW says:

    If nothing else these emails show that these researchers have corrupted the peer review process.

  146. Gene Nemetz says:

    JMcCarthy (11:55:49) :

    Although I am not one to recommend breaking the law I do feel that the individuals who illegally obtained and posted this information…

    It is not known yet whether any laws were broken. What happened here may turn out to be different than it being a hacker/cracker.

    As someone has already commented (PSU-EMS-Alum (09:19:44) ) it may turn out to be only a case of violation of internal policy and not the breaking of any law.

  147. Neo says:

    The only unanswered question for me ..
    Did any of these folks (in the e-mails) ever gave testimony before Congress or any court under oath ?

    If so, they should go to jail.

  148. Ben says:

    Searched “gore” and found this in the first result:
    “ACTION: Monitor your local paper and respond to news stories
    with a letter-to-the-editor.
    MAIN MESSAGE: Given the Bush Administration’s consistent
    opposition to climate change mitigation, it is especially
    imperative at this time that the scientific community and
    Dr. Pachauri work together to ensure that the IPCC remains a
    strong and credible scientific process.
    DEADLINE: As soon as possible after the story runs in your
    paper — preferably the same day but no later than a day or
    two after.”

  149. vukcevic says:

    I vote for
    CLIMATE CRUNCH
    to replace ‘credit crunch’ in year 2010

  150. KlausB says:

    [i] Steve S. (09:51:30) :

    sorry for another post so soon but this is too funny, and prophetic.

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=934&filename=1226451442.txt%5B/i%5D

    yes, very prophetic, indeed

  151. Hank Hancock says:

    FOIA > documents > Greenpeace.txt:

    I was somewhat taken by the above referenced e-mail between Paul Horsman of Greenpeace and Mick Kelley of the CRU wherein they are discussing a globalization agenda and organizing an international climate justice summit. If there isn’t a globalization agenda behind the IPCC then why are they discussing it in relation to the IPCC? Just what is “climate justice” anyway? Curious minds want to know.

  152. Bulldust says:

    Sadly the Australian media has been very slow to run with this story… I’d imagine they are scared to because of the ETS legislation is to be rammed through our senate next week (last week of Federal Parliament for the year). My god we are going to look silly if it goes through.

    The truth is leaking out through newspaper blogs at some papers:
    http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/jacktheinsider/index.php/theaustralian/comments/climate_protest_starved_of_publicity/

    Interestingly, The West Australian news paper, one usually known for its tardy reporting (except for local issues) has grabbed onto it so I can only imagine the SMH, Age abd Australian are not too far behind:
    http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/6500842/leaked-emails-stoke-climate-debate/

  153. Fahtma says:

    Clive (08:48:53) :

    AJ Abrams (08:11:58) : “I hope they are reading here.” ☺☺

    The ONLY one not watching is an old hermit in a cave in Elbonia. (Joke!)

    Yup, it is a joke – I’m reading this too!

  154. ET says:

    Taylor (09:00:04) :

    A series of email exchanges showed me that Michael Mann was not honest at all in handling a nomination for Phil Jones. Dr. Mann asked for an H-Index from Dr. Jones himself because Dr. Mann was preparing a nomination package for Dr. Jones. Dr. Jones said his H-index ( an index indicating how significant one’s scientific papers have been) is about 52 while a website is reporting 62 because the website includes many papers published by some biologists with the same name. Dr. Mann replied back saying that ‘I will go w/ 62, which is higher than vast members of national academy of science’. How can one expect to trust this Mann’s scientific results without getting and examining his data source??

    This is it, I think.

    Phil = ” Problem is my surname. I get a number of 62 if I just use the software, but I have too many papers. I then waded through and deleted those in journals I’d never heard of and got 52. I think this got rid of some biologist from the 1970s/1980s, so go with 52.”

    Mike = “OK–thanks, I’ll just go w/ the H=62. That is an impressive number and almost certainly higher than the vast majority of AGU Fellows.”

  155. Konrad says:

    1105019698.txt

    Pick a base period. Any base period…

    “There is a preference in the atmospheric observations chapter of IPCC
    AR4 to stay with the 1961-1990 normals. This is partly because a change
    of normals confuses users, e.g. anomalies will seem less positive than
    before if we change to newer normals, so the impression of global
    warming will be muted”

  156. King of Cool says:

    Mike McMillan (09:51:22) :
    I think those proclaiming the death of AGW have let their enthusiasm carry them away from reality….. It will take a decade of cooling and snowdrifts as big as the ones I played in back in the 50’s before they reluctantly come around.

    Mike I couldn’t agree more. I have seen absolutely nothing about the CRU scam in the MSM in our country. We have a new phrase here now to describe bush fire conditions which replaces ‘extreme’ and that is ‘catastrophic’. So everything in SE Australia to-day is ‘catastrophic’ as it was in South Australia 2 days ago which our Prime Minister put down to climate change (until the rains arrived there and which will be here tonight).

    If it is not the ‘catastrophic’ weather here it is the floods of ‘biblical’ proportions in NW England. Apocalypse Now has arrived in the MSM just in time to push the ETS through the Senate prior to the Copenhagen bunfest which even the leader of our right wing opposition supports.

    The uncovered emails whether they are conspiratorial or not will be a mere blip on the horizon which shows an unstoppable tide of AGW more powerful than Hitler’s blitzkrieg into Poland. Mike we will need more than your old snowdrifts, we will need another “Little Ice Age” starting next Monday.

  157. P Wilson says:

    Bryan Clark (11:53:40) :

    “As a (retired) professional engineer from Canada, I am truly shocked by the contemptible behaviour of the scientists at Britain’s CRU. A total lack of ethics.”

    Phil Jones:

    He calls one person an utter prat, and rejoices over the death of another, whilst his correspondents harbour fantasies about beating the crap out out of someone else or meeting them in dark alleys … interspersed with advice to one another on how to rubbish research whose results they don’t like.

    I’m still hoping this isn’t genuine

  158. KlausB says:

    @ P Gosselin (10:08:42) :

    Pierre,
    thanks, I missed that.
    Still goin’ thru the other files, datas.
    BTW, do you know, why http://www.oekologismus.de hasn’t open
    a thread on that? Are they sleeping on their keyboards?

    rgds

    KlausB

  159. Paul Vaughan says:

    IMPORTANT:

    tallbloke (12:22:28) “I came across a message saying the SST’s around 1945 would be changed.”

    They must not be permitted to further vandalize the record

  160. Todd says:

    So here’s a question: any speculation on how this will affect Copenhagen which is only a few weeks away? I’m no climate scientist; just a concerned citizen, but my assumption is that all these “team” members will be there. My guess is that the next couple of weeks will be full of “deny! deny! deny!” because of the timing of the release of all this data. But when Copenhagen happens, I wonder if ANYONE at the conference will bring these emails and other files, and their conclusions, to the forefront?

  161. tallbloke says:

    KlausB (12:56:27) :

    @ Richard Sharpe (09:32:58) :

    Richard, I did a “climategate” -google friday evening my time/I presume early friday your time – results: 1321
    .. did same now – results 32600++

    34800 now. You’ll be able to see the difference in timestamps when I post this.

  162. Allan M says:

    vulgarmorality (08:46:08) :

    This isn’t about data but about politics – and not really about politics but about a certain mindset. Many scientists have succumbed to the temptation to became Platonic guardians, telling the rest of us how we must life.

    Is this a Platonic mindset? Or, given the ammount of money and taxation involved in the green agenda, and all the eugenicists and other crud lurking in the wings, is it more a case of the Spartans and the Helots?

  163. Bob Tisdale says:

    Gene Nemetz: You wrote with respect to my earlier comment about researchers assuming a linear relationship between ENSO and global temperature, “He really assumed that? Unbelievable!”

    In the papers where the researchers remove ENSO from global temperatures by scaling and lagging the ENSO data before subtracting it, they assume there is a linear relationship between ENSO and global temperature. I’ve listed those papers in a recent (September) post:
    http://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/2009/09/relationship-between-enso-and-global.html

  164. Steve Mosher, spot on. Keep to the core issues still;

    Free the data; Free the code; Free the debate.

    Most of the media are still caught in the bias, believing or asserting that the warming is happening. So this message needs to come through: Even the hacked emails say warming is not happening.

    And…… there is still more rot to uncover. The GISS mess. And I suspect an Ice Hockey Stick regarding the CO2 measurements taken from ice cores and the serial institutional rubbishing of Jaworowski who challenged it on many substantial scientific grounds. And more probably.

    This looks like the Battle of Britain, folks – but not yet the end of the war.

  165. UKIP says:

    Thanks muchly for the search engine.

    If you want to feel like you’re in a different universe, take a look at the discussion we’re having over at http://theweatheroutlook.com/twocommunity/forums/6.aspx on this very issue. A supposed British former scientist (“TomC”) posts there and he says there is nothing incriminating in the emails. A few other there are members of green parties so you know what to expect.

  166. Todd says:

    More good news: the Climategate issue has made it to the Fox News homepage.

    http://www.foxnews.com/

  167. Ric Werme says:

    Torquatus (11:22:53) :

    One of the Emails mentioned above has a very interesting mail header:

    From: Ben Santer
    To: Smithg
    Subject: Re: data request
    Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:33:53 -0800
    Reply-to: santer1@xxxxxxxxx.xxx

    Santer is at xxxx.gov in the US, Smithg is at .net.sg in Singapore. All other Emails I’ve seen have at least one @uea.ac.uk address. So what the heck is this Email doing at CRU? My best guess, and probably right, is that the recipient was on a “Bcc:” (blind carbon copy) list and hence not on a “To:” or “Cc:” line.

    Just something to keep in mind considering who has seen/sent what.

  168. Walter Cronanty says:

    Interesting post at Powerline concerning the hacking and e-mails. Given my interest in the MSM and various issues, when you get about halfway through the post there’s a discussion re: Andrew Revkin, the NYT’s environmental reporter, and his somewhat small, tangential involvement in all of this. Small, tangential, but I think revealing. Joseph Stalin, please meet Walter Duranty.

  169. Brandon says:

    Just downloaded the letters, and one #0983196231 says

    “It also remains unclear why just at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and before the emission of substantial amounts of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, Earth’s temperature began to rise steeply.”

  170. Glenn says:

    “Gavin” at realclimate says

    “It may have escaped your notice, but I am not Phil Jones, neither is Mike Mann, and nor is anyone else associated with the RealClimate.”

    I suppose that all depends on the definition of “associated”, and the hard evidence to prove or disprove it. This guy is sounding more and more like a weasel.

    “I stress that this has absolutely nothing to do with anyone at RealClimate, and has absolutely nothing to do with wanting to hide data.”

    Perhaps this means that neither Phil or Mike is posting there at the present? Or Gavin?

    Quotes from response to “Comment by Biff Larkin — 21 November 2009 @ 3:45 PM”

  171. Michael says:

    This e-mail from Mann to Jones in June of 98 talks about, “datasets with
    manufactured biases”. I searched the keyword “funding” and got 69 results.
    Hmmm, interesting.

    “Dear Phil,

    Of course I’ll be happy to be on board. I think the opportunity for some
    direct collaboration between us (me, and you/tim/keith) is ripe, and
    the plan to compare and contrast different approaches and data and
    synthesize the different results is a good one. Though sidetracked
    by other projects recently, I remain committed to doing this with
    you guys, and to explore applications to synthetic datasets with
    manufactured biases/etc remains high priority. It sounds like it
    would all fit into the proposal you mention. There may be some
    overlap w/proposals we will eventually submit to NSF (renewal
    of our present funding), etc. by I don’t see a problem with that
    in the least.

    Once the collaboration is officially in place, I think that sharing
    of codes, data, etc. should not be a problem. I would be happy to
    make mine available, though can’t promise its the most user friendly
    thing in the world.

    In short, I like the idea. INclude me in, and let me know what you
    need from me (cv, etc.).

    cheers,

    mike”

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=59&filename=898099393.txt

  172. stevec says:

    Tamino is shown to be the email address of a Dr Steve Foster, using tamino9

  173. Iren says:

    “O. Weinzierl (11:10:25) :
    I could not believe my ears when I heard about the CRU hack on the main evening news for Austria. The state owned broadcaster “ORF” usually only brings alarmist news. I guess now the CRU hack will also get some press coverage.”
    —————
    You almost gave me a heart attack because I at first thought you said Australia. There’s been not a peep so far from the main news outlets that I’ve heard and its a matter of life and death here at the moment because the appalling CPRS (ETS) legislation is coming before the Senate this week. The government does not have the numbers to pass it but our quisling leader of the opposition is doing his level best to ensure its passage, despite strong opposition within in own party. It seems a rupture in his own party is of less importance to him.

  174. tty says:

    Curiousgeorge (12:44:22) :

    Curiousgeorge,

    I was wondering the same thing. Has anyone noticed if some of the data files contain any of the information that Steve M and others have been trying to get hold of? ”

    Well, it certainly seems to contain the code for HadCRUT. I imagine that’s why Steve McIntyre has been kind of quiet this weekend.
    Hopefully we’ll soon know if HadCRUT is as shaky as GISSTemp.

  175. Smokey says:

    Re: Glenn,

    I think this is the pecking order:

    NASA/GISS Director: James Hansen … his subordinate is Gavin Schmidt.

    NASA web site contributors: Michael Mann, Gavin Schmidt & others

    RealClimate is owned by Michael Mann & run by Gavin Schmidt with contributor WM Connolley [and other mods like Harald Korneliussen]

    Wikipedia editor: WM Connolley.

    [Actually, if you read the sentence closely, you will see that Gavin is prevaricating...

    “It may have escaped your notice, but I am not Phil Jones, neither is Mike Mann, and nor is anyone else associated with the RealClimate.”

    ...all he is really saying is that he is not Phil Jones, and neither is anyone else.]

  176. fabron says:

    From: Simon.Shackley@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Subject: Re: industrial and commercial contacts
    Date: Mon Jan 10 17:01:32 2000
    ……………
    dear colleagues
    re: List of Industrial and Commercial Contacts to Elicit Support from for the Tyndall Centre.
    I am sending a draft of the generic version of the letter eliciting support and the 2 page summary to Mike to look over. Then this can be used as a basis for letter writing by the Tyndall contact (the person in brackets).

    Mr Alan Wood CEO Siemens plc [Nick Jenkins]
    Mr Mike Hughes CE Midlands Electricity (Visiting Prof at UMIST) [Nick Jenkins]
    Mr Keith Taylor, Chairman and CEO of Esso UK (John Shepherd]
    Mr Brian Duckworth, Managing Director, Severn-Trent Water [Mike Hulme]
    Dr Jeremy Leggett, Director, Solar Century [Mike Hulme]
    Mr Brian Ford, Director of Quality, United Utilities plc [Simon Shackley]
    Dr Andrew Dlugolecki, CGU [Jean Palutikof]
    Dr Ted Ellis, VP Building Products, Pilkington plc [Simon Shackley]
    Mr Mervyn Pedalty, CEO, Cooperative Bank plc [Simon Shackley]

    Possibles:
    Mr John Loughhead, Technology Director ALSTOM [Nick Jenkins]
    Mr Edward Hyams, Managing Director Eastern Generation [Nick Jenkins]
    Dr David Parry, Director Power Technology Centre, Powergen [Nick Jenkins]
    Mike Townsend, Director, The Woodland Trust [Melvin Cannell]
    Mr Paul Rutter, BP Amoco [via Terry Lazenby, UMIST]

    With kind regards
    Simon Shackley

  177. Tom_R says:

    >>
    PSU-EMS-Alum (09:19:44) :

    The Ville (08:29:17) :

    Amazing!

    This site supports criminal activity?

    What next?

    ———-

    The only one calling it “illegal” are those whose AGW religion biases are now having the spotlight focused on them (Hockey Team, RC, etc).

    Given the structure of the archive, it is much more likely that this was perpetrated by an someone with access who gathered the data and put it up on a site anonymously. AKA – a “mole” or, more precisely, “whistleblower”.

    <<

    I believe you are right. There must be more E-mail accounts than just Phil Jones'. Wouldn't an outsider have published all of them, while an insider would publish only a subset in order to not publish his/her own E-mails?

    Also, the person who did this seemed to know exactly where to go and what to get. I doubt an outsider could come up with all of the data and just the data and incriminating E-mails (correct me if I'm wrong on this).

  178. Ecochemist says:

    HAY GUYS! I HAS SOME GREAT NEWS!

    THE DEBATE IS OVER!

    Margarine is once again better for you than butter.

  179. joe says:

    I have a question, what about the data? Was there any data hacked?

  180. Michael says:

    In this Confidential e-mail from Trevor Davies, Trevor writes;

    “b) have to split what is a limited pot of cash”

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=104&filename=925823304.txt

  181. KlausB says:

    @operators
    Is ~ctm aboard again?

    Hopefully, he had some hours of good sleep.
    He did an outstanding job here.

    rgds
    KlausB

  182. AKD says:

    Yeah, he’s saying Phil Jones is in charge of CRU and so the one accountable. He is being careful to distance himself from and not comment on data obstruction/destruction and focus on much more slippery interpretations of possible data manipulation and bias. Plenty of wiggle room there, but the FOI issue and misuse of funds seem pretty black and white. It would be pointless to comment on those, because full information will almost certainly surface with further FOI requests (this time from people who can’t be ignored without consequences). Much better to get everyone focused on the defintion of the word “trick” and try to create the impression that any wrongdoing comes down to subjective interpretation of a few words.

  183. ShrNfr says:

    All of this is most interesting especially since it is about time we headed into the de Vries downtrend on the 200 year solar cycle.

  184. Bill Jamison says:

    What do you want to bet that every other university and government institution mentioned in these emails is “battening down the hatches” right about now to prevent their systems from being hacked and more data from being released???

  185. KimW says:

    file 1051230500.txt has a quote from a NZ Climate specialist, “Since the IPCC makes it quite clear that there are substantial grounds for concern about climate change, is it not partially the responsibility of climate science to make sure only satisfactorily peer-reviewed science appears in scientific
    publications? ”

    Oddly, the same person is currently pursuing a unjust dismissal suit -
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/2991708/Salinger-sacking-not-done-lightly.

    In short, ” He was dismissed for allegedly ignoring a Niwa policy against speaking publicly without prior approval.”

  186. David says:

    I would also suggest that any citizens in England demand an audit of CRU. I do believe that the email posted by AKD would be sufficient cause for suspicion. I plan on writing to John Boehner and petitioning him to stop NOAA from sending money to CRU until they sort out what exactly happened with regards to that particular correspondence.

  187. simon says:

    @ Adam Sullivan (09:40:26) :

    Re: That one [1077829152.txt] shows clear misconduct as do so many others. Like I said – these guys have just lost their professional reputations. they have reduced themselves to dogmatists. They went for “fake but accurate”. But people really do need to separate the wheat from the chaff – none of this disproves that CO2 is a greenhouse gas. What it does is expose the catastrophists to vigorous attack which they will have to defend.

    I’m just a casual observer on GW, and there are other issues I spend far too much time on, but the sceptics should be thinking about what they want to achieve from all this. As you suggest, it’s the science which ultimately matters; so I think it would be a mistake to focus on personalities and reputations.

