This development is being called Climategate in the British press, and until more information is available, I'll just present the news reports as they are, and let you decide if the newly uncovered documents prove a conspiracy or just blind fanaticism.
The newest information is being added to the bottom of the page as it becomes available.
Recap and overview:
Vaccine Hesitancy, the Medical Establishment, and the COVID Apocalypse. I'm no climate scientist, so I can't claim to hold a research-based opinion on "global climate change," as it is now known. But I remember exactly when I started taking the "projections" of bodies like the IPCC with a grain of salt. It was when the "Climategate" scandal came to light in 2009, in which a hacked server resulted in a leak of internal emails from climate scientists at the prestigious Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in Great Britain. The leaked emails clearly showed that researchers were withholding important information from the public — information that would undermine the apocalyptic claims of climate scientists. For example, illustrious expert Kevin Trenberth acknowledged to his colleagues that "The fact is that we can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty." But rather than admit this uncertainty, researchers colluded to "hide the decline" from the public. At this moment it became evident to me that scientific experts and policy makers said different things to the public than they did to each other — and that their omissions and obfuscations were deliberate attempts to advance political objectives rather than investigate empirical evidence.Green is the new Red. Twelve years ago, a climate research cheating scandal known as "Climategate 2009" rocked the scientific world to the core. Hacked emails among highly influential scientists at the center of worldwide hysteria over climate change revealed routine data tampering and other instances of flagrant scientific misconduct. Although the scientists implicated denied wrong-doing, emails hacked from computers at their employer, the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, revealed a consistent pattern of climate data manipulation, conspiracies to falsify data and withhold findings that cast serious doubt on the man-made global warming theory, to exaggerate the existence and threats posed by global warming, and to obstruct contrary research from appearing in scholarly publications. Aided and abetted by a complicit western media establishment, the climate crisis industry dismissed the scandal as much ado about nothing, and continued beating the drums of climate hysteria as if nothing had happened.
It's the Tenth Anniversary of Climategate — and they've learned nothing. It was ten years ago today that I personally first viewed the instructions to download the Climategate files from the anonymous Russian server. That set in motion a series of events still affecting the outcome of worldwide energy and environmental policy today. The whitewashers at the BBC, The Guardian, and elsewhere have started putting up their officially sanctioned narrative version, amounting to little more than nothing to see hear move along.
Climate Change: Most Brazen Scientific Hoax In Human History. Based on years of terrifying reports about the climate, I was a firm believer in man-made global warming theory as recently as 11 years ago. My position abruptly changed in 2009, when a climate research cheating scandal rocked the scientific world to the core. Hacked emails among highly influential scientists at the center of worldwide hysteria over climate change revealed routine data tampering and other instances of flagrant scientific misconduct. Although the scientists implicated in "Climategate 2009" denied wrong-doing, emails hacked from computers at their employer, the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, revealed a consistent pattern of climate data manipulation, conspiracies to falsify data and withhold findings that cast serious doubt on man-made global warming theory, to exaggerate the existence and threats posed by global warming, and to obstruct contrary research from appearing in scholarly publications. Aided and abetted by the thoroughly complicit western media establishment, the climate crisis industry portrayed the scandal as much ado about nothing, and continued beating the drums of climate hysteria as if nothing had happened.
Don't Let Media Whitewash Climategate! Read Chapter excerpt revealing the truth behind scandal 10 years later. The Climategate scandal revealed that the UN IPCC was simply a lobbying organization portraying itself as a science panel. If the UN failed to find carbon dioxide was a problem, it would no longer have a reason to continue studying it — or to be in charge of offering 'solutions'... The leading UN IPCC scientists were caught red-handed artificially manufacturing the "scientific consensus" for the global warming narrative. Their own words betrayed that they were acting like political partisans, not scientists — crafting a predetermined message rather than following the evidence. Climategate exposed the work product of the IPCC as the best science that politics and activism could manufacture.
Climate Science Proves Scams Don't Die of Exposure. It's the tenth anniversary next week of the 2009 Climategate email dump that exposed top climate scientists' chicanery and subversion of science — and did so in their own words and out of their own mouths, or keyboards. [...] For the three years before Climategate, the climate crowd was ascendant with its pseudo-narrative of "settled science". Al Gore's error-riddled propaganda movie Inconvenient Truth of 2006 had swept the Western world and its readily-traduced schoolkids.
Climategate overview. The Climategate scandal erupted on November 19, 2009, when a collection of email messages, data files and data processing programs were leaked from the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (CRU) located in the UK, revealing scientific fraud and data manipulation by scientists concerning the Global Warming Theory. The scandal that the suffix -gate implies is the state of climate science over the past decade, revealed by more than a thousand emails, documents, and computer code sets between various prominent scientists. The released information is evidence of deceit by climate scientists, which was kept a secret or hidden from the public until the data was leaked from the CRU. The CRU's apparent obstruction of freedom-of-information requests, as revealed by the leaks, was only the tip of the iceberg. Climategate is said to have revealed the biggest scientific hoax in world history as the worst scandal of this generation.Suppressing Scientific (or Public) Inquiry. These tactics range from the widespread use of private emails, hiding meetings with lobbyists, using "handles" and lobby groups as "cutouts" or go-betweens with pressure groups with whom the administration doesn't want a paper trail.
The Liberal War on Transparency. [Scroll down] But I also have an affidavit admitting to an elaborate system established by one activist agency — NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) — to view its emails remotely on a non-official computer, purchased with taxpayer money and used for the taxpayer's business but access to which is being denied the government for inspection, whose use erases any trace of the records back on government servers.
Climategate: The final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'? If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU) and released 61 megabites of confidential files onto the internet.
Global Warming's 'Blue Dress' Moment? Anthony [Watts] is a meteorologist who blew the lid on the scandalous placement of official U.S. government thermometers — even movement to — asphalt pads, Arizona parking lots, next to hot air vents, above barbecue grills, and so on with the convenient result of a warming bias. I will put all of this in full context as more analysis of the revelations and their meaning emerge, but just know this was described to me as "the closest thing you're ever going to come to a 'smoking gun.'"
CRU has apparently been hacked — hundreds of files released. The details on this are still sketchy, we'll probably never know what went on. But it appears that University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has been hacked and many many files have been released by the hacker or person unknown.
Scientific scandal appears to rock climate change promoters. There's big news for climate change students. A hacker has gotten into the computers at Hadley CRU, Britain's largest climate research institute and a proponent of global warming, and seems to have uncovered evidence of substantial fraud in reporting the "evidence" on global warming; the unlawful destruction of records to cover up this fraud, conspiracy, and deceit in the entire operation.
Climate sceptics claim leaked emails are evidence of collusion among scientists. Hundreds of private emails and documents allegedly exchanged between some of the world's leading climate scientists during the past 13 years have been stolen by hackers and leaked online, it emerged today. The computer files were apparently accessed earlier this week from servers at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, a world-renowned centre focused on the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.
The smoking iceberg? Data that has been hacked from the Hadley Centre's Climatic Research Unit at East Anglia University — one of the principal academic centres behind anthropogenic global warming theory — appears to reveal an international conspiracy of scientific experts to distort, falsify or suppress evidence in order to exaggerate man-made global warming, and also to vilify AGW sceptics in order to rubbish and bury their own evidence.
The Evidence of Climate Fraud. A folder containing documents, data and, e-mails purportedly "hacked" from Britain's Climate Research Unit (CRU) may be smoking-gun proof of a worldwide conspiracy to exaggerate the existence, causation, and threat of global warming. And the list of apparent conspirators includes many of the world's leading climate alarmists — the very scientists on whose work the entire anthropogenic global warming theory is based. ... [S]uch manipulation of evidence should be treated as exactly what it is: larceny on the grandest scale in history.
Release of CRU files forges a new hockey stick reconstruction. It seems no matter where you look, "hockey stick" shapes pop out of data related to climate. Today, the most extraordinary day in climate science seen in quite some time, was no exception. And, the day is not over.
CRU Emails — search engine now online. Quite a lot of interest continues in the files from CRU that were leaked/hacked and placed on a Russian FTP server. Quite a number of other websites have been things with them ranging from commentary to evaluation of validity.
Warmist conspiracy exposed? The University of East Anglia CRU director admits the emails seem to be genuine ... So the 1079 emails and 72 documents seem indeed evidence of a scandal involving most of the most prominent scientists pushing the man-made warming theory — a scandal that is one of the greatest in modern science.
The global warmist conspiracy — and the Australian link. The leaked emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit indicate an astonishing conspiracy of the world's leading warmist scientists, involving collusion, rigged evidence, suppression of dissent, the possibly illegal destruction of evidence under FOI request, and the smearing of sceptical scientists.
The warmist conspiracy. These are the emails that should have Professor Phil Jones most worried about his future. Jones, head of the CRU unit whose emails were leaked, has been under most fire so far over one email in particular in which he boasted of using a '"trick" to "hide the decline" that would have otherwise spoiled his graph showing temperatures soaring ever-upward. But far more serious — at least in a legal sense — may be his apparent boasting of destroying data to stop sceptics from checking this alarmist work.
Sceptics publish climate e-mails 'stolen from East Anglia University'. E-mails allegedly written by some of the world's leading climate scientists have been stolen by hackers and published on websites run by climate change sceptics. The sceptics claim that the e-mails are evidence that scientists manipulated data in order to strengthen their argument that human activities were causing global warming.
Climate Skeptics See 'Smoking Gun' in Researchers' Leaked E-Mails. Hackers broke into the servers at a prominent British climate research center and leaked years worth of e-mail messages onto the Web, including one with a reference to a plan to "hide the decline" in temperatures. The Internet is abuzz about the leaked data from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (commonly called Hadley CRU), which has acknowledged the theft of 61MB of confidential data.
Global Warming Bombshell. The emails I've reviewed so far do not suggest that these scientists are perpetrating a knowing and deliberate hoax. On the contrary, they are true believers. I don't doubt that they are sincerely convinced — in fact, fanatically so — that human activity is warming the earth. But the emails are disturbing nonetheless. What they reveal, more than anything, is a bunker mentality. These pro-global warming scientists see themselves as under siege, and they view AGW skeptics as bitter enemies. ... The emails show beyond any reasonable doubt that these individuals are engaged in politics, not science.
Get That Hacker a Pimp Coat. What made the ACORN-exposing work of James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles so sensational was that they successfully infiltrated the habitats of the subjects they investigated, and observed their routine behaviors. ... So now an actual hacker — or an insider — has exposed something similar in the global warming activism realm: scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (regarded as Britain's top authority) caught in behaviors they would never want the outside world to see.
Manipulating Climate Change: Warming to RICO? I have explained with intermittent impatience that just serially lying or exaggerating to deceive are not on their face RICO "predicate" offenses. There must be three instances of a certain type of enumerated behavior over ten years to constitute a pattern in violation of RICO. I have received an email from someone who has much appropriate training and experience and which causes me to revisit the issue.
In the trenches on climate change, hostility among foes. Electronic files that were stolen from a prominent climate research center and made public last week provide a rare glimpse into the behind-the-scenes battle to shape the public perception of global warming. While few U.S. politicians bother to question whether humans are changing the world's climate — nearly three years ago the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded the evidence was unequivocal — public debate persists.
Climategate: How the MSM reported the greatest scandal in modern science. [Scroll down] But in the case of "Climate Change", the MSM has been caught with its trousers down. The reason it has been so ill-equipped to report on this scandal is because almost all of its Environmental Correspondents and Environmental Editors are parti pris members of the Climate-Fear Promotion lobby. Most of their contacts (and information sources) work for biased lobby groups like Greenpeace and the WWF, or conspicuously pro-AGW government departments and Quangos such as the Carbon Trust. How can they bring themselves to report on skullduggery at Hadley Centre when the scientists involved are the very ones whose work they have done most to champion and whose pro-AGW views they share?
CRU Files Betray Climate Alarmists' Funding Hypocrisy. It seems that while scientists who accept funding from oil companies are branded as bought-and-paid-for shills, those financed by renewable energy interests remain unchallenged authorities in their fields. Words can't adequately express my astonishment. Amid the thousands of files apparently misappropriated from Britain's Climate Research Unit (CRU) last week sit two documents on the subject of the unit's funding.
British climate expert 'cheered' by Aussie's death. Computer hackers have broken into Britain's leading climate science research centre, making public thousands of private emails between top climate change scientists. The messages — more than 2000 emails and 3000 documents — lay bare bitter disagreements about the cause of climate change. In one email, the head of Britain's Climatic Research Unit, Phil Jones, says he is "cheered" by news of the sudden death of a prominent Australian climate sceptic, John L. Daly, who died of a heart attack at his Launceston home in 2004.
The warmist conspiracy. These are the emails that should have Professor Phil Jones most worried about his future. Jones, head of the CRU unit whose emails were leaked, has been under most fire so far over one email in particular in which he boasted of using a '"trick" to "hide the decline" that would have otherwise spoiled his graph showing temperatures soaring ever-upward. But far more serious — at least in a legal sense — may be his apparent boasting of destroying data to stop sceptics from checking this alarmist work.
Statistics con the final nail in Rudd's climate change coffin. Until last Friday, Wall Street's scammer Bernard Madoff was considered the biggest fraud in world history, having taken his greedy clients for an estimated $64.8 billion. Madoff's fraud has been put in the shade however by the extraordinary web of scandal which has been revealed by leaked emails from the Hadley Centre (University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit) over the last few days, which certainly appear to demonstrate that a group of the most prominent scientists advising the United Nations on global warming have systematically manipulated data to support their argument that global warming is both genuine and caused by humans.
Congress May Probe Leaked Global Warming E-Mails. A few days after leaked e-mail messages appeared on the Internet, the U.S. Congress may probe whether prominent scientists who are advocates of global warming theories misrepresented the truth about climate change. Sen. James Inhofe, an Oklahoma Republican, said on Monday [11/23/2009] the leaked correspondence suggested researchers "cooked the science to make this thing look as if the science was settled, when all the time of course we knew it was not," according to a transcript of a radio interview posted on his Web site.
Storm clouds gather over leaked climate e-mails. The online publication of sensitive e-mails and documents from a British climate centre is brewing into one of the scientific controversies of the year, causing dismay among affected institutes and individuals. The tone and content of some of the disclosed correspondence are raising concerns that the leak is damaging the credibility of climate science on the eve of the United Nations climate summit in Copenhagen in December.
Key scientist says politics behind stolen e-mails. A leading climate change scientist said hackers breaking into a university's computer server and then posting documents online show the nasty politics of global warming.
A Tale of Two Leaks: NYT Bashed Palin, But Won't Touch ClimateGate. The ClimateGate email leak has demonstrated in full force a glaring double standard in the mainstream media's coverage of leaked information. Too often, liberal media outlets jump at the chance to damage conservative figures by publishing sensitive information, but refuse to publish such information if it discredits or hinders the left's efforts.
Global WarmingGate: What Does It Mean? Just one of the scandals is the willingness to manipulate data to make a political case.
The CRU Hack. James Delingpole at the Telegraph thinks it may be "the final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'" but adds "there are too many vested interests in AGW, with far too much to lose either in terms of reputation or money, for this to end without a bitter fight."
The Death Blow to Climate Science. Global Warming is often called a hoax. I disagree because a hoax has a humorous intent to puncture pomposity. In science, such as with the Piltdown Man hoax, it was done to expose those with fervent but blind belief. The argument that global warming is due to humans, known as the anthropogenic global warming theory (AGW) is a deliberate fraud. I can now make that statement without fear of contradiction because of a remarkable hacking of files that provided not just a smoking gun, but an entire battery of machine guns.
Well, of course! What else could he say?
Climate change scientists reject claims they 'manipulated' data. The director of a climate research unit at the centre of a row over manipulating data on global warming after hundreds of private emails were stolen by hackers said today it was 'ludicrous' to suggest anything untoward took place during the research.
WaPo: Climate Schemers 'Under Attack' By Skeptics Who Dare to Question. The release of internal emails from Britain's University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit shows scientists plotting to ostracize and marginalize other researchers who question their assumptions on anthropogenic global warming. Yet the Washington Post finds that such a strategy is but a natural reaction to attacks on these scientists by climate skeptics.
