Monthly Archives: November 2011

“hide the decline” – worse than we thought

Some background from the original “hide the decline” from Steve McIntyre here Despite relatively little centennial variability, Briffa’s reconstruction had a noticeable decline in the late 20th century, despite warmer temperatures. In these early articles [e.g. Briffa 1998], the decline … Continue reading

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Posted in Climategate, Paleoclimatology | 102 Comments

Just in time for Durban – new green technology promises big fuel savings, lower emissions

People send me stuff. We’ve spent so much time on Climategate that other more important things have fallen by the wayside. We’ve seen a lot of claims on how green technology will reduce emissions and save the Earth. Often these … Continue reading

Posted in Earth, Energy, Satire, Technology | Tagged | 108 Comments

Tying WWF, UEA, Fenton Communications and “commissioned research” all together

Here we have a press release in 1999 (email 3384) from Environmental Media Services (Fenton Communications, operator of RealClimate.org) sent on behalf of the WWF to help bolster the Kyoto Protocol. I loved this line: Cities including New York and … Continue reading

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First FOIA request launched after Climategate 2.0 – this one to the US Department of Energy

It appears that the focus of this has to do with the refusal to give up station data in and the DOE’s apparent complicity in that issue as revealed in the CG2 emails in 2009 from Dr. Phil Jones at … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 63 Comments

Climategate 2.0 emails – thread #2

NOTE: Thread #1 (the original still available here) has gotten unwieldy due to size. Many browsers can’t complete the load now. So, I’m starting this second open thread on the issue and moving all updates here. It will remain a … Continue reading

Posted in Climategate | 122 Comments

The genesis of RealClimate.org appears in the Climategate emails, and surprise, the BBC’s Roger Harrabin seems connected

This email in December 2003 shows what appears to be the genesis of the idea of setting up the RealClimate.org website. There a BBC (impartiality – ho ho) connection. Roger Harrabin at this meeting at Tyndall (why was he there … Continue reading

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The worst kind of ugly climate propaganda: David Suzuki targets kids at Christmas in the name of climate change

Here’s the popup message solicitation you get when you visit the website for the first time:

Posted in Alarmism, Climate ugliness, Ridiculae | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 200 Comments

CRU’s Dr. Phil Jones on “the lack of warming”

“Tim, Chris, I hope you’re not right about the lack of warming lasting till about 2020″ Question: If warming really threatens to destroy human civilization, why was Jones hoping for warming? And if the world was still warming in 2009, … Continue reading

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Science at work: “Tuning may be a way to fudge the physics”

A collection of fudge from The Team, sweet! ClimateGate FOIA grepper! – Email 636 Solution 1: fudge the issue. Just accept that we are Fast-trackers and can therefore get away with anything. [Hat tip: M. Hulme]

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The Climategate email network infrastructure

Guest Post by David M. Hoffer Since both ClimateGate 1&2 there has been considerable confusion in regard to how the emails were obtained, how the FOIA requests were managed, and what was or wasn’t possible in that context.  There is … Continue reading

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National Climate Ethics Statement

Dickens Goes Metro writes in comments for our other redonkulous climate ethics story today Penn State to lecture on “climate ethics” what I thought at first was a spoof. Sadly, it is all too real. Coffee spew alert: National Climate … Continue reading

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Stupid: Oregon Museum of Science and Industry cancels climate talk due to skeptics being on panel

I guess nobody wanted to “properly debate” skeptics. They couldn’t even get David Appell? From Oregon Live: The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry has pulled the plug on a presentation from three scientists critical of the theory of man-made … Continue reading

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Penn State to lecture on “climate ethics”

I got this late, but this must be the most clueless thing I’ve ever seen, especially coming on the heels of the biggest ethics scandal ever in the history of Penn State. Maybe clueless doesn’t even describe it. I’m at … Continue reading

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Getting the “right kind of people” onboard

This is a repost from Jeff Id’s Air Vent as it needed the wider circulation that WUWT can offer. I’ve also added the update from comment #9 he refers to. The Right Kind of People Posted by Jeff Id on November … Continue reading

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New Tool – all Climategate emails in order in Excel

Jeff Id writes: Buffy Minton who provided the email Mime data has produced a spreadsheet of Climategate 1 and 2 emails in chronological order.  This should be an excellent tool to follow conversations through. Here are the links:

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The CRU crew says: “what we really meant was…”

In all the hubub last week, I missed this press release from the University of East Anglia. In it, they try to explain away some of the first highlighted email phrases. But we’ve all moved well beyond those now. The … Continue reading

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The Steve Zwick Guide to Defending the Indefensible

Guest post by James Padgett There have been several “defenses” to the rather damning emails in the latest release from FOIA. Some, having taken the lead from the CRU itself and cherry-picked their own emails to defend – and then … Continue reading

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Resemblances: Climategate and Penn State

Jim Tynen writes is his column at The Daily Herald Consider the resemblences between the Climategate and  Penn State scandals. Climategate emails — leaked, not “stolen” — reveal the key players as egocentric, ruthless game players. As per this report. … Continue reading

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