Climategate

Links to everything about Climategate here. Relevant links posted in comments will be added.

WUWT Stories in chronological order, newest first:


When Results Go Bad …

U-CRU

Telegraph’s Booker on the “climategate” scandal

“Climategate” surpasses “Global Warming” on Google

Mann to be investigated by Penn State University review

Understanding Climategate: Who’s Who – a video

The Curry letter: a word about “deniers”…

How “The Trick” was pulled off

The Australian ETS vote: a political litmus test for cap and trade

An open letter from Dr. Judith Curry on climate science

Zorita calls for barring Phil Jones, Michael Mann, and Stefan Rahmstorf from further IPCC participation

Climategate protester pwn3d CBC on live TV

UEA Climate Scientist: “possible that…I.P.C.C. has run its course”

IPCC reviewer: “don’t cover up the divergence”

McIntyre: The deleted data from the “Hide the Decline” trick

Climategate: Stuart Varney “lives with Ed”

Climategate: Pielke Senior on the NCDC CCSP report – “strong arm tactics”

Warwick Hughes shows how Jones selections put bias in Australian Temperatures

Climategate: CATO’s Pat Michaels and Center for American Progress Dan Weiss on Fox News

Quote of the week #23 – calls for resignation in Climategate

Uh, oh – raw data in New Zealand tells a different story than the “official” one.

Climategate: “Men behaving badly” – a short summary for laymen

Statement on CRU hacking from the American Meteorological Society

Climategate: hide the decline – codified

Must see video – Climategate spoof from Minnesotans for Global Warming

The people -vs- the CRU: Freedom of information, my okole…

Government petition started in UK regarding CRU Climategate

CEI Files Notice of Intent to Sue NASA GISS

The appearance of hypocrisy at the NYT – Note to Andy

Nov 24 Statement from UEA on the CRU files

Nov 23 Statement from UEA on the CRU files

Monbiot issues an unprecedented apology – calls for Jones resignation

The CRUtape Letters™, an Alternative Explanation.

CRU Emails “may” be open to interpretation, but commented code by the programmer tells the real story

Video: Dr. Tim Ball on the CRU emails

Pielke Senior: Comment On The Post “Enemies Caught In Action!” On The Blackboard

Bishop Hill’s compendium of CRU email issues

Spencer on elitism in the IPCC climate machine

CRU Emails – search engine now online

Release of CRU files forges a new hockey stick reconstruction

Mike’s Nature Trick

and the post that started it all…

Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released


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Meridian
magruder
John Trigge

Is it possible to place a date reference with each article and keep them in date order? Are the entires in date order?

David Ball

Tim Ball will be posting an article tomorrow (Monday Nov.30/2009) on Canada Free Press that goes through the history of Climategate from the beginning, all the connections among this group, the games played, etc. This from a man who has been marginalized by these very people, and excluded from the peer-reviewed process, even though his research at the time was very relevant to the debate. The Hudson’s Bay records are sub-arctic spanning almost 400 years and their claim is that the Arctic temps are a thermostat for what is going on with the climate. What could be more relevant than this record. Because it did not show what they wanted it to show was reason for dismissal of this research. This is precisely what is wrong with this picture. Please take the time to read. It is an important piece of the Climategate puzzle.

L . Gardy LaRoche

McIntyre & McKitrick 2003 might be relevant somewhere here.
http://www.multi-science.co.uk/mcintyre-mckitrick.pdf

The Strata-sphere has found that surface temperature measurements fail to show twentieth century global warming. The raw CRU data released in Climategate shows that surface temperature readings measure the first half of the last century (1900-1960) as warm or warmer than it is today.
John Pittman has found some interesting science in the Climategate emails: The treeline is an sensitive treemometer, since it is very sharply defined, a few kilometers broad. Trees grow, just barely, south of the treeline, they entirely fail to grow north of the treeline. During the Medieval climatic optimum 750-1450 trees grew north of the present day treeline, indicating that the medieval climatic optimum was warmer than today in the north. During the past century, 1897 to present, there has been no movement in the treeline, indicating no twentieth century warming in the north,none.
Global sea ice area has also remained constant since it has been observed, from 1978 to the present.

My one and only (so far) Climategate post:
http://bobtisdale.blogspot.com/2009/11/im-honored-i-think.html
Regards

A look at the stories I have written on the topic:
http://www.examiner.com/x-25061-Climate-Change-Examiner~topic525937-Climategate
You will also see on some of the stories the logo I whipped up for Climategate. I will see if I can come up with a unique one for here.