The devastating book which debunks climate change. Just imagine if we learned we were about to be landed with the biggest bill in the history of the world — simply on the say-so of a group of scientists. Would we not want to be absolutely sure that those scientists were 100 percent dependable in what they were saying? Should we not then be extremely worried — and even very angry — if it emerged that those scientists had been conspiring among themselves to fiddle the evidence for what they were telling us?
Global Warming Meltdown: Climategate! The truth about some of the scientists behind the global warming hoax has finally arrived. ... For years the IPCC has been controlled by a handful of the worst liars in the world, utterly devoted to taking actual climate data and twisting it to confirm the assertion that the Earth was not only warming dramatically, but that humanity was in peril of rising oceans, melting glaciers and polar ice caps, more hurricanes, the die-off of countless animal species, and every other calamity that could possibly be attributed to "global warming", including acne.
Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire! At last, major global warming scientists, some based in England, are shown to be what they are — shameful pushers of lies and scientific fraud. Those of us who oppose the movement already know they are liars, but it is important that their deceptions are brought out into the open for all to see. They have derogated and scorned reputable scientists for opposing warming ideas, so now let them be scorned by their own discovered deceptions.
Gore's Manipulation Continues With CRU. How much longer will Al Gore get a pass from the mainstream media? A little bit longer if their failure to react to the devastating revelations of files hacked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia is a measure. Their behavior reflects how most, especially from the left, have abetted the scientists who deliberately perverted climate science.
ClimateGate: The Fix is In. In early October, I covered a breaking story about evidence of corruption in the basic temperature records maintained by key scientific advocates of the theory of man-made global warming. Global warming "skeptics" had unearthed evidence that scientists at the Hadley Climatic Research Unit at Britain's University of East Anglia had cherry-picked data to manufacture a "hockey stick" graph showing a dramatic-but illusory-runaway warming trend in the late 20th century. But now newer and much broader evidence has emerged that looks like it will break that scandal wide open. Pundits have already named it "Climategate."
The Great British Climate Fraud. Despite efforts in liberal quarters to play the story down as a criminal issue of no great consequence, the blogosophere almost instantly recognized it as political dynamite: perhaps even the final nail in the coffin of Al Gore's increasingly expensive theory that the world is rapidly overheating due to Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW). Why? Because the Climate Research Unit in the windswept fenlands of Eastern England — together with its sister unit in the West of England, the Hadley Centre in Exeter, Devon — is one of the primary information sources used by the UN's International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
"Climate Gate" Development: CEI Files Notice of Intent to Sue NASA. Today [11/24/2009], on behalf of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, I filed three Notices of Intent to File Suit against NASA and its Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), for those bodies' refusal — for nearly three years — to provide documents requested under the Freedom of Information Act. The information sought is directly relevant to the exploding "ClimateGate" scandal revealing document destruction, coordinated efforts in the U.S. and UK to avoid complying with both countries' freedom of information laws, and apparent and widespread intent to defraud at the highest levels of international climate science bodies.
Obama's Science Czar John Holdren involved in unwinding "Climategate" scandal. Obama Science Czar John Holdren is directly involved in CRU's unfolding Climategate scandal. In fact, according to files released by a CEU hacker or whistleblower, Holdren is involved in what Canada Free Press columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms "a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people".
Green totalitarianism. All the manipulation, distortion and suppression revealed by these emails took place because it would seem these scientists knew their belief was not only correct but unchallengeable; and so when faced with evidence that showed it was false, they tried every which way to make the data fit the prior agenda. And those who questioned that agenda themselves had to be airbrushed out of the record, because to question it was simply impossible. Only AGW zealots get to decide, apparently, what science is. Truth is what fits their ideological agenda. Anything else is to be expunged.
'Climategate' Heats Up. A press release from filmmaker and marine biologist, Randy Olson, suggests that the media may not be able to bury the brewing global warming collusion scandal. ... Olson, who is promoting his new movie, Sizzle: A Global Warming Comedy, reports, "They're calling it "Climategate" already. The climate science world is ablaze with the issue. The war between the scientists and the skeptics just got turned up several notches."
Copenhagen will fail — and quite right too. Astonishingly, what appears, at least at first blush, to have emerged is that (a) the scientists have been manipulating the raw temperature figures to show a relentlessly rising global warming trend; (b) they have consistently refused outsiders access to the raw data; (c) the scientists have been trying to avoid freedom of information requests; and (d) they have been discussing ways to prevent papers by dissenting scientists being published in learned journals.
Global Warming Fraud: Somebody Needs to Go to Jail. The revelations that scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) doctored the data supporting the global warming claims of the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) means that EVERYTHING attributed to or based upon "global warming" is invalid.
Global Warming With the Lid Off. [Scroll down] Yet even a partial review of the emails is highly illuminating. In them, scientists appear to urge each other to present a "unified" view on the theory of man-made climate change while discussing the importance of the "common cause"; to advise each other on how to smooth over data so as not to compromise the favored hypothesis; to discuss ways to keep opposing views out of leading journals; and to give tips on how to "hide the decline" of temperature in certain inconvenient data.
E-Mails Of Climate Researchers Buttress Case Of Warming Fraud. Hacked e-mails from Britain's Climate Research Unit are only the latest evidence of climate fraud. Just ask NASA's James Hansen about the faking of climate data or EPA employees about the suppression of climate fact. For years, noted scientists and other global warming skeptics have been accused of being on the take, their research tainted and funded by grants from Big Oil and other fossil-fuel interests. Now, it turns out, it's the warm-mongers who are fudging the numbers and concealing the inconvenient truth.
Settled Science? [Scroll down] It is hard to see how this is anything less than a definitive refutation of the popular press's contention that global warmism is settled science — a contention that both the Times and the Post repeat in their articles on the revelations: "The evidence pointing to a growing human contribution to global warming is so widely accepted that the hacked material is unlikely to erode the overall argument," the Times claims.
GOP Senator Tells Climate Change Researchers to Retain Controversial E-Mails. Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe has sent letters to several climate change scientists and to the inspectors general of various federal agencies notifying them to retain breached documents and e-mails that he says prove researchers are manipulating data to make the case for global warming.
Al Gore "laying low" in Canada. Where does Al Gore stand on Climategate? He doesn't stand up in debate but hunkers down in hiding, holed up in Canada. ... Gore, in his Canadian hide-y-hole, obviously hopes that Climategate will have blown over by the time he returns to his Tennessee mansion, which, as one Canadian blogger points out "produces more pollution a month than a normal household in one year."
Climate of Fraud. The University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit's e-mail account was hacked earlier this month, exposing communications among CRU faculty members and researchers that reveal their willingness to distort climate-change data. Do those e-mails mark a sea-change moment in the global-warming debate?
CRU's Source Code: Climategate Uncovered. As the evidence of fraud at the University of East Anglia's prestigious Climactic Research Unit (CRU) continues to mount, those who've been caught green-handed continue to parry their due opprobrium and comeuppance, thanks primarily to a dead-silent mainstream media. But should the hubris and duplicity evident in the e-mails of those whose millennial temperature charts literally fuel the warming alarmism movement somehow fail to convince the world of the scam that's been perpetrated, certainly these revelations of the fraud cooked into the computer programs that create such charts will.
Climate Fraud and the Environmental Agenda. The debate on environmentalism — specifically as regards the environmental movement itself — has been marked by confusion since the beginning. Criticism of environmentalist thinking tends to confuse means with goals. Environmentalist reforms, however they are presented and whatever they may involve, are simply means of pushing forward the Green agenda. As for the goals inherent in that agenda... they are something else entirely.
Greens to be Held to Account? Yes, the emails are genuine. [Phil] Jones admitted to that, as I proved in my last article on the hacking. And yes, this should be a major blow to the greenie cause. That is why we must keep up the pressure. Not only should Jones be sacked, but he should be forced to account for every penny of his ill-gained funding, which was obtained by fraudulent claims. Already, some are looking at the possibility of charges being brought for fraud.
Why You Should Be Hot and Bothered About 'Climate-gate'. Science depends on good quality of data. It also relies on replication and sharing data. But the last couple of days have uncovered some shocking revelations. Computer hackers have obtained 160 megabytes of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England. These e-mails, which have now been confirmed as real, involved many researchers across the globe with ideologically similar advocates around the world. They were brazenly discussing the destruction and hiding of data that did not support global warming claims.
ACORNing the Climate Change Movement. The climate change movement may have been caught in its first ACORN moment, with the publication of e-mails suggesting global warming data has been manipulated or suppressed. The University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit's (CRU) e-mail system was hacked, and it now appears that fraud as a political strategy may not be limited to ACORN's community organizing.
Climategate: MSM Writers Try to Ignore Scandal in Global Waming Stories. An hilariously bizarre situation is happening in the wake of the growing Climategate scandal. Many of the mainstream media stories about global warming are simply pretending it doesn't exist. Perhaps they feel that by ignoring Climategate entirely that it will just go away. Unfortunately for them, the readers of these global warming stories keep bringing up the inconvenient truth of Climategate by mentioning the scandal in the comments section over and over and over again.
Scientist in climate change 'cover-up' storm told to quit. The scientist at the heart of the climate change scandal was under growing pressure to quit last night. George Monbiot, a leading environmentalist, said Phil Jones should resign from the Climatic Research Unit over leaked emails that appear to show researchers suppressed scientific data. More emails came to light yesterday [11/24/2009], including one in which an American climatologist admitted it was a travesty that scientists could not explain a lack of global warming in recent years.
The CRU Scandal. [Scroll down] But what seems incontrovertible at this point is that the global-warming industry (and it is an industry) is suffused to its core with groupthink and bad faith. For many of us, this is not shocking news. But it is shocking evidence. Proving bad faith and groupthink is very hard to do. But now we have the internal dialog of those afflicted made public (I hope some intrepid reporters are asking other climate institutions whether they are no erasing their files for fear of being similarly exposed). It is clear that the scientists at the CRU were more interested in punishing dissenters and constructing a p.r. campaign than they were in actual science.
CNN: Out of Context? CNN.com finally posted an article about the most recent global warming scandal: the emails that show global warming "experts" collaborating to falsify information and keep dissenting views from the public. The emails surfaced days ago, but this is the first article CNN has posted online regarding the scandal. Apparently, CNN has still not seen fit to assign its own reporters to the story; the article was carried from Wired Science. And rather than report the straight facts, the article focuses mainly on the researchers' complaint: that emails were taken "out of context."
Global Warming Cover Up? There will be plenty of accusations on both sides going forward as to whether or not the e-mails show that experts who believe in global warming actually have the scientific evidence to back up their claims but it does appear that global warming advocates don't have as much scientific proof as they previously claimed and that they aren't in total agreement.
Climate Smokescreen At The New York Times. When holier-than-thou New York Times reporter Andrew Revkin decided not to publish e-mails that expose climate scientists as frauds because they were obtained illegally, Times watchers (including this one) rightly cried "Hypocrisy!" One recent and one distant case of the newspaper rejecting Revkin's new standard of journalistic ethics leapt to mind. In December 2005, the Times ran a front-page expose on the Bush administration's covert wiretapping program against presumed terrorists even after being warned that it could jeopardize national security. And in 1971, the Times made history by publishing the Pentagon Papers about U.S. military involvement in Vietnam. But a far better example of the paper's hypocrisy has escaped notice — until now.
Climategate: the scandal spreads, the plot thickens, the shame deepens... Now it seems that the Kiwis may have been at it too — tinkering with raw data to make "Global Warming" look scarier than it really is. The alleged villains this time are the climate scientists at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NiWA) — New Zealand's answer to Britain's Climate Research Unit. And to judge by this news alert by the Climate Science Coalition of NZ, both institutions share a similarly laissez-faire attitude to scientific accuracy.
Road To Hopenhagen. [Scroll down] Their hacked e-mails, what some have called the "Pentagon Papers" of global warming, have revealed the activities of those whom Lord Christopher Monckton, former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, calls "criminals," as well as "huckstering snake-oil salesmen and 'global warming' profiteers." The CRU is where one of the world's four global-temperature data sets is compiled. Scientists there have deliberately falsified and manipulated temperature data, denied outsiders access to raw data and conspired to suppress scientific papers by dissenting scientists.
Climate czar rejects doctored data claims. Obama administration climate czar Carol Browner on Wednesday [11/25/2009] rejected claims that e-mails stolen from a British university show that climate scientists trumped up global-warming numbers, saying she considers the science settled.
Many of the articles above refer to "stolen" or "hacked" emails and documents, but I have seen no evidence of hacking or theft. They could very well have been leaked by an employee at the CRU.
Why 'climategate' won't stop greens. If you're wondering how the robot-like march of the world's politicians towards Copenhagen can possibly continue in the face of the scientific scandal dubbed "climategate," it's because Big Government, Big Business and Big Green don't [care] about "the science." They never have. What "climategate" suggests is many of the world's leading climate scientists didn't either.
'You've Taken the Words Out of My Mouth'. [Scroll down] In one email, under the subject line "HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL," Phil Jones of East Anglia writes to Mann: "I can't see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow — even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!"
The false prophets of global warming deservedly feel a whole new kind of heat. In recent months, leftist organizations have taken pratfalls too spectacular for even America's blinkered mainstream media to ignore. On the national front, we have the decline and fall of ACORN. And on the trans-national, social-engineering front, we have the reluctantly reported story of a brazen conspiracy among "scientists" to do whatever is necessary — up to and including falsifying data — to push the politically motivated cause of man-made "global warming."
White House Involvement in Scandal Will Make It Harder for MSM to Ignore. Yesterday Brian Williams delivered an NBC Nightly News report about President Obama attending the Copenhagen global warming summit. Guess what hot topic was left untouched? If you had guessed Climategate you would have been correct. Not only Williams but also the other TV networks, with the exception of FOX News, have completely ignored what is considered to be the biggest scientific scandal in history.
Global Frauding. The CRU scandal has already ensnared Britain's leading climate "scientist" Phil Jones (whom one principled leftie says has only "a few days left in which to make an honourable exit") and his American counterpart Michael Mann (as in "Mann-made global warming"). Given that these two men and their respective institutions are the leading warm-mongers on the planet, and the guys who dominate the IPCC, Copenhagen et al, it would be most unlikely if the widespread data-raping were confined only to the United Kingdom and the United States.
Trouble afoot for high priests. The global warming scam is in trouble because neither the globe nor the thermometer will cooperate. ... The church [of global warming] is rattled by the embarrassing disclosure of certain e-mail messages between prominent global-warming scientists, revealing what was suspected but not proved before, that skeptics of the theory are systematically ignored and shunned.
Climategate: this is our Berlin Wall moment! Climategate has finally given us the chance to express openly what many of us secretly felt all along: AGW is about raising taxes; increasing state control; about a few canny hucksters who've leapt on the bandwagon fleecing us rotten with their taxpayer subsidised windfarms and their carbon-trading; about the sour, anti-capitalist impulses of sandal-wearing vegans and lapsed Communists who loathe the idea of freedom and a functioning market economy.
Climategate: how they all squirmed. Among the many great amusements of the Climategate scandal are the myriad imaginative excuses being offered by the implicated scientists and their friends in the MSM as to why this isn't a significant story.
Climategate: five Aussie MPs lead the way by resigning in disgust over carbon tax. Australia is leading the revolt against Al Gore's great big AGW conspiracy — just as the Aussie geologist and AGW sceptic Professor Ian Plimer predicted it would. ABC news reports that five frontbenchers from Australia's opposition Liberal party have resigned their portfolios rather than follow their leader Malcolm Turnbull in voting with Kevin Rudd's Government on a new Emissions Trading Scheme.
How to Forge a Consensus. [Scroll down] The furor over these documents is not about tone, colloquialisms or even whether climatologists are nice people in private. The real issue is what the messages say about the way the much-ballyhooed scientific consensus on global warming was arrived at in the first place, and how even now a single view is being enforced. In short, the impression left by the correspondence among Messrs. Mann and Jones and others is that the climate-tracking game has been rigged from the start.
Climategate e-mails sweep America. Senator James Inhofe's Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has written to all the relevant US Government agencies, acquainting them with the nature of the e-mails. But the real car crash for Obama is on Capitol Hill where it is now confidently believed his Cap and Trade climate legislation is toast.
