Category Archives: Climategate

Hump day hilarity – missing in action

Josh seems to think that Sir Russell Muir went missing during the CRU Climategate email investigation. It was like he was never there…oh, wait.* About these ads

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Three questions for Andrew Revkin and Michael Mann

UPDATE: 7:10PM PST Rather than answer the questions, I appear to have been blocked by Dr. Mann from viewing his twitter account. See below Earlier today, this tweet exchange took place. I found this curious. And it prompts me to … Continue reading

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East Anglia Climatic Research Unit shown to be liars by results of latest FOIA ruling and investigation

This will be a top sticky post for a day or two – new stories appear below this one. In the over 7,000 published stories here on WUWT, I have never used the word “liar” in the headline to refer … Continue reading

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ATI’s video summary of the Mann UVA case

This is a historical summary, that shows both past and present context of Climategate and Michael Mann’s legal fight to keep his emails from University of Virgina a secret from FOIA requests. Worth a look. – Anthony ATI’s Freedom of … Continue reading

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The Journal Science – Free the code

In my opinion, this is a testament to Steve McIntyre’s tenacity. Via the GWPF: At Last, The Right Lesson From Climategate Fiasco Monday, 16 April 2012 11:21 PhysOrg A diverse group of academic research scientists from across the U.S. have … Continue reading

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Norfolk police give indications that Climategate investigation is (effectively) closed

Bishop Hill Writes: A surprise from Norfolk Constabulary Norfolk Constabulary have previously released details of their spend on the UEA emails investigation – Operation Cabin. This showed that no money had been spent on the investigation since February 2011, something that strongly … Continue reading

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An example of a different ethos when you have access to private documents

While many websites are deriding me for my mentions in the Fakegate emails distributed by Dr. Peter Gleick, and many now (including Dr. Gavin Schmidt) are coming down on Dr. Gleick for his lack of ethics, I thought it might … Continue reading

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McIntyre catches the University of East Anglia in a web of lies

Some excerpts from McIntyre’s full broadside: —————————————————————————————— In today’s post, I’m going to discuss an important obiter in the ICO decision, an obiter in which the university unsuccessfully attempted to reconcile unequivocal declarations by both Acton and Muir Russell to … Continue reading

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CRU’s Phil Jones plays Wheel of Fortune “Before and After”

I was looking through some CG2 emails today for something else, and I came across this one. Email #3538. It is funny. For those who don’t know what the “before and after” portion of the game is about, this Yahoo … Continue reading

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FOI victory against Phil Jones, CRU, and UEA

Excerpts from Bishop Hill: A major FOI victory This post is a jointly written effort by myself and Don Keiller. Readers may remember the Information Commissioner’s ruling last year that UEA had to release the CRUTEM data sent by Phil Jones … Continue reading

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Regulatory Czar wants to use copyright protection mechanisms to shut down rumors and conspiracy theories

Guest Post by Alec Rawls As Congress considers vastly expanding the power of copyright holders to shut down fair use of their intellectual property, this is a good time to remember the other activities that Obama’s “regulatory czar” Cass Sunstein … Continue reading

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Mann of the people

Tom Nelson spots another Climategate zinger. Email 2743, Sept 2009, Michael “Robust Debate” Mann: “So far, we’ve simply deleted all of the attempts by McIntyre and his minions to draw attention to this at RealClimate.”

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Phil Jones demonstrates that math is hard

Sure, we’ve all made some doozies (me included) but you have to admit this exchange between top climate scientists Tom Wigley and Phil Jones is downright hilarious. No wonder he has trouble with Excel. Tom Nelson nails the decadal scale … Continue reading

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The behind the scenes bumbling of the hockey stick

Mann oh Mann. Tom Nelson continues to wade through the 5000+ Climategate 2 emails. I’ve selected a few he’s highlighted in the vein of behind the scenes discussion of Dr. Michael Mann’s infamous “hockey stick” which claimed we were living … Continue reading

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Reading every one of the 5000+ Climategate 2 emails

Gotta love the dedication. Tom Nelson writes: Just FYI: I’m reading all of the ClimateGate 2.0 emails For a while, I was looking at the ClimateGate 2.0 emails by searching them for certain names and keywords. Now, my plan is … Continue reading

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Over 250 noteworthy Climategate 2.0 emails

Tom Nelson has been busy slogging through the over 500o emails in CG2, kudos to him. Here’s what he has collected so far: A list of my last 250+ ClimateGate postings:

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AGU Fellowships are easy… “With a Little Help from My Friends”

…with apologies to the Beatles and Sgt. Pepper. Most people don’t see how small and cliqueish climate science is, perhaps this perfect illustration courtesy of Climategate 2.0 will enlighten a few people. Thanks to Tom Nelson for ferreting this one … Continue reading

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Oh, this is rich. BBC’s Harrabin asks CRU for programming advice

Roger Harrabin and Joe Smith write to UEA warmist Mike Hulme, ask: “What should the BBC be doing this time in terms of news, current affairs, drama, documentaries, game shows, music etc?”  

