The Climategate Timeline: 30 years visualized

The always sharp Jo Nova tips us to this:

Here’s a Spectacular Poster of ClimateGate covering 3 decades

You have to see this to believe it. Look up close and admire the detail while you despair at how long science has been going off the rails. To better appreciate the past and what was exposed by the CRU emails, the time-line chart consolidates and chronologically organizes the information uncovered and published about the CRU emails by many researchers along with some related contextual events. That the chart exists at all is yet another example of how skilled experts are flocking in to the skeptics position and dedicating hours of time pro bono because they are passionately motivated to fight against those who try to deceive us.

ClimateGate Timeline

Click on the image to see it enlarged, but download the full PDF to see the detail.

Download The PDF (788k)

Mohib Ebrahim has created this amazing document. I’ve created a permanent Home page for this beautiful poster that will host the latest updates of this enormous Timeline as a PDF. There are also printable versions in A4, A3, A2, US letter and US tabloid for those of you (like me) who need printed versions to scribble on, and scrawl exclamation marks.

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144 thoughts on “The Climategate Timeline: 30 years visualized

  1. Page one is 34 inches x 98 inches. Maybe I’ll print page one on the plotter here at work.
    I’d love to give a copy to every teacher in my city.

  2. O/T – has anyone checked the Cryosphere Today comparison recently? The last day I can get data for is December 9th 2009.

    How peculiar is that?

  3. Thank you. The detail is staggering and Mohib deserves an enormous vote of thanks. I must either buy stronger glasses or print it out a bit bigger!

    Equally staggering is the cost and harm that this deceit has brought in it’s wake. The trillions of dollars, pounds, euros etc wasted. The harm to the 3rd world by the headlong rush to biofuels, the trashing of careers of “dissenters”, the harm to communities in the first world infested with rashes of utterly useless wind turbines. The list goes on and on. I’m sure the erudite contributors to this blog can manage many more.

    Many professions, including my own, medicine, have regulatory bodies that can take action when professional and ethical boundaries are crossed. Would that there were such a body to deal with these people. They should be barred from publication and teaching.

  4. Just above this comments section:

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    Uhm. No.

  5. this is the kind of thing we need to get out there, because the AGW’s are rallying the troops for the conference in mexico.
    in the U.S., 1/3 of the senate and all of the house seats are up for re-election, need to let them know we are watching! we dodged the cannon balls at cop15, but can’t let them get so close again.

  6. Indeed, it is a fascinating poster and, although designed to cover the last 30 years, it starts with 1942. Actually, the cooling started in winter 1940 ( even James Hansen says so), and due to the fact that Andrew C. Revkin resigned from the NYT the other day, and that 70 years ago another great NYT reporter submitted a killing story about weather conditions in Northern Europe only four months after the Second World War has started, a tribute has been written at: http://www.oceanclimate.de/ to praise the excellent reporting, noting that:
    “the reporting by James Aldridge from Finland 70 years ago, marked the end of a warming period for almost 100 years and the beginning not only of one of the severest winters in modern history, but also the commencement of three decade of global cooling” ; citing the following text from the NYT (25/12/1939):
    <<<24 December 1939: “The cold numbs the brain in this Arctic hell, snow sweeps over the darkened wastes, the winds howl and the temperature is 30 degrees below zero (minus 34.4 ° C). Here the Russians and Finns are battling in blinding snowstorms for possession of ice-covered forests. …I reached the spot just after the battle ended. It was the most horrible sight I had ever seen. As if the men had been suddenly turned to wax, there were two or three thousand Russians and a few Finns, all frozen in fighting attitudes. Some were locked together, their bayonets within each other’s bodies; some were frozen in half-standing positions; some were crouching with their arms crooked, holding the hand grenades they were throwing; some were lying with their rifles shouldered, their legs apart….(T)heir fear was registered on the frozen faces. Their bodies were like statues of men throwing all their muscles and strength into some work, but their faces recorded something between bewilderment and horror.<<<<
    Today it is so easy to say: Happy Holiday Season and a New Year 2010!
    But may it be so!!

  7. Wow – yes, very impressive.

    Scientific American (of old) quality.

    What do Scientific American have now – ‘how to talk to a denier’ – what happened to the world?

  8. This is excellent journalism and a poster will last and will be prominent and annoy. They should be produced commercially with ‘fridge magnets. This comment from Jo’s site is a fitting summary……..

    Science has come full-circle, taking a page from the medieval Church by using fear and persecution to silence sceptics. The oppressed have become the oppressors. Given that most professional scientific bodies and peer-reviewed journals have been active accomplices in this scandal, one wonders how many other so called scientific consensuses have been similarly engineered and waiting for their own ClimateGates before truth is known.

    Yes, one does wonder how many other scientific consensuses have a similar structure. Like a giant vortex, they suck up the faithful adherents and produce an illusion of scientific strength by adherent numbers alone. If, as it seems, the AGW scary story is crumbling, we must be careful that all science is not sucked in.

    Merry Christmas and a safe and caring holiday period for all.
    Keith.

  9. When can I order this in full technicolor poster format? Perfect xmas gift for all my AGW believer friends.

  10. A technical tour de force and an artistic masterpiece all in one.
    A title close to upper left corner of the big sheet sez it all:
    ”A STORY OF DECEPTION AND INTRIGUE” . . . . .

    I might even have written:
    A story of politically-motivated and financially-driven deception and Intrigue.
    How did objective science ever sink so far ?? . . .

  11. How important was Michael Crichton?
    Does he deserve a blue box?

    For example this lecture of 2003

    http://www.michaelcrichton.net/speech-alienscauseglobalwarming.html

    I only read it earlier this year, and dunno his impact at the time.

    In particular the analogy with the ‘science’ of nuclear winter and with passive smoking is helpful in understanding how this could happen. Who wants to be on the side of the badies (war mongers, drug peddlers, oil barrons)? etc.