Global Warmists Caught Red-Handed. [Scroll down slowly] Our friends in the editorial sanctum sanctorum of the Wall Street Journal pored over all the damning emails. They found dissenting scientists (Global Warming skeptics, as they are called) being blacklisted and suppressed. For instance, Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, emailed likeminded Global Warmists advising them to isolate and ignore scientists and scientific journals that publish the views of the skeptics.
Climaquiddick: It's not the emails, it's the data. Media Matters is desperately clinging to the notion that those hacked emails between "global warming" scientists don't show what they clearly do show: that "global warming" was the Loch Ness monster of weather all along. Let's overlook the embarrassing fact that the same scientists bullying us to divert trillions of dollars into their scam were too stupid and incompetent to properly protect their own database from hackery. As more and more experts are saying: it's not the emails, it's the data.
Warmist denial won't work. The warmists really have no argument when it comes to the CRU whistleblower leak. The evidence in their own words, in the leaked emails that were being withheld from a Freedom of Information request is already deeply incriminating.
Scientists Square Off In Heated ClimateGate Debate. As NewsBusters reported Thursday, the international television news network Russia Today has been doing an outstanding job of reporting the growing ClimateGate scandal. On Wednesday [11/25/2009], RT featured an absolute must-see debate between Piers Corbyn, a British weather forecaster and consultant who believes anthropogenic global warming is a dangerous scam, and Aleksey Korkorin, a Russian climatologist and contributor to the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
ClimateGate Scientists Cited in Report to White House and Congress. Scientists involved in the growing ClimateGate scandal were cited in an October climate change report prepared for the White House and Congress. Titled "Our Changing Planet," the 172-page document was created by The U.S. Global Change Research Program along with the Subcommittee on Global Change Research, and was submitted as a supplement to President Obama's fiscal 2010 budget.
Climategate: IPCC Email Scandal. In late 2009, the credibility of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) took a serious hit when email exchanges between some of its senior authors and editors revealed deliberate efforts to falsify data and silence dissenting scientists. The IPCC's reputation was already waning in the wake of scandals concerning Michael Mann's "hockey stick" temperature diagram and the role of government officials and environmental activists in its so-called "peer review" process. The IPCC Email Scandal of November 2009 meant the IPCC could no longer claim to represent the "scientific consensus" on global warming.
Vincent Gray on Climategate: 'There Was Proof of Fraud All Along'. Nothing about the revelations surprises me. I have maintained email correspondence with most of these scientists for many years, and I know several personally. I long ago realized that they were faking the whole exercise.
What Is — and What Isn't — Evidence of Global Warming. "Climategate" has everybody rethinking global warming. Many are wondering — if leading scientists were tempted to finagle their data, is the evidence for catastrophic climate change weaker than previously thought? Actually, the evidence was never even evidence.
Climategate: The Skeptical Scientist's View. A number of scientists have been trying for years to get the raw data possessed by CRU placed online, filing requests under the British Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Although required by law to release this information, CRU has not done so, or has claimed that the data were accidentally erased. We now have proof in the emails that the illegal withholding of information was intentional, and that the erasure of data was also intentional.
Alarmism Is Underpinned by Fraud. In the geological past, there have been six major ice ages. During five of these six ice ages, the atmospheric carbon dioxide content was higher than at present. It is clear that the colorless, odorless, non-poisonous gas called carbon dioxide did not drive past climates. Carbon dioxide is plant food, not a pollutant. Humans have adapted to live on ice sheets, deserts, mountains, tropics, and sea level. History shows that humans and other organisms have thrived in warm times and suffered in cold times.
Climategate's Perry Mason Moment. Since news of embarrassing, if not incriminating emails broke last Friday [11/20/2009], it has become clear that the CRU computer system was not "hacked" and the emails were not stolen. In fact, the file containing the emails had been assembled by CRU staff in preparation for compliance with a Freedom of Information request. The file was then stored in a publicly accessible portion of the CRU computer network — making it just a matter of time before someone discovered it.
Climategate: It's the Totalitarianism, Stupid. The most important take home lesson is that global frauding was the clear and conscious work of a political machine aiming to steal your money, your liberties, and your country. It was a massive, worldwide attempt at a coup d'etat, and the victims were going to include all the free and prosperous peoples of the world. Hitler had his Reichstag fire. Today's transnational left had its global warming fraud. The political goal was exactly the same: maximum power through maximum fear.
A Political Who's Who of Global Warming Liars. As the global warming fraud unravels, it's a good time to look at the politicians who have been some of the most outspoken advocates, using global warming/climate change to advance "Cap-and-Trade" legislation and other related laws and regulations. Top of the list is President Barack Obama who has made many references to "climate change" and "global warming" to further this national and international fraud.
Climate scandal a political liability for Obama. In my holiday travels, I've been amazed by the degree to which the coverage of the hacked emails from East Anglia University's Climate Research Unit has captured the interest of normal people. ... The story is sticking because it has the elements that news consumers love: it cuts against the conventional wisdom and shows powerful people in an embarrassing light.
Climate Sceince and the Peer-review Consensus Forgery. [Scroll down] So much for Climate Research. When Geophysical Research Letters also showed signs of wandering off the "consensus" reservation, Dr Tom Wigley ("one of the world's foremost experts on climate change") suggested they get the goods on its editor, Jim Saiers, and go to his bosses at the American Geophysical Union to "get him ousted". When another pair of troublesome dissenters emerge, Dr Jones assured Dr Mann, "I can't see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow — even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!" Which in essence is what they did.
Man Made Global Warming May Be What Some Scientists Chose to be True. As with Politics and politicians; as with Theology and theologians; so with Science and scientists. When looking for Truth, our greatest concern should not be the analysis of the conclusions being reported. It should be an analysis of the character of those doing the reporting.
The Day Science Died. [Scroll down] Contravening data is ignored, suppressed or destroyed; supporting data is cherry-picked or manufactured out of whole cloth, and overlapping all of this is a political agenda tied to utopian social change and economic redistribution. Other than that, the evidence is pretty clear and convincing...
What Story? If you rely on the lavishly remunerated "climate correspondents" of the big newspapers and networks, you'll know nothing about the Climate Research Unit scandals — just the business-as-usual drivel about Boston being underwater by 2011.
No Mention of ClimateGate:
WaPo's Eilperin Blames Global Warming Skepticism Increase on 'Political Polarization'. The global warming alarmists are beginning to lose the PR battle, at least that is what a recent Washington Post/ABC News poll is indicating. But this has the usual purveyors of climate change doom-and-gloom trying to rationalize the shift in public opinion. The Washington Post's Juliet Eilperin, who regularly has her objectivity called into question on the issue of anthropogenic global warming, attributed this to nothing more than political polarization.
Rigging a Climate 'Consensus'. The climatologists at the center of the leaked email and document scandal have taken the line that it is all much ado about nothing. Yes, the wording of their messages was unfortunate, but they insist this in no way undermines the underlying science. They're ignoring the damage they've done to public confidence in the arbiters of climate science.
Hiding evidence of global cooling. Scientific progress depends on accurate and complete data. It also relies on replication. The past couple of days have uncovered some shocking revelations about the baloney practices that pass as sound science about climate change.
The global-cooling cover-up. The climate-gate revelations have exposed an unprecedented coordinated attempt by academics to distort research for political ends. Anyone interested in accurate science should be appalled at the manipulation of data "to hide the decline [in temperature]" and deletion of e-mail exchanges and data so as not to reveal information that would support global-warming skeptics. These hacks are not just guilty of bad science. In the United Kingdom, deleting e-mail messages to prevent their disclosure from a Freedom of Information Act request is a crime.
The end of cap-and-trade. It may not be the biggest scandal since Watergate. But what appeared to be a clear path to massive cap-and-trade legislation just a few months ago now resembles a Jenga tower, and the scandal looks like the tile that will bring the whole thing down.
Worshipping at the church of climate 'science'. Those who question the consensus premise of the IPCC provide independent research on climate change and are skeptical of climate predictions based on computer models are tagged as "deniers" — similar to the despicable folks who deny the Holocaust — by the high priests of the environment movement and their legions of "green" enthusiasts. Science without a healthy dose of skepticism and which isn't open to hard questioning becomes ideology. An ideology is a closed system that distorts or excludes empirical data to serve its dogma.
Hot air under radar. It should be known as "climategate" and should be a front-page story in every newspaper worth the name and the lead item on television and radio news throughout the world. Instead it has generally been ignored and often deliberately covered up.
Climate change data dumped. 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.
Global Warming Fraud and the Future of Science. The East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) revelations come as no real surprise to anyone who has closely followed the global-warming saga. The Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) thesis, to give it its semi-official name, is no stranger to fraud. It would be no real exaggeration to state that it was fertilized with fraud, marinated in fraud, stewed in fraud, and at last served up to the world as prime grade-A fraud with nice side orders of fakery and disingenuousness.
ClimateGate's Michael Mann Being Investigated By Penn State. As a result of the growing ClimateGate scandal, Penn State University is investigating Michael Mann, its high-profile professor on the sending and receiving end of controversial e-mail messages recently obtained from a British Climate Research Unit. Mann, as one of the originators of the infamous Hockey Stick graph, is the climatologist at the very heart of the global warming myth.
Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation. The reason why even the Guardian's George Monbiot has expressed total shock and dismay at the picture revealed by the documents is that their authors are not just any old bunch of academics. Their importance cannot be overestimated, What we are looking at here is the small group of scientists who have for years been more influential in driving the worldwide alarm over global warming than any others, not least through the role they play at the heart of the UN's ntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Climategate: The BBC is still pretending not to notice. Most believers in AGW (who I accept include the majority of scientists in this field) acknowledge the significance of the Climategate scandal, breaking as it has on the eve of the Copenhagen summit. But the BBC is holding firm, providing far less than the bare minimum of coverage that licence payers have a right to expect.
Note to the global-warming crowd: Your agenda is showing. [Michael] Crichton, who died last year, was the best-selling author of numerous science-based novels including "State of Fear," which told of a global conspiracy by "climate-change" proponents to manipulate scientific data for the purpose of scaring the world into doing "the right thing." Now, of course, thanks to an anonymous hacker, hundreds of suspicious e-mails and documents from global-warming scientists have been released to the public suggesting that (surprise!) "climatechange" proponents have been manipulating scientific data for the purpose of scaring the world into doing "the right thing."
Climategate: The Travails of a Global Warming Hobbyist. There are several blatantly obvious conclusions to be drawn here. First, any group receiving public money for research must make their data available to all. Even to guys with laptops on Saturday afternoons. Second, it seems that peer review means next to nothing. In the whole AGW thing, collaborating researchers apparently became co-conspirators.
The Latest on Climategate: University Will Release CRU Data. London's Sunday Telegraph reports that the University of East Anglia has decided that its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) must open all its data files to public inspection as soon as possible. It is not known how much of the raw temperature data have been destroyed. The university's decision sweeps aside years of obstruction, obfuscation, and prevarication by the CRU's director, Professor Phil Jones.
Climategate: Time to postpone Copenhagen. No matter what our climate czar may insist, climate science and Copenhagen are now under a giant cloud. ... The relationship between politicians and scientists today is not entirely unlike the relationship between scientists and the clergy during the days of Galileo.
Homogenized, sterilized and pasteurized. The main objective criticism of the carbon-based warming model is that it is not proved. That's different from saying it's not true. It may or may not be true. However, until it is conclusively shown to be true and the results can be reproduced, it would be unwise public policy to embark on a trillion dollar amelioration program, with far-reaching economic, social and environmental effects.
Climategate: Where Are We? All of the spin and hand-waving distracts from the three main elements of the Climategate scandal: [#1.] The data were manipulated to hide a decline in recent temperatures, meaning that we cannot be sure that the paleoclimatological record shows that the recent warming was in any way unusual. ... [#2.] There was a concerted effort to subvert the peer-review process of journals that might publish "skeptical" articles (and thereby undermine the "consensus" argument). [#3.] There was an organized attempt to circumvent or obstruct the legal requirements of the UK's Freedom of Information Act 2000, which appears on its face to rise to the level of criminality.
The Green Mask Is Being Peeled Away. Now that we are learning prominent leaders of the global warming movement destroyed the data they claim to have used to construct their climate models, and only the most rabid environmental fraud deniers still cling to the authenticity of their "science", a serious moment of truth is fast approaching. That moment is Copenhagen, which has always been about much more than so called "man-made global warming". Copenhagen has always been about striking a "Global New Deal".
Is 'Global Warming' the Greenie Weenies' WMDs? First came a fairly steady drip of news that the earth may, in fact, be experiencing a cooling pattern. This past summer, Chicago never once saw a day above 90 degrees. Other stories made skeptics scratch their heads and wonder what was really going on. Then the leaked e-mails surfaced, in which global warming "scientists," including one lauded by Al Gore, are caught manipulating the facts.
Climategate: Why it matters. Reading the Climategate archive is a bit like discovering that Professional Wrestling is rigged. You mean, it is? Really? The archive — a carefully curated 160MB collection of source code, emails and other documents from the internal network of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia — provides grim confirmation for critics of climate science. But it also raises far more troubling questions.
The Scientists Involved in Deliberately Deceiving the World on Climate. Political exploitation will delay condemnation. Business and political opportunities created by CRU and IPCC, both heavily funded by government, will not yield easily. I spoke with five farm groups in Alberta recently and at one a company selling carbon credits gave a presentation. The person involved said he didn't care about or even want to discuss the science. He saw a business opportunity.
More on Climategate. In my previous post on Climategate I blithely said that nothing in the climate science email dump surprised me much. Having waded more deeply over the weekend I take that back. The closed-mindedness of these supposed men of science, their willingness to go to any lengths to defend a preconceived message, is surprising even to me. The stink of intellectual corruption is overpowering.
Rather Do Nothing. This CRU story is also a journalistic scandal as well. That front is intensifying. The Daily Mail reports that the BBC had some of these e-mails a month ago and did ... nothing.
CRU emails were leaked before they were hacked. The BBC received copies of some of the CRU emails more than a month ago, but did nothing about them, sitting on explosive evidence of fraud.
Global warming consensus: garbage in, garbage out. The CRU has been a major source of data on global temperatures, relied on by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. But the e-mails suggest that CRU scientists have been suppressing and misstating data and working to prevent the publication of conflicting views in peer-reviewed science periodicals.
Groupthink and the global warming industry. In a long string of embarrassing e-mail exchanges, CRU scientists discuss with friendly outside colleagues, including Penn State University's Michael Mann, how to manipulate the data they want to show the world, and how to hide the often flawed data they don't. In one exchange, they discuss the "trick" of how to "hide the decline" in global temperatures since the 1960s. Again and again, the researchers don't object to just inconvenient truths but also inconvenient truth-tellers.
Professor at centre of climate change email row stands down temporarily. Professor Phil Jones, the director of a research unit at the centre of a row over climate change data, has said he will stand down from the post while an independent review takes place.
White House Dismisses 'Climategate' Because 'Most People' Believe in Global Warming. As President Barack Obama prepares to travel to a global climate summit next week in Copenhagen, the White House is dismissing the "climategate" controversy that has arisen over the leak of email communications between top climate-change scientists that some skeptics say cast doubt on the legitimacy of the science behind the theory that human activity is causing global warming.
Cleaning out the climate science cesspool. The ClimateGate emails reveal an unprecedented, systematic conspiracy to stifle discussion and debate, conceal and manipulate data, alter temperature trends that contradict predictions of dangerous warming, pervert the peer-review process, pressure scientific journals and the IPCC to publish alarmist studies and exclude dissenting analyses, and avoid compliance with Freedom of Information requests.
When scientists behave like bullies. This just in from the Times of London: After the leak of highly embarrassing e-mail messages from the University of East Anglia's influential Climatic Research Unit, CRU has been forced to admit that it dumped "the original raw" climate data used to bolster the case for human-caused global warming, while retaining only the "value-added" — read: massaged — data.
Obama and the CRUddites of Britain. The CRU crew of liars and scientific frauds in the U.K. have been driving the climate fraud campaign for years. They shaped the corrupt and ridiculous IPCC U.N. report, designed to empower the Green corruptocracy as the new international ruling class. Now they have been finally and devastatingly exposed to the world...
