Tag Archives: Climatic Research Unit

Many Climate Reconstructions Incorrectly Attributed to Temperature Change.

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) set climate research back thirty years, mostly by focusing world attention on CO2 and higher temperature. It was a classic misdirection that required planning. The IPCC was … Continue reading

About these ads
Posted in IPCC, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 151 Comments

The Effects Of Environmentalist and Climate Alarmist Crying Wolf Begin To Appear

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball The cover story of the November 25, 2013 Canadian weekly magazine Macleans pictures self-appointed Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki. The caption reads, “Environmentalism Has Failed”“David Suzuki loses faith in the cause of his lifetime.” Suzuki … Continue reading

Posted in Alarmism | Tagged , , , , , , , | 167 Comments

The Important Difference between Climatology and Climate Science

Why did the Royal Society need secret meetings? Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Recent events underscore problems with understanding climate and how the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) achieved their deception. Comments about my recent article appreciated it … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , | 207 Comments

Public Relations (Spin Doctors) Deliberately Deceived Public About Global Warming and Climate Change

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball “Half the work done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.” E.R. Beadle. In a 2003 speech Michael Crichton, graduate of Harvard Medical School and author of State of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News | Tagged , , , , | 232 Comments

IPCC AR5 Renews Demands For Governments Buy Their Climate Change Pig In A Poke

Guest essay by Dr. Tim Ball Buying “a pig in a poke” refers to buying an unseen piglet in a sack. The piglet was actually a cat, so when you opened the sack after purchase “the cat was out of … Continue reading

Posted in IPCC | Tagged , , , , , , , | 70 Comments

HadCRUt4: revision or revisionism?

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley As Bob Tisdale has recently pointed out, the monthly temperature anomaly series published by the Hadley Centre and the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia has just been extensively revised. … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | Tagged , , , , , , , | 45 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

Posted in Climategate, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 91 Comments

AGW Proponents Fight Rearguard Action As Political Climate Science Fails

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball Proponents of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis are cornered. They made a political choice to prove rather than disprove the hypothesis, as the scientific method requires. It failed, as IPCC projections (range of … Continue reading

Posted in Marcott et al proxy paper, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , | 64 Comments

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

Posted in Climategate, Opinion | Tagged , , , | 169 Comments

The Dr. David Viner moment we’ve all been waiting for…a new snow record

WUWT readers surely recall this most often quoted prediction about snow. From the Independent’s most cited article: Snowfalls are now just a thing of the past by Charles Onians: However, the warming is so far manifesting itself more in winters … Continue reading

Posted in records, snowfall, Weather | Tagged , , , , , | 248 Comments

Labeling People ‘Climate Change Deniers’ Merely Reveals the Attacker’s Ignorance

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball A common fallback position when losing an argument is to assault your adversary personally. Known as ad hominem, it involves “attacking an opponent’s motives or character rather than the policy or position they maintain.” … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness | Tagged , , , , , , , | 214 Comments

Michael Mann – never fully investigated, thus never exonerated

Guest post by Christopher Horner Michael Mann has made what will, I expect, prove to be his greatest misjudgment yet. He has filed suit against the Competitive Enterprise Institute (with which I am affiliated), a CEI adjunct, National Review Online … Continue reading

Posted in Michael E. Mann, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , | 98 Comments

Update and confirmation of ‘Global warming stopped 16 years ago’ aka ‘the pause’

This time Dr. Judith Curry weighs in. In an email to me earlier this week she revealed that she has been quite busy with this rebuttal (to warmists) and assisting the Mail with this update to the story that appeared … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | Tagged , , , , , , | 105 Comments

The Unknown Skeptic – Journalism, awaiting to be freed

Guest post by Maurizio Morabito 1-Introduction What is the topic where a team of experienced journalists can write a report containing great insights and surprisingly clear expositions alongside stunning simplifications, abysmal naïvetés and incredibly one-sided analyses based on a fundamental … Continue reading

Posted in media, The Skeptic's Case | Tagged , , , | 27 Comments

Report: Global warming stopped 16 years ago

UPDATE: There’s a response from the Met Office here A report in the UK Daily Mail reveals a Met Office report quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it: By David Rose The figures reveal that from the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Global warming | Tagged , , , , , , | 213 Comments