    So many folks refused to look at the science because they trusted the scientists and could not understand how there could be a motive for peddling alarmism…whereas the anti-alarmism side had a clear motive – just like the anti-passive smoking folks. Climategate may now work to break the trust in science, but pre-climategate Crichton seemed quite advanced in his understanding of what was going on. But as I say, I dunno his impact and so his historical significance. And perhaps there were others before him…

  12. aber (14:44:05) :

    I sincerely thank you for that reminder that fighting men do the unthinkable for the love of freedom ( from a retired Marine).

  13. Climategate global warming deception “much worse than thought.” The AGW CRU plot is “accelerating at a much faster pace….” Jones and CRU team may be “facing extinction quicker than originally anticipated.” AGW theory may “completely melt by summer of 2010.”

  14. In December of 1944 my late father-in-law got a tour of the Belgian forest
    a little thing called the “Battle of the Bulge” his account, usually after a couple of slugs of Jack Daniels, was one of cold, misery, and death.Tiger Tanks, too.
    Thanks ,Carl.
    That said, the unravelling continues….

  15. That´s for Glenn Beck´s blackboard, hope he will attach some photos on and a flowsheet of all associates.

  16. This is truly a great Christmas gift to mankind.. As a nazism survivor I appreciate the revelations deeply, a step to freedom. Thank you all, who worked so hard lately and for years. Your devotion made it happen.

  17. Looks like a TimeMap timeline, an awesome application. Good work. Everyone needs to send a copy to their Senators and to Lisa Johnson.

  18. u.k.(us) (14:32:35) :

    this is the kind of thing we need to get out there, because the AGW’s are rallying the troops for the conference in mexico.
    in the U.S., 1/3 of the senate and all of the house seats are up for re-election, need to let them know we are watching! we dodged the cannon balls at cop15, but can’t let them get so close again.

    Wrong, they already have planned a meeting in Bonn in six months from now.
    As we write this message Brown is traveling the world collecting signatures to get the Copenhagen Climate Agreement effectuated after all.
    They won’t give up.

    They know that if they wait to until Mexico they are dead.

    So yes, it’s good to have the fraud compacted and visualized like this.

    Spread the news, post at any blog you know.

  19. Keith Minto (14:56:11) : “Yes, one does wonder how many other scientific consensuses have a similar structure.”
    …-

    “The Sound Of Settled Science

    What would we do without peer review?

    Fraud rocks protein community

    The finding by a university misconduct investigation that a crystallographer “more likely than not” faked almost a dozen protein structures has left the field in shock. The fraud is the largest ever in protein crystallography. The disputed structures had important implications for discovering drugs against dengue virus and for understanding the human immune system.

    “It’s massive,” protein crystallographer Wayne Hendrickson of Columbia University in New York says of the investigation’s conclusion. “It’s the worst possible thing.”

    In a report released earlier this month, the University of Alabama at Birmingham concluded that H. M. Krishna Murthy acted alone in fabricating and falsifying results that appeared in ten papers published during the past decade. The disputed papers have been cited more than 450 times.

    I know what you’re thinking.

    There’s a protein community?

    h/t John E.”

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/

  20. Bradley J. Fikes (14:59:13) :

    “I just took a look at the amazing PDF — if only it were easier to print the whole thing out! Guess I’ll need to find a commercial printer . . .”

    nobody said the “dark side” was going to easy :)

  21. Great, the entire scam compacted like a Readers Digest article.
    Fantastic. This is what we need. Spread the info.
    Many thanks Mohib Ebrahim, Jo Nova and Anthony for publishing this.

  22. There are other areas where the goal of global government is being achieved:
    International Criminal Court, International Standards Organization, etc, etc.
    Climate Change is but one on these “projects”.

  23. I suppose someone else has already speculated thusly, but reading some of the e-mail on this document (pretty darned fun thing to pore over–just like an old Nat’l Geo map), I wondered if the leaker of the e-mails might be one of the gang themselves. Perhaps one or the other was deciding the effort to suppress, hide, run, manipulate, and so forth had become too stressful.

  24. Wow, shocking–I am amazed! That chart is incredible!

    Senator Inhofe does need a full-sized copy.

    Better than that, how do we send a full sized copy to each senator?

    I wish I had access to a plotter…I need a copy of that thing.

    Mr. Ebrahim, thank you.

    markm

  25. u.k.(us) (16:07:25) :

    Bradley J. Fikes (14:59:13) :

    “I just took a look at the amazing PDF — if only it were easier to print the whole thing out! Guess I’ll need to find a commercial printer . . .”

    nobody said the “dark side” was going to easy :)

    ==================================
    meant to say “going to be easy”
    it was a joke. sort of.

  26. That’s not just a chronicled visualization, it’s an indictment. Anyone who hasn’t downloaded it needs to, as it’s a mind-boggling read. The only defense against something like this is litany of mantra-spewing generalities, in the hope that all the many questions can be put to rest by deflection, denial, scientific-ish double-talk, appeal to the manufactured illusion of consensus, and ad hominem attacks.

    Fantastic job.

  27. Also in the weather is not climate department…

    It sure is cold! Imagine how cold you would be spending the night outside, let alone trying to sleep under a newspaper. As Christmas approaches and we all look forward to spending happy times with our families and friends, try to remember that a lot of folks will have nothing to celebrate except perhaps a warm breeze outside a jam packed soup kitchen before trudging off under an overpass to wonder what went wrong in their lives. Find someone who deserves a better fate and give them a nice warm jacket. Or a couple pairs of long underwear. Gloves are always good, not to mention scarves and boots. Go to McDonalds and splash out on some gift certificates and had them around. This can be a cruel world, and this is a particularly nasty time if you’re down on your luck. I am not so hardened that I can’t spare a few bucks for a fellow human in need. No matter how small a gift, it can be the difference between life and death. I should know. When I was much younger, on my second Christmas away from home, I was wandering the streets of Vancouver; cold and lonely, wondering why I should bother. I was sitting at a bus stop when a lady who must have lived nearby and saw me still there after many buses had come and gone walked up and asked me if I had eaten. I must have looked like a wild man yet she had the courage to offer me a hot meal. After a fine spread of turkey and all the fixings, she handed me a card with a name and phone number on it saying it was a man she knew that was looking for help at his garage and that I should go and see him. Well, 30 years later I am self employed and providing incomes for several families other than my own thanks to that wonderful woman. I never forget where I was back then, and every chance I get I try and drag some other sorry beggar back from the edge. Like I said, even the small things go a very long ways, at this time of year especially.