Climategate: Follow the Money. Climategate, as readers of these pages know, concerns some of the world's leading climate scientists working in tandem to block freedom of information requests, blackball dissenting scientists, manipulate the peer-review process, and obscure, destroy or massage inconvenient temperature data -- facts that were laid bare by last week's disclosure of thousands of emails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, or CRU. But the deeper question is why the scientists behaved this way to begin with, especially since the science behind man-made global warming is said to be firmly settled.
The Climate Scandal Has Diverted Attention From the Climate Scandal. Several scientists have known for years the science was wrong and the CRU with a few others were doing things beyond normal scientific techniques to mislead the public. We couldn't compete with the deliberate media misinformation, personal attacks and frightening orchestration disclosed in the hacked emails. Now we have the weapon but it is an atomic bomb ignored by the mainstream media and the politicians.
The CRU's Criminal Conspiracy. Britain's Climate Research Unit now says it will release all its data. Does that include the data that have been shredded, deleted and denied publication?
Obama Science Adviser Urges Climate Action Amid Uproar. President Barack Obama's top science adviser urged lawmakers to act to curb emissions of greenhouse gases, despite the uproar over emails in which some prominent climate scientists appeared to advocate squelching the views of researchers skeptical that human activity is driving a dangerous rise in global temperatures.
Earth to Sen. Inhofe. According to CNS News, Sen. Inhofe is calling on Sen. Boxer (D-Calif.) "to conduct hearings on a possible conspiracy between some of the world's most prominent climatologists to, among other things, manipulate data on so-called global warming." Sen. Boxer is cheerleader numero uno for man-made global warming guru Al Gore, and no one knows that better than Sen. Inhofe.
Universities take action on Climategate. The Obama administration might think Climategate is a nonevent, but on Monday, Pennsylvania State University announced it was launching an investigation into the academic conduct of Michael Mann, director of the school's Earth System Science Center. Yesterday [12/1/2009], it was announced that Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, would step aside while his university conducts an investigation.
Seeing No Evil On Climate-Gate. The shameless denial with which major newspapers and networks have treated "Climategate" layers even more scandal on top of the original one: Mainstream media now co-conspirators with scientific hacks and big government. The evolution of America's dominant media from guardians of our freedoms to enablers of government growth has been a decades-long story, their biases copiously chronicled. But their response to the scientific scandal of the century, since it broke a week and a half ago, bids to become known as history's great unmasking of these supposedly independent journalists.
Climategate: it's all unravelling now. So many new developments: which story do we pick? Maybe best to summarise, instead. After all, it's not like you're going to find much of this reported in the MSM.
Climatologist Leaves Post in Inquiry Over E-Mail Leaks. The head of the British research unit at the center of a controversy over the disclosure of thousands of e-mail messages among climate-change scientists has stepped down pending the outcome of an investigation.
Peer Pressure. The thing to understand about the scandal surrounding the e-mails leaked from Britain's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) is that it is actually three scandals. There is a scientific scandal, in which the leading lights of the climate-research cabal conspired to fudge data and silence skeptics. There is a media scandal, in which reporters and editors on the "climate beat" at the world's most prominent news organizations acted as stenographers for the cabal and ignored the scandal when it broke. And there is a political scandal, in which officeholders here and abroad used the bunk science as a pretext for expanding their control of (and take from) the world's energy markets.
Climate Change Rocked. Professor Ian Plimer condemned the climate change lobby as "climate comrades" keeping the "gravy train" going. In a controversial talk just days before the start of a climate summit attended by world leaders in Copenhagen, Prof Plimer said Governments were treating the public like "fools" and using climate change to increase taxes. He said carbon dioxide has had no impact on temperature and that recent warming was part of the natural cycle of climate stretching over billions of years.
Democrats: Answer These Questions or it's Buh-bye in 2010. Question 8: Now that we've learned that the whole global warming hysteria is a hoax cooked up by junk scientists, will Congress quit trying to push cap-and-trade down our throats? Oh, you didn't know that? Why don't you ask a global warming skeptic, Senator Inhofe (R-OK), about his investigation into Climategate? Or why don't you read about how these scientists made sure that skeptics wouldn't spoil the scheme? The carbon-credit scam has cost every community needless tax hikes in order to go "green" and guess who's paying for it?
Comedy Central Scoops Network News on Climate-Gate Scandal. ABC didn't cover it. CBS didn't either. And NBC apparently wouldn't go near it. The network news broadcasts have ignored a growing scandal over evidence of a potential climate cover-up — and now they've even been scooped by the fake news at Comedy Central.
East Anglia CRU: welcome to the Piltdown Institute of Mann-made Global Warming. It looks as if the Phil Jones University will have to be renamed, at least temporarily, since Phil himself is taking a short sabbatical while the decorators move in to do some heavy whitewashing. While we all have every confidence he will soon be back in charge of the CRU (Creative Research Unit), devising ever more inventive "tricks" to "hide the decline", I suggest the interim title of The Piltdown Institute of Mann-made Global Warming.
Climategate: Science Is Dying. Surely there must have been serious men and women in the hard sciences who at some point worried that their colleagues in the global warming movement were putting at risk the credibility of everyone in science. The nature of that risk has been twofold: First, that the claims of the climate scientists might buckle beneath the weight of their breathtaking complexity. Second, that the crudeness of modern politics, once in motion, would trample the traditions and culture of science to achieve its own policy goals. With the scandal at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit, both have happened at once.
Jack Cafferty Highlights ClimateGate, Reads E-mails Doubting Warming. Jack Cafferty went above and beyond many of his colleagues in the media by highlighting the ClimateGate scandal on Wednesday's [12/2/2009] Situation Room. He presented both sides of the controversy, noting the "thousand pages of leaked e-mails and documents," while summarizing the side of the defenders of the theory of manmade climate change.
Do Smoking Guns Cause Global Warming, Too? As we now know (and by "we" I mean "everyone with access to the Internet"), the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) has just been caught ferociously manipulating the data about the Earth's temperature. ... These e-mails aren't a tempest in a teapot. They are evidence of pervasive fraud by a massively influential institution that has dominated news coverage of global warming. CRU was regularly cited as the leading authority on "global climate analysis" — including by the very news outlets that are burying the current scandal, such as The New York Times and The Washington Post.
The Dominoes Fall. The architect of climate fraud steps down, the creator of the infamous "hockey stick" is investigated, and Australia's parliament defeats cap-and-trade. We love the smell of truth in the morning. As the high priests of what Czech President Vaclav Klaus has called a "religion" prepare their pilgrimage to worship the earth goddess Gaia in Copenhagen, complete with humanity being sacrificed, the heresy of climate truth is finally being heard.
Phil Jones accused of making error of judgment by colleague. Prof Jones, director of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) has been accused of manipulating climate change data following thousands of leaked documents that suggested academics delete sensitive emails to evade Freedom of Information requests from climate change sceptics. Prof Jones, who has denied altering figures, has since said he would stand down from his post while an independent review is carried out.
Boxer, Holdren Defend Motley CRU. Despite the incriminating e-mails, administration science adviser John Holdren still thinks man causes global warming. And Sen. Barbara Boxer thinks it's the whistle-blowers who should be arrested.
All the President's Climategate Deniers. Thanks to an earth-shaking hacking scandal across the pond, we now have mountains of documents from the world's leading global warming advocacy center that show the science is about as settled as a southeast Asian tsunami. You won't be surprised by the Obama administration's response to Climategate. With pursed lips and closed eyes and ears, the White House is clinging to the old eco-mantra: The science is settled.
White House Pushes Back on Climate Change Email Controversy. President Obama's science adviser, Dr. John Holdren, faced a barrage of questions yesterday from Republican Members of Congress about a series of hacked emails at the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit that climate change skeptics have seized upon as evidence that the whole concept of climate change is a hoax.
12 Days, 3 Networks and No Mention of ClimateGate Scandal. Even as Copenhagen looms, broadcast news ignores e-mails suggesting warming alarmists 'manipulated' data, conspired to destroy information and thwarted peer reviews.
ClimateGate Held Hostage: Day 13. As the MRC's Business & Media Institute reported on Wednesday, in the twelve days since emails were released showing climate scientists manipulating global warming data, many in the media have been stunningly silent.
How Much Longer Before Climategate Explodes? The Lame Stream Media (LSM) are doing their best to ignore Climategate, while they desperately try to come up with some consensus on how to spin it. Well guess what bozos, you can't spin this one, it's too big. You keep standing in its way, and it'll squash you like a steam-roller going over a marshmallow. This isn't just the biggest story of the 21st century. This is the biggest fraud in world history.
Where Did the Warming Go? It's the science scandal of the year. A thousand emails and 2,000 other documents were swiped from the server of Britain's Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University and posted on the Web. Many were truly embarrassing to the writers, while others have been quoted out of context and falsely used as "proof" global warming is "a hoax."
E-mails show global warming is a lie. Global warming is a lie. Leaked e-mails from researchers around the world show a conspiracy to — as one professor put it — "hide the decline" in temperatures. That is right. Global warming "scientists" have known for years that temperatures are dropping. But they covered it up.
Global warming's new clothes. Some are unhappy that the Copenhagen conference on climate change is going forward. I think that it is entirely appropriate in light of the revelations coming out of CRU/IPCC. After all, Copenhagen was where Danish author Hans Christian Andersen published The Emperor's New Clothes in 1837.
Who's who on climate fraud. In 1912, a respected paleontologist at the British Museum confirmed that bones found in a Piltdown quarry came from the "missing link" between apes and humans. Forty years later, the so-called Piltdown Man was proved to be a hoax. Thanks to purloined e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU), global warming is turning out to be the 21st-century equivalent of Piltdown Man.
UN 'to probe alleged climate change cover-up'. A top UN panel is to probe claims that British scientists sought to suppress data backing climate change sceptics' views, its head said Friday [12/4/2009] ahead of the landmark Copenhagen summit.
UN panel promises to investigate leaked 'climategate' e-mails. The United Nations panel on climate change has promised to investigate claims that scientists at a British university deliberately manipulated data to support the theory of man-made global warming. Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that the allegations raised by leaked e-mails in the so-called "climategate" controversy were too serious to ignore.
Assessing Pre-Blame for Climate-Change Summit. Next week's Copenhagen summit on climate change already seems doomed to failure, and voices on both sides of the global-warming debate are trying to pin the blame on Climategate. Republicans on Capitol Hill are trying to use Climategate to scuttle the Democrats' cap-and-trade legislation. Even the Saudis ... are getting in on the act, saying the scandal casts the entire case for global warming in doubt.
Heat on Mann at Home. Pennsylvania State University's Climategate guy, hockey stick creator Michael Mann, has already come under scrutiny from the school over suspicions that he manipulated data to fit his global warming alarmism faith.
The 'science' of global warming. Like the proverbial sausage factory, you never want to look too closely at how the science gets settled. The other day, a whole bunch of electronic documents most probably leaked by a disaffected insider from the prestigious Climatic Research Unit at Britain's University of East Anglia were posted online.
'Science Is Dying': What Media Are Really Missing About ClimateGate. This isn't just about global warming, cap and trade, or the environment. What these e-mail messages demonstrate is a concerted effort by a limited number of highly-influential scientists to control the dissemination of information for political reasons. If this is allowed to go unchecked, not only does science lose all credibility in the future, but also raises questions about what other established truths were politically fabricated.
Global-warming theology. Belief in global warming had long had a tinge of theology about it, a form of cultism that adherents and defenders elevated to a holy crusade. Any who questioned the orthodoxy were branded as heretics. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that climatechange skepticism is "treason" and exhorted that "we need to start treating [skeptics] as traitors." In 2007, the Weather Channel's Heidi Cullen said that meteorologists who were skeptical of man-made global warming should be decertified. The e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit reveal systematic attempts by high priests of this religion to silence scientists who disputed their rigged findings.
Gore cancels climate conference event. "We have had a clear-cut agreement, and it is unusual with great disappointment that we have to announce that Al Gore cancels. We had a huge expectation for the event. ... We do not yet know the detailed reasons for the cancellation," said Lisbeth Knudsen, CEO of Berlingske Media, in a statement posted by the company.
The Inconvenient Truth. "Climate campaigner Al Gore has canceled a lecture he was supposed to deliver in Copenhagen," the Associated Press reports... This has prompted speculation by the former vice president's detractors that he is keeping his head down in the wake of the release of the East Anglia emails showing evidence of scientific misconduct by climate researchers.
ClimateGate: So, where's the 'Oh, Snap!' Email? One thing about "ClimateGate" nagging at the back of my mind is the absence of any discussion by ringleader Phil Jones (or others) of the remarkable, shocking discovery that Jones now claims he had that his precedessor destroyed the raw data in the 1980s. That is the data that scientists have for years been seeking from Jones under the UK's freedom of information law.
A reason to be skeptical. You may suppose that those with a resilient faith in end-of-days global warming would be more distraught than anyone over these actions. You'd be wrong. In the wake of the scandal, we are told there is nothing to see. The administration, the United Nations, most of the left-wing punditry and political establishment have shrugged it off. What else can they do?
Rep. Issa: Obama's refusal to investigate 'Climategate' emails is 'unconscionable'. The U.N.'s decision this week to investigate whether some of its climate change research had been manipulated constitutes a "direct rebuke" of the Obama administration, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said Friday[12/4/2009]. The White House's unwillingness to open a similar inquiry could now only be characterized as "a sad abdication of their responsibility to ensure that U.S. policies are not driven by corrupted science and data," the congressman added.
Media Will Ignore Climategate Until They Hear "I Was Wrong". Consider the case of Roger Revelle, the "grandfather of global warming." He didn't say "I was wrong" during all the years he was heading up the Scripps Institute of Oceanography or the Center for Population Studies at Harvard. He waited until he was in a retirement job back at UC San Diego — a mere professor without any research or grant monies coming in — to admit he was wrong about CO2 being an important greenhouse gas. But to his credit, he did say it in his final years.
Climategate Will Now Hit the EPA. The EPA — perhaps at the urging of others in the Obama administration — has proposed to regulate GHG emissions on the basis of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports ... and reports primarily based on the IPCC reports. This is highly unusual for the EPA. I cannot think of any instance where the EPA depended so heavily on non-EPA synthesis reports to justify proposed regulatory action in their almost 39 years of existence. As a result of this EPA decision, the EPA's fortunes in regard to regulating GHGs are directly tied to the fate of the IPCC reports.
Competitive Enterprise Institute Petitions EPA to Suspend Proposed CO2 Regs. In light of the Climategate fraud scandal, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) on Wednesday [12/2/2009] filed a petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to suspend its plans to regulate greenhouse gas emissions using the Clean Air Act, pending a thorough investigation of and public comment on the newly released information.
Dubious science drives climate fears. By now, the attentive public everywhere has learned about the scam called Climategate despite the mainstream media's reluctance to prominently report it. This is about the manipulating of science, fudging of data, excluding the work of skeptical scientists and preventing peer-reviewed journals to publish dissenting views as well as trashing historical temperature records and e-mail evidence from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit in the United Kingdom.
BBC Exposes 'Fudge Factor' in ClimateGate Global Warming Computer Programming Code. A segment on the Dec. 3 broadcast of BBC's "Newsnight," showed the implications of the story behind the so-called "ClimateGate" scandal are more than just e-mails concealing data, but an incompetence analyzing the data by way of faulty computer code. John Graham-Cumming, a British programmer known for the open source "POPFile email filtering program" explained how the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had wholesale problems with its computer programming analyzing climate change data, with billion, if not even trillions of dollars, on the line.
Britain's government meteorlogical office to review temp record. In a process estimated to take years, Britain's Met Office is opening up all its climate records and reevaluating them in light of the East Anglia CRU disclosures.
Climategate: the UN investigation will be a whitewash. Forgive my scepticism over this, but the United Nations happens to be one of the most inefficient, corruption-riddled, unaccountable and untransparent entities on the face of the earth. It is hard to see how the UN is going to conduct this kind of inquiry with a straight face, let alone an ounce of credibility.