    From reading just a sample of the emails, there has been a clear intent to control and manipulate the peer review process. A sensible goal for the sceptic camp would be to use this information as apart of a demand for fair treatment in that process.

  188. Steve Hempell says:

    I don’t know if anyone else has posted on this as I haven’t had the opportunity to scan all the comments.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/11/024995.php

    When I read this it seemed to me to be a devastating commentary on the state of dendrochronology and the “team” in particular.

    I think more work such as this should be done on these emails to develop story lines like this as they are far more informational and contextualized. Far better than just individual emails.

  189. David Jones says:

    As a UK taxpayer I consider that Jones, Briffa and the others at CRU should be criminally charged with “obtaining money by false pretenses.’ Not to mention FRAUD.

    Unfortunately with the CORRUPT, unprincipled, and incompetent Government we’ve had in UK for the past 12 years I doubt that it will happen, at least until we get a change of gov in UK.

  190. bill says:

    Just for the record:
    http://www.opsi.gov.uk/acts/acts1990/UKpga_19900018_en_1.htm

    1
    Unauthorised access to computer material .(1)
    A person is guilty of an offence if— .
    (a) he causes a computer to perform any function with intent to secure access to any program or data held in any computer; .
    (b) the access he intends to secure is unauthorised; and .
    (c) he knows at the time when he causes the computer to perform the function that that is the case. .
    (2)
    The intent a person has to have to commit an offence under this section need not be directed at— .
    (a) any particular program or data; .
    (b) a program or data of any particular kind; or .
    (c) a program or data held in any particular computer. .
    (3)
    A person guilty of an offence under this section shall be liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to both

    4
    Territorial scope of offences under this Act .(1)
    Except as provided below in this section, it is immaterial for the purposes of any offence under section 1 or 3 above— .
    (a) whether any act or other event proof of which is required for conviction of the offence occurred in the home country concerned; or .
    (b) whether the accused was in the home country concerned at the time of any such act or event. .
    (2)
    Subject to subsection (3) below, in the case of such an offence at least one significant link with domestic jurisdiction must exist in the circumstances of the case for the offence to be committed. .
    (3)
    There is no need for any such link to exist for the commission of an offence under section 1 above to be established in proof of an allegation to that effect in proceedings for an offence under section 2 above. .
    (4)
    Subject to section 8 below, where— .
    (a) any such link does in fact exist in the case of an offence under section 1 above; and .
    (b) commission of that offence is alleged in proceedings for an offence under section 2 above;
    9
    British citizenship immaterial .
    (1)
    In any proceedings brought in England and Wales in respect of any offence to which this section applies it is immaterial to guilt whether or not the accused was a British citizen at the time of any act, omission or other event proof of which is required for conviction of the offence. .
    (2)
    This section applies to the following offences— .
    (a) any offence under this Act; .
    (b) conspiracy to commit an offence under this Act; .
    (c) any attempt to commit an offence under section 3 above; and .
    (d) incitement to commit an offence under this Act. .

    Extradition where Schedule 1 to the Extradition Act 1989 applies .The offences to which an Order in Council under section 2 of the [1870 c. 52.] Extradition Act 1870 can apply shall include—
    (a) offences under section 2 or 3 above; .
    (b) any conspiracy to commit such an offence; and .
    (c) any attempt to commit an offence under section 3 above.

    17
    Interpretation .(1)
    The following provisions of this section apply for the interpretation of this Act. .
    (2)
    A person secures access to any program or data held in a computer if by causing a computer to perform any function he— .
    (a) alters or erases the program or data; .
    (b) copies or moves it to any storage medium other than that in which it is held or to a different location in the storage medium in which it is held; .
    (c) uses it; or .
    (d) has it output from the computer in which it is held (whether by having it displayed or in any other manner); .
    and references to access to a program or data (and to an intent to secure such access) shall be read accordingly.

  191. Schuyler says:

    Here’s a nice one I just found with the search engine. Our man “Phil” taalks about “hiding behind” the Intellectual Property Rights issue and also complains about FOIA saying he wil delete data before he lets anything out. I know it’s a mess to read, but worth it

    ——-

    From: Phil Jones
    To: “Michael E. Mann”
    Subject: Re: For your eyes only
    Date: Thu Feb 3 13:11:46 2005

    Mike,
    It would be good to produce future series with and without the long
    instrumental series and maybe the documentary ones as well. The long
    measurements can then be used to validate the low-freq aspects at least
    back to 1750, maybe earlier with the documentary. There are some key
    warm decades (1730s, some in the 16th century) which the Moberg
    reconstruction completely misses and gives the impression that all
    years are cold between 1500 and 1750.
    Away Feb 6-10 and 12-20 and 22-25 (last in Chicago – on the panel to
    consider the vertical temp work of CCSP).
    Cheers
    Phil
    Cheers
    Phil
    At 15:26 02/02/2005, you wrote:

    Thanks Phil,
    Yes, we’ve learned out lesson about FTP. We’re going to be very careful in the future
    what gets put there. Scott really screwed up big time when he established that directory
    so that Tim could access the data.
    Yeah, there is a freedom of information act in the U.S., and the contrarians are going
    to try to use it for all its worth. But there are also intellectual property rights
    issues, so it isn’t clear how these sorts of things will play out ultimately in the U.S.
    I saw the paleo draft (actually I saw an early version, and sent Keith some minor
    comments). It looks very good at present–will be interesting to see how they deal w/
    the contrarian criticisms–there will be many. I’m hoping they’ll stand firm (I believe
    they will–I think the chapter has the right sort of personalities for that)…
    Will keep you updated on stuff…
    talk to you later,
    mike
    At 09:41 AM 2/2/2005, Phil Jones wrote:

    Mike,
    I presume congratulations are in order – so congrats etc !
    Just sent loads of station data to Scott. Make sure he documents everything better
    this time ! And don’t leave stuff lying around on ftp sites – you never know who is
    trawling
    them. The two MMs have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear
    there
    is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I’ll delete the file rather than
    send
    to anyone. Does your similar act in the US force you to respond to enquiries within
    20 days? – our does ! The UK works on precedents, so the first request will test it.
    We also
    have a data protection act, which I will hide behind. Tom Wigley has sent me a worried
    email when he heard about it – thought people could ask him for his model code. He
    has retired officially from UEA so he can hide behind that. IPR should be relevant
    here,
    but I can see me getting into an argument with someone at UEA who’ll say we must adhere
    to it !
    Are you planning a complete reworking of your paleo series? Like to be involved if
    you are.
    Had a quick look at Ch 6 on paleo of AR4. The MWP side bar references Briffa, Bradley,
    Mann, Jones, Crowley, Hughes, Diaz – oh and Lamb ! Looks OK, but I can’t see it
    getting past all the stages in its present form. MM and SB get dismissed. All the
    right
    emphasis is there, but the wording on occasions will be crucial. I expect this to be
    the
    main contentious issue in AR4. I expect (hope) that the MSU one will fade away. It
    seems
    the more the CCSP (the thing Tom Karl is organizing) looks into Christy and Spencer’s
    series, the more problems/issues they are finding. I might be on the NRC review panel,
    so will keep you informed.
    Rob van Dorland is an LA on the Radiative Forcing chapter, so he’s a paleo expert
    by GRL statndards.
    Cheers
    Phil
    At 13:41 02/02/2005, you wrote:

    Phil–thought I should let you know that its official now that I’ll be moving to Penn
    State next Fall.
    I’ll be in the Meteorology Dept. & Earth and Environmental Systems Institute, and plan
    to head up a center for “Earth System History” within the institute. Will keep you
    updated,
    Mike

    Prof. Phil Jones
    Climatic Research Unit Telephone
    School of Environmental Sciences Fax
    University of East Anglia
    Norwich Email p.jones@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    NR4 7TJ
    UK
    —————————————————————————-

    __________________________________________________ ____________
    Professor Michael E. Mann
    Department of Environmental Sciences, Clark Hall
    University of Virginia
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    __________________________________________________ _____________________
    e-mail: mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx Phone:
    [1]http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/faculty/people/mann.shtml

    Prof. Phil Jones
    Climatic Research Unit Telephone
    School of Environmental Sciences
    University of East Anglia
    Norwich Email p.jones@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    NR4 7TJ
    UK
    —————————————————————————-

    References

    1. Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, U.Va. | 404 Error (Page Not Found)

  192. deadite says:

    Ben Santer’s xxxx.xxx is llnl.gov – for those interested.

  193. Stephen Shorland says:

    Hello, On reading the first email that comes up using the search term ‘lindzen’,there is this passage:
    Alan,
    > Thanks for the quick response. We’ll expect something from Melissa
    > in the next few weeks. I also hope our copy of the 2cnd edition arrives
    > soon. In our maximum latewood density reconstruction from the polar Urals
    > to AD 914, the most anomalous summer is AD 1032. A lot of other volcano
    > years are there with summers of -3 to -4 sigma such as 1816,1601,1783 and
    > 1453 (I think this later one is Kuwae that is being found in the Ice Cores
    > in the Antarctic. However 1032 is 6 sigma and it may be the Baitoushan
    > event which you say is 1010 +/- 50 years or the Billy Mitchell event.
    Is ‘Billy Mitchell’ a climatologist? I know him as a maverick US Airforce figure who proved Bombers could sink Battleships.It just poked my conspiritorial rib in relation to their discussion of a 6 Sigma event (HaHa) ?

  194. mark_d says:

    Mention of changing temps for 1945 in file 1203620834.txt, says that temps would have shown a continuous rise from 1900 until 1970.

    Personal details removed.

    I’ve attached two figures. Both focus on the land data.
    The first figure includes 4 time series. From top to bottom: the global-mean land data
    (CRUTEM 3); the ENSO fit; the COWL fit; the residual global-mean time series. There is
    nothing here you haven’t seen before – the residual land time series is identical to the
    one in the Nature paper.
    As we’ve discussed, the residual land time series highlights the signature of the
    volcanos. And as far as low frequency variability goes: the residual land time series
    supports the IPCC contention that the global warmed from ~1900-1940; did not warm from
    ~1940-1980; and warmed substantially from 1980 to present.
    OK…. so now I’m going to play with removing the volcanic signal. There are a lot of
    ways to do this, and I haven’t settled on the best method. For now, I am driving the
    simple climate model I’ve been using for ENSO with the Ammann et al. volcanic forcing
    time series. I get identical results using Crowley’s estimate and Sato’s estimate.
    The figure on page 2 shows the effect of removing the volcanic signal. From top to
    bottom: the the global-mean residual land time series (repeated from the previous
    figure); the volcanic fit; the ‘ENSO/COWL/Volcano’ residual land time series.
    Some key points:
    1. the volcanic fit isn’t perfect, but captures most of the volcanic signal.
    2. the residual time series (bottom of Fig 2) is interesting. If you look closely, it
    suggests the globe has warmed continuously since 1900 with two exceptions: a ‘bite’ in
    the 1970s, and a downwards ‘step’ in 1945. The step in 1945 is not as dramatic as the
    step in the ocean data. But it’s there. (I’m guessing the corresponding change in
    variance is due to a sudden increase in data coverage).
    3. the volcanic fit highlights the fact that the lack of warming in the middle part of
    the century comes from only two features: the step in 45 and Agung. When Agung is
    removed, land temperatures march upwards from 1945-1970 (Fig 2 bottom).
    4. the bite in the 1970s could be due to an underestimate of the impact of Fuego (the
    bite is also evident in the SST data).
    What do you think? The step in 1945 is not as dramatic as the step in the SST data. But
    it’s certainly there. It’s evident in the COWL/ENSO residual time series (top of Fig 2):
    removing Agung simply clarifies that without the step temperatures marched steadily
    upwards from 1900-1970.
    -Dave

  195. Paul Vaughan says:

    Re: tallbloke (12:22:28)

    It could also be important to search “1976″, “climate shift”, “regime shift”, “arctic dipole”, “dipole anomaly”, “2007″, etc.

    Basically I’m hoping people are digging for more than just gossip items while this info is still available.

    I don’t think we should assume access to the scientific content of the e-mails will persist indefinitely and that it should somehow take a back seat. I again caution all to not rest on laurels clowning around.

  196. KlausB says:

    it’s not funny, but when was truth funny?
    —————————————–
    “Banking was conceived in iniquity and born in sin.
    The Bankers own the earth.
    Take it away from them,
    but leave them the power to create deposits,
    and with the flick of the pen they will create
    enough deposits to buy it back again.

    However, take away that power,
    and all the great fortunes like
    mine will disappear – as they
    ought to in order to make this a
    happier and better world to live in.
    But, if you wish to remain the
    slaves of Bankers and pay the
    cost of your own slavery,
    then let them continue to
    create deposits.”

    Sir Josiah Stamp (1880-1941),
    one time governor of the Bank
    of England, in his Commencement
    Address at the University of Texas in 1927.
    Reportedly he was the second wealthiest individual in Britain.

  197. Robert Wood of Canada says:

    Tom_R (14:34:05) :

    I too am coming more round to the view of an inside job. Imagine the paranoia going on amongst “The World’s Leading Climate Experts” :-)

    I say Climate Research should sue!

  198. Micajah says:

    Re: TJA @ 8:22:50
    The email at the link you provided indicates members of “the Team” are capable of persuading themselves of almost anything that will confirm their bias, including false statements of history.

    I noticed this part of what appears to be Phil Jones’ email to Michael Mann:
    “Frost fairs on the Thames in London occurred more readily because the tidal limit was at the old London Bridge (the 5ft weir under it). The bridge was rebuilt around the 1840s and the frost fairs stopped.”

    The Thames last froze at London in 1814.
    http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/River_Thames_frost_fairs#encyclopedia

    The new bridge was built in 1831.
    http://www.oldlondonbridge.com/newbridge.shtml

    The old bridge allowed tidal currents through. In fact, the rush of water as the tide came in or went out was dangerous to boats going under the bridge.
    http://www.oldlondonbridge.com/tudor.shtml

    There is no indication that I can find to show that the old bridge, as opposed to much colder temperatures, caused the Thames to freeze over (and allow people to hold “frost fairs” on the ice).

    This should have been easy for Jones to figure out, but I believe his confirmation bias leads him to accept whatever fits his prejudice–whether it be misstated “history” or his Team’s “science.”

  199. mark_d says:

    Slightly more info on the 1945 thing.

    David Thompson is giving a talk here tomorrow on this.
    The essence of his talk will be in Nature in a few weeks time.
    The skeptics will make a meal of this when it
    comes out, but if they did their job properly (I know this is impossible!) they would
    have found it. It relates to a problem with SST data in the late 1940s. The
    problem will get corrected for at some point. SSTs need adjusting as there must be
    from buckets for the period from Aug45 by about 0.3 gradually reducing to
    a zero adjustment by about the mid-1960s. The assumption was that after WW2 they were
    all intake measurements and didn’t need adjusting.
    This will reduce the 1940-1970 cooling in NH temps. Explaining the cooling
    with sulphates won’t be quite as necessary. It won’t change century-scale trends.
    There is much more of an interesting thing going on now. With all the drifters
    now deployed measuring SST, the % of ships making measurements in now
    only about 40% of the total – whereas it was all in the late 1990s. In comparisons
    over the last 10 years it seems that ships measure SSTs about 0.1-0.2 higher
    than the drifters/buoys. As the 61-90 base period is ship based, it means
    recent anomalies are colder than they should be (by about 0.1 for global mean
    T in the last 2 years).
    Working on a press release with MOHC about the Nature paper.
    We’ve been though page proofs with Nature, but these don’t yet include figs.

  200. Jimmy Haigh says:

    There is a long series of e-mails in 1233245601.txt. About half way down there is this snippet (Ben writing to Rick):

    “Christy and Spencer have made a scientific career
    out of being wrong.”

  201. Robert Wood of Canada says:

    Looking at the other files, there’s a 13MByte file “master.dat”. Hmmm???

  202. mkurbo says:

    Shurley Knot – I want to address your thinking…

    A few days into January of the year 2000 the Y2K “epidemic” looked silly in hindsight. This may not be the tipping event for AGW, but all the data (scientific, political and public opinion) reflects that we are closer to the “tipping” point today then anytime in the last twenty (20) years. If you cannot accept that, then you are part of the hoax and that is unfortunate.

    So much good could have been accomplished around the world with all the time, money and effort wasted on the AGW scam. Personally, I find the indoctrination and fear mongering of the children to be the most criminally negligent aspect of the AGW gang…

  203. Robert Wood of Canada says:

    Yep, seems to be temp data from around the world.

  204. Paul James says:

    My my my, what ugly things you find when you lift a rock.

    The investigation needs to be completed. Preliminary analysis indicates that their bunker mentality has lead them to commit serious errors. Personal and Professional. If that is true then the perpetrators of this scheme need to be severely punished to the full extent that the law and their peers allow.

    Everyone who has taken organized personal abuse and been obstructed by these people and hung in there should be mightily proud.

    One thing that strikes me as a citizen of the US is that if Copenhagen could be signed and enforced then as a US Citizen if I exceeded my quota of CO2 while carrying out perfectly legal activities, such as living, I would be subject to paying money to the US Government for it. That money would then be handed by them to an outside unelected and unchallengeable authority.

    That being the case a user fee tax is being charged within the US on behalf of that outside unelected and unchallengeable authority.

    I seem to remember that “Taxation without Representation” was a concept abhorent to the people here. Perhaps it will be again.

  205. exlurker says:

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=127&filename=933255789.txt

    “From: Adam Markham
    To: m.hulme@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, n.sheard@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Subject: WWF Australia
    Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 09:43:09 -0400
    Cc: mrae@xxxxxxxxx.xxx

    Hi Mike,

    I’m sure you will get some comments direct from Mike Rae in WWF
    Australia, but I wanted to pass on the gist of what they’ve said to me so
    far.

    They are worried that this may present a slightly more conservative
    approach to the risks than they are hearing from CSIRO. In particular,
    they would like to see the section on variability and extreme events
    beefed up if possible.
    They regard an increased likelihood of even 50%
    of drought or extreme weather as a significant risk. Drought is also a
    particularly importnat issue for Australia, as are tropical storms.

    I guess the bottom line is that if they are going to go with a big public
    splash on this they need something that will get good support from
    CSIRO scientists (who will certainly be asked to comment by the press).
    One paper they referred me to, which you probably know well is:
    “The Question of Significance” by Barrie in Nature Vol 397, 25 Feb 1999,
    p 657

    Let me know what you think. Adam”

  206. jef says:

    Re: Steve Hempell

    I don’t know if anyone else has posted on this as I haven’t had the opportunity to scan all the comments.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/11/024995.php

    When I read this it seemed to me to be a devastating commentary on the state of dendrochronology and the “team” in particular.

    Yes, I ‘ve read both of the commentaries at PowerLineblog. They really show what a good attorney can do with a stack of emails and a narrative.

    Compelling stuff….both (so far) are a must read.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/11/024996.php

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/11/024995.php

  207. steven mosher says:

    Everyone needs to listen up about this debate. POUND on the FOI issue.
    Pound on it. why? because the technical issues ( manns trick) and the science issues ( model sensitivites, SSTs ) all of those issues are PLAYING ON THEIR BATTLEFIELD. you get that. their battlefield. Even if you are right, you lose because they own the journals. get that. They own the journals and the battle of science is fought there UNTIL we reform the journals. our battlefield is FOI.
    the battlefield we can win on is FOI. free the data; free the code; free the debate. Without the data you can’t debate effectively. without the code, same thing. If you attack on the science they will always have a defense. But they have no defense, no credible defense, to transparency in science. Science depends on it. Focus your efforts on the FOI issues.