    Merry Christmas to you all!

  28. “Ron de Haan (16:02:36) :
    [...]
    Wrong, they already have planned a meeting in Bonn in six months from now.”

    AFAIK that’ll be a meeting of ministers. No big. If the Chinese can topple the big big COP15 Bonn will be childs play for them. Remember: Any decision must be agreed by *ALL* the nations. They would all have to do whatever China dictates if they want an agreement. Which they won’t.

  29. We must peer review the information in the PDF and correct any falsehoods. We don’t want history to be rewritten again.

  30. We are all in agreement that a lot of data from different sources is needed in order to engage in climate science, and that this work needs to be audited and evaluated in a variety of directions.

    Related to this is economic and social data. This includes global estimates of economic activity from the World Bank and IMF, forest cover estimates from the UN FAO, and population estimates from the UN Population Division.

    The UN is the source for global population estimates, which is produced by taking piecemeal national censuses of varying quality and applying assumptions to coordinate it to single year estimates.

    If global population in 2010 was really 6 billion or 7.6 billion instead of the current estimate of about 6.8, this would have a significant effect on our perception of human impact.

    Not only should climate science and data be audited, but also the other data sets that comprise the total understanding of the world’s environmental status which create the perceptions that influence public policy initiatives

  31. DirkH …

    “Any decision must be agreed by *ALL* the nations. They would all have to do whatever China dictates if they want an agreement. Which they won’t.”

    I predict that what they’ll try do will be the UN equivalent of “redefine the peer-review process” – i.e. they will try to change the “all nations must agree” rule such that only a few nations must agree before the agreement becomes mandatory.

    It is critical for these scurrilous people that they succeed.

  32. Ron de Haan (16:02:36) :

    u.k.(us) (14:32:35) :

    this is the kind of thing we need to get out there, because the AGW’s are rallying the troops for the conference in mexico.
    in the U.S., 1/3 of the senate and all of the house seats are up for re-election, need to let them know we are watching! we dodged the cannon balls at cop15, but can’t let them get so close again.

    “Wrong, they already have planned a meeting in Bonn in six months from now.
    As we write this message Brown is traveling the world collecting signatures to get the Copenhagen Climate Agreement effectuated after all.
    They won’t give up……….”

    ====================================

    they’ll give up eventually…..and blame it all on the scientists. the scientists that were pushed, prodded, enticed and possibly threatened to produce the results they wanted. other scientists thinking “there but for the grace of god, go i” ??

  33. “-the document is absolutely huge, it must be millions X millions of measuring units in all directions, so it is pretty big alright !”

    …to paraphrase “The” numb scull

  34. Regarding the climate conference in Bonn next June:

    Climate Change and the Media
    Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2010, 21-23 June 2010, Bonn, Germany

    Excerpt:
    “The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2010 will address and assess the pivotal issues that have consigned the world to such a precarious state and seek a viable way out by looking at the role of the media on an international, national and local level. The 2010 conference will bring together media users and producers, scientists, peace keeping and conf lict prevention specialists, energy industry experts, policy makers as well as representatives from international, grassroots and non-governmental organizations to discuss how to harmonize individual and collective action in order to steer the world away from a foreboding future and instead toward genuine sustainability. The role the media play in this process will consistently be in focus during the three-day conference.”

    This could be their last hurrah as far as media propaganda goes. There are certainly more battles ahead.

  35. why don’t we try to get this on digg? if anything can penetrate their thick skulls it’s an infographic.

  36. Keith Minto (14:56:11) :

    “Yes, one does wonder how many other scientific consensuses have a similar structure. Like a giant vortex, they suck up the faithful adherents and produce an illusion of scientific strength by adherent numbers alone.”

    Genomics, proteomics, stem cells, and the like – the problem with those is not so much a false dogma but the absence of reason and an overdose of hype. The cure for cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes, you name it – it’s all around the corner, and the gigabucks sucked up by these monsters drain the more conventional, methodical areas of research.

    Sidney Brenner, one of the world’s most eminent molecular biologists, summed up the typical proteomics or genomics study: Low input, high throughput, no output.

  37. It goes back a bit further :-)

    Joni Mitchell wrote in 1968:

    Bows and flows of angel hair, and ice cream castles in the air
    And feather canyons everywhere, I’ve looked at cloud that way.
    But now they only block the sun, they rain and snow on everyone.
    So many things I would have done but clouds got in my way.

    I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now,
    From up and down, and still somehow
    It’s cloud illusions I recall.
    I really don’t know clouds at all.

    Kevin Trenberth wrote in October 2009:
    How come you do not agree with a statement that says we are no where close to knowing where energy is going or whether clouds are changing to make the planet brighter. We are not close to balancing the energy budget. The fact that we can not account for what is happening in the climate system makes any consideration of geoengineering quite hopeless as we will never be able to tell if it is successful or not!

  38. “Bruce Cobb (17:12:25) :

    Regarding the climate conference in Bonn next June:

    Climate Change and the Media
    Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2010, 21-23 June 2010, Bonn, Germany

    [...]
    ““The Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2010 will address and assess the pivotal issues that have consigned the world to such a precarious state”

    Uh Oh, sounds like a Generalanschiss for the media. Hmm, how to say it in english? Ah yes: They will go apeshit on the journalists for not delivering enough propaganda. Poor hacks.

  39. This is AWESOME!!!! Going to run to Kinko’s and have it printed wall sized!

    Great stuff!