NBC Nightly News Takes Up ClimateGate, But Frets It Could 'Delay Taking Action'. Two weeks after the scandal broke, NBC Nightly News on Friday night [12/4/2009] became the first broadcast network morning or evening news program to inform viewers about "ClimateGate," but only in the most cursory manner as correspondent Anne Thompson, a long-time ally of the environmental left, despaired the e-mails may end up "giving politicians from coal and oil-producing states another reason to delay taking action to reduce emissions. The government's leading scientist told Congress there is no time to lose."
Scientists Behaving Badly. As in the furor over Dan Rather's fabricated documents about George W. Bush's National Guard service back in 2004, bloggers have been swarming over the material and highlighting the bad faith, bad science, and possibly even criminal behavior (deleting material requested under Britain's Freedom of Information Act and perhaps tax evasion) of a small group of highly influential climate scientists. As with Rathergate, diehard climate campaigners are repairing to the "fake but accurate" defense — what these scientists did may be unethical or deeply biased, they say, but the science is settled, don't you know, so move along, nothing to see here.
NASA-Gate. For two years, our space agency has refused Freedom of Information requests on why it has repeatedly corrected its climate figures. A leading researcher threatens to sue to find more inconvenient truths. What's become known as "Climate-Gate" may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well.
Do you suppose NASA has been cookin' the books?
Understanding Climategate's Hidden Decline. As the mainstream media move from abject denial to dismissive whitewashing, CRU co-conspirators move to Copenhagen for tomorrow's UN climate meeting, intent on changing the world as we know it based primarily on their now exposed trickery. Add yesterday's [12/5/2009] announcement of a UN investigation into the matter, which will no doubt be no less corrupt than those being investigated, and public awareness of how and why that trick was performed is now more vital than ever.
Were Russian security services behind the leak of 'Climategate' emails? Suspicions were growing last night [12/5/2009] that Russian security services were behind the leaking of the notorious British 'Climategate' emails which threaten to undermine tomorrow's Copenhagen global warming summit. An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has discovered that the explosive hacked emails from the University of East Anglia were leaked via a small web server in the formerly closed city of Tomsk in Siberia.
State climatologist John Christy mentioned in leaked 'Climategate' e-mails. How do global warming proponents handle a problem like Huntsville climatologist and global warming skeptic Dr. John Christy? Recently leaked e-mails show that question has bedeviled some of the world's leading climate scientists to a point they may have destroyed their own credibility.
Climategate reveals 'the most influential tree in the world'. Right at the heart of the sound and fury of "Climategate" — the emails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in East Anglia — is one story of scientific chicanery, overlooked by the media, whose implications dwarf all the rest. If all those thousands of emails and other documents were leaked by an angry whistle-blower, as now seems likely, it was this story more than any other that he or she wanted the world to see.
The Supporting Cast — Thought Police Anyone? George Monbiot of the Guardian (UK) was among the first mainstream media to express concern. "I am now convinced that they are genuine, and I'm dismayed and deeply shaken by them." He was reacting to corruption on an unprecedented scale in exposed files from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. Typically, he was only concerned about being fooled. To his further shame he is now in denial of the extent of the deception.
The climate turns colder for global warming. Perhaps the most shocking thing about the scientific scandal at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit is how much of the global warming belief structure was based on the outfit's research. Once it was revealed that scientists at the school had colluded with their peers around the world to cook results and silence skeptics, the whole international climate complex came unraveled like an old cotton sweater.
Was Russian secret service behind leak of climate-change emails? The leaked emails, which claimed to provide evidence that the unit's head, Professor Phil Jones, colluded with colleagues to manipulate data and hide "unhelpful" research from critics of climate change science, were originally posted on a server in the Siberian city of Tomsk, at a firm called Tomcity, an internet security business.
Fast Facts About Climategate. On the night of November 19, a compressed file containing 1,073 emails and almost 3,600 other files mysteriously appeared on a download site in Siberia. These emails and files had somehow been taken from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in the UK. This became known as Climategate. The CRU and its director, Dr. Phil Jones, are important because the CRU is a central point for data collection, storage, and analysis of climate data.
Obama's Science Adviser Confirms the Scandal — Unintentionally. [Scroll down] I remember when Copenhagen Diagnosis came out because nearly every major paper ran a story on it. Global warming is happening even faster than predicted, the impacts are even worse than feared, and that sort of thing. I also remembered that the authors of Copenhagen Diagnosis included many of the usual conmen who are at the center of the alarmist scare. So I asked my CEI colleague Julie Walsh to compare the list of authors of Copenhagen Diagnosis with the scientists involved in Climategate. I'm sure it will come as a shock that the two groups largely overlap.
This is an original compilation, Copyright © 2013 by Andrew K. Dart
Defenseless Enviro-Thugs Go on Offense. Instead of being humbled by the scandal, [Rajendra] Pachauri is attacking those who committed "illegal acts" in "stealing" e-mails documenting the climate fraud. The alarmists tell us that the incriminating e-mails do nothing to discredit global warming science. Well, if that is true, why did these top-gun environmentalists believe it necessary to cheat and lie? If the science is so clear, why did they have to cherry-pick their data and rig the evidence? Why did they have to "hide the decline" of the "real temps"? Why did someone destroy the underlying temperature records that could either support or undermine their catastrophic conclusions? Is this the way people of good faith behave?
Four Colossal Holes in the Theory of Man-Made Global Warming. Repeating the words "scientific consensus" over and over and telling sad stories about polar bears does not qualify as "science." So, why is it that the people who insist that Man-made global warming is based on science, not politics, always get shaky and defensive when people want to actually talk about the reasoning behind it?
We've Been Had. Last year, my column "Global Warming Rope-A-Dope" (12/24/08) started out: "Americans have been rope-a-doped into believing that global warming is going to destroy the planet. Scientists who have been skeptical about manmade global warming have been called traitors or handmaidens of big oil." New evidence proves that climatologists and environmental policy advocates have not only fed us lies, engaged in scientific and academic fraud but committed criminal acts as well.
Climategate gaining traction — even in New Jersey. The layer of ice that has formed in the main-stream media over the Climategate story is finally cracking. The largest newspaper in perhaps the bluest of states, New Jersey, has run on its front page a Politico column titled "Climategate Distracts at Copenhagen." The very liberal-leaning Newark Star-Ledger had put the deep freeze on Climategate for three weeks since the scandal broke, not breathing a word on the subject.
ClimateGate Denial. [Scroll down] There also is nothing in the record to suggest a hacking. Indeed, there is tremendous reason to suspect a whistleblower, tracing back the evolution of the demands for the information, the denials, and the information's path into the public realm. Yet whichever it was changes nothing about the substance, all of which is found in documents subject to the UK's freedom of information act. Which raises the second, ultra-whiny complaint sniffing about "private emails". Actually, in looking into this I have yet to see one private email.
When Science Becomes a Casualty of Politics. Virtually every commentator's position on the issue — is this a scandal that exposes global warming as a scientific sham, or a faux scandal stoked by climate-change denial propaganda? — can be predicted by his or her politics. You can look at the byline or the publication, and predict with near-100 percent accuracy what the article will say.
Revenge of the Computer Nerds. It is fascinating to watch the mainstream media in America duck (and/or make excuses for) the greatest scam in modern history: the "science" behind man-made global warming. Even more entertaining, and far more enlightening, is to follow the analyses by the experts in computer programming of the recently disclosed methods used by the Climate Research Unit (CRU) from the University of East Anglia.
Anatomy of an Apocalypse. One of the curious features of megalomania is an inability to appreciate the disruptive force of countermanding facts. Were Al Gore a normal person — someone, I mean, who was not a slave to a mesmerizing ideology — the emails recently leaked from the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University would have shaken him to the core.
Climategate's Harry_Read_Me.txt: We All Really Should. One of the most damning pieces of evidence in Climategate (so far) is a text file called HARRY_READ_ME.txt. This file is supposedly written by Ian "Harry" Harris, a researcher at the University of East Anglia's CRU (Climatic Research Unit). In it he details the trials and tribulations of being tasked with creating a new climate information database from previous publications and databases.
Climategate: Al Gore's Political Tin Ear. Unless Gore is just speaking clumsily, and simply means the most recent email he read was ten-years-old, he's lying, misinformed, or both. The last email actually dates to Nov. 12 2009. The emails as a whole outline a campaign of disinformation and distraction that has lasted for 13 years. Who is really indenial here?
Climategate: Why We Can't Trust the Data. Obama's White House has declared the leaked British emails are "irrelevant." Nor are any enquiries likely to impact what Lord Monckton describes as the world's "class politique." Why? Because too many reputations, too many research grants, too much power-grubbing, is riding on the anthropogenic global warming horse.
ClimateGate Investigations Galore. In one leaked email, Jones talks about using Penn State professor Michael Mann's "trick" of manipulating data within his hockey stick diagram. "I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd [sic] from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline," wrote Jones on November 16, 1999. (Mann is currently under investigation).
When Will Climateers Give Up? While climateers grandly assert that all skeptics are mentally unbalanced, and they try their best to dismiss claims of fraud, reality has a way of coming to the fore. It is now about time those who cling to the Copenhagen Summit realised the ship is sinking.
The Climate Change Propaganda Machine. In the last several weeks we have learned several new facts about climate change research. First, climate scientists' motives are biased. Second, scientists actively discussed how to achieve political ends through their research. Third, and more disturbingly, the public has learned of discarded data, attempts to keep opposing views silent, and total political adherence to an ideology.
Climategate: A Willful Ignorance. It is only willful ignorance that would keep a reporter or anyone else from knowing what has been known for years, that CO2 increases over the past 300,000 years have never caused temperature rise. Indeed, the rise of CO2 always follows in the wake of a temperature increase. What is so terribly wrong about the Copenhagen conference and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change sponsoring it is that its own member scientists know that too.
"Hope and Change" Through Lies. Outrage over the suppressed data refuting "global warming" at the East Anglia Institute in England, now spans the world. ... Yet the global warming hucksters continue, as if the cooked and contrived data records and suppression of inconvenient facts debunking the notion of rising global temperatures were never uncovered. These eco-alarmists are compelled to do so. They have too much invested in this fraud, and it has been far too lucrative for them in the past to simply abandon it merely because it has been wholly discredited.
The Media's Top 10 Worst Economic Myths of 2009. [Scroll down] In 2009, the news media ignored plenty of worthy stories, but none as big as the global warming scandal that broke just before Thanksgiving on Nov. 20. That was when word got around thanks to the Internet, Fox News and talk radio that leaked e-mails suggested unethical and possibly illegal behavior on the part of climate scientists.
Physics Group Splinters Over Global Warming Review. As the science scandal known as ClimateGate grows, the largest U.S. physicists' association is finding itself roiled by internal dissent and allegations of conflict of interest over a forthcoming review of its position statement on man-made global warming.
Global warming just another statist hoax. [Scroll down] Skeptics demanded, upon the revelation of these deceptions, to see their raw data sets. Guess what. The data are gone. [Phil] Jones and crew dumped them "to save space" when they moved into a new building. I wonder if the Manhattan Project dumped its data and simply started all over on the atomic bomb when it moved to Los Alamos — seems to be what "scientists" do.
Vindicating climate change skeptics. [Scroll down] Climategate has revealed, vindicating [Freeman] Dyson's cautionary note, that climate models at the CRU could not explain, among other things, the Medieval Warm Period (900-1300 AD) and the Little Ice Age that followed until around 1850. Hence, temperature data were falsified to produce the now discredited hockey stick graph showing stable temperature through the past millennium by erasing the WMP and LIA and then showing a sharp rise in the last century attributed to human activity.
The shocking lesson from the climate scandal. With the outrageous news of deceit, fraud and suppression of opposing evidence by top climate change "scientists," many conservatives had expected to see the story unfold a little differently (with actual reporting and investigating). Global warming, aka, climate change has been heralded as the preeminent story of our time. As such, the exposing of scientific fraud in the ultimate "science" movement would have made screaming headline news in a sane world.
What climategate really tells us. Al Gore and the rest of the die-hard climate campaigners are huffing and puffing that nothing in the e-mails and documents that were hacked or leaked from the Climate Research Unit in England have any bearing on what we know about climate change or the political response we should make to deal with it. The entire matter is settled science, don't you know — nothing to see here, move along. That's rich, coming from the same people who told us for more than a decade that findings derived from the CRU's work constituted the "smoking gun" of human-caused climate change.
Climate change emails row deepens as Russians admit they DID come from their Siberian server. [Scroll down] For example, some suggest that the 'medieval warm period', the 350-year era that started around 1000, when red wine grapes flourished in southern England and the Vikings tilled now-frozen farms in Greenland, was considerably warmer than even 1998. Of course, this is inconvenient to climate change believers because there were no cars or factories pumping out greenhouse gases in 1000AD — yet the Earth still warmed.
US deniers behind 'Climategate,' experts allege. Business interests and US partisan politics are behind the furor over leaked emails that have whipped up a controversy at the Copenhagen climate talks, Canadian experts say.
A convenient lie. The objective science shows that, instead of heating up, global temperatures have been cooling over the past decade. Man-made global warming is the most destructive myth of our time — a massive fraud built upon junk science. This is the real meaning of Climategate, the greatest scandal in modern science.
The Wages of Climategate. Climategate is the worst blow the left has received in quite some time. The only comparable episode in recent years is Rathergate, involving the bogus documents "proving" George W. Bush's malfeasance regarding his service in the Texas Air National Guard. Climategate promises to be of even greater consequence.
The New Big Lie: Climategate Emails Are Not Significant. The criminals at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in England brazenly defend the indefensible. It is stunning to watch Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt, who even look alike, staring directly at the camera and denying the significance of their emails.
We Are in Big Trouble. [Scroll down] Since the release of the CRU documents that prove the fraud in the science behind man-made global warming, Al Gore has said at least three times (Andrew Bolt of the Herald Sun puts it at four) that the e-mails and information are all ten years old. This is a lie: Some of the e-mails are less than two months old. And dozens upon dozens are less than ten years old. And everyone — or at least apparently everyone but Al Gore — knows it.
Climategate: Was Russia's warming also man-made? The Russian business daily Kommersant reports new evidence that Climategate scientists fudged data to exaggerate warming.
ClimateGate Just Got Much, Much Bigger. The long and the short of it is best summarized by the Telegraph's James Dellingpole: "What the Russians are suggesting here, in other words, is that the entire global temperature record used by the IPCC to inform world government policy is a crock." ... Around the world temperature stations have been widely decommissioned in rural and higher elevations, and we see an over-emphasis on increasingly urbanized (and therefore warmer) stations in the curious selection process as to what temperatures should count, and how much.
Climategate goes SERIAL. Climategate just got much, much bigger. And all thanks to the Russians who, with perfect timing, dropped this bombshell just as the world's leaders are gathering in Copenhagen to discuss ways of carbon-taxing us all back to the dark ages. ... What the Russians are suggesting here, in other words, is that the entire global temperature record used by the IPCC to inform world government policy is a crock.
Climate Change 'Lies' by Britain. The Met Office's study, which says the first decade of this century has been the warmest on record for 160 years, is being used to trumpet claims that man is causing global warming. But experts at the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis say the British dossier used statistics from weather stations that fit its theory of global warming, while ignoring those that do not. They accuse the Met Office's Hadley Centre of relying on just 25 percent of Russia's weather stations and over-estimating warming in the country by more than half a degree Celsius.
Who Needs Data? The scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU), and the people who funded them, did not know how utterly useless CRU was. All the research done at CRU made no difference whatsoever to the "science" of global warming. Just ask other scientists and global warming alarmists.
Famous weather scientist: Climategate 'tip of iceberg'. The Colorado scientist described by the Washington Post as "the World's Most Famous Hurricane Expert" says the "Climategate" e-mails from the United Kingdom that revealed possible data manipulation are evidence of a conspiracy among "warmists," those who believe man's actions are triggering possibly catastrophic climate change.
As ClimateGate Goes Worldwide, AP's Loven Grows Strangely Allergic to the 'C-Word'. [Scroll down] "The focus belongs not just on CRU (the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit), but on all of the organizations which gather temperature data. All now show evidence of fraud.' That's right, "all." As in, "every." As in, "no exceptions."