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

Posted in Climategate | Tagged , , , , , , | 46 Comments

Poetic license – UEA’s Creative Climate Writing Prize

People send me stuff. Here’s one about UEA offering a prize contest for “creative climate writing”. – Anthony To: undisclosed-recipients:; Subject: UEA Magazine – Climate Writing Clanger… An article on page 16 of the University of East Anglia August/September 2012 … Continue reading

Posted in Climate News, Humor | Tagged , , , , | 68 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

Posted in Climategate, FOI, IPCC | Tagged , , , , , , , | 78 Comments

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

Posted in Climategate | Tagged , , , , , , , | 108 Comments

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

Posted in Climategate | Tagged , , , , , , , | 77 Comments

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

Posted in Climategate | Tagged , , , , , , , | 123 Comments

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

Posted in Climate ugliness, Climategate | Tagged , , , , , , , | 168 Comments

Phil Jones gives a talk at KNMI in De Bilt – meanwhile temperature and paleo researchers are still blowing off data requests

From  Marcel Crok at De staat van het klimaat: Phil Jones: ‘Contact NMS’s for raw data’ Over at Climate Audit there is renewed interest in data availability with McIntyre asking whether journals that don’t guarantee data archiving (The Holocene in … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, GHCN, Paleoclimatology, Weather_stations | Tagged , , , , , , , | 114 Comments

Yamal that hurts! CRU gets touchy, responds to McIntyre and Montford without naming them

From the “he who must not be named” department, comes this sure to be future McI-fodder. UEA/CRU responds in a press release, authored by Tim Osborn, an excerpt: =========================================================== Tim Osborn comments on “Yamal, Polar Urals and Muir-Russell” Recent accusations … Continue reading

Posted in Peer review, Satire, The Yamal Deception | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 90 Comments

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

Posted in Climate FAIL, Climategate, Humor, Satire | Tagged , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

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

Posted in Post-normal science, Presentations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 84 Comments

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

Posted in Climategate, FOI, Gavin Schmidt, NASA GISS | Tagged , , , , , , , | 119 Comments

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

Posted in Climategate, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 119 Comments

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

Posted in Climategate, Opinion, Paleoclimatology | Tagged , , , , , , , | 186 Comments

Why climate science is a textbook example of groupthink

In groupthink, organizations value consensus more than free thought. The emphasis on consensus leads to group polarization, in which a group’s positions become more extreme than any individual would come up with. Alarmist climate science is a textbook example of … Continue reading

Posted in Climate ugliness, Consensus | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 172 Comments

Consensus Argument Proves Climate Science Is Political.

UPDATE: I’ve added a video at the end that speaks to the consensus thinking. Marc Morano’s arguments leaves the Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s Anna Rose speechless. – Anthony Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball Claims of a consensus was an … Continue reading

Posted in Consensus, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 132 Comments

Tisdale: A Closer Look at CRUTEM4 Since 1975

Note: I’m blogging this from Atlanta, where I am at the TWC Pioneers reunion. Bob was kind enough to provide this post so I can relax a bit (though I think I’ll chase a NOAA USHCN weather station today anyway). … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | Tagged , , , , , , , | 89 Comments

NASA’s Hansen tries to tell Slovenia not to build a power plant

This really is abuse of Hansen’s position at NASA, what next? Meanwhile China keeps building coal plants, where’s your letter to them Jim? Of course  China would tell Hansen to go suck rocks, and Hansen knows it, so he doesn’t … Continue reading

Posted in James Hansen | Tagged , , , , , , , | 89 Comments

New and Improved CRUTEM4 Global Land Surface Temperature Data vs IPCC AR4 (CMIP3) Climate Models

Guest post by Bob Tisdale INTRODUCTION Chapter 4-7 of If the IPCC was Selling Manmade Global Warming as a Product, Would the FTC Stop their deceptive Ads? included comparisons of the CRUTEM3 Land Surface Temperature anomalies to the multi-model mean … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Modeling | Tagged , , , , , , , | 77 Comments

CRU’s new CRUTem4, hiding the decline yet again

Over at JunkScience.com Steve Milloy writes: Skeptic Setback? ‘New’ CRU data says world has warmed since 1998 But not in a statistically significant way. Gerard Wynn writes at Reuters: Britain’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), which for years maintained that 1998 … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data | Tagged , , , , , , , | 270 Comments