    Thank you very much! And Merry Christmas To All!

  40. Great stuff Mohib and Jo. A Very Merry Xmas and Successful New Year to all the main players in the ‘A’ team and their enthusiastic, if less talented,supporters(ie me) Similar wishes for the members of the ‘H’ team and their supporters, but a bit less of the success (not personally, of course, but scientifically). Thank you Anthony and Steve in particular, I thought I was the only one in the village( UK readers only)

  41. An excellent summary although rather difficult to read on screen.

    The graph of global temperatures from Hansen et al, Science 1981 is interesting. It shows steady warming from 1880 to 1940. By contrast hadcrut3 shows cooling from 1880 to 1910, then warming to 1940 !

    Reducing the warming from 1880 to 1940 is obviously in CRU’s interests, in order to exaggerate the more recent warming, to promote their scam.

    Can anyone explain the difference ?

  42. I think people like Mohib Ebrahim deserve some monetary award for their selfless work. Everybody should send Mohib some money, even if it’s a few dollars. That should encourage him and others to continue the work. Does he have a PayPal account?

    Happy holidays.

  43. OK so I have gone over the chart fairly thoroughly. I should be preparing for next term but darn it all this is so interesting. My only question remains. How will this overwhelming evidence get translated into investigations, charges and some honesty on the part of MSM. I have seen nor herd nothing significant. Has the average person in the media simply left reason behind entirely. We are still getting much criticism of the government here in Canada for not taking the lead in cutting CO2. Governments are still talking like its still a deal to be done. I just don’t get it. How can this much chicanery go unnoticed, ignored, let alone unpunished. When will the bomb go off! When will the damn dam break!

  44. The role of the IPCC is defined in item 2 of its document “Principles Governing IPCC Work”, (online at http://www.ipcc.ch/about/princ.pdf)

    Super! Lotta work. Was hoping to see something stating that the IPCC was created to promote the AGW agenda. Most assume it is impartial..

    The role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. [my emphasis added]

    This extract makes it clear that the name “Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change” is something of a misnomer because the organisation is specifically directed to investigate any human influence on climate. In this context the term “climate change” is analogous to the definition used by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change that is “climate change caused by human activity”.

  45. “Ron de Haan (18:24:23) :

    NASA comes up with another cause for arctic ice melt and it isn’t CO2:

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsroom/view.php?id=41638&src=eorss-manews


    Interesting. They say they simulated ocean temps from the mid Pliocene, that should be 3.5 Myears ago.

    “Global average surface temperatures during the mid-Pliocene were about 3°C (5.5°F)
    greater than today and within the range projected for the 21st century by the
    Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.”

    Here i found something about the climate back then:

    http://www.palaeos.com/Cenozoic/Pliocene/Pliocene.htm

    “Antarctica was not yet completely frozen.”

    NASA again about the Pliocene:

    http://www.giss.nasa.gov/research/features/199704_pliocene/

    Follow the link under
    “What Caused the Middle Pliocene Warming?”
    (BTW the wikipedia says temperature was, well, like before Hockey stick. Thanks, Connelley.)

  46. That timeline contains one error so far as I can see. He says that, quoting from the American Thinker methinks, that grapes were grown in Greenland at the time of the Vikings. From the Smithsonian site I couldn’t find this claim. Grapes were grown in “Vinland”, most probably New Foundland, and they cannot be grown there today. so maybe that’s what he is referring to. But there are other more solid evidence that Greenland, at least, was warmer than today during the Medieval period, and that’s in the ice cores.

  47. i think (no snide comments) that if someone came up with a database/matrix where all of us could easily send a (peer- reviewed) letter to our local representatives, voicing our concern about the AGW b.s. it might help? [U.S. ONLY]
    email, snail-mail to all the open senate and house seats, flood them with mail?? once a month till the election.
    or is it stupid??

  48. Thank You, Thank You,

    This needs to be printed out and posted in every school and every politicians office!

  49. In Australia, what turned the tide for the ETS debate in the Senate was that each of the Liberal Senators was receiving enormous amounts of emails, letters and phone calls from concerned constituents, each using their own words and their own experience, that they would lose their livelihood if the ETS scheme went through. It was unprecedented, absolutely nothing like a Greenpeace-style mass campaign, where every letter received is almost identical.

  50. Thank you Mr. Ebrahim. Very well done.
    If you were to make a wall chart of this I’d be interested in buying a copy.

  51. India parliament Copenhagen fallout.
    “We have opened windows for the possible jettisoning of the entire UN framework”

    Oppositions slams Ramesh for ‘cop’-out

  52. 1. Non-Junk Science, formerly, “Science,” in Latin: “Scientia,” (=knowledge), starts with a hypothesis, and/or hypotheses, and within at least, some theoretical basis, if the actual field is new at the time, like, Nuclear Fission, Nuclear Power, Nuclear Fusion, Radioactivity, Atomic Bomb, Hydrogen Bomb, and Neutron Bomb, within Nuclear Physics and beyond, and later becomes “accepted theory,” and established ways of making nuclear weapons, reliable ways to make nuclear power reactors, and accepted ways to measure radioactivity, but never as, “settled science” or “settled theory,” as within AGW propagandists.

    2. The AGW theory, and its various names, Global Warming Hoax, Climategate, MMGW, Global Warming, and Climate Change, states as a “scientific fact,” that humans warms and destroy the earth, due to its Carbon Footprint, making it, e.g. the AGW theory, DOA, e.g. “Dead On Arrival,” due to the fact its basis, is both non-scientific, anti-human, and anti-capitalism in its inscription, and should therefore be rejected.

    3. Phil Jones (CRU/UEA), Michael Mann (PSU), James Hansen (NASA/GISS), Ben Santer (LLNL), in conjunction with the former, “1975 ´Endangered Atmosphere´Conference, Where the Global Warming Hoax Was Born,” by Majorie Mazel Hecht, Special Report, Fall 2007, 21st CENTURY Science &Technology, at http://www.21stcenturysciencetech.com/articles%202007/GWHoaxBorn.pdf, and their respective names, Margaret Mead, Paul Ehrlich, Stephen Schneider, John Holdren (Obama´s Science Czar), George Woodwell, James Lovelock, and their #1 Propagandist, Mr. Al Gore, are all hysterical propagandists, with an anti-science ideology, with a foreseeable formula for a “no future” world.

