Tag Archives: Climategate

The ‘planetary tidal influence on climate’ fiasco: strong armed science tactics are overkill, due process would work better

UPDATE: 1/19/14 2;30 PM PST There is an update to this post here: http://wattsupwiththat.com/2014/01/19/the-copernicus-prp-fiasco-predictable-and-preventable/ Comments on this thread are now closed, continue there. – Anthony While a journal is forced to self destruct by external pressure from “team climate science”, … 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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Climategate 3.0 has occurred – the password has been released

This post will be a top “sticky” post for some time, new essays will appear below this one. UPDATES as emails are noted, will appear below.  – Anthony UPDATE8 3/19/13: Jeff Condon has received legal notice from UEA warning him … 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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Gavin’s explanation of Climategate’s early hours – then and now

According to The Mosher Timeline  we have this email from NASA’s Dr. Gavin Schmidt to Lucia Liljegren at 3:48PM eastern standard time: Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2009 15:48:21 -0500 From: Gavin Schmidt To: lucia liljegren Subject: a word to the … Continue reading

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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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First look: ‘Hit on the head with a hockey stick’ – some selected emails from the recent NOAA FOIA release 2 years later

Readers may recall this yesterday: NOAA releases tranche of FOIA documents – 2 years later. I have a few to share from CEI now. Here’s one email, right after Climategate1, that is uproariously funny, given NRO’s response to Dr. Michael … 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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Quote of the week – Myles Allen’s “failure to communicate”

Steve McIntyre writes at Climate Audit: Bishop Hill links to a presentation by Myles Allen to a 2011 conference on Climategate, which like every other such handwringing introspection by climate “communicators”, notably failed to invite any of the major CRU … Continue reading

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The sum of Yamal is greater than its parts

This post will be a sticky top post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one. Climategate Continues By Andrew Montford & Harold Ambler May 24, 2012 4:00 A.M. in the National Review – reposted here … Continue reading

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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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Update on Fakegate – what we know so far

Background on Fakegate from The Heartland Institute 1. What is Fakegate? On February 14, 2012, an environmental activist named Peter Gleick sent to liberal activists and sympathetic journalists several documents he stole from The Heartland Institute, along with a fake … Continue reading

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No lessons learned from Climategate ? Fred Pearce and the New Scientist attack anti-nuclear book

Guest post by Martin Cohen When philosopher and long-standing climate sceptic Martin Cohen, and distinguished energy economist Andrew McKillop published a book on nuclear economics [2], they expected it to arouse the hackles of the nuclear establishment. But they had not … 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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Quote of the week – bonus edition

I said in my earlier QOTW that: I’ve seen lots of quotes this week, many surrounding the Gleick Fakegate affair. I was basically saying that there were so many to choose from in this target rich week, it was a … 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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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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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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The Wonderful World of Wikipedia

UPDATE: The error has now been completely eliminated from the article. Details below. Guest post by James Padgett As many readers are aware, the culture surrounding the climate change topic area of Wikipedia has been a microcosm of climate science … 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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Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

Quote of the Week: We’ll fund additional research in cutting-edge methods of producing ethanol, not just from corn but from wood chips and stalks or switch grass. Our goal is to make this new kind of ethanol practical and competitive … 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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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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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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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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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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Hits and Misses for the week of November 20-26

I’m trying out a new feature, “Hits and Misses” which will highlight some of the on-target and brightest things in science and climate juxtaposed with some of the off-target and silliest things in the past week. Hit: Almost two years … Continue reading

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Cracking the remaining FOIA2011 all.7z file

There’s an embedded archive file called all.7z which contains thousands of additional emails and files. The 7zip archiver in which this is stored uses 256 bit AES encryption. It’s a tough nut to crack. “FOIA” chose this most likely because … Continue reading

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Climategate 2.0 emails – They’re real and they’re spectacular!

A link to where to download the new FOIA2011.zip file is posted below the fold – This will be a top post for a few days -NEW STORIES APPEAR BELOW THIS ONE -I’ve also reversed the order of the updates … Continue reading

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The TV show where my character gets punched out by a climate scientist

UPDATE: The connection in Crownies to me is unmistakeable now, see update below. Stranger than fiction shades of Ben Santer: “Next time I see Pat Michaels at a scientific meeting, I’ll be tempted to beat the crap out of him. … Continue reading

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