    They get it. That is why they try to change the rules for AR5.

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=998&filename=1249045162.txt

  208. David says:

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=927&filename=.txt

    “”Hi Phil
    > >
    > > Just updated my global temperature trend graphic for a
    > public talk and
    > > noted
    > > that the level has really been quite stable since 2000 or
    > so and 2008
    > > doesn’t look too hot.
    > >
    > > Anticipating the sceptics latching on to this soon, if they
    > haven’t done
    > > already, has anyone had a good look at the large-scale circulation
    > > anomalies
    > > over this period? I haven’t noticed anything consistent
    > coming up in the
    > > annual climate reviews but then I wasn’t really looking.
    > >
    > > Be awkward if we went through a early 1940s type swing!
    > >
    > > Hope all’s well with you
    > >
    > Mick

  209. NikFromNYC says:

    Ugh…

    I have a heads up for those harping on “hiding the decline in temperature”.

    It’s will be easily argued that it’s not really temperature.

    It can be claimed with some confidence that it instead refers to the recent decline in tree ring proxy data in which rings do match T early century, but later fail to do so, resulting in the plot of tree ring widths to decline as thermometer data trends up. That this “divergence problem” has been published about by Briffa in ‘Nature’ means claims of a cover up are easy to deny.

    So if you want to keep using Jones’ quote as being damaging I suggest saying they were trying to hide the fact that their temperature proxy graphs decline but beware of accusing them of trying to hide the face that thermometer graphs have declined. Otherwise they can too easily win in a public debate about this.

    Searching for ‘the decline’ I get these as other relevant use of “the decline”:

    (1) This levelling is coincident with the
    >> start of a density decline – we have a paper coming out in Nature
    >> documenting the decline. In relative terms (i.e. by comparison with
    >> increasing summer temperatures) the decline is represented in the ring
    >> width and basal area data as a levelling off in the long-timescale inrease
    >> ( which you only see when you process the data as we have). [Briffa]

    (2) The Nature paper on the decline story is now officially accepted and I still hope it may come out before Christmas or at least shortly afterwards. [Briffa]

    (3) (Indeed, if the non-temperature signal that causes the decline in
    tree-ring density begins before 1960, then a short 1931-60 period might
    yield a more biased result than using a longer 1881-1960 period.) [Jones]

  210. David says:

    “Mick Kelly wrote:

    > Jenny
    > UEA should send the final invoice on the old contract within a day or two. I
    > am trying to see it before it goes to check it is for the right amount. In
    > case I fail and it’s not the right amount
    , please let me know asap!
    > Thanks
    > Mick ”

    Red flag. Mick Kelly is an interesting character in this….

  211. tokyoboy says:

    This may have been already cleared, but I now have no time to scan all the postings, so anyone please tell me (exactly or roughly) how many files were there in the hacked body. Thanks.

  212. ron from Texas says:

    Some have said (at realclimate) that this is simply the common banal chatter between scientists. Maybe so, but it doesn’t disprove that they specifically did conceal evidence and that they refused to operate in good faith and with due diligence, and that they did manipulate data that was”inconvenient” to the conclusions they were “expecting.” For me, the AGW CO2 theory was bogus on the basis of simple physics and thermodynamics, machiavellian emails through CRU, or not. Their conclusions and that of the IPCC were simply bad science and were for the use of political and monetary gain. That is, I felt the theory was busted before these current revelations. It’s almost a denoument for me, as I expected something like this would happen, sooner or later. Not necessarily through hacking, if it was a hack. Or if the hacker was an “inside” person who had enough of the deceit and covert operations in what should be the science of the planet, literally and figuratively, especially as several governments are considering economic and political suicide based on this pile of bovine excrement.

    One caveat, for myself, I suppose. When I was learning science in school, this was back when they taught science, not politics and religion. So, those younger than I am may have had a different view and all I can do is invite them to read. Go to the old library and look for science books with original copyright dating back to at least the 80′s or earlier, in order to learn physics without the Al Gore tint.

  213. vukcevic says:

    Hi Paul, tallbloke
    Paul Vaughan (15:18:21) :
    Re: tallbloke (12:22:28)

    It could also be important to search “1976″, “climate shift”, “regime shift”, “arctic dipole”, “dipole anomaly”, “2007″, etc.

    I have searched under ‘magnetic’ and this is only significant entry (all in capitals!!!):
    From: Tom Wigley
    To: Tim Osborn
    Subject: Re: past 1000 yr
    Date: Wed, 06 Oct 2004 11:58:16 -0600

    WE SAY *NO* LOW FREQ FORCING. C-14/Be-10 ARE PROXIES FOR MAGNETIC FIELD CHANGES. THERE IS NO ADEQUATE THEORY RELATING THESE TO LUMINOSITY CHANGES — IN FACT THEORY SUGGESTS THEY ARE *NOT* RELATED. SO WE ARE SUGGESTING A DIFFERENT FORCING HISTORY, WITH IMPLICATIONS AS IN THE FIGURE. NO SOLAR-INDUCED LIA, IN ACCORD WITH THE PROXY CLIMATE RECONSTRUXIONS. FURTHER, THERE IS SOME RECENT WORK SUGGESTING THAT PART OF THE C-14/Be-10 CHANGESW ARE DUE TOCHZNGES IN THE *EARTH’S* MAGNETIC FIELD.

  214. Patrick G says:

    Something came to me while reading some of these emails.

    Does anybody else get the feeling that this collection of files and emails is EXACTLY the type of material that someone would want to claim as being “lost” or “destroyed” so as to be withheld from an FOI request?

    Almost as if this particular batch of material was rounded up from the UEA servers and sequestered away. I haven’t read all the emails, but is there anything in this which ISN’T controversial?

  215. Jim says:

    *****************************
    t-bird (09:28:05) :

    This is amazing. I just searched for ‘Penn State’ and in the first e-mail there’s talk of how 50-year smoothing wipes out the effect they’re looking for.

    Filename: 1168883146.txt

    If my first search and first click turned up ’science in action’, how much is there in this archive?
    ********************************
    I know it would be noisier, but why not just do a decadal average, the plot the averages centered a the middle of the decade? This would get rid of the end effects. The current decade could just be averaged to see where it approximately lands. All this statistical mumbo-jumbo is part of the problem here.

  216. vukcevic says:

    For systematic access to all emails in blocks of 10 start with :
    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/cruemails2.php

  217. Keith Minto says:

    Now if the the search word or phrase could be ‘cached’or highlighted (Google style) THAT would be a big help in searching.

  218. Aligner says:

    O/T … Now the whole world has sprung a leak:

    Secret papers reveal blunders and concealment

    Well what a surprise. Can someone run down to the nearest hardware mart and buy a couple dozen pipe joiners? Looks like we’re gonna need ‘em.

  219. Shurley Knot says:

    >Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 09:08:22 +0100
    >To: “Rob Wilson” , “Rosanne D’Arrigo”
    >
    >From: Tim Osborn
    >Subject: Re: Fw: D’Arrigo et al, submitted
    >Cc:
    >
    >Dear Rob and Rosanne,
    >
    >I strongly agree that this is an abuse of his position as IPCC
    >reviewer!
    The data archiving issues are a separate issue because I
    >think there’s no need for the data you used to be publicly available
    >until the paper is actually published, and I would hope that the
    >editor would respond appropriately. But the other comments could
    >clearly influence the editorial/review process and this is very
    >unfair when your paper has already been reviewed by
    >others. McIntyre could of course submit a comment after your paper
    >was published if he wished to criticize certain aspects, and that is
    >the route he should have followed. He tried to stop publication of
    >a paper that I was a co-author on
    , Rutherford et al. (2005), by
    >contacting the editor of J. Climate with various criticisms -
    >fortunately the editor told him firmly that the route to take was to
    >submit a comment after publication. However, in our case the paper
    >was already in press. In your case, with the editor’s decision
    >still to be made, there is clearly more scope for McIntyre to
    >influence the decision in your case – and this certainly should not happen.

    Police! That man is interfering with the peer review system!

  220. Glenn says:

    Smokey (14:24:38) :
    ……………
    http://www.realclimate.org/?comments_popup=1853

    “It may have escaped your notice, but I am not Phil Jones, neither is Mike Mann, and nor is anyone else associated with the RealClimate.”

    …all he is really saying is that he is not Phil Jones, and neither is anyone else.]”

    Except Phil Jones, no one else by the name of Phil Jones “associated with” realclimate. It may have escaped Gavin’s notice that the poster he replied to was not speaking to and did not mention Gavin by name, nor did he refer to Gavin.

    In (#587) poster Biff Larkin asked “So, are you RealClimate guys going to let Steve McIntyre have a look at your data or not?”

    In (#604) he asked about “The data that Jones says he would rather destroy then turn over to McIntyre.” That’s when Gavin tries to disassociate Jones from the “group”, IMO the “Hockey Team”, and to distance realclimate from the controversy:
    “I stress that this has absolutely nothing to do with anyone at RealClimate”.

    So who is “associated” with realclimate, and why would it not be reasonable to ask about Jones in a post submitted by the “group”?

    “From: Phil Jones
    To: Michael Mann , Tim Osborn , Malcom Hughes
    Subject: Re: draft of Yamal RealClimate post
    Date: Thu Oct 1 10:56:44 2009
    Cc: Gavin Schmidt ”
    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=1031&filename=.txt

    “Here are a few important mods to your piece. Don’t mention Keith has been off ill.
    Remove the bit about provenance and about access to more data. We’ll go into the latter in the longer bit next week. We’ll send the piece we’re putting up later – or give you the link. Rest of your piece is great – especially the bit on how science should be done. Keith has also picked up in the bit we’ll post that McIntyre has put in the caveats but lets others say the outrageous things in comments or on other blogs.”

    Here’s the post “Hey Ya (mal)”, submitted by “group”:
    http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/09/hey-ya-mal/#more-1184

  221. DRE says:

    Just as soon as it is backup and running, everybody go and donate some $ to Climate Audit so Steve can buy a second gerbil for his server!

  222. NikFromNYC says:

    Ah, I’m getting it now. Whew!

    Indeed they are not trying to hide the recent decline in temperature, either the 40s-70s one or the 1998-present one. They are trying to hide the fact that their hockey sticks only have alarmingly straight handles compared to modern years if they include proxies that utterly fail as proxies in modern years, for which they have NO explanation except that perhaps stressed trees in certain locations may have matched 50 early century years of temperatures by chance alone (!). So what they are trying to hide is in fact much worse than hiding a decline in temperature. What they are trying to hide when they say “hide the decline” is that their hockey sticks are broken since they fall apart (the handle curves too much to have the blade alarm people) if they don’t use very inconvenient data that declines in value, meaning fails to track temperature.

    They are trying to hide the fact that their key data series fail to track temperature.

  223. Shurley Knot says:

    From: “Tim Osborn”
    To: k.briffa@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Subject: [Fwd: Re: data request to SCIENCE for 1120514]
    Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2006 08:22:22 -0000 (GMT)
    Reply-to: t.osborn@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Cc: t.osborn@xxxxxxxxx.xxx

    Keith – see below. I bet it won’t be the end of the episode! – Tim

    —————————- Original Message —————————-
    Subject: Re: data request to SCIENCE for 1120514
    From: “Jesse Smith”
    Date: Mon, March 6, 2006 8:03 pm
    To: t.osborn@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    ————————————————————————–

    Dear Dr. Osborn,

    Thank you for your clear and careful response to the requests made by
    Dr. McIntyre, which we forwarded to you: it was quite satisfactory, we
    believe, and will greatly help Brooks (Hanson) in crafting his reply to
    Dr. McIntyre. I hope that this will be the end of this episode, but if
    it is not, we will be in touch again.

    —–

    They invent titles as easily as they invent data — the warmists can’t help themselves!

  224. David says:

    NikFromNYC (15:45:24) :

    You are the one harping on the decline email. Mike’s nature trick is actually the subject of a post on this blog, perhaps you should be commenting there?

  225. Nic says:

    Subject to moderator permission;

    The first 10 who send an e-mail to crufoifile@live.co.uk may receive a reply with a large attachment.

    (Mod – snip if this breaks your rules)

  226. Aligner says:

    Link to ‘The Times’ article on UK News front page dropped into oblivion and replaced with this:

    Climate change to lash Britain with tropical storms

    … but note the comments. LOL!

  227. Stephen Shorland says:

    RE: ‘Billy Mitchell’ in regards to the 6 sigma event mentioned in my previous post.Is he a climatologist or not? Or are they using the famous Airforce Flyer’s name as meaning ‘Blowing the theory out of the water’? I want to go to bed,it’s a simple question?

  228. Arthur Glass says:

    If Lord Monckton tells Bonnie Prince Charlie he’s gaga, is that peer review?

    Down with the Illuminati!

  229. Paul Vaughan says:

    Re: mark_d (15:15:30)

    Good find. As I suspected, EOP, aa, & other factors continue to appear to be completely off their radars. They are focused on British vs. USA navy ships, buckets, volcanoes, atmospheric chemistry, etc. and appear completely oblivious to the layers of confounding — several major global variables went through major changes around 1945 — perhaps it is inconvenient to look carefully at all major variables.

    Bob Tisdale: I hope you are following mark_d’s posts.

  230. Arthur Glass says:

    The real Bonnie Prince Charlie was a Scot and a Stuart, as opposed to this Hanoverian Pretender.

    ‘Down with the Illuminati’ still stands.

  231. DocMartyn says:

    This is rather good as an example of silencing the ‘deniers’

    Alleged CRU Email – 1051190249.txt

    From: Tom Wigley
    To: Timothy Carter
    Subject: Re: Java climate model
    Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2003 09:17:29 -0600
    Cc: Mike Hulme , Phil Jones

    Tim,

    I know about what Matthews has done. He did so without contacting Sarah
    or me. He uses a statistical emulation method that can never account for
    the full range of uncertainties. I would not trust it outside the
    calibration zone — so I doubt that it can work well for (e.g.)
    stabilization cases. As far as I know it has not been peer reviewed.
    Furthermore, unless he has illegally got hold of the TAR version of the
    model, what he has done can only be an emulation of the SAR version.

    Personally, I regard this as junk science (i.e., not science at all).

    Matthews is doing the community a considerable disservice.

    Tom.

    PS Re CR, I do not know the best way to handle the specifics of the
    editoring. Hans von Storch is partly to blame — he encourages the
    publication of crap science ‘in order to stimulate debate’. One approach
    is to go direct to the publishers and point out the fact that their
    journal is perceived as being a medium for disseminating misinformation
    under the guise of refereed work. I use the word ‘perceived’ here, since
    whether it is true or not is not what the publishers care about — it is
    how the journal is seen by the community that counts.

    I think we could get a large group of highly credentialed scientists to
    sign such a letter — 50+ people.

    Note that I am copying this view only to Mike Hulme and Phil Jones.
    Mike’s idea to get editorial board members to resign will probably not
    work — must get rid of von Storch too, otherwise holes will eventually
    fill up with people like Legates, Balling, Lindzen, Michaels, Singer,
    etc. I have heard that the publishers are not happy with von Storch, so
    the above approach might remove that hurdle too.

  232. Shurley Knot says:


    thanks Tim,

    I’m saddened to hear that this bozo is bothering you too, in addition to
    NCAR, NSF, NAS, IPCC and everyone else. Rest assured that I won’t ever
    respond to McIntyre should he ever contact me, but I will forward you
    any email he sends related to this. I assume Scott feels the same way…

    I hope you’re having as nice a spring as we are here. See you in June?

    mike

    —-

    That’s DOCTOR BOZO to you, “mike”, if that is your real name.


    > Hi Phil,
    >
    > This is all too predictable. This crowd of charlatans is always looking
    > for one thing they can harp on, where people w/ little knowledge of the
    > facts might be able to be convinced that there is a controversy. They
    > can’t take on the whole of the science, so they look for one little
    > thing they can say is wrong, and thus generalize that the science is
    > entirely compromised.


    Folks, is this true??? Please say it ain’t so!

  233. ET says:

    Politics lead science
    With regard to refs – remember that our goal is to cut the number of references significantly. Since this is an assessment and not a review, we can delete all but the most recent and comprehensive references. I don’t like cutting out the original refs any more than you, but we just don’t have room, and its more important to have text than exhaustive references. Our colleagues will hopefully understand, and if they don’t then they need to do an ego check. It’s more important that we make an impact with policy makers rather than with citation indices. 1120014836.txt

    Wipe the slate clean, eh?

    Subject: Re: Straight to the Point
    Date: Thu, 06 May 1999 18:51:01 +0100
    Cc: k.briffa@xxxxxxxxx.xxx,mhughes@xxxxxxxxx.xxx,rbradley@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, t.osborn@xxxxxxxxx.xxx

    Mike,
    We’ll differ a bit on a few points, but let’s wipe the slate clean and get back to improving our estimates of past changes over the last millennium. I must admit to having little regard for the Web. Living over here makes that easier than in the US – but I would ignore the so-called skeptics until they get to the peer-review arena. I know this is harder for you in the US and it might become harder still at your new location. I guess it shows though that what we are doing in important. The skeptics are fighting a losing battle.

    Cheers
    Phil
    926031061.txt

    This “cheat” sounds like it is about presentation.

    Grey shading is a little cheat from Santer et al using a trusty ruler. See Figure 3.B in this paper, take the absolute range of model scaling factors at each of the heights on the y-axis and apply this scaling to HadCRUT3 tropical mean trend denoted by the star at the surface. So, if we assume HadCRUT3 is correct then we are aiming for the grey shading or not depending upon one’s pre-conceived notion as to whether the models are correct.1200010023.txt

  234. Paul Vaughan says:

    Re: vukcevic (15:51:49)

    This is certainly very interesting in light of Barkin’s work.

    Related:
    Coverage of the recent UK floods in Canada has focused on the lack of warning. This makes me wonder if UK news agencies are blocking release of info about Piers Corbyn’s predictions, which were made 100 days in advance.

    The cover-up of natural influences on climate is falling apart.

  235. Mosh, please write a post for Steve or WUWT or tAV. Get all those lucid moments clearly together, what you are saying is important.

    Thanks.

    Everyone, please note CA mirror site now at http://camirror.wordpress.com/

  236. Patrik says:

    This one is pretty interresting. One gets to read about the origins of paleodata inclusion in the public information contributions from the team:

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=75&filename=907695513.txt

    From: Keith Briffa
    To: Jonathan T. Overpeck
    Date: Tue Oct 6 13:38:33 1998

    “My first comment is that I agree with all of your general remarks and with your implied rebuke to Phil that we should be very wary of seeming to dam certain proxies and over hype others when we all know that there are real strengths and weaknesses associted with them all. The truth is that all of this group are well aware of this and of the associated fact that even within each of these sub-disciplines e.g. Dendro, coral etc. there is a large range of value , or concern with the external usage of our data. However, my own and Phil’s concerns are motivated ,like yourself, by the outside world’s inability to appreciate these points and the danger that we will all be seen as uncritical or niave about the real value of proxy data. The rationale for the recent Jones et al paper, and some things that I have written in the past is to inform would be users , particularly the modellers, that there are critical questions to be addressed about how the palaeo-data are best used in a ‘detection’ or ‘model validation’ context.”
    “Your question about Jasper, the sample depth, in my opinion , IS responsible for the early high values. So don’t put much faith in the early warmth. We have devised a simple method of scaling down the variance in average series to take account of the inflated variance that occurs when a reduced number of series are averaged – such as at the start of this chronology . We used this in our recent Nature paper looking at a possible volcanic signal in the density data averaged over the northern network. Ed has incorporated this in the latest version of his super tree-ring standardisation/chronolgy construction program , but it was not used in the Jasper work .”