    4. Say No To Global Warming Hoax!!!
    Say No To Climategate!!!
    Say No To Global Governance!!!
    Say No To Cap And Trade!!!
    Say No To Junk Scientists!!!
    Say No To Fold AGW Into National Security!!!
    Say No To Copenhagen!!!

    Say No To All!!!

  53. Sorry, wrong video link last post.

    India parliament Copenhagen fallout.
    “We have opened windows for the possible jettisoning of the entire UN framework”

    Oppositions slams Ramesh for ‘cop’-out

  54. Michael (13:43:38) :

    This is the script for the movie, “CLIMATEGATE”.

    Hmmmm would I get some royalties?

  55. Chez Nation (16:54:29) :

    We are all in agreement that a lot of data from different sources is needed in order to engage in climate science, and that this work needs to be audited and evaluated in a variety of directions.

    Related to this is economic and social data. This includes global estimates of economic activity from the World Bank and IMF, forest cover estimates from the UN FAO, and population estimates from the UN Population Division.

    The UN is the source for global population estimates, which is produced by taking piecemeal national censuses of varying quality and applying assumptions to coordinate it to single year estimates.

    If global population in 2010 was really 6 billion or 7.6 billion instead of the current estimate of about 6.8, this would have a significant effect on our perception of human impact.

    Not only should climate science and data be audited, but also the other data sets that comprise the total understanding of the world’s environmental status which create the perceptions that influence public policy initiatives .

    You are absolutely correct. Considering how much is at stake on the population numbers on an individual country basis those numbers should surely be audited.
    At stake: territorial claims, representation to parliaments claims, food/aid requested etc are all per capita, and governments are not lazy in claiming more for less, “lying for their country”.

  56. Amazing work on this document Mohib – you can bet this will end up on my cube wall at work as soon as I get back from the holidays. I may have to dig out my other eco-friendly bumper sticker and hang that up too :)

    EARTH FIRST!
    we´ll mine the other planets later…

  57. To Robert Bissett

    Regarding the definition of CC, the SPM (2207) as a footnote on page 2 says that the definition of CC is now, Natural + AGW.

    In declaring this, they also acknowledge that the definition given them by the UNFCC was just AGW.

    This means to me that if we spend trillions supposedly trying to reduce the temperature how would we know when the job was done, if Natural just keeps adding to it–as ist likely

    Alternatively if natural is dropping–as is also likely– why spend the trillions in the first place.

    It seems to me that the propellor heads have some explaining to do

  58. I think there is a typo on the timeline at 1976:

    1976
    CLIMATOLOGIST SURVEY REVEALS NO CLEAR OUTLOOK
    HANSEN et al publish “Greenhouse effects due to man-made
    perturbations of trace gases” in the journal Science and stated
    “Anthropogenic gases may alter our climate by plugging an
    atmospheric window for escaping tradition.” [11]

    I assume tradition should be radiation.

  59. There is a consistent process that happens when a widely held delusion has been found to have foundations in deception. It starts slowly. One or a few catch on, or have strong suspicions. Some muttering happens in the crowd (behind the cheers, oohs and aaws..) Slowly, the muttering turns to a murmur. Then a few catcalls.

    Finally, someone stands up and tips over all three cups to show there is no pea under any of them… (Climategate).

    Shortly after that, an ever larger part of the crowd starts tossing tomatoes at the perpetrators. (all those Google hits on Climategate).

    In the final stages, the entire ‘work history’ of the perpetrators and all their associates gets laid bare. (I think this article shows we are at the early part of that stage… though perhaps with a bit of overlap still with the prior stage.)

    It’s about this time the “cops and lawyers” start to show up “taking names and statements”. (Didn’t I see a ‘hold documents for lawsuit’ notice to some government agencies ;-) The stages do not always have clean lines between them and can have significant overlap, especially if there is a very large and complex ‘event’ involved…)

    I think we’re about to see the most interesting parts of this whole process…

    In a way, this chart is the program for the final act:

    “Program! Program! Can’t tell the Actors without a Program! Get your Program HERE! ” …

    (Any guesses on how soon we start hearing: “What did you know and when did you know it?” )

  60. I wonder if this would be legible if printed on a blanket? I’d make the perfect gift for any AGW alarmist you know. :)

    “How important was Michael Crichton?
    Does he deserve a blue box?

    For example this lecture of 2003

    http://www.michaelcrichton.net/speech-alienscauseglobalwarming.html

    I only read it earlier this year, and dunno his impact at the time.”

    How about Larry Niven? His “Fallen Angels” has the warm-mongers win and slash CO2 and other “pollution”, which was all that was keeping the coming ice-age at bay.

  61. “In other words, message the data if it shows a decline”

    Should be massage the data. The text that’s not direct quotes from e-mails and other documents should be fully proof-read for spelling and grammar.

    Correct words, terminology, place names etc must be used. ANY tiny error will be seized upon and screamed about endlessly to draw attention away.

    Lefties of all sorts are very good at that tactic, just think back to Dan Quayle’s mistake with a single letter in one word.

  62. >> Christopher Hanley (23:00:06) :
    >>Re: Dr A Burns (18:30:24)
    >>A GISTEMP/ HADCRUT3 comparison 1880-2009 can be seen more clearly here:

    http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/gistemp/mean:13/plot/hadcrut3vgl/from:1880/mean:13

    Thanks Chris but the Hansen, Science Aug 1981 graph as show in the pdf is very different to the GISTEMP plot.

