Quote of the week – 5th anniversary of Climategate

5 years ago today, a cache of emails was dropped into the lap of several Climate blogs, including WUWT. Paul Matthews has a great writeup on it: On 17th November 2009, comments appeared on a number of sceptic blogs such as here at the Air Vent. The comment started with the text: “We feel that…

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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 impartial inquiry by which the warmist establishment keeps all those lovely grants coming.

Claim: 'temperature, not snowfall, driving tropical glacier size', but Climategate emails suggest otherwise

[UPDATE: and it’s not just Climategate email, see the analysis by McIntyre added below – Anthony ] From Dartmouth College and the irascible Lonnie Thompson of OSU, who still ‘publicly’ thinks  in PR that Kilmanjaro and Peru’s Quelccaya glaciers are affected by temperature, not sublimation due to lack of precipitation. See below for the Climategate email…

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 upon that heady time in late November 2009 when the world of climate science saw…

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 at Dulles airport, published just moments before the door to my flight home to California…