P Wilson

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1231673/Global-warming-Dont-wait-The-Earth-tricks-carbon-count-control.html
appeared in a large centrespread in the UK’s Mail On Sunday
wouldn’t have known had I not had breakfast at the local café

IF YOU LOOK IN SPANISH ABOUT ALL OF THIS…
SI BUSCAS EN ESPAÑOL INVESTIGACIONES RELACIONADAS….
http://trukiny.blogspot.com/
http://zeitgeist-argentina.ning.com/profiles/blog/list?user=2gbo1az5auqd0
BIG HUGH FROM ARGENTINA
UN GRAN ABRAZO DESDE ARGENTINA

Curiousgeorge

I’d suggest several subsets of this, since the following is what most ordinary folks are concerned with. The science itself is of little interest to most people – Sunday supplement junk. This entire issue needs to connect with people and how they live their lives. At present it’s just another piece of BS from on high, that doesn’t directly impact them/us.
1. Political/legal activity and consequences/news as a result of disclosures (current and future ).
2. Financial/market activity and consequences/news as a result of disclosures (current and future ).
3. Farming and industrial activity and consequences/news as a result of disclosures (current and future ).
4. Consumer (groceries, housing, transportation, jobs, lifestyle, etc. ) impacts as a result of disclosures (current and future ).
5. Social organization and consequences of changes due to taxes, regulations, foreign aid, etc. Who are the winners/losers?

L . Gardy LaRoche
Frederick Davies

OK, do not be scared; I have always been a bit of a hoarder for links. Not all of the links are of the same relevance and some may be repeated, but some are really hilarious (especially those of coders commenting on the CRU code). The following should be in approximate chronological order:
http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2009/11/climategate.html
http://www.corbettreport.com/articles/20091120_cru_hacked.htm
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/climategate-alarmism-is-underpinned-by-fraud-pjm-exclusive/
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/deconstructing-climategates-smoking-gun-email/
http://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/the-climate-e-mails-and-the-politics-of-science
http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/11/24/taking_liberties/entry5761180.shtml
http://www.di2.nu/200911/23a.htm (this coder despairs at the CRU code)
http://chiefio.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/hadley-hack-and-cru-crud/
http://www.neuralnetwriter.cylo42.com/node/2421
http://blogs.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2009/11/in-climate-hack.html
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/lorrie_goldstein/2009/11/26/11929676-sun.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1230943/Climate-change-scandal-BBC-expert-sent-cover-emails-month-public.html
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/295157.php/
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/geraldwarner/100018066/bbcs-paleo-news-site-finally-runs-a-real-scoop-story-on-climategates-michael-mann/
http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/012694.html
http://www.spectator.co.uk/melaniephillips/5565331/green-totalitarianism.thtml
http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/vincent-gray-on-climategate-there-was-proof-of-fraud-all-along-pjm-exclusive/
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100017977/climategate-the-scandal-spreads-the-plot-thickens-the-shame-deepens/
http://coast.gkss.de/staff/zorita/myview.html (Eduardo Zorita asks that Mann, Jones and Rahmstorf be barred from the IPCC)
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/11/26/skewed-science.aspx
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/11/27/cap_and_trade_is_dead__99322.html
Eric S. Raymond (esr) is the author of “The Cathedral and the Bazaar”; in the OpenSource community, he is as big as they get:
http://rebootcongress.blogspot.com/2009/11/eric-s-raymond-on-east-anglia-crus.html
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=1447 (“This isn’t just a smoking gun, it’s a siege cannon with the barrel still hot.”)
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=1481
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=1473
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=1436 (Open-Sourcing the Global Warming Debate)
http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=1431
And lots more in http://esr.ibiblio.org/.
http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2009/11/underestimating.html
And a comment from one of Michael Crighton’s lectures (pity he did not live to see Climategate; he would have loved it):
http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2009/11/underestimating.html#90730
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703499404574559630382048494.html
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/8aefbf52-d9e1-11de-b2d5-00144feabdc0.html (Secrecy in science is a corrosive force by Michael Schrage; registration may be required, but worth it)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09ORzwKrwaM (WUWT already has an article on this; still it is one of the best political videos ever recorded)
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/From+Climategate+Copenhagen/2279430/story.html
http://www.ottawasun.com/comment/columnists/michael_coren/2009/11/28/11960486-sun.html
http://wmbriggs.com/blog/?p=1390 (this guy is a professional statistician and has done models in the past)
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/48e14e6c-dba0-11de-9424-00144feabdc0.html
http://jennifermarohasy.com/articles.php?id=177
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/6679082/Climate-change-this-is-the-worst-scientific-scandal-of-our-generation.html