    The Hansen graph seems to have been reproduced here (and elsewhere):

    I’d be most interested as to its origin. Could there be a possibility that CRU have tampered with the 1880 to 1910 region, by increasing temperatures, in order to make the post 1945 warming appear more significant compared to the warming from the LIA ?

  63. BernieL (15:18:24) :
    How important was Michael Crichton?
    Does he deserve a blue box?

    The AGW crowd feared and hated him — that’s good enough for me to vote “aye”…

  64. FWIW, an easy way to read the document is by using the Loupe tool in Acrobat Reader (Tools/Select&Zoom/Loupe tool). Works great if you have two screens.

    Going through it now, checking for typo’s etc. Will let you know if I find any.

  65. Dr A Burns (18:30:24, 23Dec.) ;
    Christopher Hanley (23:00:06);
    Dr A Burns (00:37:58).
    Concerning historical temperature graph from various sources, and the question of any anthropogenic impact since the end of the Little Ice Age, it seems necessary to draw more attention to the oceans as the driving force on climate matters. In a previous comment: aber (14:44:05), it was reminded that WWII ended a warming period in winter 1939/40 (*), which continued with further extreme winters and a three decade long global cooling. A big contributor could have been the naval war.(**).
    Recently on 04 Nov.2009, a paper was published here at WUWT (and The Air Vent, by Jeff Id), „ Arctic warming goes with the floe, Past Arctic Warming Also Created by Currents, discussing the very pronounced Arctic warming from winter 1918/19 to winter 1939/40, concluding that it had been caused by the West Spitsbergen Current. That it happened in close correlation with the First World War is presumably not a mere coincident but can be strongly linked to the naval war around Great Britain, as all the water masses there will end up a short time later at Spitsbergen before disappearing in the Arctic Ocean, which is discussed
    in Chapter 8 at: http://www.arctic-heats-up.com/ .
    There is a high likelihood that men contributed to climate change by naval warfare twice during the last Century, and if that can be proven, the question is on hand: what did global shipping contributed since it changed from wind driven to screw driven vessels since about 1850.
    (*) http://www.oceanclimate.de/A_Large_Scale_Experiment_with_Climate/A_Large_Scale_Experiment_with_Climate.pdf
    (**) http://www.seaclimate.com/

  66. JonesII (16:10:11) :

    “There are other areas where the goal of global government is being achieved:
    International Criminal Court, International Standards Organization, etc, etc.
    Climate Change is but one on these “projects”.”

    I would like to add to that list: The World Trade Organization/OIE/FAO take over of the food supply. Also see the 2006 Global Diversity Treaty: “Standard Material Transfer Agreement (SMTA) a standardized contract that will enable much easier access to crop diversity [ germplasm for patenting] royalty payment (1.1% of sales) is paid only if product is unavailable for further breeding and research. funds will be devoted to conservation efforts.” Translation: Bio-tech Corporations steal seed from third world farmers, patents it and pay money to Bioversity International the forces the farmer to BUY the seed germplasm he developed! And the U.N. Biodiversity Treaty that almost forced Americans an to surrender 50% of our land for “rewilding”

    I am not sure will will not find ourselves living in “sustainable” hives with no transportation, forbidden to set foot on the land we once owned.

    “Land…cannot be treated as an ordinary asset, controlled by individuals and subject to the pressures and inefficiencies of the market. Private land ownership is also a principal instrument of accumulation and concentration of wealth and therefore contributes to social injustice; if unchecked, it may become a major obstacle in the planning and implementation of development schemes. The provision of decent dwellings and healthy conditions for the people can only be achieved if land is used in the interests of society as a whole. Public control of land use is therefore indispensable….” United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat I), held in Vancouver, May 31 – June 11, 1976. Preamble http://sovereignty.net/p/land/unproprts.htm

  67. First of all I’d like to congratulate Mohib Ebrahim on his fantastic work. This is exactly what is needed to get your head around the whole affair.

    I’ve also been “peer reviewing” it (I know, that sounds very iffy these days), and so far I’ve found a few little details that I think need some attention.

    1) First of all, some of the references to the emails are not correct. For instance the box “Jun 17, 1998″ refers to an email as “898099393.txt”, when it should read “0898099393.txt” (note the 0 at the beginning). All references to the emails should be 10 digits (some starting with “0”), and .txt at the end, since that is how they appear in the FOIA2009.zip that found its way to the outside world.

    (For those of you wondering what those digits mean, it is the number of seconds elapsed since midnight proleptic Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) of January 1, 1970.
    Take the digits and on the command line of a UNIX/Linux box do: date -d @0898099393 and out pops the date and time : Wed Jun 17 18:03:13 CEST 1998)

    2) The box labelled 1992 (Al Gore’s consensus) refers to the GALLOP poll, that should be GALLUP (U, not O).

    3) The box labelled 1976 (Climatologist survey…) refers to an article [11], and quotes “…window for escaping tradition.” Now I’m not sure which time honored tradition is trying to escape our atmosphere (perhaps scientific integrity), but I would assume this should read “radiation”. (Unless of course it appears like that in the actual article, then leave it as is!).

    This may seem like nitpicking (as opposed to cherry picking), but we’re dealing with science here, so we need to be very accurate ;-) Also, please feel free correct me if I made a mistake anywhere. I’ve shown you all my data and methodology, so fire away!

    Merry Christmas to you all, and a warm and CO2-filled 2010!

  68. I can personally vouch for five decades of scientific stagnation (constipation) in nuclear, solar, astronomy, cosmology, and space sciences (1960-present) – all funded by your tax dollars!

    Politicians control NAS (the National Academy of Sciences) and allocate tax funds to finance federal research programs that are administered by DOE, NSF, NASA, etc.

    NAS reviews the budgets of the federal research agencies for Congress.

    Young scientists have been trained with grant funds the way Pavlov’s dogs were trained with dog biscuits.

    “Find evidence for oscillating solar neutrinos, the standard solar model of a Hydrogen-filled Sun, the Higgs boson, the Big Bang, formation of the solar system from an interstellar cloud, remote element synthesis, CO2-induced global warming, etc., etc. or lose your funds and your chance for tenure and promotions and a career in science.