  237. dave_downunder says:

    Searching for ‘Eyes only’ and ‘reconstruction errors’ brings up some pretty dubious behavior by all invloved.

  238. Gregg E. says:

    What this archive of incriminating evidence shows is that people who are up to no good still haven’t learned the historical lesson that when up to no good you *should not keep records of your malfeasance*.

    This is one that ought to be in the “Evil Overlord List”. ;)

    Especially good is the e-mail where Mann says “Yes, we’ve learned out lesson about FTP.” which is in reference to the first big break against the AGW fraud when the data on creating the phony “hockey stick” was discovered on an unsecured FTP server.

    My bet on this is for an inside job where someone had an attack of conscience, integrity and honesty and decided to let the world outside know what really goes on under the umbrella of “science”.

    If it was an outside hack, then whomever was in charge of the server that got hacked was negligent. BSD, Linux, Unix and systems like them aren’t that difficult to secure, especially when they’re set up for a dedicated purpose like a mail server or relay rather than as a general purpose operating system.

  239. Just The Facts says:

    Here’s a funny article on the hacked emails from TreeHugger, which is a mouthpiece for the Warmists:
    http://www.treehugger.com/files/2009/11/climate-emails-hacked.php
    “Check out emails between climate scientists stored on servers at the University of East Anglia that showed not a plot but perhaps too much information-sharing on climate change between scientists.”

    Clearly the biggest impediment to advancing our understanding of Earth’s climate system is “too much information-sharing on climate change between scientists.”…

  240. crabby & cross says:

    Absent a return to dueling, I urge resolving these matters with a worldwide gauntlet of wiffleball bats.

  241. NikFromNYC says:

    I have solved the “divergence problem” of tree rings not matching recent temperature that The Hockey Stick Team is trying so to hard to “hide the decline” of during a period of temperature incline.

    If I ignore other growth factors than temperature and I merely look at a plot not over time but of thermometer recorded temperature vs. tree growth I suddenly discover the not exactly surprising result that cold-adapted very long living trees do not grow very well when temperatures rise *too* far from those warmer Ts they actually do better in.

    Now take this response-to-temperature relation and plug into it a perfect historical temperature record going back a few thousand years (but not long enough for trees to adapt along the way) then very warm periods like those of the present day will appear as COLD years if you idiotically call tree ring widths a linear proxy of T.

    That’s the exact message of the “divergence problem”. They are looking for external factors, can’t find any (!) and so say they don’t understand it yet. They are ignoring the obvious explanation that their crucial data sets, the only ones that give alarming instead of merely suggestive results, are NEGATIVELY effected by HOT temperatures as much as they are positively effected by merely warm ones.

    So in Nerd Word, Fox News’s headline would actually have more punch:

    “Leaked e-mails from British research center include reference to plan to hide the glaring non-linearity of cold stressed trees to temperature.”

  242. David Harper says:

    I just saw this post on Real Climate.

    ———————————————–
    I am sorry that you have to waste your time answering the misconceptions that have arisen from this theft. I am sure you have better things to do than to justify your working methods. (post continues)
    ———————————————–

    That is the kind of thinking that’s going on over there.

  243. Robinson says:

    In other news (yea, there has been other news!), you’ve missed CERN starting up the CLOUD experiment Anthony.

  244. Bill Illis says:

    Does anyone have a secure system/setup and want to take a chance on the offer made above by Nic (16:21:44) :

    There could be more.

  245. Robinson says:

    Nik, I look forward to your guest blog on this. A literature search on the divergence problem would help though, just in case it’s been covered previously (although obviously as the peer review system is gamed, I don’t expect you’ll find anything relevant in the published literature!).

  246. Glenn says:

    Shurley Knot (16:37:42) :

    “thanks Tim,
    I’m saddened to hear that this bozo is bothering you too, in addition to
    NCAR, NSF, NAS, IPCC and everyone else. Rest assured that I won’t ever
    respond to McIntyre should he ever contact me, but I will forward you
    any email he sends related to this. I assume Scott feels the same way…
    mike”

    Interesting that Mann is willing and intends to share private email with others, without even being asked. That’s a no-no.

  247. littlepeaks says:

    Hi all–

    I work for the USGS. Out of curiousity, I did a search on “USGS”. Was kind of surprised to find this from Bob Keeland:

    I guess that my point is that climate continues to fluctuate within
    broad bounds. Everything that we are now calling ‘climate change’ is
    well within the bounds observed within the prehistoric record of climate
    fluctuations. Do we call any variation ‘climate change’ or should we
    limit the term climate change for anything considered to be caused by
    humans? To my mind it is not so much what we call it, but rather that
    we keep a clear idea of what we actually talking about.
    Bob Keeland
    USGS, National Wetlands Research Center
    Lafayette, LA
    bob_keeland@xxxx

    Other interesting search terms to enter are “Bush” and “Obama”.

  248. Patrik says:

    It’s on Wikipedia now:
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climategate
    “emerging scandal”

    Also, the largest news paper web edition, aftonbladet.se, had it on the top of their first page today.

  249. Gregg E. says:

    Oouch. Irony.

    Thomas L. Friedman’s latest column.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/18/opinion/18friedman.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1258852196-dv8o23NFDuyu/rAHNB/aBQ

    I hope his inbox is getting flooded with these damning e-mails. I see he also is ranting about “overpopulation”. Only in a few large cities. A little simple math shows that the entire world population would fit inside the borders of Texas with nearly two-thousand square feet of space for each person. Take the total *land* surface area of Earth – there’s around 81 billion 2K square foot chunks. Want to know how much space each person currently on Earth would have were they evenly spread over the land, even just the parts commonly called livable? Do the math yourself.

    Earth is *huge*. The problem, such as it is, is in the utilization and distribution. Responsible use and care-taking of resources would address things, but the leftist response it to lock up resources with the intention that they should never ever be tapped. “For future generations” is a lie, “Never to be used” is what they really mean.

  250. Aligner says:

    O/T Daniel Hannan in the Telepraph…

    Herman Van Rompuy: today the EU, tomorrow the world!

  251. Michael says:

    Phil Jones seems to have an issue with,
    Dr.Sonja A.Boehmer-Christiansen
    > Reader Emeritus, Department of Geography
    > Hull University
    > Editor, Energy&Environment
    > Multi-Science (www.multi-science.co.uk),

    Phil says this to Graham F Haughton when he learns of the e-mail she sent to Stephanie Ferguson;

    “Dear Professor Haughton,
    > The email below was brought to my attention
    >by the help desk of UKCP09 – the new set of UK
    >climate scenarios developed for DEFRA. It was
    >sent by the person named in the header of this
    >email. I regard this email as very malicious. Dr
    >Boehmer-Christiansen states that it is beyond her
    >expertise to assess the claims made. If this is
    >the case then she shouldn’t be sending malicious
    >emails like this. The two Canadians she refers
    >to have never developed a tree-ring chronology in
    >their lives and McIntyre has stated several times
    >on his blog site that he has no aim to write up
    >his results for publication in the peer-review literature.
    > I’m sure you will be of the same opinion as
    >me that science should be undertaken through the
    >peer-review literature as it has been for over
    >300 years. The peer-review system is the
    >safeguard science has developed to stop bad science being published.”

    Perhaps it was the 1st paragraph of Dr. Sonja’s e-mail to Stephanie that rattled Phil’s cage, that went like this;

    “Dear Stephanie
    >
    > I expect that a great deal of UKCIP work
    >is based on the data provided by CRU (as does the
    >work of the IPCC and of course UK climate
    >policy). Some of this, very fundamentally, would
    >now seem to be open to scientific challenge, and
    >may even face future legal enquiries. It may be
    >in the interest of UKCIP to inform itself in good
    >time and become a little more ‘uncertain’ about its policy advice.

    Phil seems to be the muscle behind the operation, strong arming people into submission. Read all the sorted details here;

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=1065&filename=1256765544.txt

  252. Shurley Knot says:


    From: Ben Santer
    To: Smithg
    Subject: Re: data request
    Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:33:53 -0800
    Reply-to: santer1@xxxxxxxxx.xxx

    Dear Mr. Smith,

    Please do not lecture me on “good science and replicability”. Mr.
    McIntyre had access to all of the primary model and observational data
    necessary to replicate our results. Full replication of our results
    would have required Mr. McIntyre to invest time and effort. He was
    unwilling to do that.

    Our results were published in a peer-reviewed publication (the
    International Journal of Climatology). These results were fully
    available for “independent testing and replication by others”. Indeed, I
    note that David Douglass et al. performed such independent testing and
    replication in their 2007 International Journal of Climatology paper.

    Douglass et al. used the same primary climate model data that we
    employed. They did what Mr. McIntyre was unwilling to do – they
    independently calculated estimates of “synthetic” Microwave Sounding
    Unit (MSU) temperatures from climate model data. The Douglass et al.
    “synthetic” MSU temperatures are very similar to our own. The scientific
    differences between the Douglass et al. and Santer et al. results are
    primarily related to the different statistical tests that the two groups
    employed in their comparisons of models and observations. Demonstrably,
    the Douglass et al. statistical test contains several serious flaws,
    which led them to reach incorrect inferences regarding the level of
    agreement between modeled and observed temperature trends.

    Mr. McIntyre could easily have examined the appropriateness of the
    Douglass et al. statistical test and our statistical test with
    randomly-generated data (as we did in our paper). Mr. McIntyre chose not
    to do that. He preferred to portray himself as a victim of evil
    Government-funded scientists. A good conspiracy theory always sells well.

    Mr. Smith, you chose to take the extreme step of writing to LLNL and DOE
    management to complain about my “unresponsiveness” and my failure to
    provide data to Mr. McIntyre. You made your complaint on the basis of
    the information available on Mr. McIntyre’s blog. You did not understand
    - and still do not understand – that the primary model data used in our
    paper have always been freely available to any scientific researcher,
    and are currently being used by many hundreds of scientists around the
    world. Any competent climate scientist could perform full replication of
    our calculation of “synthetic” MSU temperatures – as Douglass et al.
    have already done.

    Your email to George Miller and Anna Palmisano was highly critical of my
    behavior in this matter. Your criticism was entirely unjustified, and
    damaging to my professional reputation. I therefore see no point in
    establishing a dialogue with you. Please do not communicate with me in
    the future. I do not give you permission to distribute this email or
    post it on Mr. McIntyre’s blog.

    Sincerely,

    Dr. Ben Santer

    omg please don’t tell me my tax dollars are funding this guy’s arrogance!

    Folks, I have to say, as an impartial average person, though of uncommon beauty, that reading this archive … to be honest, I think you’ve shot yourselves in the collective foot.

  253. Just The Facts says:

    The Wall Street Journal has taken an interest in this story and they seem to be shifting to a more skpetical stance:
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125883405294859215.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

  254. April E. Coggins says:

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=762&filename=1167928837.txt

    Attached is the Met Office forecast for 2007. It seems that I’m
    getting the credit for this in the media. All I did was talk to the
    Independent about what I thought 2007 had in store weatherwise. With an El Nino going on, I thought it might be a record and just trotted off the typical
    things that happen in El Nino years.

    Cheers
    Phil

    Which led to this alarming article to be printed:
    World faces hottest year ever, as El Niño combines with global warming
    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/world-faces-hottest-year-ever-as-el-nintildeo-combines-with-global-warming-430407.html

  255. rbateman says:

    Paul Vaughan (16:41:16) :

    I too am concerned that the AGW soapbox had occluded any attention to events that should have resulted in preparedness. There is much callousness in regards to populations. Perhaps that is the decision they felt they had to make in order to secure their agenda.
    From hot-proposal doc:

    Quality of science
    Participation improves the quality of science as the inclusion of all different viewpoints prevents misuse of science and maintains science’s integrity
    Participation does not improve the quality of science, as stakeholders lack a reasonable level of knowledge to participate effectively, and are not capable of rational judgement
    Legitimacy of science
    Participation contributes to the legitimacy of science, as all stakeholders are capable of a rational judgement on an issue that is of their concern
    Participation threatens the scientific integrity, as stakeholders only look after their own interests
    Legitimacy of democracy
    Participation legitimates democracy as it enhances popular sovereignty and political equality
    Participation threatens democracy as it conflicts with legal procedures and rights
    Quality of decision-making
    Participation enhances the quality of decision-making as it enables decision-makers to take into account all the relevant perspectives on an issue, and improves implementation
    Participation is an obstacle to decision-making as there are no objective selection criteria for participation. Furthermore, it tends to worsen conflict and raise expectations that cannot be fulfilled
    Table 2: Overview of different views on participation

    Looking through various emails, I come to the conclusion that the human race in general is being sneered at/looked down upon as ‘pedestrian’.
    Participation in thier process is decidedly exclusive.

  256. marnot says:

    I was wondering do these emails provide sufficient grounds for defamed scientists Like Pat Michaels, Von Sotch or Neibitz to take legal action acgainst Journals and individuals who have acted against them to exclude their publications and pressure their resisnation from editorial posts? Also has there been a restraint of trade? Have the individuals been materially disadvantaged by false accusations.

  257. Roger Knights says:

    Juraj V. (08:44:03) :

    Thank you again, Mr Gore, for inventing the internet.

    Touché!
    ============

    vulgarmorality (08:46:08) :

    This isn’t about data but about politics – and not really about politics but about a certain mindset. Many scientists have succumbed to the temptation to became Platonic guardians, telling the rest of us how we must life. See

    http://vulgarmorality.wordpress.com/2009/11/14/the-scientist-as-political-guardian/

    They are the psychological type that wants to “play parent.” (From the book I’m OK, You’re OK.) Their stance is “I’m OK, You’re Not OK,” which makes them feel “One Up” and in control. (A compensation for God-knows-what pathetic complex or anxiety.)
    ============

    “Dr. Jones said his H-index ( an index indicating how significant one’s scientific papers have been) is about 52 …”

    Could someone check out (skeptic) Dr. Akasofu’s H-index? I’ve heard he’s the 12th most cited scientist in the world.

  258. Nemesis says:

    BBC radio 4 covered the story on their midnight news and Roger Harrabin did a total white wash. Id like to see the the BBC go down with these so-called scientists.

  259. kuhnkat says:

    Shirley Knot,

    does the term USEFUL IDIOT mean anything to you??

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  260. Let’s game plan this. The hacker is likely to have gigs of emails, and might release 200 megs a fortnight. Mann, Jones etc have to presume that every email they ever wrote will be drip fed into the public domain.

    Mann, Jones etc won’t get any respect on their public outings from here on. There is at least one book in this. It will be a “Caspar and the Jesus Paper” writ large. I think it is Bishop Hill’s job to write the book.

  261. Roger Knights says:

    Here’s to the whistle-blower:

    “And, has thou slain the Jabberwock?
    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”

  262. David Schnare says:

    The Christian Science Monitor just put up a story. They use the “tempest in a teapot” line, giving you an immediate idea on how they are playing the story. They do, however, quote both Pielke Sr. and Christy on this mess.

    http://features.csmonitor.com/environment/2009/11/21/hacked-climate-emails-conspiracy-or-tempest-in-a-teapot/

  263. Robert E. Phelan says:

    If there is anyone reading here who has not yet voted in the Science Museum Prove It! poll, which asks you to send a strong message to the UK Government in advance of the Copenhagen Conference, you can find it here:
    http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/proveit.aspx

    If you want the full story behind that poll, this thread makes interesting reading:
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/10/23/and-then-what-happens/

    By all means, let them know you’ve seen the evidence. Let your legislators know.

  264. Jim says:

    *******************
    Paul Vaughan (15:18:21) :
    Basically I’m hoping people are digging for more than just gossip items while this info is still available.
    *************************
    This info will be available when the Sun goes red giant and global warming becomes a reality.

  265. Gene Nemetz says:

    Lucy Skywalker (13:49:13) :

    ….not yet the end of the war.

    But the Russians are moving toward Berlin.

  266. David Schnare says:

    The Google New Aggregator is now covering the story, indicated over 200 news stories available at this point.

    The Wall Street Journal article is a well balanced piece that reaches into the more serious problems raised by these emails.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125883405294859215.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

  267. Gene Nemetz says:

    Smokey (14:24:38) :

    Actually, if you read the sentence closely, you will see that Gavin is prevaricating…

    O, there will be a lot of tap dancing in the days to come as this hack/wistleblow issue grows, as the Titanic takes on more water.

    And the band, the team, will keep playing.

  268. MattN says:

    Adam said:
    “University administrators are passive aggressive by nature in my experience. Mann will get a soft, private rebuke then will think everything is behind him in a few weeks. Then he will lose a little budget. Then a few research assistants. Then his office will get moved. And then the university will publish some brochure at some point and his face won’t be in it. A long, slow death that only Universities can devise.”

    I have found this to be the case at the university level at least here in the states. I played a small part in the dismissal of 2 music professors at my school (minor embezzlement, resultant cover-up). The department head was “promoted” to a position that was previously held by 3 different people in the previous 4 years, all of which suddenly left the university ~6 months after they took the same position. True to form, in less than 6 months, the former department head was out the door.

    If you see a “promotion” soon for Mann, I give him a 6-9 month shelf life. There are NEVER promotions after scandles. Only “put him somewhere he won’t do anymore damage while we cross our I’s and dot our T’s on his termination paperwork….”