http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/10447.html
http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/10436.html
http://chicagoboyz.net/archives/10399.html (For now, we can safely say all the data produced by this CRU code is highly suspect. By the ancient and proven rule in computing of “Garbage in, Garbage Out” this means that all the climate simulations by other teams that make predictions using this dubious data are likewise corrupted. Given that literally hundreds of millions of lives over the next century will depend on getting the climate models correct, we have to start all our climate modeling over from scratch.)
http://vnboards.ign.com/ywain/b23441/112121341/p9/?135 (talking about the CRU code and the political consequences of Climategate; some of the comments are really funny)
http://www.windsofchange.net/archives/wow_just_wow.html
http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/012764.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6936328.ece (the dog ate my homework too!)
http://pajamasmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2009/11/28/climategate-time-to-postpone-copenhagen/
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columns/Sunday_Reflections/Climategate-denial-foundering-on-army-of-Davids-8595184-76420732.html (the Instapundit reflects on Climategate)
http://greenhellblog.com/2009/11/24/ny-times-reporter-whitewashes-climategate-story-he-is-part-of/ (Andrew Revkin has a case of conflict of interests)
http://article.nationalreview.com/print/?q=YjAxYzA3NmI0N2Y1MDVhYzdmM2JkZGIyMjE5ZWU2OTI
This last one is not Climategate-related, but I just cannot avoid sharing it:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/8379759.stm
It took me 10 minutes to stop laughing.

Frederick Davies (14:55:36) :
You’re right – the last one deserves a thread of its own – hilarious. Thank you!

Carlo
John Whitman

Anthony,
Here is just a 5 min pencil sketch of a logo concept for your ClimateGate site.
If this simple concept is something that you might consider, then it can be refined.
http://i50.tinypic.com/67v6yw.jpg
John

Carlo

All my posts are here (which in turn link to lots of other sites):
http://strata-sphere.com/blog/index.php/archives/category/uncategorized/global-warming/cru-climategate

Carlo

‘Botch after botch after botch’
Leaked ‘climategate’ documents show huge flaws in the backbone of climate change science
By LORRIE GOLDSTEIN
http://www.torontosun.com/comment/columnists/lorrie_goldstein/2009/11/29/11967916-sun.html

Jerry

Anthony,
The “Climategate” link on your main page needs to at least be in red, and preferably a lot larger. Just a suggestion.
Jerry

hotrod

A history of GCM development which discusses the limitations of the early models and the time line of their development for reference.
http://www.aip.org/history/climate/GCM.htm
Larry

AStoner

Any chance to split list into categories? It would make it more accessible and valuable to more people if they were not inundated with too much information spread through a large spectrum of problems that are associated with global warming.
Maybe even “try” a voting system to grade each page’s value to the community.

Roger Knights

David Ball (13:01:54) :
“Tim Ball will be posting an article tomorrow (Monday Nov.30/2009) on Canada Free Press that goes through the history of Climategate from the beginning,”

He was on the Coast to Coast AM talk radio show Thursday night and was very outspoken about The Team and its supporters. Here’s what the C2C’s recap summarized his appearance:
“In the latter half of the program, environmental consultant Tim Ball discussed ‘ Climate-Gate,’ a coordinated effort to hide information about global warming. Someone hacked in to the files of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) based at the University of East Anglia and found damaging emails that show that scientists at the Unit created and manipulated false data to preserve the idea that global warming is real.
“Since 2002, global temperatures have been declining, and numbers from the past have been pushed down to make the current temps seem warmer, he argued. We’re seeing climate change ideas, often based on overly simplistic computer models, used as a vehicle for political purposes, he added.”

DennisA

http://www.eastangliaemails.com/emails.php?eid=423&filename=1092167224.txt
Michael E. Mann wrote:
Dear Phil and Gabi,
I’ve attached a cleaned-up and commented version of the matlab code that I wrote for doing the Mann and Jones (2003) composites. I did this knowing that Phil and I are likely to have to respond to more crap criticisms from the idiots in the near future, so best to clean up the code and provide to some of my close colleagues in case they want to test it, etc. Please feel free to use this code for your own internal purposes, but don’t pass it along where it may get into the hands of the wrong people.
Surface Temperature Reconstructions using Terrestrial Borehole Data, Journal of Geophysical Research, 108 (D7), 4203, doi: 10.1029/2002JD002532, 2003.