    That is the way the federal research system has worked since 1960, with a few brave souls in federal research agencies that still tried bravely to slip a few dollars to intellectually honest scoundrels who still believed that science is a scared path to truth and truth is one of the attributes of God.

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel

  69. This poster needs to be:
    1. translated into many languages
    2. posted at every sceptic site
    3. put on huge billboards across the land
    4. put on a wall as a huge mural in museums
    5. the centrepiece in a yet to be built museum of climate science

    I always had th idea of opening a clmate science exhibit. This poster would fit quite nicely on the for walls of a huge room with climate exhibits.

  70. Dear Mohib Ebrahim,

    Thank you for the wonderful integration of the Global Warming controversy. Now I can better step back and conceive the bigger picture.

    John

  71. Quote: P Gosselin (05:30:12) :

    “This poster needs to be:
    1. Translated into many languages
    2. Posted at every sceptic site
    3. Put on huge billboards across the land
    4. Put on a wall as a huge mural in museums
    5. The centrepiece in a yet to be built museum of climate science

    I always had the idea of opening a clmate science exhibit. This poster would fit quite nicely on the for walls of a huge room with climate exhibits.”
    – – – –

    I agree with everything you said, but I would change item 5 to read:

    5. The centrepiece in a yet to be built museum of “SCIENCE” designed by an alliance of politicians and scientists and purchased with your tax funds!

    “SCIENCE” includes constipation (stagnation) clothed as consensus science in astronomy, climatology, cosmology, geology, nuclear and particle physics and space sciences since at least 1960-present!

    We can “get the ball rolling” by including Mohib Ebrahim’s gift to mankind:

    http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/12/23/the-climategate-timeline-30-years-visualized/

    With every Season’s Greetings that we send out this year by e-mail.

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel

  72. Various sizes of the poster (for printing) are available Joann Nova’s site. Go to the section labeled “Announcing The Timeline, Climategate: 30 years in the making,” and see: “There are also printable versions in A4, A3, A2, US letter and US tabloid for those of you (like me) who need printed versions to scribble on, and scrawl exclamation marks.”

  73. May I add my thanks and congratulations to Mohib Ebrahim. I have just spent a fascinating hour jumping around his poster, which has brought so many strings together.

    I would love to have a paper version to show to some of my sceptic (and less sceptic) friends, but being a home user I do not have the facilities to download and recreate the whole poster.

    Is there any hope that he or one of your more computer literate bloggers can reproduce the information in article form so that it may be read and stored more easily by we laymen?

  74. Anthony,
    I apologize if this has already been stated.
    I wonder if you or anyone else have thought of selling a large size glossy color copy of this after the editoral corrections have been made.
    It might impress the uninformed as well as giving us a handy reference.

  75. Michael wrote:

    “We must peer review the information in the PDF and correct any falsehoods. We don’t want history to be rewritten again.”

    Mike’s absolutely correct, it bears repeating and can’t be stressed enough. It’s too powerful, too compelling to tolerate a single mistake on this. If it needs ANY weeding, by all means weed it. Nothing but the absolutely undeniable and irrefutable should remain. Likewise, if someone in the warmist camp takes exception to something claimed that could plausibly go either way, correct it, amend it, or otherwise remove it IMMEDIATELY.

    I’m going to China in two weeks, where I’m going to have a giant glossy poster of it made for myself.

  76. Solomon Green (09:53:07) :
    I would love to have a paper version to show to some of my sceptic (and less sceptic) friends, but being a home user I do not have the facilities to download and recreate the whole poster.
    Is there any hope that he or one of your more computer literate bloggers can reproduce the information in article form so that it may be read and stored more easily by we laymen?

    There are printable versions here:

    http://joannenova.com.au/global-warming/climategate-30-year-timeline/

  77. As complete as this flow chart is, it is missing two key elements.

    1. The history of events that led to the formation of the IPCC. See McLean for that..

    http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/images/stories/papers/originals/climate_science_corrupted.pdf

    2. Willian Connolly’s manipulation of facts in Wikipedia. Connolly aledgedly wrote or edited over 5,000 articles to support the AGW theory. And, as a Wikipedia administrator Connolly alegedly deleted 500 articles that did not match with his view on this.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100020515/climategate-the-corruption-of-wikipedia/

    3. There is also the incredible story of how mainstream media completely ignored the entire scandal while aggressively supporting the AGW hypothesis. This scientific fraud could not have happened if reporters had simply done their jobs all along. Thank G for Fox news, and a few brave souls like John Stossal, John Coleman and Glen Beck… I think that most news reporters are simply so scientifically tarded that they could never really grasp the issues well enough to formulate a report, but that’s just my theory….

  78. @BernieL (15:18:24) :

    Thanks for posting that Crichton speech (http://www.michaelcrichton.net/speech-alienscauseglobalwarming.html).

    That is terrific speech, and probably deserves a position in the formidable time-line presented above. Crichton’s warning that we’ll continue to see things like this AGW hoax in the future is chilling, and perhaps his recommended solution is something that needs serious consideration. I think too, that serious consideration should be given to prison sentences and “drumming out of the Corps” (i.e. firings and inability ever again to get a grant from public monies) for some who have perpetrated this sorry saga. That would perhaps somewhat deter future examples.

  79. When the final edited and corrected version is available, people might consider donating copies to the local high schools science department. It would be interesting to see if any faculty or administrations are brave enough to post it in a class room.

    Some community colleges allow groups to post banners and such in their hallways and study areas. Use this as an “invitation” for students to attend a seminar on ethics in science. Include some historical information on other hoaxes like piltdown man, and you have an elective course at a free university.

