Category Archives: Climategate

Climategate as belief system tipping point

From Quadrant Online: Doing science by consensus is not science at all, says the climatologist all the alarmists love to hate. Not that the enmity bothers Judith Curry too much — and certainly not as much as the debasement of … Continue reading

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In climate science, the more things change, the more they stay the same

Scientists are still behaving badly It has been an extraordinary week. To review, we have news of the resignation of Lennart Bengtsson from The GWPF due to McCarthyism style pressure from climate science community, and according to him, particularly from … Continue reading

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Environmental Research Letters strikes back at: ‘Scientists in cover-up of ‘damaging’ climate view’

Environmental Research Letters has published a statement on the growing Bengtsson Climate McCarthyism scandal, now a front page issue in The Times, claiming their innocence over the accusation that it rejected Bengtsson’s paper because of his connection to climate scepticism. Here’s … Continue reading

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Using Intellectual Property agreements to defeat public disclosure

Phil Jones’ plan to hide from FOIA Eric Worrall writes: Anyone shocked by Mann’s broad claims of academic exemption from freedom of information, due to the “proprietary nature” of his work, should consider the following Climategate email. Climategate Email 1106338806.txt … Continue reading

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Decision expected tomorrow in Mann UVa FOIA case

At the blog “Open Virginia Law” they are discussing the Mann case and potential impacts, as a new session results will be published from the Supreme Court of Virginia, and it’s likely the Mann/UVa case is one of them. Insiders … Continue reading

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Wow, even MSM reporters want to see Michael Mann’s UVa emails now

Here’s something out of left field (literally) and almost too good to be true, but it really is. Get this: 17 news organizations, including NPR, WaPo, AP,  now have grown a spine and filed an amicus brief (see download below) … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week: ego driven science

Some reflections on ego as scientific desire Guest essay by Eric Worrall Anyone wondering why, in the face of contrary evidence, alarmists (such as Matthew English) have not admitted they were wrong (about ‘the pause’ or any other issue) might … Continue reading

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The Rise and Fall of Global Newspaper Coverage of Global Warming and Climate Change

SEE THE UPDATE AT THE END OF THE POST # # # Joe Romm of ThinkProgess/Climate presented a graph yesterday that showed the dwindling newspaper coverage of global warming and climate change. See his post Silence of the Lambs: Climate … Continue reading

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Could this study on honesty and government service explain the EPA climateer fraud and ‘Climategate’ ?

A new paper published the National Bureau of Economic Research has given an insight that may explain some of the personal decisions that led to the recent EPA corruption fiasco Massive fraud at the EPA from agency’s top paid climate official … Continue reading

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A hilarious view of Climategate I’ve never read before

Scientific understanding and faith simultaneously on display:  ‘For climatologists, the search for an irrefutable “sign” of anthropogenic warming has assumed an almost Biblical intensity.’ – Fred Pearce, New Scientist, October 1996 This being near Climategate time, it is worth reflecting … Continue reading

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CEI wins FOIA tiff with NASA via judicial order

From AllGov.com with lots of spin (h/t to reader Dennis) Judge Orders NASA to Release Climate Change-Related Documents A climate change denial group once funded by oil giant ExxonMobil (2012 revenues: $453.123 billion) won a legal victory last week over … Continue reading

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ATI Files Suit to Compel the University of Arizona to Produce Records Related to So-Called “Hockey Stick” Global Warming Research

For Immediate Release – September 10, 2013 On Friday, September 6th, the American Tradition Institute (ATI), a non-profit public policy organization, along with counsel from the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic (FMELC), filed a lawsuit seeking to compel the University … Continue reading

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The bottom falls out of major US newspaper coverage of climate

From Dr. Roger Pielke Jr’s Twitter feed: From @boykoff -& @cu_cstpr ->Bottom falls out of US newspaper coverage of climate to lowest levels since 2004: sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/media_coverage…— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) September 04, 2013 One graph says it all, especially after … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Climate News, Climategate, IPCC, IPCC AR5 leak, media | Tagged , , , , | 102 Comments

Briffa, Yamal, reputational damage, and all that

Keith Briffa has just published a new paper using the Yamal-Urals regional chronology data, something long sought after via FOIA requests. That data was withheld, citing it wasn’t cooked done with yet, and that releasing it would damage the reputation … Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Person Who Leaked the CRU Emails To Step Forward

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball It is important for the person who leaked the emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in November 2009 and 2010 to reveal themselves and release the remaining 200,000 emails. The public are increasingly … Continue reading

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AGU, Gleick, Climate Science, and Baseball Steroid Use

Please Turn Around, Dr. Gundersen, You’re Blowing Your One Chance! Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach I was ruminating about Peter Gleick, and the AGU Task Force on Scientific Integrity, when I came across a very apropos quote. This is from … Continue reading

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A Climategate milestone – will ‘FOIA’ make the leap?