L . Gardy LaRoche

Another PDF :
Dr David Evans’
A Simple Proof that Global Warming Is Not Man-Made
http://sciencespeak.com/SimpleProof.pdf

Meridian

Just an idea… we should amass ‘resistance’ links as well. There is so much great information and support out there but it is so scattered.
I mean like links to ron paul, rushbo, lou dobbs, and so forth.. there are many. People/sites that want to take America back and talk about what it will take to do so intelligently and truthfully. People with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Information is our most powerful weapon right now, and these people are providing it. We need unity, and our sources are too scattered.
I am in such a state of shock that this is really happening that I have to seek out these places several times a day just to reassure myself of my sanity. Perhaps others feel the same and would also appreciate a ‘resistance central’, lol.
Anyhow again, just a thought.

Glenn

“Lawrence Solomon: New Zealand’s Climategate”
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fpcomment/archive/2009/11/26/lawrence-solomon-new-zealand-s-climategate.aspx
“An agency of the New Zealand government has been cooking the books…The chief cook? Dr. Jim Salinger, considered one of the country’s top scientists, who began the graph in the 1980s when he was at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the UK. CRU, of course, has become ground zero of Climategate at Dr. Salinger has maintained close relations with CRU since, as seen in the Climategate emails.”

JimB

Apologies if this has been posted…
It’s amazing how convenient THIS item is:
“SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.
It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.
The UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation. ”
Taken from this article:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6936328.ece
Ok. So first Jones told the other team members to delete data/emails, and says he’s already deleted tons of stuff himself.
THEN he gets outted by the whistleblower, and everyone reads that email, and he publicly states that NO date or emails at CRU have been deleted.
THEN CRU comes out and says they’re going to release everything…
wait for it…
and NOW…they can’t release the information because it’s been deleted.
Does that about sum the data episode up so far?
Someone explain to me on what possible basis does this guy still have a job, and a window WITHOUT bars on it to view the rest of the world from?
JimB

nofate

Thanks for this resource. While there is a lot of fine work showing the lack of true scientific spirit coming from the alarmist camp, nothing has been so powerful for me as this graph that has shown up several times in WUWT, and an article by Frank Lansner that used that graph.
As Lansner pointed out:”When CO2 does not cause these big temperature changes, then what is then the reason for the big temperature changes seen in Vostok data? Or: “What is the mechanism behind ice ages???”
This is a question many alarmists asks, and if you can’t answer, then CO2 is the main temperature driver. End of discussion. There are obviously many factors not yet known, so I will just illustrate one hypothetical solution to the mechanism of ice ages among many:
First of all: When a few decades of low sunspot number is accompanied by Dalton minimum and 50 years of missing sunspots is accompanied by the Maunder minimum, what can for example thousands of years of missing sunspots accomplish? We don’t know.
What we saw in the Maunder minimum is NOT all that missing solar activity can achieve, even though some might think so. In a few decades of solar cooling, only the upper layers of the oceans will be affected. But if the cooling goes on for thousands of years, then the whole oceans will become colder and colder. It takes around 1000-1500 years to “mix” and cool the oceans. So for each 1000-1500 years the cooling will take place from a generally colder ocean. Therefore, what we saw in a few decades of maunder minimum is in no way representing the possible extend of ten thousands of years of solar low activity.”
Note that the warm period we are in, which included the Roman warm, the Little Ice Age, and the Midieval warm, has gone on far longer than any other warm period on the graph. Shouldn’t we be planning on how to survive the more probable cold spell that is coming?
As S. Fred Singer points out in “Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years”, “No one alive today, however, is able to recall the alarm that was felt when glaciers advanced. Alan Cutler…described what it must have been like during the Little Ice Age:
The year was 1645, and the glaciers in the Alps were on the move. In Chamonix at the foot of Mont Blanc, people watched in fear as the Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) glacier advanced. In earlier years, they had seen the slowly flowing ice engulf farms and crish entire villages….Similar dramas unfolded throughout the Alps and Scandinavia during the late 1600s and 1700s as many glaciers grew farther down mountain slopes and valleys that they had in thoudands of years.”
“Humans worry (perhaps excessively) when glaciers shrink but suffer dreadfully when they advance. Picture a mile-thick glacier covering the area that is now the city of Chicago- something primitive human hunters might actually have seen during the 90,000 years of the last ice age.”