  269. TH says:

    Phil discussing destroying data which doesn’t fit the hypothesis:

    From: Phil Jones
    To: “Michael E. Mann”
    Subject: Re: For your eyes only
    Date: Thu Feb 3 13:11:46 2005

    Mike,
    It would be good to produce future series with and without the long
    instrumental series and maybe the documentary ones as well. The long
    measurements can then be used to validate the low-freq aspects at least
    back to 1750, maybe earlier with the documentary. There are some key
    warm decades (1730s, some in the 16th century) which the Moberg
    reconstruction completely misses and gives the impression that all
    years are cold between 1500 and 1750.
    Away Feb 6-10 and 12-20 and 22-25 (last in Chicago – on the panel to
    consider the vertical temp work of CCSP).
    Cheers
    Phil
    Cheers
    Phil
    At 15:26 02/02/2005, you wrote:

    Thanks Phil,
    Yes, we’ve learned out lesson about FTP. We’re going to be very careful in the future
    what gets put there. Scott really screwed up big time when he established that directory
    so that Tim could access the data.
    Yeah, there is a freedom of information act in the U.S., and the contrarians are going
    to try to use it for all its worth. But there are also intellectual property rights
    issues, so it isn’t clear how these sorts of things will play out ultimately in the U.S.
    I saw the paleo draft (actually I saw an early version, and sent Keith some minor
    comments). It looks very good at present–will be interesting to see how they deal w/
    the contrarian criticisms–there will be many. I’m hoping they’ll stand firm (I believe
    they will–I think the chapter has the right sort of personalities for that)…
    Will keep you updated on stuff…
    talk to you later,
    mike
    At 09:41 AM 2/2/2005, Phil Jones wrote:

    Mike,
    I presume congratulations are in order – so congrats etc !
    Just sent loads of station data to Scott. Make sure he documents everything better
    this time ! And don’t leave stuff lying around on ftp sites – you never know who is
    trawling
    them. The two MMs have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear
    there
    is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I’ll delete the file rather than
    send
    to anyone. Does your similar act in the US force you to respond to enquiries within
    20 days? – our does ! The UK works on precedents, so the first request will test it.
    We also
    have a data protection act, which I will hide behind. Tom Wigley has sent me a worried
    email when he heard about it – thought people could ask him for his model code. He
    has retired officially from UEA so he can hide behind that. IPR should be relevant
    here,
    but I can see me getting into an argument with someone at UEA who’ll say we must adhere
    to it !
    Are you planning a complete reworking of your paleo series? Like to be involved if
    you are.
    Had a quick look at Ch 6 on paleo of AR4. The MWP side bar references Briffa, Bradley,
    Mann, Jones, Crowley, Hughes, Diaz – oh and Lamb ! Looks OK, but I can’t see it
    getting past all the stages in its present form. MM and SB get dismissed. All the
    right
    emphasis is there, but the wording on occasions will be crucial. I expect this to be
    the
    main contentious issue in AR4. I expect (hope) that the MSU one will fade away. It
    seems
    the more the CCSP (the thing Tom Karl is organizing) looks into Christy and Spencer’s
    series, the more problems/issues they are finding. I might be on the NRC review panel,
    so will keep you informed.
    Rob van Dorland is an LA on the Radiative Forcing chapter, so he’s a paleo expert
    by GRL statndards.
    Cheers
    Phil

  270. Nemesis says:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cs19l

    At 13.36 mins into the broadcast

  271. Tim says:

    Brilliant! Here’s what came up on searching “cover our”:
    ===========================================
    From: “Michael E. Mann”
    To: Phil Jones
    Subject: Re: VERY VERY IMPORTANT
    Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2003 14:19:20 -0400
    Cc: k.briffa@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, t.osborn@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx

    Hi Phil et al,
    Re, Malcolm co-authorship–big oversight on my part. Can you ask Ellen if we can add his
    name (i.e., just say it was ‘accidentally left off’), where it belongs alphabetically in
    the list.
    I’ve talked to Malcolm on the phone. The PC #1 *is* the right one–but Malcolm has raised
    the valid point that we need to cover our behinds on what was done here, lest we be
    vulnerable to the snipings of the Idsos and co (i.e., that non-climatic influences on
    recent growth were nominally dealt w/, as in MBH99).
    Malcolm is supposed to be sending some text to Phil.
    So, can we incorporate his small bit of text, and add his name, and then resubmit to AGU
    ASAP?
    Thanks all for all the help here. Now, I better get back to my newlywed wife!
    mike
    ============================================

    Covering their “behinds” and lying about paper authorship. Nice.

    The other email that popped up talks about rebutting something without “stirring up the borehole folks”. Hmm. Wouldn’t want accurate science to come out now, would we!

  272. MattN says:

    Someone take Nic up on his offer. I’m on a work computer and I can barely download my email….

  273. Tim says:

    “Now if the the search word or phrase could be ‘cached’or highlighted (Google style) THAT would be a big help in searching.”

    In Firefox, just use “control F” and type the searched word.

  274. Dan E says:

    I just found this post at:

    http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/2009/11/hadley-hacked-roundup-with-updates-and.html

    I’m not a climate specialist so I’m not qualified to analyze much of CRU’s raw data and methods. But THIS comment, which I found in their scientific programming code after 2 minutes of searching, seems damning with regard to their methods:

    ; The calibrated (uncorrected) versions of all these data sets are used.
    ; However, the same adjustment is then applied to the corrected version of
    ; the grid Hugershoff data, so that both uncorrected and corrected versions
    ; are available with the appropriate low frequency variability. There is some
    ; ambiguity during the modern period here, however, because the corrected
    ; version has already been artificially adjusted to reproduce the largest
    ; scales of observed temperature over recent decades – so a new adjustment
    ; would be unwelcome. Therefore, the adjustment term is scaled back towards
    ; zero when being applied to the corrected data set, so that it is linearly
    ; interpolated from its 1950 value to zero at 1970 and kept at zero thereafter.

  275. Tim says:

    From Alan to Phil in the email archive:

    “I’m doing fine. We have a new building with nice new offices. I’m going
    to Australia next week with Sherri and Danny, and after the meeting, will
    visit Cairns, Adelaide, and New Zealand. I’m looking forward to skiing
    on a volcano, if it stops erupting.”

    I wonder if he paid for all the side trips out of pocket?

  276. Rational Debate says:

    Wall Street Journal has picked it up:

    Hacked Emails Show Climate Science Ridden with Rancor
    By KEITH JOHNSON

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125883405294859215.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLTopStories

    The picture that emerges of prominent climate-change scientists from the more than 3,000 documents and emails accessed by hackers and put on the Internet this week is one of professional backbiting and questionable scientific practices. It could undermine the idea that the science of man-made global warming is entirely settled just weeks before a crucial climate-change summit. (continued online)…..

  277. Richard Sharpe says:

    Bill Illis (17:02:18) : said:

    Does anyone have a secure system/setup and want to take a chance on the offer made above by Nic (16:21:44) :

    There could be more.

    1073 emails with one being the same as one already reported on: 1077829152.txt

    So, it might not contain anything new.

  278. Aligner says:

    Notice on Richard Black’s blog at the BBC, at the bottom of article entitled: Copenhagen Countdown: 17 days

    Update 2309: Because comments were posted quoting excerpts apparently from the hacked Climate Research Unit e-mails, and because there are potential legal issues connected with publishing this material, we have temporarily removed all comments until we can ensure that watertight oversight is in place.

  279. Roger Knights says:

    “……… I did get an email from the FOI person here early yesterday to tell me I shouldn’t be deleting emails – unless this was ‘normal’ deleting to keep emails manageable! ………”

    Someone should try to file a legal request to stop any destruction of archived backup disks that might exist.

  280. _Jim says:


    Keith (12:29:53) :

    I thought NSA had these big sniffer programs to evaluate all e-mails, cell phone calls, pager signals, etc (“Carnivore”).

    Negative; In my time w/cellular and paging service providers I have NEVER once see a “Carnivore” trunk provisioned for ‘backhaul’ to Langley (or anywhere!) that wasn’t stictly used for _our_ specific purposes of carrying traffic or signalling info.

    CAN you imagine the REQUIREMENTS for a COMPLETE set of trunks for BACKHAUL of all telco trafic to Langley? It would rival the size/capacity of actual ‘plant’ in a system …
    .
    .

  281. Gene Nemetz says:

    I wonder if NBC–GE with its green peacock that was visible in two locations on the screen during the Notre Dame football game today is aware of this 62 mb?

  282. Bob Tisdale says:

    Paul Vaughan: Regarding mark_d’s comments, and based on a later alleged Jones’ description, HADSST3 will actually enhance the early 1940s “blip”. That multiyear rise and fall was a result of a multiyear El Nino. The SST anomalies from the ~1945 to ~1960 will be raised to account for the “discontinuity” described in Thompson et al (2008), but this portion of it was expected. Refer to the illustration here:
    http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/case-against-climate-change-discredited-by-study-835856.html

    Regards

  283. Michael says:

    My prediction is “The Yes Men” are responsible for the hack job. Nice going Yes Men.

  284. Carl says:

    I’m a swedish reader of your blog, Anthony, and I must say that this has made me almost walk on water these last three days. In my country the newspapers and other media are almost exclusively on the AGW side of things. The criticism is constantly being put down and/or ridiculed. But this seems to have changed now. Just this day, it is Sunday morning here in Sweden at this time, one of our biggest newspapers, Aftonbladet, has written an article about the CRU debacle. Maybe the tide is turning here in Europe as well.

    I so hope that folks here where I live will read this article and come to your site as well because some know-it-alls are always keen on trying to shut me and others like me up.

  285. Jordan says:

    Search for “mcintyre” (and misspelled variations of that name). Notice how the CRU folks privately admit his importance.

  286. Gene Nemetz says:

    Aligner (16:34:08) :

    Telegraph now gone mainstream with it …

    The Telegraph story had this

    One of the emails under scrutiny, dated November 1999, reads: “I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature [the science journal] trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie, from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.”

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/6619796/Climate-scientists-accused-of-manipulating-global-warming-data.html

  287. Nic says:

    Sorry to mess you about – the file is too large to e-mail. (62MB)

    The file FOI2009.zip which contains the e-mails, various documents, temperature data, code to sort and process the data and a delightful “how to manipulate public opinion” tutorial may be found at;

    http://www.gigasize.com/get.php?d=wblnbjd54wc

    (Anyone concerned about virus etc. can be assured I have examined it on a linux machine and to the best of my skill it is “clean” )

    [But why should you believe me - we are sceptics. Examine the raw data yourself.]

  288. Gene Nemetz says:

    So what’s in Nic’s attachment?

  289. Roger Knights says:

    Paul James (15:33:11) :

    “My my my, what ugly things you find when you lift a rock.

    “The investigation needs to be completed. Preliminary analysis indicates that their bunker mentality has lead them to commit serious errors.”

    A very good term.
    =================

    Yes, I ‘ve read both of the commentaries at PowerLineblog. They really show what a good attorney can do with a stack of emails and a narrative.

    Compelling stuff….both (so far) are a must read.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/11/024996.php

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/11/024995.php

    I agree.

  290. Jeff Alberts says:

    > Hi Phil,
    >
    > This is all too predictable. This crowd of charlatans is always looking
    > for one thing they can harp on, where people w/ little knowledge of the
    > facts might be able to be convinced that there is a controversy. They
    > can’t take on the whole of the science, so they look for one little
    > thing they can say is wrong, and thus generalize that the science is
    > entirely compromised.

    If someone has little knowledge of the facts it’s because they effing HIDE THE FACTS!!!

  291. CAS says:

    It would seem some comments about “supporting criminal activity” were not upset with the NY Times for their illegal release of U.S. national security information – truly costing lives, but would get upset with uncovering the swindling of the world.

  292. Oliver Ramsay says:

    Shurley Knot said:

    “Folks, I have to say, as an impartial average person, though of uncommon beauty, that reading this archive … to be honest, I think you’ve shot yourselves in the collective foot.”
    —-
    Surly naught,
    Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. I think you should let us be the judge.
    Are you drifting over to the dark side, or am I just confused by your pronouns?

  293. Roger Carr says:

    Juraj V. (08:44:03) : “Thank you again, Mr Gore, for inventing the internet.”

    Brilliant, Juraj!

  294. Manfred says:

    i think it is of immediate upmost importance not to allow phil jones to access to his computers.

    given the evidence of breach of FOI laws, given him saying in one of his emails to have deleted massive amounts of files and emails, the imminent danger exists, that a recovery of these files is made impossible.

  295. Wat says:

    This “McIntyre” character certainly looms large in their nightmares with his impertinent requests for taxpayer-funded data and code so that their claims can be independently verified. Sometimes the clique’s emails reveal anger, and other times nervous, giggling bravado.
    What manner of man could he be, this “McIntyre”? ‘Seven feet tall he was, with arms like tree trunks. His eyes were like steel, cold, hard. Had a shock of hair, red like the fires of Hell.’

    Perhaps the most significant revelation is the way they seek to manipulate the peer-review process and then disingenuously use that to dismiss skeptical analyses out of hand.
    Mann to NYT journalist Revkin: “if McIntyre had a legitimate point, he would submit a comment to the journal in question. of course, the last time he tried that (w/ our ’98 article in Nature), his comment was rejected….I’m sure you are aware that McIntyre and his ilk realize they no longer need to get their crap published in legitimate journals”. He continues with this classic: “All they have to do is put it up on their blog, and the contrarian noise machine kicks into gear…Fortunately, the prestige press doesn’t fall for this sort of stuff, right?”

    Oh Mike, you silver-tongued old smoothie, buttering up the NYT journalist like that.

    Revkin, would you buy a used car from these people? Oh come now. Surely the prestige press would?

    And I especially like how they nominate each other for medals.

    Oh this one? That’s the ‘Shredding of Evidence, First Class’. Got it overseas. Hawaii, actually.

    Now you nominate me.

  296. King of Cool says:

    TerryS (05:14:14) :
    Bhanwara (04:05:04) :
    > Er, these emails were stolen. Why are you displaying and distributing stolen goods?
    …..There is long history of MSM reporting on leaked documents…….

    Releasing material that embarrasses “the left” – stealing.

    Releasing material that embarrasses “the right” – whistle blowing.

  297. H.R. says:

    The emails have been discussed to death.

    Watt’s Up with the data and or program files that supposedly were included in the zip file?

    I’d love to hear from someone looking into that portion of the treasure trove.

  298. Dave Harrison says:

    Funny! all this going on in cyberspace and yet I have read nothing of it in my daily paper, heard nothing on radio and it has not been mentioned on television. Has the media in Australia decided that global climate is a non event after all? yet our political parties are still arguing about how severely we should cut back carbon dioxide production. When is someone going to announce that the war is over?

  299. Doug in Seattle says:

    steven mosher (15:40:39) :

    Absolutely correct steve. I have looked at most o the emails and the only ones that are actionable as far as my knowledge of FOI goes are those that are focused on suppressing data and code, and subverting FOI.

    Free the Data! Free the Code!

  300. Treachery Watch says:

    Research Unit e-mails, and because there are potential legal issues connected with publishing this material,

    Riiiiight Richard. 100 of blogs have posted this — it’s now public info so no legal problem (not to mention the logistical problem of prosecuting literlally hundreds of blogs who have published this information.

    I’m sure his reluctance to cross in to legalities has nothing to do witht he fact he is shown in the emails to be the AGW fakers personal BBC butt boy.

    If there are more docs to dump, what do you wanna bet there are exchanges of Rich offering just short of [snip]

  301. Richard says:

    Are there any lawyers here?

    Can they give an opinion if a criminal or civil case case can be filed for willful deception, or something along those lines?

    Has some such case been filed against Al Gore?

  302. Robinson says:

    It’s on Wikipedia now:
    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climategate
    “emerging scandal”

    Wow. The marketing guys have taken ownership of the scandal and are giving it a positive warmist spin. No quotes there, nothing to show them in a bad light. I’m a little shocked at how fast they’ve spun this.

  303. JR says:

    Here’s your opportunity:

    Watts doesn’t hide anything, neither does McEntyre. Only people with something to hide, hide things. It’s really that simple.

    [Response: I'll take you seriously when either of them opens up their Inbox for everyone to look at. - gavin]

    [Reply: I see the inbox. Gavin is wrong. Well under one in a hundred comments are moderated out, and those for violating site policy, never for simply disagreeing. ~dbstealey, moderator.]

  304. Robert E. Phelan says:

    Richard Sharpe (18:33:09) :

    Bill Illis (17:02:18) : said:

    Does anyone have a secure system/setup and want to take a chance on the offer made above by Nic (16:21:44) :
    There could be more.
    1073 emails with one being the same as one already reported on: 1077829152.txt
    So, it might not contain anything new.

    Same here. Dropped it into a lead-lined Virtual PC box and unpacked it. Same size as the one from from the Russian server, same number of files, same file names and the contents appear the same. So far, nothing banging on the box to get out. Letting MrT examine it.

  305. deadite says:

    >Shurley Knot (17:26:53) :
    >From: Ben Santer
    >To: Smithg
    >Subject: Re: data request
    >Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 09:33:53 -0800
    >Reply-to santer1@xxx

    Santer again. As a government employee – he has no expectation of privacy, expecially in an email with the public. He sounds like a jerk – wait, he probably is!!!

  306. The Enemy says:

    Richard,

    Yes. Al Gore has been taken to court for willful deception. In fact, this is why he is in jail right now.

    xTxEx

  307. Denny says:

    Anthony,

    What’s up with Climate Audit? Can’t get through! Please update Us!
    For the last few hours now!

    Regards,
    Denny

  308. lucklucky says:

    “Notice on Richard Black’s blog at the BBC, at the bottom of article entitled: Copenhagen Countdown: 17 days …

    Update 2309: Because comments were posted quoting excerpts apparently from the hacked Climate Research Unit e-mails, and because there are potential legal issues connected with publishing this material, we have temporarily removed all comments until we can ensure that watertight oversight is in place.”

    Instead i guess leaks from Governments, Firms or Political Parties that don’t toe the BBC line are fair…

  309. Thomas says:

    What the hell? I searched “New World” for giggles.. and they’ve been sent this email..

    From: Earth Government
    Subject: Press release from Earth Government and April Newsletter
    Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2003 16:05:07 -0800

    Press release from Earth Government and April Newsletter
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    This Press release from Earth Government is found at
    [1]http://members.shaw.ca/earthgov/HNewsPR05.htm

    Formation of Earth Government for the good of all

    March 27th, 2003

    To all Peoples of the Earth,

    Earth has long been waiting for a truly global governing body based on universal values,
    human rights, global concepts and democracy. Earth Government might as well be created now,
    there is no longer any reason to wait. We are the Earth Community, and we will form the
    Earth Government. Earth management is a priority and is a duty by every responsible person.
    A democratically elected Earth Government will now be formed, and we want you to reflect on
    future effects of such an event on the history of humanity. Certainly one will expect
    extraordinary changes: a reorganizing of human activities all over the planet;
    participation by all societies on the planet in solving local and global problems; new
    alliances forming; north meeting with south (eradication of poverty will be the price to
    pay to get votes from the south) in order to gather more votes within the newly created
    Earth Government to satisfy power struggles between European, Asian and Western countries;
    adoption of democratic principles, human and Earth rights, global concepts, and universal
    values by every human being; expansion of consciousness; gathering and coordinating of
    forces to resolve social and political problems in a peaceful way (no more conflicts or
    wars); gathering and coordinating of forces (technologies, scientific research, exploration
    work, human resources, etc.) to resolve global problems such as global climate,
    environment, availability of resources, poverty, employment, etc. Thousands more changes!

    Let your heart and mind reflect on ‘the good’ of a democratically elected Earth Government.
    Everyone is part of Earth Community by birth and therefore everyone has a right to vote.
    Everyone should be given a chance to vote. Decisions will be made democratically.

    Earth Government is proposing that:

    a) different nations may require different political systems at different times
    b) a democratic system is not a “must have it” to be a responsible member nation of the
    Earth Government
    c) all democracies are to be upgraded, or improved upon, to be a responsible member nation
    of the Earth Government. The Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of the Earth
    Government are the newly added requirements to all democratic systems of the world.

    In today’s Earth Government it is important for our survival to cooperate globally on
    several aspects such as peace, security, pollution in the air, water and land, drug trade,
    shelving the war industry, keeping the world healthy, enforcing global justice for all,
    eradicating poverty worldwide, replacing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the
    Scale of Human and Earth Rights, and entrenching the Charter of Earth Government as a way
    of life for the good of all.