Climategate: Faster and Faster, the Dominos Fall. [Scroll down] The Climategate emails, however, make up only five percent of the Climategate files. The other 95 percent, the programs and data and documents, are where the real story is hiding. That story has begun to come out, in several independent analyses of the data we have, using hints from the emails and from other files and raw data that is available from other sources.
Something's Rotten in Denmark ... and East Anglia, Asheville, and New York City. Up to half the warming since 1900 is due to land use changes and urbanization, confirmed most recently by Georgia Tech's Brian Stone (2009), Anthony Watts (2009), Roger Pielke Sr., and many others. The rest of the warming is also man-made — but the men are at the CRU, at NOAA's NCDC, and NASA's GISS, the grant-fed universities and computer labs.
A Climatology Conspiracy? The CRU e-mails have revealed how the normal conventions of the peer review process appear to have been compromised by a team of global warming scientists, with the willing cooperation of the editor of the International Journal of Climatology (IJC), Glenn McGregor. The team spent nearly a year preparing and publishing a paper that attempted to rebut a previously published paper in IJC by Douglass, Christy, Pearson, and Singer (DCPS). The DCPS paper, reviewed and accepted in the traditional manner, had shown that the IPCC models that predicted significant "global warming" in fact largely disagreed with the observational data.
For AGW religionists, when in doubt, change the facts. Writing in the Financial Post, Lawrence Solomon reports how a Green Party activist, a fervent believer in global warming, was troubled by the existence of evidence that previous global warming had occurred 1000 years ago during the Middle Ages, a time of human blossoming, increased food supply and better living after the cold, aptly named Dark Ages. What to do? Change his high priestly role in the religion of Global Warming? Nope. All he had to do was rewrite the facts as they existed in Wikipedia, the online user written encyclopedia.
How Wikipedia's green doctor rewrote 5,428 climate articles:
Lawrence Solomon: Wikipedia's climate doctor. The Climategate Emails describe how a small band of climatologists cooked the books to make the last century seem dangerously warm. The emails also describe how the band plotted to rewrite history as well as science, particularly by eliminating the Medieval Warm Period, a 400 year period that began around 1000 AD. The Climategate Emails reveal something else, too: the enlistment of the most widely read source of information in the world — Wikipedia — in the wholesale rewriting of this history.
Wikipedia Meets Its Own Climategate. Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, had an article in yesterday's Wall Street Journal drawing attention to the rise of "online hostility" and the "degeneration of online civility." He (and coauthor Andrea Weckerle) suggested ways in which we can "prevent the worst among us from silencing the best among us." I agree with just about everything that they say. But there is one problem that Mr. Wales does not go near.
Time for a Separation of Science and State. Even if anthropogenic global warming is proven to be complete bogus, its boosters will continue to hold onto it for dear life as the vast amounts of capital, both political and financial, that they've expended require that they do so.
ClimateGate Investigations Galore. [Scroll down] Jonathan Leake reported for the Times Online on November 29 that the CRU had destroyed a series of 1980s temperature raw data. "In a statement on its website, the CRU said: 'We do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data,'" reported Leake. The issue, then, is not whether the data is missing — as both the CRU and Phil Jones have admitted it is — but whether the deletion of this raw data affects the reliability of climate scientists' conclusions about anthropogenic, or human-caused, global warming (AGW).
Climategate Whistleblower. Major clues suggest the leaks were from an insider. A few emails were sent to a British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reporter Paul Hudson on October 12, weeks before full release. This indicates someone trying to draw attention, but Hudson did nothing. He knew of the wrath and reach of Michael Mann.
Climategate: The Perils of Global Warming Models. If a model has not been proven to fully reflect reality, then it has very limited use and should be treated like a horoscope.
Anthropogenic Global Warming is a Farce. Deceitful manipulation of data, concealment or straightforward destruction of inconvenient evidence, vindictive conspiracies to silence critics, are par for the course in all scientific debate. But in displaying all these characteristics, the CRU e-mails graphically undermine the claim of the Warmers that they command the moral as well as scientific high ground. It has been a standard ploy of the Warmers to revile the skeptics as whores of the energy industry, swaddled in munificent grants and with large personal stakes in discrediting AGW. Actually, the precise opposite is true.
The Global Warming Matrix. The public posting of e-mails from among the University of Anglia's Climate Research Unit — also known by members of the irrepressible right wing conspiracy contingent as Climategate — bears some amusing yet somewhat disturbing similarities to the popular Sci-Fi movie The Matrix.
Michael Mann's very unhappy New Year. As I said yesterday, one of our jobs this year is to wipe the complacent smiles off the smug faces of the lobbyists, "experts", "scientists", politicians and activists pushing AGW. This is why I am so glad to report that Michael Mann — creator of the incredible Hockey Stick curve and one of the scientists most heavily implicated in the Climategate scandal — is about to get a very nasty shock.
ClimateGate's Next Phase: False Claims Act Lawsuit. The United States government has shelled out huge sums of money to universities, think tanks, and businesses to study
The 20 Biggest Stories of 2009. An absolutely devastating series of emails from scientists at the Hadley Climatic Research Unit was released. It revealed that behind-the-scenes scientists were admitting that the globe has been cooling over the last decade, manipulating climate data to "hide the decline," conspiring to prevent their data from being made public, and trying to prevent opposing views from being published. In other words, if the idea of manmade global warming was Bill Clinton, Climategate was Monica Lewinsky's stained blue dress.
Climategate: You should be steamed. The [Climategate] e-mails document that the attack on the skeptics was twofold. First, the believers gained control of the main climate-profession journals. This allowed them to block publication of papers written by the skeptics and prohibit unfriendly peer review of their own papers. Second, the skeptics were demonized through false labeling and false accusations.
Climategate: Failure of a Blind and Biased Mainstream Media. It's beyond belief that the mainstream media can't see the devastating importance of the emails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) known as Climategate. The blindness cancels the claim they're society's watchdog. ... The mainstream media willfully ignore the massive deception just as they have the political exploitation of climate science. In fact, most led or joined attacks on scientists who dared to point out the problems.
The Intellectual Dishonesty of the Democrats: [Scroll down] As every fan of the Sherlock Holmes stories is aware, the key lesson is that you must gather all of the facts before forming a theory. An individual who first forms a theory and then gathers facts to support it will wind up ignoring the facts which run contra to it and ultimately err in [his or] her conclusion. How is it, then, that a vast majority of the scientific community charged with investigating changes in the world's climate — "certified intellectuals," as it were — have done exactly that, and with the unfettered support of the Democratic Party and the left-wing media?
Mother Nature's Sucker-Punch. Besides being a crushing fiasco, the East Anglia scandal has considerable educational value because it shows that scientists are inherently no more trustworthy than judges or politicians. Putting too much trust in experts can, in fact, be rather dangerous, because obtaining scientific imprimatur has become the bread-and-butter play of scammers of all kinds.
ClimateGate's Michael Mann Received Stimulus Funds, Media Mum. A scientist in the middle of the ClimateGate scandal received economic stimulus funds last June. As NewsBusters reported on November 28, Penn State University is investigating Professor Michael Mann, the creator of the discredited "Hockey Stick Graph," for his involvement in an international attempt to exaggerate and manipulate climate data in order to advance the myth of manmade global warming.
Agendaism and Fraud; the Sordid Tale of Climate 'Science'. The theory of Anthropomorphic Climate Warming (AGW) rests on a three-legged stool. ... The recent release of e-mails from Britain's Climate Research Unit, dubbed "climategate" by the media, have made available information that kicks all three legs out from under the stool. What we see instead, is a group of "scientists", and I use that word loosely, become so involved in pushing a political agenda, that they corrupted the scientific method.
The Truth Hurts When It Hits You in the Head. [Scroll down] If this were some floor fight in Congress, where the "honorable" members are duking it out over some piece of legislation, this kind of language could be expected, but these are supposedly scientists. Men of science are supposed to be ethical and motivated only by the pursuit of truth. These e-mails seem to paint a very different picture of the Jones Gang.
CRU Was But the Tip of the Iceberg. Not surprisingly, the blatant corruption exposed at Britain's premiere climate institute was not contained within the nation's borders. Just months after the Climategate scandal broke, a new study has uncovered compelling evidence that our government's principal climate centers have also been manipulating worldwide temperature data in order to fraudulently advance the global warming political agenda.
Expert Warns of 'Climategate' Conspiracy. Renowned meteorologist Dr. William Gray tells Newsmax that a possible new conspiracy regarding global warming has been uncovered in the U.S. He also said environmentalists, socialists, governments and businessmen are trying to take advantage of climate change concerns for their own benefit, and declared that cap-and-trade legislation would do "very little" to improve the climate.
Just Sign on the Dotted Line. The mainstream media were convinced of global warming theory's legitimacy by the warnings supposedly signed by large numbers of the world's climate scientists. The propagandists in this effort were led by the now-discredited Dr. Phil Jones of Britain and former Vice President Al Gore. ... Unlike the uncovered e-mails from the Jones Gang, these statements of caution are in the public domain and have been for years.
Distortion of Temperature Data. Both the satellite results and the proxy data tell us that the claimed rise of surface temperature between 1979 and 1997, shown by IPCC, is probably much smaller or even non-existent.
Ignoring 'Climategate'. [Scroll down] The leak, which has come to be known as Climategate, has undermined two of the most substantial assumptions underwriting the climate-change argument: that the science is accurate and that a consensus exists among scientists. Despite this, leaders in Washington and around the globe continued to pursue climate-change policy without pause.
Global Warming and the Science Fair Test. Hypothesis: If the Nobel Prize-winning IPCC scientists submitted their climate change research as a grade-school science fair project, it would fail miserably.
Climate Flimflam Flaming Out. The United Nations makes a claim that can't be supported by science, and U.S. researchers ignore temperature data from frigid regions. The crack-up of the global warming fraud is picking up speed.
United Nations' Climate Chief Must Go. If we're serious about restoring science to its rightful place, the head of the U.N.'s panel on climate change should step down. Evidence shows he quarterbacked a deliberate and premeditated fraud.
Who Benefits When the IPCC Lies? What if there really are people exploiting the anthropogenic global warming panic purely for personal gain? A lot has happened in the climate change debate in the two months since the Climategate files were first revealed to the world. Oddly, the latest news hasn't been making the papers in the U.S., but it sure has been in London.
Credibility storm brewing on climate change. Revelations about how the United Nations and its Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have manipulated scientific data to support their contention that man-made carbon emissions are altering the world's climate are now flying out like bees from a wet hive — fast and furious.
Revealed: the racy novel written by the world's most powerful climate scientist. The chair of the UN's panel on climate change Dr Rajendra Pachauri has taken a break from writing academic papers on global warming to pen a racey romantic novel. ... Although the novel is unlikely to win awards other than the Bad Sex in Fiction prize, it is at least to the lay reader more enjoyable than most of his other books.
Global warming science implodes overseas: American media silent. The revelations have been nothing short of jaw dropping. Dozens — yes dozens — of claims made in the IPCC 2007 report on climate change that was supposed to represent the "consensus" of 2500 of the world's climate scientists have been shown to be bogus, or faulty, or not properly vetted, or simply pulled out of thin air. We know this because newspapers in Great Britain are doing their job...
Climate Scientists thwarted FOIA. [Scroll down] The case is clear. In an effort to shoe horn a paper into the IPCC report, the scientists working together with Stephen Schneider of Climate Change journal, destroyed the credibility of chapter 6 of the 4th Assessment of the IPCC. And they knew as they hijacked the process that Stephen McIntyre was watching. Yet they persisted and were caught.
The Hottest Hoax in the World: It was presented as fact. The UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, led by India's very own RK Pachauri, even announced a consensus on it. The world was heating up and humans were to blame. A pack of lies, it turns out.
IPCC: International Pack of Climate Crooks. Unquestionably the world's final authority on the subject, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's findings and recommendations have formed the bedrock of literally every climate-related initiative worldwide for more than a decade. Likewise, virtually all such future endeavors — be they Kyoto II, domestic cap-and-tax, or EPA carbon regulation, would inexorably be built upon the credibility of the same U.N. panel's "expert" counsel. But a glut of ongoing recent discoveries of systemic fraud has rocked that foundation, and the entire man-made global warming house of cards is now teetering on the verge of complete collapse.
Climategate: Is It Criminal? The potential criminality of the Climategate scandal is exactly the issue that is being investigated by authorities in Britain. The British Parliament has convened hearings to investigate East Anglia University and the Climate Research Unit to uncover unethical and illegal activities.
IPCC Science Designed For Propaganda. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was specifically designed by Maurice Strong as a political vehicle to further his objective of crippling the industrial nations. An acknowledged master of bureaucratic systems he set up every segment of the organization for the maximum public relations effect. This meant emphasis on emotional impact, especially by exploiting fear. The first need was to direct and control the science.
Disclosing the Real Risks on Climate Change. Michael Mann's "hockey stick" graph and ClimateGate email scandals have metastasized into a tsunami of revelations that have besmirched the IPCC's credibility and its role as dominant arbiter on matters of energy and climate. Manipulated and missing temperature data. Doctored computer models and disaster scenarios. Alarmist scientists rejecting any studies that dissent from climate catastrophe claims. Headline-grabbing disaster "studies" about melting glaciers and parched rainforests based on rank speculation or written by World Wildlife Fund activists.
Climate emails: Were they really hacked or just sitting in cyberspace? Slack security or subversion at the university may have led to 'unintentional sharing', making the police investigation pointless.
Climategate Consequences: The Mann Report. [Scroll down] This kind of investigation takes much longer than people expect — if you're old enough, you'll remember that Watergate dragged on for a couple years. The fact that we're seeing some people facing some real consequences already is a sign that we're still exploring just that snowy tip of the iceberg.
Climategate Scandal Deals Blow to Global Warming Alarmists. A series of e-mails between scientists who serve as gatekeepers for the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change leaked from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has caused a firestorm of controversy that has yet to die down several months after the news first broke.
IPCC's 'Disaster Of Biblical Proportions'. The original Climate-gate scandal showed that key researchers appeared to hide and distort key data and try to blacklist dissenters. Now it's clear that many widely touted predictions had scant evidence or were simply made up. The upshot? Climate scientists and their political allies are going to have a much harder time winning over the public.
Inside the Climate Bunker. Few stars have risen and fallen so quickly as [Rajendra K.] Pachauri's, who has gone from being an international climate hero to subject of increasing ridicule at home and abroad. Pachauri, an economist and former railroad engineer from a small town in the Himalayan foothills of north India, assumed his position at the helm of the IPCC in 2002. At the time, he had the enthusiastic backing of the Bush administration, which had grown tired of fielding industry complaints about his predecessor Robert Watson and hoped (wrongly, it turned out) that Pachauri would prove less vocal in his calls for carbon-reduction efforts.
Climategate Update: Last week the United Kingdom Information Commissioner's Office — the body that administers the Freedom of Information Act — said the University of East Anglia had flouted the rules in its handling of an FOI request by British amateur climate analyst Doug Kennan. Today [2/2/2010] the Guardian reported how Phil Jones, head of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, withheld information requested under freedom of information laws.
American Enviro-Media Still MIA. A sampling of stories, since the Climategate story broke in November, that discredit "consensus" global warming science and the UN IPCC — many from British media.
Climategate: the official cover-up continues. If there's one thing that stinks even more than Climategate, it's the attempts we're seeing everywhere from the IPCC and Penn State University to the BBC to pretend that nothing seriously bad has happened, that "the science" is still "settled", and that it's perfectly OK for the authorities go on throwing loads more of our money at a problem that doesn't exist.
Liberals and the Scientific Method: The entire superstructure of climate alarmism rests on data that are doubtful and possibly fraudulent. The Science and Public Policy Institute has evaluated surface-temperature records and found, among other things, that 1) instrumental data from the pre-satellite era are virtually useless; 2) fewer than 25 percent of the 6,000 temperature stations that once existed are still operative; 3) comprehensive ocean data have been available only since 2003 and have shown no warming; and 4) higher altitude, higher latitude, and rural stations were the most likely to be lost, leading to a further serious overstatement of warming.