David L. Hagen

Links to the CRU Code & code analysis
The HARRY_READ_ME.txt File organized L’Ombre de l’Olivier
Climategate: hide the decline codified
EcoTretas
The Code Bishop Hill’s Blog
Data horribilia: the HARRY_READ_ME.txt file Devils Kitchen, 11/23/2009 03:56:00 AM
CRU’s Source Code: Climategate Uncovered by Marc Sheppard, American Thinker, November 25, 2009
The Program Code – Perhaps Far More Damning than the Emails Climate Skeptic November 25, 2009, 10:54 am
The HADCRU code as from the CRU leak L’Ombre de l’Olivier 23 November 2009
Hadley Hack and CRU Crud November 21, 2009 by E.M.Smith
CLIMATEGATE: My analysis of the CRU files, starting with “documents/HARRY_READ_ME.txt” Steve Netwriter
Climategate Computer Codes Are the Real Story The “Read Me” file of a harried programmer who couldn’t replicate the scientists’ warming results, November 24, 2009 – by Charlie Martin, PajamasMedia
Congress May Probe Leaked Global Warming E-Mails Posted by Declan McCullagh
November 24, 2009 11:40 AM CBSNews
The Harry_Read_Me fileSteve McIntyre, 2009 November 23, CAMirror
Revenge of the Nerds: Climategate Is Following the Memogate Pattern By Jay Richards, The American November 29, 2009, 11:30 am
“Climategate” — Forget the Emails: What Will the Hacked Documents Tell Us? Ronald Bailey | November 25, 2009

Treeman

The comment by the Chief Scientist at CRU, Phil Jones, on learning that John L Daly was dead — “… in an odd way this is cheering news” needs to be seen in context to be fully understood. John Izzard has published this sobering story in Quadrant Online: https://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2009/11/john-l-daly
This story in RollingStone by Matt Taibbi is a real eye opener on the investment banker Goldman Sachs http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/story/28816321/inside_the_great_american_bubble_machine

L . Gardy LaRoche

The leaker has been dubbed “Deep Climate” over at
American Thinker
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/11/cru_emails_were_leaked_before.html

Walt

I say we should call him Deep Decline.

BBC Radio 4: Quentin Cooper Talks to Philip Stott & Tom Crowley about CLIMATEGATE Scandal, and details of the emails revealed
http://www.neuralnetwriter.cylo42.com/node/2445
The ONLY good BBC coverage of this AFAIK.
I’ve typed in the transcript.

Tenuc

Apologies if this has already been posted, but this excellent article from Climate Audit is a good example of how ‘real data’ fails to conform to the CRU/GISS/IPCC CAGW myth in the very area they say it is at its worst.
Antarctic Update – by Steve McIntyre on January 20th, 2007
http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=1092

LiamIAm

A crime against humanity
by Walter Starck
November 30, 2009
Climategate: Trivial break in or devastating break out?
http://www.quadrant.org.au/blogs/doomed-planet/2009/11/a-crime-against-humanity

Gene Nemetz

Walt (22:02:50) :
I say we should call him Deep Decline.
Him might be a them.

Gene Nemetz

Drudge’s +20 million hits a day front page has this—beneath all the Tiger Woods headlines of course :
” ‘Climate change’ data dumped…”
at link :
SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based…..The admission follows the leaking of a thousand private emails sent and received by Professor Phil Jones, the CRU’s director. In them he discusses thwarting climate sceptics seeking access to such data….Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, discovered data had been lost when he asked for original records.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6936328.ece

Dennis O

Follow the Money
I Just googled “grants site:cru.uea.ac.uk” and up popped the following.
http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/research/grants.htm.
This is a link to a web page titled “Recent CRU grants-Grants active since 1 January 2007,” which breaks down the distribution of roughly £3 million of grant money. The following information is provided:
“Project title/Contractor,” “Investigator(s),” “Value,” and “Start/End” dates.
Among the dozen investigators named are Jones and Briffa.
Nothing necessarily sinister here. In this era £3 million distributed among a dozen investigators is probably not unreasonable. Nevertheless, this information might be useful to someone trying to understand where some of the money was coming from.

Hacker or whistlerblower? An in-depth analysis by a senior programmer, and why he can guess that there has been no violation of the mail server of the University of East Anglia, but rather that the mail and documents were made public by a CRU researcher, presumably American.
Hack Attack! (English language):
http://www.climatemonitor.it/?p=5632

Nick