    Earth needs urgently a world system of governance. The United Nations fail to satisfy the
    needs of the people of the 21st Century. It has never improved upon the old ways and
    thinking of the middle of the 20th Century. Its voting system no longer satisfy the 6.157
    billion people on Earth. The challenges are different and require a world organization up
    for dealing with the needs of all these people.

    During the past several years, the Earth Government has been pleading the United Nations
    leaders to make changes in the UN organizational structure and ways of doing things. There
    has been an urgent need for fundamental changes in the United Nations organization. The
    decision of the United States Government to invade the Middle East nations and Afghanistan
    has shown to be a result of this incapacity for changes on the part of the United Nations.
    A lack of leadership at the United Nations is a major threat to the security of the world.
    The world wants a true democratic world organization. The UN is not!

    The most fundamental requirement of a world organization is a democratic system of voting.
    Democracy must be a priority. The right that the greatest number of people has by virtue of
    its number (50% plus one) is a human right. It should be respected. The actual UN system of
    voting is undemocratic, unfair and noone likes it. It does not work! Earth Government has
    proposed a voting system based on democracy.

    Of the 190 Member States of the United Nations, it takes only one of the five permanent
    members to overthrow any decision or proposal during a meeting. This means 1/189 or 0.5% of
    the membership is more powerful than the remaining 99.5%. If that is not a dictature, what
    is it? It does not say much about democracy at the UN. More like a dictature of the five
    permanent members. In the Preamble of the Charter of the United Nations, it says “WE THE
    PEOPLES OF THE UNITED NATIONS ” but in fact it should say “WE THE FIVE PERMANENT MEMBERS”.

    The voting system for Earth Government is very simple and practical. One representative per
    million people. If all countries in the world had decided now to participate with this
    process we would have today 6,114 elected representatives to form Earth Government. They
    would form the Legislative body of Earth Government. They could actually all stay home to
    govern or from some place in their communities. Today communications are more than good
    enough to allow voting and discussing issues, etc. through the Internet and video
    conferencing. That would cut cost of governing down to a minimum, at least administrative
    costs. The Executive body would also govern in this way to cut cost down to a minimum.
    Ministers can administer their Ministries from where they live if they wish to. There will
    be a place for the Headquarters. We will show that it costs very little to administer Earth
    Government, and that we can achieve immense results. There is no limit to the good the
    Earth Government can achieve in the world. Think! What can do a unified 6.114 billion
    people determined to make things work to keep Earth healthy?

    For the first time in human history, and the first time this millennium, humanity has
    proposed a benchmark:

    * formation of Earth Government
    * formation of global ministries in all important aspects of our lives
    * the Scale of Human and Earth Rights as a replacement to the Universal Declaration of
    Human Rights
    * an evolved Democracy based on the Scale of Human and Earth Rights and the Charter of
    the Earth Government
    * a central organization for Earth management, the restoration of the planet and Earth
    governance: the Global Community Assessment Centre (GCAC)
    * the Earth Court of Justice to deal with all aspects of the Governance and Mangement of
    the Earth
    * a new impetus given to the way of doing business and trade
    * more new, diversified (geographical, economical, political, social, business,
    religious) symbiotical relationships between nations, communities, businesses, for the
    good and well-being of all
    * the event and formation of the human family and the Soul of Humanity
    * proposal to reform the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the World Bank,
    the IMF, NAFTA, FTAA, and to centralize them under Earth Government, and these
    organizations will be asked to pay a global tax to be administered by Earth Government
    * the Peace Movement of the Earth Government and shelving of the war industry from
    humanity
    * a global regulatory framework for capitals and corporations that emphasizes global
    corporate ethics, corporate social responsibility, protection of human and Earth rights,
    the environment, community and family aspects, safe working conditions, fair wages and
    sustainable consumption aspects
    * the ruling by the Earth Court of Justice of the abolishment of the debt of the poor or
    developing nations as it is really a form of global tax to be paid annually by the rich
    or industrialized nations to the developing nations
    * establishing freshwater and clean air as primordial human rights

    The political system of an individual country does not have to be a democracy. Political
    rights of a country belong to that country alone. Democracy is not to be enforced by anyone
    and to anyone or to any community. Every community can and should choose the political
    system of their choice with the understanding of the importance of such a right on the
    Scale of Human and Earth Rights. On the other hand, representatives to Earth Government
    must be elected democratically in every part of the world. An individual country may have
    any political system at home but the government of that country will have to ensure (and
    allow verification by Earth Government) that representatives to Earth Government have been
    elected democratically. This way, every person in the world can claim the birth right of
    electing a democratic government to manage Earth: the rights to vote and elect
    representatives to form the Earth Government.

    In order to elect representatives to Earth Government it is proposed the following:

    A. Each individual government in the world will administer the election of
    representatives to Earth Government with an NGO and/or members of Earth Government be
    allowed to verify all aspects of the process to the satisfaction of all parties
    involved.
    B. Representatives be elected every five years to form a new Earth Government.
    C. It is proposed here that there will be one elected representative per 1,000,000
    people. A population of 100 million people will elect 100 representatives. This process
    will create a feeling of belonging and participating to the affairs of the Earth
    Community and Earth Government.
    D. A typical community of a million people does not have to be bounded by a geographical
    or political border. It can be a million people living in many different locations all
    over the world. The Global Community is thus more fluid and dynamic. We need to let go
    the archaic ways of seeing a community as the street where I live and contained by a
    border. Many conflicts and wars will be avoided by seeing ourselves as people with a
    heart, a mind and a Soul, and as part of a community with the same.
    E. Earth population is now 6.114 billion people. If all representatives had been elected
    this year there would be 6,114 representatives to form Earth Government. They would be
    the Legislative elected body of Earth Government. They would participate in some ways in
    choosing the Executive and Judiciary bodies of Earth Government.

    Humanity has now a Vision of the Earth in the years to come and a sense of direction.

    May the DIVINE WILL come into our lives and show us the way.
    May our higher purpose in life bring us closer to the Soul of Humanity and God.

    Germain Dufour, President
    Earth Community Organization (ECO) and Earth Government
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

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    1.0 President’s Message
    2.0 Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chretien, concerning Peace in the
    Middle East
    3.0 Letter to the American and British Peoples concerning the invasion of the Middle
    East
    4.0 Letter to all Canadians concerning the total and global embargo on all US products,
    all goods and services
    5.0 Letter to the Moslem and the Arab Peoples
    6.0 Letter to Jiang Zemin and Zhu Rongji of China, and to the Chinese People
    7.0 Letter to the United Nations

    8.0 Articles

    A) How women matter in decreasing world population
    B) The energy we need
    C) Mining the impacts
    D) Symbiotical relationship of religion and global life-support systems
    E) Celebration of Life Day
    F) The hidden agenda: China
    G) Earth Government now a priority
    H) The splitting of America into separate independent states living at peace for the
    good of all
    I) The war industry: the modern evil at work in the Middle East
    J) Earth security
    K) Earth governance
    L) The Earth Court of Justice holds the people of the U.S.A. and Britain as criminals
    M) Foundation for the new world order, Earth Government

    Improved Democracy, Nonviolence, and Peace
    Respect and Care for the Global Community of Life
    Ecological Integrity
    Social and Economic Justice
    A new symbiotical relationship between that of spirituality and the
    protection of the global life-support systems
    Scale of Human and Earth Right
    Earth Court of Justice
    Charter of Earth Government

    May the DIVINE WILL come into our lives and show us the way.
    May our higher purpose in life bring us closer to the Soul of Humanity and God.

    Germain Dufour, President
    [4]Earth Community Organization (ECO) and [5]Earth Government

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  310. blown away says:

    “I wasn’t able to stop some
    comments being put in by Lindzen, but Tom has a paper as does Myles which are
    enough to ignore his and the Douglass papers.
    Cheers
    Phil”

    Gameover

  311. Keith Minto says:

    Tim (18:20:10) :

    “Now if the the search word or phrase could be ‘cached’or highlighted (Google style) THAT would be a big help in searching.”

    In Firefox, just use “control F” and type the searched word.

    I use Firefox, thanks,Tim.

  312. Magnus A says:

    I havn’t checked the files much, but there’s a map (file ianh-greenpeace-ships) with the positions and routes of Greenpeace ship(s) in the Pacific Ocean, and I see Greenpeace mail adresses in dozens of e-mails about climate meetings or negotiations.

    Also, when they recieved money for research they discussed to not employ anyone because of lack of time.

    What was the money sent 10K at the time? Is there a plot thicken, or am I just…

  313. Frank K. says:

    Wat (19:21:46) :

    “Perhaps the most significant revelation is the way they seek to manipulate the peer-review process and then disingenuously use that to dismiss skeptical analyses out of hand.”

    To me, this is one of more interesting questions that will arise in the near term. Will the climate and science journals still permit Jones, Santer, Mann, et al. to continue publishing and (more importantly) reviewing papers for them? If they continue like nothing’s happened, then they are perceived as being blind and complicit to the obvious manipulation of the peer-review process. If they ban them, then they risk a backlash from their friends and colleagues. And what do the journal editors say to those scientists who’ve been besmirched by these guys, and/or who have had their papers rejected for what appear to be political reasons? It will be interesting to watch this unfold…

  314. Bob Long says:

    Now we know who is responsible for any missing climate data. It’s Eric Olthwaite:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd3tHN_DoY8 (at 42 seconds).

  315. tokyoboy says:

    I have forwarded this issue to a few friends working in domestic newspapers, however, with practically no positive response so far. One journalist wrote back to me that covering this in Japanese media might blemish the interest of the country. For the moment I am deeply disappointed at their awkward footwork…….

  316. Smokey says:

    Poptech,

    One of the originals: click

  317. Robin says:

    wow, searched the word “quiet” and I can not believe what I read. I’m not sure if the whole thing is like that or I just got a fluke word…

  318. Jim says:

    A couple of years ago, a post from a BBC reporter circulated.
    He was looking into allegations that people who did not conform
    to the AGW orthodoxy were subject to professional victimization.
    The details recently revealed may see this story being revived.

    Another comment, do not expect this to lead to the fall of the AGW
    Berlin Wall. There are plenty of people in Climate Science not involved
    in this. But, a number of people who have been very trusting of the
    people involved with these emails will now realise that they have not
    been getting advice in good faith. The implications of that will
    reveal itself more slowly, but they will inevtiably occur.

  319. mitchel44 says:

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=321&filename=1054756929.txt

    “Confidentially I now need a hard and if required extensive case for rejecting – to support Dave Stahle’s and really as soon as you can.”

    “I got a paper to review (submitted to the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Sciences), written by a Korean guy and someone from Berkeley, that claims that the method of reconstruction that we use in dendroclimatology (reverse regression) is wrong, biased, lousy, horrible, etc. They use your Tornetrask recon as the main whipping boy. I have a file that you gave me in 1993 that comes from your 1992 paper. Below is part of that file. Is this the right one? Also, is it possible to resurrect the column headings? I would like to play with it in an effort to refute their claims.
    If published as is, this paper could really do some damage. It is also an ugly paper to review because it is rather mathematical, with a lot of Box-Jenkins stuff in it. It won’t be easy to dismiss out of hand as the math appears to be correct theoretically, but it suffers from the classic problem of pointing out theoretical deficiencies, without showing that their improved inverse regression method is actually better in a practical sense. So they do lots of monte carlo stuff that shows the superiority of their method and the deficiencies of our way of doing things, but NEVER actually show how their method would change the Tornetrask reconstruction from what you produced.
    Your assistance here is greatly appreciated. Otherwise, I will let Tornetrask sink into the melting permafrost of northern Sweden (just kidding of course).”

    Peer review at it’s finest! Steve Mc has gotta be dancing, it’s all down to the dendro’s, and he’s cut them to pieces already, and they know it. And RC, for all their “open” comments allowed today, still snipped me when I pointed this e-mail out.

    Shurley Knot, how about you run down the connection between the special olympics, the kennedy family, lobotomies and consensus. Let me know how you make out.

  320. Ric Werme says:

    I wrote a little program to fish out Email addresses in the From/To/Cc mail header lines. It needs a little work, it gets a bit confused by commas inside quoted names.

    Scanning the list, I noticed three old Emails with “Daly.” They’re worth reading, he seems to have been a classy guy, at least until MBH98 came out. I’m sorry I didn’t get involved with this sordid field until after Daly’s death. Excerpts from those, plus one more:

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=6&filename=839635440.txt

    From: John Daly
    To: n.nicholls@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Subject: Re: Climatic warming in Tasmania
    Date: Fri, 09 Aug 1996 20:04:00 +1100
    Cc: Ed Cook , NNU-NB@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, k.briffa@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, Mike Barbetti , zetterberg@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, rjf@xxxxxxxxx.xxx

    Dear Neville,

    You mentioned to me some time ago that in your view, the 11-year solar cycle did not influence temperature. There have been numerous attempts by academics to establish a correlation, but each has been shot down on some ground or other. I remember Barrie Pittock was especially dismissive of attempts to correlate solar cycle with temperature.

    Have you tried this approach?

    Load “Mathematica” into your PC and run the following set of instructions -

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=196&filename=970663670.txt

    From: John Daly
    To: Chick Keller
    Subject: Re: Hockey Sticks References
    Date: Wed, 04 Oct 2000 08:47:50 +1000
    Reply-to: daly@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Cc: VINCENT GRAY , Onar Åm , “John L. Daly” , “P. Dietze” , mmaccrac@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, Michael E Mann , rbradley@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, wallace@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, Thomas Crowley , Phil Jones , sfbtett@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, jarl.ahlbeck@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, richard@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, McKitrick , Bjarnason , Harry Priem , balberts@xxxxxxxxx.xxx

    Dear all

    Here’s another MWE reference, originally announced by the Idso’s. I looked up the abstract from the South African Journal of Science and here’s its URL

    http://www.gheiss.de/Personal/Abstracts/SAJS2000_Abstr.html

    That puts the MWE and LIA into South Africa.

    Cheers

    John L. Daly
    “Still Waiting For Greenhouse”

    This Email is fairly uncharacteristic, Daly usually didn’t let himself get this worked up about an issue, nevertheless he succinctly raises several issues, some which we overlook in the post McIntyre statistical debunking era.

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=211&filename=981859677.txt
    From: “John L. Daly”
    To: Chick Keller
    Subject: Re: Hockey Sticks again
    Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 21:47:57 +1100
    Reply-to: daly@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Cc: [Many people, including theodor.landscheidt!]

    Dear Chick & all

    > the first is Keith Briffa’s rather comprehensive treatment of getting
    > climate variations from tree rings: Annual climate variability in
    > the Holocene: “interpreting the message of ancient trees”, Quaternary
    > Science Reviews, 19 (2000) 87-105. It should deal with many of the
    > questions people raise about using them to determine temperatures.

    Take this from first principles.

    A tree only grows on land. That excludes 70% of the earth covered by water. A tree does no grow on ice. A tree does not grow in a desert. A tree does not grow on grassland-savannahs. A tree does not grow in alpine areas. A tree does not grow in the tundra

    We are left with perhaps 15% of the planet upon which forests grow/grew. That does not make any studies from tree rings global, or even hemispheric.

    The width and density of tree rings is dependent upon the following variables which cannot be reliably separated from each other.

    sunlight – if the sun varies, the ring will vary. But not at night of course.
    cloudiness – more clouds, less sun, less ring.
    pests/disease – a caterpillar or locust plague will reduce photosynthesis
    access to sunlight – competition within a forest can disadvantage or advantage some trees.
    moisture/rainfall – a key variable. Trees do not prosper in a drought even if there’s a heat wave.
    snow packing in spring around the base of the trees retards growth temperature – finally!

    The tree ring is a composite of all these variables, not merely of temperature. Therefore on the 15% of the planet covered by trees, their rings do not and cannot accurately record temperature in isolation from the other environmental variables.

    In my article on Greening Earth Society on the Hockey Stick, I point to other evidence which contradicts Mann’s theory. The Idso’s have produced more of that evidence, and a new article on Greening Earth has `unearthed’ even more.

    Mann’s theory simply does not stack up. But that was not the key issue. Anyone can put up a dud theory from time to time. What is at issue is the uncritical zeal with which the industry siezed on the theory before its scientific value had been properly tested. In one go, they tossed aside dozens of studies which confirmed the existence of the MWE and LIA as global events, and all on the basis of tree rings – a proxy which has all the deficiencies I have stated above.

    The worst thing I can say about any paper such as his is that it is `bad science’. Legal restraint prevents me going further. But in his case, only those restraints prevent me going *much* further.

    Cheers

    John Daly


    John L. Daly
    `Still Waiting For Greenhouse’

    This fourth Email is not by John, but by Phil Jones to Mike Mann to forward news of Daly’s death. It will leave a sour taste in the mouths of people who haven’t read it before, an antidote is at http://www.john-daly.com/obituary.htm .

    From: Phil Jones
    To: mann@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Subject: Fwd: John L. Daly dead
    Date: Thu Jan 29 14:17:01 2004

    From: Timo Hämeranta
    To:
    Subject: John L. Daly dead
    Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 12:04:28 +0200
    X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.4510
    Importance: Normal

    Mike,
    In an odd way this is cheering news ! One other thing about the CC paper – just found another email – is that McKittrick says it is standard practice in Econometrics journals to give all the data and codes !! According to legal advice IPR overrides this.

    Cheers
    Phil

    “It is with deep sadness that the Daly Family have to announce the sudden death of John Daly.Condolences may be sent to John’s email account (daly@xxxxxxxxx.xxx)

    Reported with great sadness

    Timo Hämeranta
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Timo Hämeranta, LL.M.
    Moderator, Climatesceptics
    Martinlaaksontie 42 B 9
    01620 Vantaa
    Finland, Member State of the European Union

  321. rbateman says:

    For a secretive and exclusive agenda which sought to exclude the ‘unlearned’, half a billion are now served.
    “Participation does not improve the quality of science, as stakeholders lack a reasonable level of knowledge to participate effectively, and are not capable of rational judgement.”

    Rationalize this: The backlash of the masses who now can see clearly how cheaply your agenda valued thier lives. A real live negative feedback headed straight for your doorsteps.

  322. Ric Werme says:

    Hi moderators – I just posted a list of Emails from John Daly (those old Emails do have something worthwhile!), but it appears it was eaten by the spam checker. Can you rescue it so people have a chance of seeing it before it gets swamped in this mass of comments?

    Thanks. So much for Saturday being a slow day, huh?

  323. Ric Werme says:

    Oh dang – it just occurred to me that cutting and pasting stuff from http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/search.php looses the obfuscated Email addresses (they get swallowed by the HTML parser). I’ll try to remember to replace occurrences of “<” with “&<”. (I hope I got that string right and displayable.)

  324. Ric Werme says:

    Oops – how about “&lt;”?

  325. Paul Vaughan says:

    Re: Robinson (17:01:40)

    Good find:
    http://ncwatch.typepad.com/dalton_minimum_returns/2009/11/cern-cloud-experiment-starts-up.html

    “Clouds are one of the biggest factors in determining global surface temperature, but the UN’s IPCC admits the level of scientific understanding of them is poor.”

    This quote is suitable for inclusion in a professionally-produced, tasteful television ad.