Over the weekend we marked the third anniversary of Climategate, which occurred on November 17th, 2009. A timeline of events can be read here. Today marks the anniversary of my most famous story, the one written hastily on my laptop … Continue reading

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BREAKING: The ‘secret’ list of the BBC 28 is now public – let’s call it ‘TwentyEightGate’

UPDATES ARE CONTINUOUSLY BEING ADDED at the end of this story. Check below. WUWT readers may recall this post last week: The Secret 28 Who Made BBC ‘Green’ Will Not Be Named Posted on November 10, 2012 The BBC pits six … Continue reading

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BBC on Climategate program now available

After some false starts, I have access in the USA now. Keep trying.

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Mann’s hockey stick disappears – and CRU’s Briffa helps make the MWP live again by pointing out bias in the data

Shock, awe. Untruncated and unspliced data used in a new paper from Briffa and Melvin at UEA restores the Medieval Warm Period while at the same time disappears Mann’s hockey stick. Here’s figure 5 that tells the story: Look at … Continue reading

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BBC to feature Climategate for Halloween

No word on whether Supermandia will appear in costume I was surprised to learn of this new program from the NNB scheduled for Wed 31 Oct 2012 21:00 on  BBC Radio 4. Nice touch on the gloved hand there folks. … Continue reading

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Questions on the CRU email backup server.

Over at Climate Audit, Steve reports on the Update for the FOI for the Wahl Attachments He’s wondering about the use of that mailserver and why there are inconsistencies, for example: I have a quick question for the technically-inclined about backup … Continue reading

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Oxburgh’s Climate Madness

Lord Oxburgh (Of the famed Oxburgh non-inquiry of Climategate) was interviewed on Australia’s ABC radio recently Simon at Australian Climate Madness, has the audio, transcript, and story. Well worth a look and listen for the sheer ineptitude on display. Bishop … Continue reading

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A fascinating new interview with Prof Richard Muller, quote: On Climategate – “What they did was, I think, shameful. And it was scientific malpractice”

Guest Post by Barry Woods The Progressive Radio Network website had a fascinating interview with Prof Richard Muller last week following his ‘man of the moment’ opinion piece – “The Conversion of a Climate Change Sceptic” in the New York Times … Continue reading

Posted in Al Gore, Alarmism, Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature, Climategate, heat wave, hurricanes, tornadoes, Weather | Tagged , , , , , , , | 77 Comments

The secret letter UEA and CRU doesn’t want us (or anybody else) to read

Uh oh. Steve McIntyre has written an eviscerating essay about a secret letter circulated by the IPCC to UEA/CRU, which they are refusing to divulge, because: there would be an adverse effect on international relations between IPCC WG1 and academic … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of Al Gore and Global Warming

I noticed with my morning coffee that Tom Nelson had a Google Trends graph that piqued my interest, so I decided to expand upon it a bit before getting back to work. After looking at my results, the title of … Continue reading

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Dr. Michael Mann invokes the Streisand effect

https://www.facebook.com/MichaelMannScientist/posts/267470906700950 Now that Dr. Mann has drawn attention to it, even more people will want to read the National Review article “Football and Hockey” to find out what he’s so upset about. I didn’t even know about this article until … Continue reading

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Media Questions and Answers from the Norfolk Police regarding the closing of Climategate

Operation Cabin Q&As (from the Norfolk Police here PDF) The following questions and answers are an abridged version of Norfolk Constabulary’s Operation Cabin media briefing held on Thursday 19 July 2012. How do you know it was an external hack? … Continue reading

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More info on the UEA/CRU Climategate investigation by Norfolk Police – police give reasons for closure and say ‘no death threats’ recorded

Andrew Montford has posted briefing materials handed out to the press when Norfolk Police released the decision to close the investigation yesterday. Like everything else with this investigation, the people most in the know (the bloggers) were left out of … Continue reading

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Climategate investigation closed – statute limit looms, cops impotent

Bishop Hill has the press release from from Norfolk Constabulary (H/T Leo H) Norfolk Constabulary has made the decision to formally close its investigation into the hacking of online data from the Climate Research Centre (CRU) at the University of … Continue reading

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The collusion of the climate crowd

By Christopher C. Horner First published in the Washington Examiner, reposted here with permission Not long ago, the American Tradition Institute initiated a transparency campaign using federal and state freedom of information laws to learn more about how taxpayer-funded academics … Continue reading

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FOI reveals nasty hateful emails sent to Phil Jones right after Climategate

Bishop Hill is reporting that some ugly emails have been published due to FOI requests. He writes: In the wake of the death threats that weren’t at ANU, several people sent FOI requests to the University of East Anglia asking … Continue reading

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Myles off from the target

Josh of cartoonsbyjosh.com writes of a new climate FAIL entry: Hopefully you’ve watched the video, read the posts and comments here and at Climate Audit and Bishop Hill. Basically Myles Allen has been castigating journalists for getting Climategate wrong while getting … Continue reading

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Gavin’s big wild Yamal yawner

I think Gavin Schmidt got up on the wrong side of the bed today, either that or he was so mad when he wrote the latest piece on Yamal at RC, he was so mightily angrified that he set himself … Continue reading

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Palrimentary procedure

Josh captures The ‘not so great and not so good’ essence highlighted by Steve McIntyre. Bishop Hill writes in Acton and parliamentary privilege: Steve McIntyre notes UEA’s recent submission to an Information Tribunal hearing. McIntyre had pointed out that UEA’s vice-chancellor, … Continue reading

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