    Larry

  80. [PLEASE STOP CARPET BOMBING WUWT WITH REQUESTS THAT PEOPLE VISIT A WEBSITE AND LEAVE COMMENTS - THIS MAKES THE 7TH COMMENT ON VARIOUS THREADS YOU'VE LEFT, ALL HAVE BEEN DELETED BUT FOR ONE- ALL FURTHER COMMENTS OF THIS TYPE WILL BE DELETED - Anthony]

  81. It is not my intention to “carpet bomb.”

    I spend all my free time trying to post at the MSM Op Ed. I get censored.

    When the WaPo ran an Op Ed by Michael Mann, I broadcast it and the editorial got hundreds of useful comments full of sound facts.

    Today I found the PBS site, and hoped we could do the same.

    These opportunities do not come easily.

    Where do you suggest I post the opportunities?

  82. T Luxe:

    As complete as this flow chart is, it is missing two key elements.
    1. The history of events that led to the formation of the IPCC.
    2. Willian Connolly’s manipulation of facts in Wikipedia.
    3. There is also the incredible story of how mainstream media completely ignored the entire scandal while aggressively supporting the AGW hypothesis. This scientific fraud could not have happened if reporters had simply done their jobs all along.

    Excellent points — but there’s so much on the chart it’s like a treasure hunt. Great thing about the PDF is you can search it!!

    1) Some of the key events leading up to the IPCC (like the two Villach conferences) are mentioned but a reference to your document would be worth while for those who want the full story.

    2) Connolly has a place of honour right at the top with his own box.

    3) The media sleeping on the job is mentioned at the end of the intro article. Perhaps more could be said?

  83. Here’s a link from NASA to the same global average temperature graph:

    http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/GISSTemperature/giss_temperature2.php

    “The first reliable global measurements of temperature from NASA, published by Hansen and his colleagues in 1981, showed a modest warming from 1880 to 1980, with only a slight dip in temperatures from 1940 to 1970. (Graph adapted from Hansen et al. 1981.”

    Why is it so different to hadcrut3 from 1880 to 1910 ?

  84. My thanks to Anon. I have downloaded all 28 pages and will now spend Xmas afternoon pasting them together instead of doing the usual jigsaw puzzle.

  85. Here’s a little tidbit that should be added to the big picture. I found it while browsing through John Costella’s analysis at http://assassinationscience.com/climategate/.

    From June 11, 2008: email 1213201481

    Phil Jones to Mike Mann, on Mann’s nomination of Jones for a Fellowship of the American Geophysical Union:

    “On [point] 1 [i.e. what Mann called 'N'], this is what people call the H index. I’ve tried working this out and there is software for it on the [W]eb of [S]cience [website]. 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 Mann:
    “OK—thanks, I’ll just go w[ith] the H=62. That is an impressive number and almost certainly higher than the vast majority of A[merican] G[eophysical] U[nion] Fellows.”

    I mean it’s not like he’s making the number up is it?!

  86. Excuse me if this link has been published before, but I just located it. It’s a blow-by-blow analysis of the Climategate e-mails. It exposes the lengths to which scientists will go to maintain their consensus. http://www.assassinationscience.com/climategate/

    The author, John Costello, would be twice as effective if he were half as accusatory, but you can mentally tone down his language as you read it.

  87. Well the chronology is interesting and adds some worth to the poster but sadly most of the commentary boxes show such a premeditated bias as to be worthy of Mann, Jones et al.

    There is absolutely no point in stooping to their level in an attempt to rebutt their poor science. One unfounded claim vs another does not advance the science. This is what tarnishes healthy sceptical science with the label “deniers”.

    I have been a regular visitor to this site because of it’s objectivity. I hope this kind of material does not get prominence here in the future.

    It’s a shame, the idea is very good and putting all the events in a historical framework is helpful.

    The utterly biased comment boxes undermine the credibility of much of what is presented.

  88. We could perhaps work out the source of the “leak” of the Climategate e-mails if it originates from the CRU. Firstly, determine the numbers of e-mails per team member in the CRU; then list the members of the team, and then see who is “missing” as a source of the e-mails, or who is the source of “minor” e-mails only. I suspect rather strongly from the style and selectivity of the e-mails posted on the web that the leak is internal rather than an external hack into the CRU e-mail server.

  89. @P. Solar 09:44:36

    Examples, please, of the biases you detect. One man’s biases are another man’s facts.

  90. Little off topic but is this true? Has anyone else heard about this or confirmed it …

    http://www.timothybirdnow.com/?p=2645

    Ron De Haan

    Global Warming alarmism is clearly in trouble.
    Concrete criminal charges are filed against CRU and Michael Mann.
    They also have acquired funding for a real long trial.

    REPLY: Ron De Haan better backup with attribution where he got the “Concrete criminal charges are filed” line, becuase I see no evidence of it anywhere, and appears to be a fabrication. I see no evidence of truth here by De Haan – Anthony

  91. I agree with Gregg E; the work that’s been put into this is very impressive, but it needs a solid proofread for grammar issues. I noticed several errors during my brief perusal of only part of the chart.

  92. Seems like an update with corrections is in the works:

    … Therefore, I welcome all feedback on improvements, glaring omissions, or factual errors, grammatical or other silly errors (like mixing up a source), and/or rewording that would make a point more accurate or less open to misinterpretation, etc. etc. Being a one-man show trying to keep some 35 pages of densely packed facts and text accurate (yes, that’s how much is actually on the chart, although two-thirds is probably quotations), I’m sure there are many typos and grammatical errors. I plan to do an update to fix mistakes, …

    http://joannenova.com.au/2009/12/climategate-30-years-in-the-making/comment-page-4/#comment-21494

  93. Hi Anthony,

    Just a short note to thank you for featuring my ClimateGate timeline on your site a few weeks back. Since then, for the past 4 weeks, it’s been revised, edited and updated by a dedicated volunteer group. I wanted to advise you the latest version has just been published on JoNova’s site and I would be grateful if you would be kind enough to help spread the word and let everyone know.

    http://joannenova.com.au/2010/01/finally-the-new-revised-and-edited-climategate-timeline/

    Thanks for your help and support.

    Best regards,
    Mohib

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