  326. Policyguy says:

    An observation:

    Mann and Jones may yet find themselves under the bus and over time may not be able to redeem themselves at their previous stature. In large part they were pawns to a more ominous game plan. Check out http://www.populartechnology.net/2009/07/truth-about-realclimateorg.html

    If this site is correct, and I don’t have information why it isn’t credible, folk like Mann and Jones and Hansen are the scientific veneer to a much greater political scheme with direct ties back to Al Gore and a high quality public relations campaign. This issue will be dealt with the political wiz-bang of any ruthless national expose. These people are expendable to preserve the political objective. Realclimate will survive, as will a strong AGW campaign. Other “scientists”, will be found to step forward, as deemed necessary by Environmental Media Services and Fenton Communications (one in the same – Al Gore) who is running this campaign.

    Count on it.

  327. MartinGAtkins says:

    Hell hath no fury like a dogmatist scorned.

    From: Tom Wigley
    To: santer

    Dear all,

    I think the scientific fraud committed by Douglass needs to
    be exposed. His co-authors may be innocent bystanders, but
    I doubt it.

    In normal circumstances, what Douglass has done would cause
    him to lose his job — a parallel is the South Korean cloning
    fraud case.

    I have suggested that someone like Chris Mooney should be
    told about this.

    1197325034.txt

  328. Paul Vaughan says:

    Re: Just The Facts (17:27:27)

    Very good find.

    Wall Street Journal – Nov. 21, 2009
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125883405294859215.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

    “[...] they discussed ways to paper over differences among themselves in order to present a “unified” view on climate change. On at least one occasion, climate scientists were asked to “beef up” conclusions about climate change and extreme weather events because environmental officials in one country were planning a “big public splash.””

    “[...] climate researchers systematically ostracized other scientists who presented findings that differed from orthodox views.”

    “[...] it shows a concerted effort to distort climate science.”

    “In several of the emails, climate researchers discussed how to arrange for favorable reviewers for papers they planned to publish in scientific journals. At the same time, climate researchers at times appeared to pressure scientific journals not to publish research by other scientists whose findings they disagreed with.”

    “Many of the email exchanges discussed ways to decline such requests for information, on the grounds that the data was confidential or was intellectual property. In other email exchanges related to the FOIA requests, some U.K. researchers asked foreign scientists to delete all emails related to their work for the upcoming IPCC summary. In others, they discussed boycotting scientific journals that require them to make their data public.”

    They even include what appears to be a tribute to Anthony & colleagues:

    “The tension between those two camps is apparent in the emails. More recent messages showed climate scientists were increasingly concerned about blog postings and articles on leading skeptical Web sites. Much of the internal discussion over scientific papers centered on how to pre-empt attacks from prominent skeptics, for example.”

  329. Rational Debate says:

    Drudge has picked it up now, with a link to a Washington Post article. They contacted Mann, with predictible resulting quote.

    Hackers steal electronic data from top climate research center
    Scientists’ e-mails deriding skeptics of warming become public

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/20/AR2009112004093_pf.html

  330. tallbloke says:

    Paul Vaughan (13:39:13) :

    IMPORTANT:

    tallbloke (12:22:28) “I came across a message saying the SST’s around 1945 would be changed.”

    They must not be permitted to further vandalize the record

    I have the current Hadley SST record on my disk and backed up. Suggest others do the same. Go to KNMI climate explorer.

  331. steven mosher says:

    Policyguy (23:26:05) :

    its been known for a long time. If you want to see the PR engine at work look at some of the PR training materials in the documents folder.

  332. DaveH says:

    There is just too much in the CRU emails to get around. I hope someone has the time to research this piece for its significance.

    “—–Original Message—–
    From: Phil Jones [mailto:p.jones@xxxxxxxxx.xxx]
    Sent: Wednesday, September 12, 2007 11:30 AM
    To: Wahl, Eugene R; Caspar Ammann
    Subject: Wahl/Ammann

    Gene/Caspar,
    Good to see these two out. Wahl/Ammann doesn’t appear to be in CC’s
    online first, but comes up if you search.
    You likely know that McIntyre will check this one to make sure it
    hasn’t
    changed since the IPCC close-off date July 2006!
    Hard copies of the WG1 report from CUP have arrived here today.

    Ammann/Wahl – try and change the Received date! Don’t give those
    skeptics something
    to amuse themselves with.

    Cheers
    Phil”

    That last sentence is illegal where I live.

    The full text is on
    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=816&filename=1189722851.txt

  333. vukcevic says:

    At 17:07 27/10/2009, Michael Mann wrote:
    Hi Phil,
    The point is simply that if we want to talk about about a meaningful “2009″ anomaly, every additional month that is available from which to calculate an annual mean makes the number more credible. We already have this for GISTEMP, but have been awaiting HadCRU to be able to do a more decisive update of the status of the disingenuous “globe is cooling” contrarian talking point,
    mike

    p.s. be a bit careful about what information you send to Andy and what emails you copy him in on. He’s not as predictable as we’d like

  334. steven mosher says:

    JR (19:51:55) :

    note that gavin DOESNT say he will. he says he will take you seriously.

  335. tallbloke says:

    tallbloke (23:46:10) :

    Paul Vaughan (13:39:13) :

    IMPORTANT:

    tallbloke (12:22:28) “I came across a message saying the SST’s around 1945 would be changed.”

    They must not be permitted to further vandalize the record

    1254147614.txt

    From: Phil
    To: Tom
    Subject: Re: 1940s
    Date: Mon Sep 28 10:20:14 2009
    Cc: Ben

    Tom,
    A few thoughts
    [1]http://ams.allenpress.com/archive/1520-0442/preprint/2009/pdf/10.1175_2009JCLI3089.1.pd
    f
    This is a link to the longer Thompson et al paper. It isn’t yet out in final form – Nov09
    maybe?
    [2]http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/09/24/a-look-at-the-thompson-et-al-paper-hi-tech-wiggle
    -matching-and-removal-of-natural-variables/
    is a link to wattsupwiththat – not looked through this apart from a quick scan. Dave
    Thompson just emailed me this over the weekend and said someone had been busy! They seemed
    to have not fully understood what was done.
    Have looked at the plots. I’m told that the HadSST3 paper is fairly near to being
    submitted, but I’ve still yet to see a copy. More SST data have been added for the WW2 and
    WW1 periods, but according to John Kennedy they have not made much difference to these
    periods.
    Here’s the two ppts I think I showed in Boulder in June. These were from April 09, so
    don’t know what these would look like now. SH is on the left and adjustment there seems
    larger, for some reason – probably just British ships there?
    Maybe I’m misinterpreting what you’re saying, but the adjustments won’t reduce the 1940s
    blip but enhance it. It won’t change the 1940-44 period, just raise the 10 years after Aug
    45.
    I expect MOHC are looking at the NH minus SH series re the aerosols. My view is that a
    cooler temps later in the 1950s and 1960s it is easier to explain.
    Land warming in the 1940s and late 1930s is mainly high latitude in NH.
    One other thing – MOHC are also revising the 1961-90 normals. This will likely have more
    effect in the SH.
    With the SH around 1910s there is the issue of exposure problems in Australia – see
    Neville’s paper.
    This shouldn’t be an issue in NZ – except maybe before 1880, but could be in southern
    South America. New work in Spain suggest screens got renewed about 1900, so maybe this
    happened in Chile and Argentina, but Mossmann was head of the Argentine NMS so he may have
    got them to use Stevenson screens early.
    Neville has never been successful getting any OZ funding to sort out pre-1910 temps
    everywhere except Qld.
    Here’s a paper in CC on European exposure problems. There is also one on Spanish series.
    Cheers
    Phil

  336. tallbloke says:

    tallbloke (13:47:32) :

    KlausB (12:56:27) :

    @ Richard Sharpe (09:32:58) :

    Richard, I did a “climategate” -google friday evening my time/I presume early friday your time – results: 1321
    .. did same now – results 32600++

    34800 now. You’ll be able to see the difference in timestamps when I post this.

    It’s down to 274 results this morning. Has the coverup begun?

  337. CodeTech says:

    From the Washington Post article at
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/20/AR2009112004093_pf.html

    “It is clear that some of the ‘world’s leading climate scientists,’ as they are always described, are more dedicated to promoting the alarmist political agenda than in scientific research,” said Ebell, whose group is funded in part by energy companies. “Some of the e-mails that I have read are blatant displays of personal pettiness, unethical conniving, and twisting the science to support their political position.”

    Note the obligatory line, “whose group is funded in part by energy companies”. Well, BIG NEWS to the idiots out there: BOTH SIDES are funded in part by energy companies. Pointing it out for one side but not the other is bias, a particularly nasty and repulsive kind of bias. It’s a way to belittle and marginalize a person and whatever they have said.

    More than anything, I would like to see this kind of bias and guided manipulation stopped. Really, it should be noted that the “other side” uses this tactic daily, in almost every article and comment regarding those who question them. I’d love to see an “honesty in reporting” law that makes it unlawful to manipulate opinions when “reporting”.

    While we’re at it, wouldn’t it be interesting to see a ban on misleading reporting like: “sea levels COULD rise AS MUCH AS xxx feet by 2100″, which is deliberately crafted to leave the reader with the impression that the high number is actually expected. Also, “some scientists say” is overused… which scientists? What are their credentials? When did they say this?

    Oh, another nit: the claim that “Hackers broke into” is unfounded. It’s far more likely that a whistleblower or someone internal to UEA intentionally released this material. The continued drumbeat of “hackers” marginalizes the data and focuses the great unwashed on the likelihood that what was released is “stolen” and is safe to ignore.

  338. Rereke Whakaaro says:

    Policyguy (23:26:05) :
    “An observation:

    Mann and Jones may yet find themselves under the bus and over time may not be able to redeem themselves at their previous stature. In large part they were pawns to a more ominous game plan. Check out http://www.populartechnology.net/2009/07/truth-about-realclimateorg.html

    Excellent reference, thank you …

    I was busy trying to piece all the connections together, and PopularTechnology has already been there and marked the trees.

    If you plan to kill a snake, you have to chop its head off. These emails are only the start of the trail. What needs to be shown now, is where it leads, who is really orchestrating it, where the money comes from, where it goes, and who profits.

  339. Paul Vaughan says:

    Re: tallbloke (01:05:16)

    Good find – recent too.

    I still haven’t seen any evidence (including publications) that they have even the foggiest clue about EOP and the related confounding.

    Anyone who has a clue about shared variance will realize how incredibly naive their ‘adjustment’ plan is.

    Anything on the 1988 shift in AO/NAM?
    [ For reference:
    http://www.sfu.ca/~plv/CumuSumAO70.png
    http://www.sfu.ca/~plv/CumuSumDJFM_NAM.png
    http://www.sfu.ca/~plv/CumuSumPDO(76,88,98).png
    http://www.sfu.ca/~plv/CumuSumGLAAM.png
    http://www.sfu.ca/~plv/CumuSum(-SOI).png ]

  340. Stephen Shorland says:

    Robert E. Phelan (18:03:18) :

    If there is anyone reading here who has not yet voted in the Science Museum Prove It! poll, which asks you to send a strong message to the UK Government in advance of the Copenhagen Conference, you can find it here:
    http://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/proveit.aspx

    If you want the full story behind that poll, this thread makes interesting reading:
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/10/23/and-then-what-happens/

    By all means, let them know you’ve seen the evidence. Let your legislators know.

    If you try to press ‘Count Me Out’ straight away it shows ‘please enter a valid email address’ even if you do.ALL these Government polls are rigged.If you try to vote against Brown in a No.10 poll,your ‘confirmation email’ is days in arriving so that a torrent of instantaneous votes can’t be tallied to show how much he is disliked.

  341. Rereke Whakaaro says:

    CodeTech (01:34:46) :

    “… the claim that “Hackers broke into” is unfounded. It’s far more likely that a whistleblower or someone internal to UEA intentionally released this material. The continued drumbeat of “hackers” marginalizes the data and focuses the great unwashed on the likelihood that what was released is “stolen” and is safe to ignore.”

    I was originally cautious about this material, thinking it could be misinformation (paranoia from a previous life). I now accept it is unaltered, so on that basis it was either hacked or leaked.

    A statement from CRU that I have read, said that THE (my emphasis) server had now been taken off line pending an investigation.

    If the site had been hacked, I would presume that the hackers would have access to the internal network and would have been able to remove data from other servers as well (unless CRU only has one, which I doubt). So there may be more revelations to follow …

    If the information was leaked, then this is probably all that we will get. However, the person responsible would have ensured that the material achieved whatever purpose they had in mind, so what we have now would be the jewels.

    It is interesting that “leaked” information is somehow better than “hacked” information. Perhaps leaking something is more honorable in the public perception.

    Also the spin from the team is interesting; “The information was stolen, therefore you cannot believe it, because it may have been doctored”.

    Which brings me back to my original paranoia.

  342. fabron says:

    tallbloke (01:11:17) :
    It’s down to 274 results this morning. Has the coverup begun?

    going up
    11.00 am GMT :Results 1 – 10 of about 53,800 for climategate. (0.07 seconds)

  343. Arthur Glass says:

    ” It also remains unclear why just at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution and before the emission of substantial amounts of anthropogenic greenhouse gases, Earth’s temperature began to rise steeply.”

    Well, assuming this statement is roughly true (when is the ‘dawn’ of the Industrial Revolution, and in what country?), couldn’t the causality be the reverese to what is assumed here? The beginnings of industrialization involved the digging of canals and then the rapid laying of rail lines. If, say, an improvement in climatic conditions added two weeks of temps and soil conditions conducive to laying tracks (in early spring and in late fall), then the efficiency of the construction of rail networks would be enhanced.

  344. Arthur Glass says:

    ” I’d love to see an “honesty in reporting” law that makes it unlawful to manipulate opinions when “reporting”.

    You might want to think twice about the consequences of such a law for open inquiry and debate.

    Caveat lector! The only news source I trust any more for the whole truth is the New York Onion.

  345. Arthur Glass says:

    I haven’t seen any linkage of this story with two other related scandals: the Hadley/Cru dog-ate-my-data farce of no more than a month ago, and the suggestions of the suppression of mildly dissenting science at the EPA earlier this year.

  346. son of mulder says:

    Note the quote from Roger Harribin at the BBC see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8371597.stm

    “The scientific establishment is likely to support the CRU. Despite continuing uncertainties in some areas of climate science, they say officially that their overall confidence that humans are warming the climate is now more than 90%.

    One leading figure told me unofficially that confidence was now at 99%. ”

    99% !!!! this is disgraceful bias by the BBC yet his colleague Richard Black in http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/richardblack/ has the nerve to prevaricate on the details because

    “Update 2309: Because comments were posted quoting excerpts apparently from the hacked Climate Research Unit e-mails, and because there are potential legal issues connected with publishing this material, we have temporarily removed all comments until we can ensure that watertight oversight is in place.”

    Potential legal issues!!!! Go on Richard be like Roger and quote some unofficial hearsay….or heresy.

    None of the luvvies in the media in the UK or politicians here have the guts to open the debate. Happy to brainwash school kids into believing the AGW hypothesis as gospel. Happy to spend billions on solving an unsubstantiated problem. In the face of clear duplicity in these e-mails, keeping this core issue on the reputation of climate science suppressed by whatever means, obfuscation and legal claptrap.

    Keep up the great work Messrs Watts, Mckintyre and co workers.

  347. Jim says:

    Andrew Bolt is a columnist for the Murdoch press in
    Australia. The ABC (OZ for BBC) hate him. He has
    a list of the news services that have picked up the
    story

    http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/

    The list is getting quite long

  348. P Solar says:

    http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=7810

    To quote the good professor’s website statement:

    Climate records consist of actual temperature records from the mid-19th century and proxy data (tree rings, coral, ice cores, etc) which go back much further. The green curve on the diagram included proxy data up to 1960 but only actual temperatures from 1961 onwards. This is what is being discussed in the email.

    So this is quite clearly grafting one dataset onto another one and showing it as one continuous green line. Even the wording of this statement is deceiving. The green line is Briffa (1999) tree ring reconstruction. It does not “include” proxy data it IS proxy data. Proxy data that went to 1980 but was cropped at 1960 when it went the wrong way. So it is “only” proxy data 1960. The weighted mean blends the two together around that date to you don’t see the GRAFT.

    The fact that these data are from totally incompatible sources : tree rings and thermometers and the fact that this “trick” makes a declining temperature into a steeply rising one makes this more than just bad practice it is clear, willful deception.

    The cover graphic they provided to WMO was a deception.

    I would thanks Prof Jones for his clear(ish) statement on what was done.

    Since he refers to this as “Mike’s Nature trick” this would also seem to be a clear statement that this was what was done in preparing Mann’s paper in Nature to produce the hockeystick.

    The graphic they presented to the world in IPCC TAR was a fraud.

    Mann should not be at Penn State he should be in the state pen. !!

  349. James RS says:

    I wonder if the Team doesn’t feel that they have been transported back in time ‘communications-wise’. They must be having serious second thoughts about using emails to discuss how to extricate themselves from this mess. With flies on every wall now, phone booths might be looking pretty good.

  350. Smokey says:

    Thank you Ric Werme for posting John Daly’s obituary. I’ve read everything in Daly’s “Still Waiting for Greenhouse”, but missed his obituary. Some lines from his obit:

    John’s rebuttal of their arguments was refused publication in the ‘peer-reviewed’ GRL, and the documentation justifying this refusal demonstrates, with considerable force, that the term “peer review” now means “mate’s review”, and that peer review has become an instrument of filtering out critical arguments which would damage the global warming “consensus”.

    The history of science is replete with examples of the abuse of power by those whose authority and prestige in the scientific world were threatened by critics from outside. Today the situation is more critical than in the past because those in power usually control massive research budgets funded by the taxpayer and, more importantly, control the information flow to political leaders who have no time to master other sources of information in order to be able to contest the issue with their official advisers.

    There is little doubt in my mind that the incriminating emails were posted by an insider, for two reasons: first, because hackers normally just hack: they either destroy information, steal it to sell, or they simply post everything without comment or analysis. The emails posted here were specific, and they were posted with an explanation pointing out certain emails to readers as a starting point. Those emails show collusion to bias the public’s perception, rather than simply investigating and reporting on discoveries in climate science. The emails are almost entirely political in nature.

    Also, the fact that the alarmists’ comments are uniformly the same: “It was a hacker.” “We were hacked,” etc. That is their talking point. Naturally, I’m skeptical when everyone says the same thing.

    What is shown by these emails is a vicious hatred of anyone who threatens their control of the AGW meme in the slightest way. They constantly attempt to tweak the facts to fit their hypothesis, which is based almost entirely on some tree rings and which ignores or suppresses other, more credible scientific evidence.

    Finally, the obvious bullying of colleagues by Michael Mann [who was, IIRC, only in his early 30's when he published his "hockey stick"], and constant attempts to micromanage information, must have had an abrasive effect on colleagues who are sincerely working to find the actual reasons for climate fluctuations and cycles, and who might resent an upstart with such a colossal ego pushing them around and telling them what they may and may not say.

    No doubt there is paranoia and frantic speculation in the alarmist community now regarding the identity of the whistleblower. They may even have a good idea as to his identity. Their problem is what to do about it. We can already see their first move: publicly state for the record that the information was ‘stolen’ by a ‘hacker’. Classic misdirection.