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Mann hockey stick co-author Bradley: “it may be that Mann et al simply don’t have the long-term trend right”

Tom Nelson spots a gem in the Climategate 2 emails: Hockey stick co-author Ray Bradley: “it may be that Mann et al simply don’t have the long-term trend right”; “I hedge my bets on whether there were any periods in … Continue reading

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UK police seize computers of skeptic blogger in England

UPDATE: 12/21/11 4PM  -BBC covers Tallbloke, finally, Richard Black still silent-  Norfolk constabulary to share hand-off Climategate investigation, and  Greg Laden caves – see below Dec 14th -The first blogger to break the Climategate2 story has had a visit from … Continue reading

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NYT reporter engages in zany conspiracy theory – suggests bloggers “knew” FOIA emails were coming

This is almost as clueless as the raid on Tallbloke by the police looking for scraps. But it does underscore one thing – investigators are clueless and so is the major press. For the record, I don’t know who “FOIA” … Continue reading

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Tallbloke to take to torts

I’ve received this email from Roger Tattersall’s attorney (known as a solicitor in England) with the request that I post it. I’m happy to do so. Please see in the letter where the legal fund is being setup. – Anthony … Continue reading

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Who gets the most access to network data (like emails at CRU)?

Post updated – see below. Climategate – whodunnit? Well, according to this story in Help Net Security, the Information Technology people might be good candidates to see what has been going on behind the scenes at UEA’s Climate Research Unit, … Continue reading

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Tim Barnett on the hockey stick- “statistics were suspect”–the rest of the team knew of problems with Mann’s reconstruction

  Bishop Hill Writes: Email 2383 contains further evidence that everyone in the world of paleoclimate knew the Hockey Stick was a duffer. From: Tim Barnett [[2]mailto:XXXXXXXXXXX@ucsd.edu] Sent: 11 October 2004 16:42 To: Gabi Hegerl; Klaus Hasselmann Cc: Prof.Dr. Hans … Continue reading

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The contextual collection of ClimateGate 2.0 quotes

One of the first whines out of RealClimate ( a Fenton Communications/ Environmental Media Services production) was that they were “out of context” saying: “Indeed, even the out-of-context quotes aren’t that exciting, and are even less so in-context.” That’s typical … Continue reading

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WUWT – helping to educate UEA students on climate

This is curious and amusing. A few days back it was reported that there was a CG2 email from Phil Jones where he laments some skeptical slides being used in a powerpount lecture at UEA. Turns out that wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Friday Funny – Bonus Edition

Josh was amused by the caveman reference I made to the Geico commercial Hockey stick falsification – so easy a caveman kid can do it. Here’s his take on it:

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Team ugliness – a call to get a skeptics PhD thesis revoked

Guest post by Dr. Patrick Michaels – originally on Forbes, reposted here at the request of the author. Climategate II: An Open Letter to the Director of the National Center for Atmospheric Research To: Dr. Roger Wakimoto Director, National Center … Continue reading

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Climate Science and “The Cause”

One of the very first things noticed on WUWT about the Climategate 2.0 emails is the use of the phrase “The Cause” by writers of the emails. Science is supposed to be about cause and effect, causality, etc, not an … Continue reading

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NCAR’s Dr. Kevin Treberth’s ugly intolerance of dissenting views from other scientists

And to think I almost wasted my time going to visit Dr. Trenberth at NCAR this fall. This is mind blowing intolerance in professional discourse. Here’s the email, bold mine. email 3946 date: Thu Dec 9 08:28:11 2004 from: Phil … Continue reading

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Steve McIntyre on the Bolt report

Andrew Bolt interview with Steve McIntyre from the Climate Audit blog, who exposed the infamous “hockey stick”, talking about the leaked emails that expose the warming scare. Watch below:

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Hockey stick falsification – so easy a caveman kid can do it

With apologies to the Geico caveman, paleoclimatology isn’t just for grant enabled scientists anymore. Priceless Climategate email 682: Tom Wigley tells Michael Mann that his son did a tree ring science fair project (using trees behind NCAR) that invalidated the … Continue reading

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Open letter to Dr. Erickson, President of Penn State University

(Reader Reed Coray submits this letter) I have to admire Penn State’s chutzpah. Smack dab in the middle of one of the biggest ethical scandals in recent collegiate history, Penn State schedules an “ethics seminar” entitled “An Ethical Critique of … Continue reading

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“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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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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