Senior Scots scientist in climate probe row. An eminent Scottish scientist is facing calls to resign from the "climategate" inquiry, amid concerns over his impartiality. Only 24 hours after another panel member quit, questions emerged over Professor Geoffrey Boulton because of his previous views that climate change is caused by human activity.
Climategate's Phil Jones Confesses to Climate Fraud. In a BBC Q&A and corresponding interview released Friday [2/12/2010], the discredited Climategate conspirator revealed a number of surprising insights into his true climate beliefs, the most shocking of which was that 20th-century global warming may not have been unprecedented. As the entire anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory is predicated on correlation with rising CO2 levels, this first-such confession from an IPCC senior scientist is nothing short of earth-shattering.
What to say to a 'warmer': [The ClimateGate] scandal began the latest round of revelations when thousands of leaked documents from Britain's East Anglia Climate Research Unit showed systematic suppression and discrediting of climate skeptics' views and discarding of temperature data, suggesting a bias for making the case for warming. Why do such a thing if, as global warming defenders contend, the "science is settled?"
So Jones Lost the Data? It Was Worthless, Anyway. There are now admissions from Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, that his "data" may be lost. But what did this "data" actually consist of, anyway?
Scientist admits: There has been no global warming since 1995. The academic at the centre of the 'Climategate' affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble 'keeping track' of the information. Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers. ... Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now — suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.
Scientist admits there has been no global warming since 1995. The global warming movement is facing a one-two punch today, as a key figure of the Climategate scandal admitted that there is no evidence the earth has warmed recently and new research suggests existing records aren't sufficient support for global warming claims.
Phil Jones Finally Proves Al Gore Right — The Debate Is Over. Now that Climategate ringleader Phil Jones has admitted that there has been no global warming (man-made or otherwise) since at least 1995, and that the world was warmer in medieval times than now, I only have one question. Where do the so-called global warming skeptics go to get their reputations back?
ClimateGater Jones' Stunning Global Warming Revelations Ignored. The absolutely stunning global warming revelations this weekend by the man in the middle of the ClimateGate scandal have gone almost completely ignored by America's press. As NewsBusters reported Saturday, Phil Jones, the head of the British Climatic Research Unit at the heart of ClimateGate, told the BBC: the recent warming trend that began in 1975 is not at all different than two other planetary warming phases since 1850; there has been no statistically significant warming since 1995, and; it is possible the Medieval Warm Period was indeed a global phenomenon thereby making the temperatures seen in the latter part of the 20th century by no means unprecedented.
The Science Is Not Settled. Last Saturday's BBC interview of Phil Jones, the former head of the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) has been portrayed by some as a "retreat"; that, in effect, Jones is backing off his claim that human activities are catastrophically effecting the climate. That's putting too strong a face on it. The interview was remarkable, but don't believe for a second that Jones is trading in his alarmist badge for skeptical credentials. He's simply engaged in damage control, but this interview was still something of an epiphany.
The winter of global warming: The last few months have been cruel and wintry for global-warming true believers. The long storm began in November, when a leak of e-mails from Britain's University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit revealed that key global-warming scientists tried to stifle dissent, politicize peer-review, which led to revelations that the researchers had dumped much of the raw data used to bolster the alarmist argument.
They're finally admitting the science isn't settled. When was the last time you recall an alarmist such as Phil Jones admitting there was any doubt at all about warming in the last decade and a half? Haven't we had it drummed into us ceaselessly that the past decade has been the warmest ever recorded? Prof. Jones's admission to the BBC then is very significant.
Inhofe calls for investigation of researcher Michael Mann. Citing the False Claims Act, which "prohibits certain types of activity generally involving claims for payment of money or receipt of property involving the federal government," [Sen. Jim] Inhofe, who is the ranking member of the Environmental and Public Works Committee, wants [Michael E.] Mann investigated for his use of $500,000 in stimulus funds allotted for climate research. Inhofe suspects that any government funds Mann may have used in conjunction with the IPCC and the Climatic Research Unit would be a violation of the False Claims Act.
Investigate Climate Crimes. A senator wants an investigation of the false climate testimony before Congress and wants Al Gore to reappear. The illegalities may involve more than just lying to Congress. ... Inhofe, in releasing a GOP report questioning the science used to support cap-and-trade legislation, hinted that such activities may be part of a vast criminal enterprise designed to bilk governments, taxpayers and investors while enriching those making the false claims.
Not Fraud, But 'Noble Cause Corruption'. Initial reactions are of two views. Fear-peddling alarmists argue that nothing in the emails changes the science; global warming contrarians scream fraud. A close reading of the emails shows that these views don't explain anything — they merely restate entrenched views. The truth of what has occurred is more subtle.
Climatology: A Generalist Study In a Specialized World. [Scroll down] Inadequate mainstream coverage of CRU/IPCC scandals is an outrage but equaled by lack of protest from most scientists. Silence over corruption of the peer review process is disturbing. Maybe it's blindness induced by funding or politics, but mostly specialization is the cause.
A perfect storm is brewing for the IPCC. While Scotland and North America are still swept by blizzards, in their worst winter for decades, there has been something of a lull in the global warming storm — after three months when the IPCC and Dr Pachauri were themselves battered by almost daily blizzards of new scandals and revelations. And one reason for this lull is that the real message of all the scandals has been lost.
'Something rotten' at the core of climate science. The Institute of Physics, which represents 36,000 physicists across Britain and the world, has told a Commons inquiry into Climategate that the controversial emails at the centre of the storm represent "prima facie evidence of determined and co-ordinated refusals to comply with honourable scientific traditions". In short, the IoP has called into question the integrity of the entire field of climate change.
Head of 'Climategate' research unit admits sending 'pretty awful emails' to hide data. Scientists at the heart of the Climategate row were yesterday [3/1/2010] accused by a leading academic body of undermining science's credibility. The Institute of Physics said 'worrying implications' had been raised after it was revealed the University of East Anglia had manipulated data on global warming.
The Warmers Strike Back. Sen. James M. Inhofe, R- Okla., is considering asking the Justice Department to investigate whether climate scientists who receive taxpayer-funded grants have falsified data. He has identified 17 taxpayer-supported scientists who have been major players in the global warming conspiracy.
Knowledge, Belief, and Global Warming. The law of unintended consequences suggests that any cure may be worse than the disease, if both the disease and a cure for it actually exist. If the disease does not exist, the results are likely to be even worse.
There Has Been No Global Warming Since 1995. The academic at the center of the "Climategate" affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble "keeping track" of the information. Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers.
Oops: Chief Climategate investigator failed to declare eco directorship. The peer leading the second Climategate enquiry at the University of East Anglia serves as a director of one of the most powerful environmental networks in the world, according to Companies House documents — and has failed to declare it.
Scientists Cleared — After One-Day Probe. A first investigation into e-mails leaked from one of the world's leading climate research centers has largely vindicated the scientists involved — although it was based on just a single day of testimony.
Why can't we find a Climategate summary like this in US Media. The level of coverage in America regarding questions raised by the Climategate scandal and other related revelations is a scandal. The Euro-media has been on the story from the beginning and surprisingly, is telling the story in a mostly objective manner. Spiegel Online has an exhaustive, 8-page review of events and discoveries since the Climategate emails were revealed. It shows a climate science community in near chaos and dispirited over the fact that so much data was fabricated or deliberately ignored.
Top Climate Scientist's Exoneration Won't Be the Last Word. When a Penn State board of inquiry unilaterally decided that Michael Mann had broken no rules in the climate-data scandal, global-warming alarmists breathed a sigh of relief, thinking the most damaging episode in their effort to save the planet was behind them. They were wrong.
Brilliantly Exposing Climategate. What all the "global warming" fear-mongering is about is not climate science because "global warming" has nothing to do with climate and everything to do with a political agenda conjured up by Karl Marx and set in motion by Lenin and Stalin. Brian [Sussman] initially takes the reader through the history of communism-socialism in order to put the environmental agenda in context. "It's all a lie. The earth is not warming, and climate always changes — and they know it."
Atmospheric Aerosols: Another Major IPCC Omission. Political whitewash of corrupted climate science of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in full swing. It illustrates the complete political nature of the issue. Indeed, the Chairman of the British Parliament investigating Phil Jones and the CRU specifically said they were not going to look at the science. If they had they would see the extensive and outrageous scientific errors, manipulations of data and omissions of large areas of the complexity that is the weather.
ClimateGate Whitewash. There is now a desperate effort afoot by assorted climate alarmists to explain away the revelations of the incriminating e-mails leaked last year from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A concerted whitewash campaign is in full swing to save the IPCC and its questionable conclusion that the warming of the last thirty years is anthropogenic. But ongoing investigations so far have avoided the real issue, namely whether the reported warming is genuine or a manufactured result by scientists in England and the United States who manipulated temperature data.
The Official Whitewash Continues. The international panel charged with looking into the East Anglia email controversy has issued a report that fails the smell test at every level.
Climate-Gate Gets A Whitewash. The first probe into the integrity of the science being conducted at the Climatic Research Unit is in and nothing's changed. Those who created and perpetuated this sham are not called into account.
Climategate whitewash: Climategate scientists cleared of wrongdoing" read the headline in yesterday's Post. Who expected anything else? The two self-inquiries launched by the University of East Anglia into its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) were always destined to produce whitewashes, as did a recent UK parliamentary inquiry, and as will an "independent" review by the UN.
Climategate: A scandal that won't go away. If you were faced with by far the biggest bill of your life, would you not want to be confident that there was a very good reason why you should pay it? That is why we need to know just how far we can trust the science behind the official view that the world is threatened with catastrophe by global warming — because the measures proposed by our politicians to avert this supposed disaster threaten to transform our way of life out of recognition and to land us with easily the biggest bill in history.
UK Cops Grill FOIA-ers Over Climate-gate. Police investigating the alleged theft of e-mails behind the recent "Climategate" uproar have been telephoning climate change sceptics to question them about their political and scientific beliefs. The Norfolk Constabulary was called in by the University of East Anglia after thousands of its climate scientists' confidential e-mails were published online last November.
A Green-inspired whitewash. To absolutely no one's surprise, global warmists keep insisting Climategate isn't a scandal.
Who's who on climate fraud. Here's a rogue's gallery of five major perpetrators of what's turning out to be the biggest scientific hoax in modern history.
Climategate: Alarmist Scientists Plan a Snow Job. According to recently disclosed e-mails from a National Academies of Science listserv, prominent climate scientists affiliated with the U.S. National Academies of Science have been planning a public campaign to paper over the damaged reputation of global warming alarmism. Their scheme would involve officials at the National Academies and other professional associations producing studies to endorse the researchers' pre-existing assumptions and create confusion about the revelations of the rapidly expanding "Climategate" scandal.
Climate Scientist, Heated Up Over Satirical Video, Threatens Lawsuit. The Penn State climate professor who has silently endured investigations, hostile questioning, legislative probes and attacks by colleagues has finally spoken out. He says he'll sue the makers of a satirical video that's a hit on You Tube.
ClimateDepot's Morano on Mann Lawsuit: 'This Just Goes to Show You How the Mighty Have Fallen'. In case you missed it, expressing dissent about an issue that has become more and more politicized could warrant a lawsuit — even if it's just satire. Michael Mann, a Penn State professor and a central figure in the Climategate scandal, but is best known for his "hockey stick graph" doesn't like being criticized.
The Climategate Investigation. Last month, while the American media were distracted by the health care vote in Congress, the British Parliament published the results of its investigation into East Anglia University's Climate Research Unit (CRU) that has been at the center of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) controversy. It seems that many were hoping that no one would read this report, at least not beyond the milquetoast executive summary.
The Climate-Change Delay. International climate-change hesitation throughout the last month suggests that Climategate may be taking its toll on political agendas after all — not as dramatically as its critics may have hoped, but consistently nonetheless. The United States and Australia were both aggressively pursuing climate-change legislation a year ago, but lawmakers in both countries have spent late March and April backtracking.
Networks Hide the Decline in Credibility of Climate Change Science. For years the global warming alarmists' mantra has been "the science is settled." But a recent series of shocking disclosures about climate science has shaken the credibility of that claim. The first scandal — ClimateGate — came Nov. 20, 2009, after someone leaked thousands of e-mails from a major climate science group: University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU). The e-mails were full of startling admissions like this one: "We can't account for the lack of warming at the moment."
Inventor of Mann-made global warming feels the heat. This blog's hero of the week is Ken Cuccinelli. He's the new Attorney General of Virginia and he's about to launch quite possibly the most delicious and worthwhile law suit in the entire history of litigation: one that could result in Michael Mann — arch-climate-fear-promoter, comedy You Tube Star, creator of the infamous, twice-discredited Hockey Stick — being fined hundreds of thousands of dollars for alleged misuse of state grant funding.
What has been revealed and what does it mean? The scientific case for catastrophic global warming was already showing signs of weakening when the Climategate scientific fraud scandal broke in November 2009. This release of thousands of computer files and emails between leading global warming scientists showed evidence of data manipulation, flouting of freedom of information laws, and attempts to suppress publication of research that disagreed with the alarmist "consensus." Climategate has raised many questions about the reliability of key temperature records as well as the objectivity of the researchers and institutions involved, but it is far from the only global warming-related controversy.
Alarmist Scientists Plan a Snow Job. According to recently disclosed e-mails from a National Academies of Science listserv, prominent climate scientists affiliated with the U.S. National Academies of Science have been planning a public campaign to paper over the damaged reputation of global warming alarmism. Their scheme would involve officials at the National Academies and other professional associations producing studies to endorse the researchers' pre-existing assumptions and create confusion about the revelations of the rapidly expanding "Climategate" scandal.
Leadership. [The mainstream media] report the ideas and expert evidence created by those seeking or holding power. They also produce their own expert evidence to support their stories. There is no other way to explain the mainstream media failure to report on the Climategate fiasco — indeed, as the emails revealed, reporters at major newspapers and media outlets were actively involved.
Did a Secret Climate Deal Launch the Hockey Stick Fakery? As Professor of Geophysics, [Barry] Saltzman served Yale University with distinction from 1968 until his death in 2001. Michael E. Mann's position in the highly politicized sphere of climatology has since grown to be just as significant — but far more controversial. But we may have stumbled upon a sinister connection between the two researchers.
Climategate Taxpayer Fraud Investigation Draws Ideological Heat. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has used the power of government to seek documents from the University of Virginia regarding its former professor and Climategate figure of "hockey stick" fame, Michael Mann. Mr. Cuccinelli is investigating whether Professor Mann engaged in fraud to obtain taxpayer money to fund his research.
Democrats Say Climategate Politicizing Science. The House Energy Independence and Global Warming Select Committee's Democrat leadership actually held a hearing yesterday to complain about what they called the "politicization" of climate science in the wake of the Climategate scandal.
Long list of Climate Scandals. Climate science has produced an entire warehouse full of scandals. In fact the scandals are in such big supply that you can now get them at the House of Climate Science for a dime a dozen. No other science has produced such a huge inventory.
NASA accused of 'Climategate' stalling. The man battling NASA for access to potential "Climategate" e-mails says the agency is still withholding documents and that NASA may be trying to stall long enough to avoid hurting an upcoming Senate debate on global warming.
CEI's NASA global warming lawsuit. In case you missed this item on Thursday [5/27/2010], the Competitive Enterprise Institute is suing NASA over its failure to respond to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act going back to 2007.
More Political Climate Science. In today's odd academic culture, including the world of climate science, academic freedom applies selectively. People use their positions and their email for politicking and electioneering and have no trouble retaining their jobs. But using your email to send out some inconvenient, apolitical weather data that says something your boss or your governor may not like can get you fired.
Alarmists keep ringing the bell. [Scroll down] One might have thought the [Climategate] revelations would discredit the science underlying proposed global warming policy. Indeed, the revelations may have played some role in the failure of last December's Copenhagen climate conference to agree on new carbon emissions limits. But with the political momentum behind policy proposals and billions in research funding at stake, the effect of the emails appears to have been small.
Gagging on Green Garbage. The "East Anglia Event Horizon" occurred on Nov 19, 2009 and that day will live in infamy in the honest history of science. Yet in the nine months since the 'Climate-Gate' disclosure there has NOT BEEN ONE MENTION of this event or any conflicting viewpoints to the AGW orthodoxy presented in Popular Science or Popular Mechanics. Not a single letter to the editor in opposition, not a single mention of ANY other possible climate forcing factors. This is not science, this is despicable political advocacy.