  351. Treachery Watch says:

    “It is interesting that “leaked” information is somehow better than “hacked” information. Perhaps leaking something is more honorable in the public perception.”

    Except when it’s Sarah Palin’s email.

  352. This is the end of the “New World Order” (try and search for that term too).

    The global change movement would use the climate fear to build the New World Order. Without climate fear no world government CO2 tax!

  353. John says:

    I find myself wondering, if like the Andrew Breitbart strategy of releasing material on the NEA and ACORN slowly as a dare to the mainstream media to pick up on the stories before they release even more damning evidence, if the evidence in this archive is an attempt by a whistle-blower to get the mainstream media to take this issue seriously and, if they don’t, we’ll see even more damning material released in the future.

  354. AKD says:

    In the following story, BBC published at least one excerpt from the e-mails obtained illegally through hacking Sarah Palin’s account:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7622726.stm

    Harrabin is a hypocrite. Also, search “Harrabin” in the e-mail archive. His name comes up at least once.

  355. Ric Werme says:

    Smokey (07:01:05) :

    Thank you Ric Werme for posting John Daly’s obituary. I’ve read everything in Daly’s “Still Waiting for Greenhouse”, but missed his obituary….

    There is little doubt in my mind that the incriminating emails were posted by an insider, for two reasons: first, because hackers normally just hack: they either destroy information, steal it to sell, or they simply post everything without comment or analysis. The emails posted here were specific, and they were posted with an explanation pointing out certain emails to readers as a starting point.

    It was nice seeing traces of Daly at work. For those who missed it, please check out http://www.john-daly.com/obituary.htm

    In another post, I mention I’m convinced this was an inside job too, the amount of organization, filtering out the “Honey, please pick up a bottle of milk on the way home” Emails, etc are not what hacker would have done.

    I’m going to refer to “the whistleblower” in future comments.

    Whoever he is, he must be amazed at the reaction. There can’t be too many suspects, so I won’t be surprised if he’s caught. A defense fund will follow shortly.

  356. Robert E. Phelan says:

    Time to contact your congressional delegation. You can locate their contact information here:

    http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm

    Sent this e-mail to mine:

    By now you must be aware of the release of thousands of e-mails and documents from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University by what is probably a conscience-stricken insider. The e-mails to and from some of the leading researchers in the field and key players in the IPCC, document attempts to manipulate scientific data, control the scientific review process, subvert FOI officers, destroy materials that should have been preserved under FOI regulations to avoid release, and the use misleading and deceptive information to influence both the public at large and policy makers.

    It is imperative that you get out in front of this issue and take the lead in calling for a congressional inquiry. So far, there has been muted reaction from the press, but you can find interesting articles here:

    Andrew Revkin, New York Times
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/21/science/earth/21climate.html?_r=1&hpw

    Keith Johnson, Wall Street Journal
    http://blogs.wsj.com/environmentalcapital/2009/11/20/hacked-sensitive-documents-lifted-from-hadley-climate-center/

    The British Blogger Bishop Hill has an easy-to-read summary of major issues here:
    http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2009/11/20/climate-cuttings-33.html

    The Blogger Anthony Watts describes the on-going events here:
    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/11/19/breaking-news-story-hadley-cru-has-apparently-been-hacked-hundreds-of-files-released/

    Jeff Id, whose The Air Vent blog was the site where the whistle-blower first announced the release of the files on a server in Russia, has a number of posts.
    http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/

    It is worth noting that Jeff was away on a hunting trip at the time and got back to find a bomb shell sitting on his blog. He removed it, but it had already been discovered by a number of readers.

    The actual e-mails and documents can be found here, among other places:
    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/search.php

    This issue needs to be thoroughly aired in a Congressional Investigation before our nation damages its economy, security and liberty any further.

    Sincerely,

  357. Paul Vaughan says:

    son of mulder (04:00:54) “99% !!!! this is disgraceful bias by the BBC”

    I interpret this as evidence that truth is 100% irrelevant to them. (I state this from the perspective of a statistics educator.) They appear willfully dismissive or ignorant of the ludicrous & scandalous assumptions underpinning the estimates. I have become very suspicious of the UK media as a direct result of the international influence they try to wield via misinformation about climate.

  358. MattN says:

    MWP discussed: http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=367&filename=1065723391.txt

    “Hi, I don’t understand why we cannot cite the borehole data for the MWP – that in a
    sense is the only legitimate data set that shows a ~1 C cooling from the MWP to the LIA
    - forget the deforestation problem for the moment, that is later in time -
    if the borehole data for the MWP are legitimate then there is still a case for
    concluding that the MWP was significantly warmer than the LIA
    tom

  359. David says:

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=227&filename=988466058.txt

    A search for Milankovitch turns this line up in a long correspondence:

    “”>Finally consider this. I read recently (don’t know the pedigree of
    >this number but it WAS published!!) that Milankovitch cooling at this
    >point in the Holocene should be about 0.4°C/millenium (other plots
    >I’ve seen would suggest about 2.3 to 1/2 of that). If that’s true,
    >then all the cooling since the year 1000 is Milankovitch and there’s
    >no room for variations in solar activity and multiple volcanic
    >eruptions. Now I’m not saying this is the best way to think about
    >such things, but it does remind us that much of the cooling seems to
    >have been due to Milankovitch, and, given the small amplitude of the
    >proxy records, that is a bit worrisome. What do people think about
    >this?””

    That doesn’t wash with the no MWP or localized MWP, Earth has never been hotter view.

  360. vukcevic says:

    Two major blogs ‘RealClimate’ and ‘WUWT’ are the most prominent internet discussion platforms currently voicing many views and opinions on the matter of the unauthorized release of emails.
    There are scientists of either persuasion attending both blogs. It does not require great deal of courage to express your view publicly to a sympathetic audience. In many authoritarian societies scientists risked frequently not only ‘excommunication’ but personal freedom or even more to stand by their ideas.
    Hereby I propose that contributors from both camps ‘RealClimate’ and ‘WUWT’ (using their names) should be welcomed by moderators to post on the competing blog.
    The above will be posted on both ‘RealClimate’ and ‘WUWT’ and I hope the moderators, in the interest of freedom of scientific expression, will publicly issue invitation and welcome the opposition.

  361. David says:

    “Relating forcing to response, the sensitivity from the models is then on the order of
    0.6°C/ Wm-2 (or higher, depending on the model used); the sensitivity from the
    observations, if taken at face value, would be considerably less.”

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=475&filename=1105653626.txt

  362. tensorized lurker says:

    Thomas Fuller of the Examiner is on the 6th part of his excellent summary about ClimateGate

    http://www.examiner.com/x-9111-SF-Environmental-Policy-Examiner~y2009m11d22-Global-warming-truths-were-based-on-political-need

  363. Jim says:

    I’m pretty sure #1 on the list below is illegal.

    Alleged CRU Email – 1182255717.txt
    Enter keywords to search (no need for quote marks)

    The below is one of a series of alleged emails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, released on 20 November 2009.

    Browse by 10 | 25 | 50 | 100

    Return to the index page | Earlier Emails | Later Emails

    From: “Thomas.R.Karl”
    To: Phil Jones
    Subject: Re: FW: retraction request
    Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 08:21:57 -0400
    Cc: Wei-Chyung Wang

    Thanks Phil,
    We R now responding to a former TV weather forecaster who has got press, He has a web site
    of 40 of the USHCN stations
    showing less than ideal exposure. He claims he can show urban biases and exposure biases.
    We are writing a response for our Public Affairs. Not sure how it will play out.
    Regards, TOm
    Phil Jones said the following on 6/19/2007 4:22 AM:

    Wei-Chyung and Tom,
    The Climate Audit web site has a new thread on the Jones et al. (1990)
    paper, with lots of quotes from Keenan. So they may not be going to
    submit something to Albany. Well may be?!?
    Just agreed to review a paper by Ren et al. for JGR. This refers
    to a paper on urbanization effects in China, which may be in press
    in J. Climate. I say ‘may be’ as Ren isn’t that clear about this in
    the text, references and responses to earlier reviews. Have requested
    JGR get a copy a copy of this in order to do the review.
    In the meantime attaching this paper by Ren et al. on urbanization
    at two sites in China.
    Nothing much else to say except:
    1. Think I’ve managed to persuade UEA to ignore all further FOIA
    requests if the people have anything to do with Climate Audit.
    2. Had an email from David Jones of BMRC, Melbourne. He said
    they are ignoring anybody who has dealings with CA, as there are
    threads on it about Australian sites.
    3. CA is in dispute with IPCC (Susan Solomon and Martin Manning)
    about the availability of the responses to reviewer’s at the various
    stages of the AR4 drafts. They are most interested here re Ch 6 on
    paleo.
    Cheers
    Phil

  364. David says:

    “3. CA is in dispute with IPCC (Susan Solomon and Martin Manning)
    about the availability of the responses to reviewer’s at the various
    stages of the AR4 drafts. They are most interested here re Ch 6 on
    paleo.”

    Isn’t that the stuff he wanted deleted?

  365. David says:

    He being Dr. Phil.

  366. I sent the following to Phil Jones.

    Phil,

    One of the leaked texts contains what is allegedly an e-mail from you, concerning a message that I sent to Steve McIntyre, Cc you, on 19 June 2007. The e-mail is contained here:
    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=805&filename=1182361058.txt

    I have two questions about this. First, will you confirm that the e-mail from you is genuine? I understand that most of the leaked texts are genuine, but there is apparently some chance that individual texts have been altered.

    My message (included via the above link) accused you of serious research misconduct, i.e. purposeful manipulation of the scientific record such that it no longer reflects observed truth–including in your work on the IPCC (2007) report. Yet your e-mail interprets my message as “an attempt to be nice” to you. Hence my other question: what reasoning was behind your interpretation?

    Sincerely, Doug

  367. Paul Vaughan says:

    Re: vukcevic (12:57:49)

    I applaud your suggestion and add a dose of realism:

    Forthright, objective comments from nonalarmists about natural climate variations are blocked on alarmist websites.

    Alarmists appreciate nature less than their unsupportable, abstract notions about it.

  368. Jim says:

    The ballad of Andy Revkin

    There once was a journalist named Andy
    Mann and Jones kept feeding him candy
    He wanted to taste lamb stew
    They said, “Its made of spew”
    So Andy kept on eating the candy

  369. David says:

    Search for ‘weather generator’ turned this curious statement from Dr. Phil up:

    “This period will very likely cover all temperature extremes (if we forget the very cold
    ones)
    , but
    it will be inadequate for rainfall (changes in daily, monthly and seasonal extremes).”

  370. David says:

    “1.some models don’t give the data one would like.”

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=915&filename=1219844013.txt

  371. evanmjones says:

    So they need to form an ethics committee, do they?

    O! The Irony!

    Oy.

    ——————————————————-

    From: Tom Wigley
    To: André Berger
    Subject: Re: FW: Shaviv & Veizer in GSA Today
    Date: Tue, 19 Aug 2003 09:00:33 -0600
    Cc: Mike MacCracken , Martin Hoffert , Karl Taylor , Ken Caldiera , Curt Covey , Stefan Rahmstorf , “Michael E. Mann” , Raymond Bradley , Malcolm Hughes , Phil Jones

    , Kevin Trenberth , Tom Crowley , Scott Rutherford , Caspar Ammann , Keith Briffa , Tim Osborn , Michael Oppenheimer , Steve Schneider , Gabi Hegerl , Ellen Mosley-Thompson , Eric Steig , jmahlman@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, wuebbles@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, jto@u.arizona.edu, stocker@xxxxxxxxx.xxx, Urs Neu , Jürg Beer

    Andre,

    I have been closely involved in the CR fiasco. I have had papers that I
    refereed (and soundly rejected), under De Freitas’s editorship, appear
    later in the journal — without me seeing any response from the authors.
    As I have said before to others, his strategy is first to use mainly
    referees that are in the anti-greenhouse community, and second, if a
    paper is rejected, to ignore that review and seek another more
    ‘sympathic’ reviewer. In the second case he can then (with enough
    reviews) claim that the honest review was an outlier.

    I agree that an ethics committee is needed and I would be happy to serve
    on such a committee. It would have to have endorsement by international
    societies, like Roy. Soc., US Nat. Acad., Acad. Europ., plus RMS, AMS,
    AGU, etc.

    Jim Titus mentioned to me that in the legal profession here people are
    disbarred for behavior like that of De Freitas (and even John Christy –
    although this is a more subtle case). We cannot do that of course, but
    we can alert the community of honest scientists to such behavior and
    formally discredit these people.

    The Danish Acad. did something like this recently, but were not entirely
    successful.

    In the meantime, I urge people to dissociate themselves from Climate
    Research. The residual ‘editorial’ (a word I use almost tongue in cheek)
    board is looking like a rogues’ gallery of skeptics. Those remaining who
    are credible scientists should resign.

    Tom.

  372. vjones says:

    I accidentlally found this today when I did a search for anelegantchaos.org
    Excerpts from the lyrics of Julian Cope’s “An Elegant Chaos”:
    Looking down
    At the carefully laid out infamy
    Take a scythe, take a scythe,
    To the rotting core
    Of man-vegetation
    Now I sigh
    At the cool cool attitude to ignorance

  373. David says:

    “> This is just a scoping mtg, so only a small subset of those who will
    > be
    > involved. You need to get your gov to push you once the chapter
    > outline is
    > decided (i.e., you get nominated for specific roles in specific
    > chapters -
    > or at least that is how it worked before – suspect you know the
    > drill).

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=977&filename=1243432634.txt

    And only one quote out in the news so far, wow.

  374. evanmjones says:

    Ho-Ho!

    DARN that “due diligence” thing. The NERVE!

    (And love that last paragraph.)

    ————————————————————–

    From: Stephen H Schneider
    To: santer1@xxxxxxxxx.xxx
    Subject: Re: [Fwd: data request]
    Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2009 10:50:56 -0800 (PST)
    Cc: “David C. Bader” , Bill Goldstein , Pat Berge , Cherry Murray , George Miller , Anjuli Bamzai , Tomas Diaz De La Rubia , Doug Rotman , Peter Thorne , Leopold Haimberger , Karl Taylor , Tom Wigley , John Lanzante , Susan Solomon , Melissa Free , peter gleckler , “Philip D. Jones”

    , Thomas R Karl , Steve Klein , carl mears , Doug Nychka , Gavin Schmidt , Steven Sherwood , Frank Wentz

    “Thanks” Ben for this, hi all and happy new year. I had a similar experience–but not FOIA since we at Climatic Change are a private institution–with Stephen McIntyre demanding that I have the Mann et al cohort publish all their computer codes for papers published in Climatic Change. I put the question to the editorial board who debated it for weeks. The vast majority opinion was that scientists should give enough information on their data sources and methods so others who are scientifically capable can do their own brand of replication work, but that this does not extend to personal computer codes with all their undocumented sub routines etc. It would be odious requirement to have scientists document every line of code so outsiders could then just apply them instantly. Not only is this an intellectual property issue, but it would dramatically reduce our productivity since we are not in the business of producing software products for general consumption and have no resources to do so. The NSF, which funded the studies I published, concurred–so that ended that issue with Climatic Change at the time a few years ago.

    This continuing pattern of harassment, as Ben rightly puts it in my opinion, in the name of due diligence is in my view an attempt to create a fishing expedition to find minor glitches or unexplained bits of code–which exist in nearly all our kinds of complex work–and then assert that the entire result is thus suspect. Our best way to deal with this issue of replication is to have multiple independent author teams, with their own codes and data sets, publishing independent work on the same topics–like has been done on the “hockey stick”. That is how credible scientific replication should proceed.

    Let the lawyers figure this out, but be sure that, like Ben is doing now, you disclose the maximum reasonable amount of information so competent scientists can do replication work, but short of publishing undocumented personalized codes etc. The end of the email Ben attached shows their intent–to discredit papers so they have no “evidentiary value in public policy”–what you resort to when you can’t win the intellectual battle scientifically at IPCC or NAS.
    Good luck with this, and expect more of it as we get closer to international climate policy actions, We are witnessing the “contrarian battle of the bulge” now, and expect that all weapons will be used.

    Cheers, Steve

    PS Please do not copy or forward this email.

    Stephen H. Schneider
    Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies,
    Professor, Department of Biology and
    Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment

  375. David says:

    “So I suspect, based on S/N arguments, that it’s better to search for an
    anthropogenic surface temperature signal
    over the oceans rather than the
    land. Actually showing this might be useful.”

    http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/emails.php?eid=795&filename=1178107838.txt

    I thought the search was over, and the evidence was clear, the case overwhelming. Why are they still looking?

  376. Paul Vaughan says:

    The “Recent Posts” list is getting awfully heavy on administrative cynicism and remarkably light on scientific inspiration.

    Has anyone spotted any stimulating new research articles lately?

    I can report that several times I encountered a bug which hung up (each time) the NASA Horizons online software. There is an interesting issue that can arise in fall 1582 where calendar systems switch. A NASA representative has since adjusted Horizons so that it cannot step into the “missing days”.

  377. Erin says:

    Debate on Fox news now!!!!!!!!!!!!

  378. Erin says:

    Hey all, I just got a reply from Lord Monckton!

    “I’m on it. I’m doing a piece for SPPI’s website, http://www.scienceandpublicpolicy.org, and I’ve already written, with Prof. Fred Singer, to the Information Commissioner here in the UK to ask him to prosecute the destroyers of data at the CRU. – M of B

    The Viscount Monckton of Brenchley
    Carie, Rannoch, PH17 2QJ
    +44 1882 632341; fax 632776; cell +44 7980 634784
    monckton@mail.com
    Whee!!

  379. Rational Debate says:

    @ Douglas J. Keenan (14:18:34) :

    I sent the following to Phil Jones. &

    ——–

    Douglas, ROFLM-you-know-what-O!

    General comment to everyone on totally unrelated issue… in reading the CRU crew’s emails, I know I’m picking nits here of course, but man, I thought that *I* was bad about excessive use of exclamation points in my private emails. For business related emails as all of these CRU & related ones are, I can’t recall much of anyone. myself included, who was anywhere close as liberal with them. Those guys take the exclamation point cake. One nearly gets heart palpitations at the urgency in each of their emails, no?

  380. Rational Debate says:

    Question for the moderator – in my previous post (19:49:51) I had tried to use the “&” sign to force the html editor as someone else had mentioned in a different post to show the following less than sign-SNIP-greater than sign as is commonly used to indicate I’d cut the rest of the copied post – and to see if that solution worked for future reference (e.g., if I posted part of an article or something that way).

    I can’t tell however, if the post as it was didn’t work, or if perhaps you snipped it out? Please let me know. Perhaps if it just didn’t work, and you know the proper syntax you could post that also? Thanks!

    REPLY: WordPress automatically removes most HTML formatting with the exception of character style formattings and links

  381. Rational Debate says:

    Moderator – Feel free to post this or not as you see fit, just wanted to thank you for the reply.

    Reply: ??? ~ ctm

  382. Rational Debate says:

    @ Rational Debate (22:52:40) :

    Moderator – Feel free to post this or not as you see fit, just wanted to thank you for the reply.

    Reply: ??? ~ ctm
    ————————–

    I’m sorry for the confusion CTM, I was referring to my previous post @ 22:33:12 and thanking you for your reply to my question there.

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