Climategate's Wite-Out Week. [Scroll down a little] Today it was the University of East Anglia's turn to produce results of a similar allegedly "independent" investigation, led by British government- and academia-crat Sir Muir Russell, of their Climatic Research Unit's role in Climategate. The findings were similar, not surprisingly, as the U.K. Register's Andrew Orlowski summarized (without calling it [a whitewash]).
Ayatollahs Clear Ahmadinejad — I Mean Penn State Clears Mann. Penn State University, whose prestige had taken a huge hit after the Climategate emails showed their faculty member, Michael Mann, had engaged in repeated and concerted efforts to hide, manipulate, and destroy scientific data contradicting his alarmist global warming theories, has predictably issued a statement claiming an internal review found Michael Mann did nothing wrong. People who wonder why the "mainstream" media has been bleeding credibility and revenues ... need only look at the media falling all over themselves to claim this "proves" Mann did nothing wrong.
Climategate Investigations Are Arrogant Insults. There were two British investigations into the behavior of scientists at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA) exposed in leaked emails. Both reports provide no answers, no explanations and are only telling for what they did not ask or do and how they were manipulated. The blatant level of cover up is frightening. These are acts by people who believe they are unaccountable because they have carried out the greatest scam in history with impunity. The degree of cover up in both cases is an arrogant in-your-face statement that we are the power and are not answerable to anyone.
Parliament misled over Climategate report, says MP. Parliament was misled and needs to re-examine the Climategate affair thoroughly after the failure of the Russell report, a leading backbench MP told us today [7/10/2010]. "It's not a whitewash, but it is inadequate," is Labour MP Graham Stringer's summary of the Russell inquiry report. Stringer is the only member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology with scientific qualifications — he holds a PhD in Chemistry.
The Climategate Whitewash Continues. Last November there was a world-wide outcry when a trove of emails were released suggesting some of the world's leading climate scientists engaged in professional misconduct, data manipulation and jiggering of both the scientific literature and climatic data to paint what scientist Keith Briffa called "a nice, tidy story" of climate history. The scandal became known as Climategate. Now a supposedly independent review of the evidence says, in effect, "nothing to see here."
New US Court Battle Starts After Disputed Climategate Inquiries. After several Climategate inquiries all dismissed by critics as whitewashes, this is where the real climate war begins, say opponents. Attorney General, Ken Cuccinelli has fired his latest legal salvo with a 41-page brief in a Virginia state courtroom. On Tuesday [7/13/2010] the Albemarle County Circuit Court was presented with the state prosecutor's case as to why the University of Virginia (UVA) cannot refuse to answer a subpoena to disclose documents pertaining to an alleged $500,000 grant fraud by former employee and climate researcher, Michael Mann.
ClimateGate Plus EIGHT. Yes, it's hard to believe that is been over eight months ... and at least five whitewashes ... and a dozen, IPCC admitted non-peer reviewed research retractions ... and finally expert Dr. Roy Spencer is going to stick his toe into the tepid water of denial.
Michael "Hockey Stick" Mann hides atop the climate change ivory tower. The "hockey stick" graph, which purports to show a sudden uptick in global temperatures during the industrial age, should not have become a "central icon of the climate change debate", Mann told the BBC. And yet it did, thanks to its appearance in Al Gore's movie "An Inconvenient Truth," as well as in the U.N. report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change — both of which employ it to advance the theory of anthropogenic [man-made] global warming.
Science Turns Authoritarian. The public's trust is further undermined by scientific scandals, such as the recent ClimateGate affair, when it became apparent that climate scientists, if not overtly cooking their books, were behaving as partisans out to create a unified perception of the climate in order to advance a policy agenda. The climate community is probably the biggest user of the authoritarian voice, with frequent pronouncements that "the science says we must limit atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations to 350 parts per million," or some dire outcome will eventuate.
The EU Connection in Climate Research. The leaking of the East Anglia "Climategate" e-mails and data last November shattered the appearance of a scientific consensus on supposed "man-made global warming" and provided a disturbing insight into the corruption of the scientific process as it relates to the "man-made global warming" hypothesis. The spectacle of scientists stonewalling freedom of information requests, destroying records, hiding unwelcome results, colluding to keep dissenting viewpoints out of scholarly journals, and even suppressing their own acknowledged doubts — all of this made it perfectly clear that other interests were at stake than the pure pursuit of knowledge.
This is the worst scientific scandal of our generation. Our hopelessly compromised scientific establishment cannot be allowed to get away with the Climategate whitewash, says Christopher Booker.
How the Old Media Deliberately Censored New Media Scoops in 2009. [Scroll down] In late November, the New York Times reported that hacked e-mails from climate researchers at the University of East Anglia in England exposed how the scientific experts cited so often by the media on global warming called their opponents "idiots," proposed censoring them from scientific journals, and twisted scientific data to support their policy agenda. This would be a bombshell if the hacked e-mails came from an oil company manipulating data, calling their opponents idiots, and proposing they be censored.
Pop Went the Climate Bubble. The New York Times' editorial writers have apparently spent the last 11 months in a Rip Van Winkle-like state of unconsciousness when it comes to climate change. ... Last November, a host of private and candid e-mails between climate alarmist-scientists stored at the University of East Anglia (UK) somehow made its way into the public domain and history. Like a shot heard around the world, the e-mails instantaneously validated what the climate skeptics had been saying for more than a decade about the alarmists — that they had cooked the books on global warming science and then conspired to silence and belittle their critics.
Climategate and the American Physical Society. Professor Hal Lewis's resignation from the American Physical Society challenges the scientific — as opposed to the merely politically expedient — basis of the "consensus" on global warming.
Having your snowball and eating it too. Global warming activists have had a major problem ever since the embarrassing leak of emails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit uncovered the shenanigans behind the supposedly "settled science" of global warming.
Goodbye Global Warming, Hello Biodiversity. After three decades of trying to push the global warming scam to a point where billions could be made selling and trading bogus "carbon credits", the global schemers have abandoned it in the wake of 2009 revelations that a handful of rogue climate scientists were literally inventing the data to support it. If there is one lesson to be learned from and about environmentalists, it is that they are utterly relentless.
The Green Bubble is about to Burst. There is a revolution coming that is likely to burst the green global warming bubble: the temperature trend used by the IPCC (the U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) to support their conclusion about anthropogenic global warming (AGW) is likely to turn out to be fake. The situation will become clear once Virginia's attorney general, Kenneth Cuccinelli, obtains information now buried in e-mails at the University of Virginia. Or Hearings on Climategate by the U.S. Congress may uncover the "smoking gun" that demonstrates that the warming trend used by the IPCC does not really exist.
The Global Warming Court Battle. From the e-mails leaked from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the so-called Climategate affair, we know that Professor Phil Jones was at the center of a conspiracy to manipulate temperature data. His American analogue was Michael Mann. Even though Jones recommended deletion of all e-mails, it is possible that many e-mails will still be found on the UVA server and furnish the "smoking gun" that can tell us just how the temperature data had been manipulated. The UEA e-mails tell us of attempts to "hide the decline" (of temperature) using "Mike [Mann]'s Nature trick." It is important now to discover the truth, either from e-mail evidence or by direct testimony. Unfortunately, none of the investigations so far have delved into this matter, but instead have produced what amounts to a series of whitewashes.
How the Climategate weasels wriggled free. [Scroll down] And why is this so? In part, at least, it is because of the abject, ongoing failure of our Mainstream Media to report environmental issues with the robust scepticism that ought to be the natural tack of responsible journalists. Too many environmental reporters are still regurgitating press releases handed to them by activist organisations like the WWF, Greenpeace and Friends Of The Earth. In the MSM, as in government, it's like Climategate never happened.
Climategate: One Year and Sixty House Seats Later. It's been one year to the day since hero or heroes still unnamed and unrewarded bestowed upon the world a virtual dossier, the contents of which should have ended the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) debate abruptly and evermore. Remarkably, it didn't. Despite the revelations exposed in the now public climate huckster's handbook, one year later the specter of governance and wealth redistribution both national and international based largely, if not solely, on pseudo-scientific hocus-pocus persists.
Alarmist Scientists Plan a Snow Job. According to recently disclosed e-mails from a National Academies of Science listserv, prominent climate scientists affiliated with the U.S. National Academies of Science have been planning a public campaign to paper over the damaged reputation of global warming alarmism. Their scheme would involve officials at the National Academies and other professional associations producing studies to endorse the researchers' pre-existing assumptions and create confusion about the revelations of the rapidly expanding "Climategate" scandal.
Climategate One Year on — the Curious Missing Police Report. Skeptics refuse to let Climategate go away quietly. As [shown in this article — even 12 months on — legal analysts show how climate criminals can still be put behind bars. If only UK police applied a more powerful legal instrument: the Fraud Act (2006) discredited government scientists could be prosecuted today. Those of us with a modicum of legal training have been saying it all along; with the expertise of the Serious Fraud Office instead of those dawdling backwoods country bobbies, Professor Phil Jones and other accomplices linked with the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), University of East Anglia, England could all be put behind bars serving a ten-year stretch.
Were the "Climategate" Inquiries Whitewashed? The New American has raised the ire of Britain's University of East Anglia (UEA) with an article that briefly recalled the Climategate scandal of November 2009, in which hundreds of hacked e-mails from the school's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) brought accusations of conspiracy and fraud against scientists there. The story is still making headlines more than one year later because the scientists involved are high-profile contributors to the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an organization many skeptics believe was created exclusively to provide evidence of anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and usher in carbon-restricting climate policies.
The Immortal Tyranny Of Climate Change. A year after the Climagate scandal decisively exposed the fraud of global warming, and acting in the face of a new Republican House that does not look kindly on climate change flim-flams, the Obama Administration is preparing to enforce their ideology through EPA greenhouse gas regulations. So much for the latest "hard pivot to jobs," announced only five days ago by President Obama. These EPA regulations are guaranteed job-killers, dropping a huge new tax on every affected business... which will, ultimately, be every business that uses energy.
Top Ten Examples of Media Bias in 2010. [#4] Global warmists' admissions: First, there was Professor Phil Jones's February concession that there has been no global warming since 1995. Then there was IPCC economist Ottmar Edenhofer's frank November assertion that climate policy "is redistributing the world's wealth." Apparently only English newspapers and editorial writers at Investor's Business Daily care about these things. Meanwhile, journalists moaned about how people were no longer buying into the supposedly "settled science."
The Tom Friedman of Climatology. One of the striking features of our political era is that increasing numbers of liberals are coming out of the closet as enemies of the Constitution and of democracy. The latest is James Hansen, who heads the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. Hansen is, to be blunt, an awful human being and one of the worst of the global warming fraudsters. Under his guidance, NASA's data have become so unreliable as to be an embarrassment to any scientists who may still be in the picture.
Yes, Virginia, A Climate Cover-Up. [Michael] Mann was at the heart of the ClimateGate scandal when e-mails were unearthed from Britain's Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. ... Mann was the architect behind the famous "hockey stick" graph that was produced in 1999 but which really should be called the "hokey stick." Developed by Mann using manipulated tree-ring data, it supposedly proved that air temperatures had been stable for 900 years, then soared off the charts in the 20th century.
The Death of Global Warming. The global warming movement as we have known it is dead. ... The movement died from two causes: bad science and bad politics. After years in which global warming activists had lectured everyone about the overwhelming nature of the scientific evidence, it turned out that the most prestigious agencies in the global warming movement were breaking laws, hiding data, and making inflated, bogus claims resting on, in some cases, no scientific basis at all.
The wages of green spin. The East Anglia scientists called for records to be destroyed, said that they were "hiding the decline" in temperatures to declare a warming that wasn't, made computer code annotations about insert[ing a] very artificial adjustment here, and so on. And this week, as I understand things, we will see some more rather disturbing evidence, affirming just how absurd that already silly effort at rationalization and denial is.
Green Pressure Groups Want More Corporate Climate Disclosure. As global warming alarmists scramble to tamp down another Climategate-related scandal and their dire predictions are shown to be untrue again and again, some corporate leaders are still cowed into reporting imaginary climate "risks" by the tactics of Ceres and their cohorts. The report cited Chiquita Brands International, Siemens, Rio Tinto, AES and Xcel Energy as exemplary corporate climate risk reporters. But those companies represented the responsible minority, according to Ceres.
What's Missing from this Story? Nature magazine — not exactly on the top of the sales rack even at Barnes & Noble — last week reported a bizarre story that is receiving no attention in the U.S. media that I've seen: The Eurocrats in Brussels have uncovered a massive organized crime effort that secured $72 million in fraudulent scientific research grants.
69% Say It's Likely Scientists Have Falsified Global Warming Research. The debate over global warming has intensified in recent weeks after a new NASA study was interpreted by skeptics to reveal that global warming is not man-made. While a majority of Americans nationwide continue to acknowledge significant disagreement about global warming in the scientific community, most go even further to say some scientists falsify data to support their own beliefs.
Our Colleges and Universities Produce Educated Fools. [Scroll down] It is the global warmers who got caught with their pants down on manipulating and falsifying data. Their most revered data and graph on man-made global warming, the "Hockey Stick" graph and data were proved to be not only contrary to established facts, but false and fraudulent in their compilation and presentation. A number of "scientists" got in deep trouble over it.
Global Warming: An Obituary. The October 25th edition of The Wall Street Journal sports an editorial titled "The Post-Global Warming World" commenting on the fact that the 17th annual United Nations-sponsored climate change conference in November is likely to be an even greater flop than recent ones. Few, if any, nations will sign on to the huge hoax of reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) to save the world from burning to a crisp. Considering the long years of media-driven drivel about global warming, the hoax should have been over by now, given the exposure in 2009 of thousands of emails between the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) conspirators and growing body of evidence that everything they asserted was a great steaming pile of horse manure. If there was ever a reason for the U.S. to stop funding the U.N., this is it.
The End of Climategate? Climategate erupted into public with the release in November 2009 of thousands of emails sent to and from researchers associated with the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. It became a scandal because some of the emails seemed to suggest that prominent climate researchers may have fiddled with historical climate data with the goal of making recent increases in global average temperature look worse than it is. ... As a possible example of scientifically illegitimate manipulation, skeptics pointed to an email from National Center for Atmospheric Research climate scientist Tom Wigley where he mentioned lowering mid-20th century temperatures by 0.15°C. This would have the effect of making the later increase of global temperatures look steeper.
Climategate II: Won't Get Fooled Again? [Scroll down] As chair of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the second named co-author of the BEST projects four research papers, Professor Curry told the MoS, "This is nowhere near what the climate models were predicting. Whatever is going on here, it doesn't look like it is being dominated by CO2."
'New release' of climate emails. A new batch of emails and other documents from the University of East Anglia's (UEA) Climatic Research Unit has been released on the internet. There are more than 5,000 emails, while other documents include working papers relating to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A similar release in 2009 triggered the "ClimateGate" affair and accusations of fraud that inquiries later dismissed. Now, as then, the release comes shortly before the annual UN climate summit.
Uh oh, global warming loons: here comes Climategate II! Two years after the Climategate, a further batch of emails has been leaked onto the internet by a person — or persons — unknown. And as before, they show the "scientists" at the heart of the Man-Made Global Warming industry in a most unflattering light. ... What these emails confirm is that the great man-made global warming scare is not about science but about political activism.
Climategate 2.0: More trouble for Mann et al. The same group that brought us the email dump last year from the East Anglia Climate Research Center have done it again. Through a few blogs, they have made public about 5000 more emails from the warming advocates — and the emails show they are more than scientists in this regard — that reveal more attempts to hide bad news, more attempts to discredit critics and skeptics, and more arrogant assumptions that have dubious scientific value.
Climategate 2.0: the Warmists' seven stages of grief. Climategate 2.0 — the gift that goes on giving. And you know how good it is from the reaction of the trolls. They're going mental. On the one hand they'd like to insist it's a non-story. On the other hand, the more shrilly they shriek it's a non-story the more evident it becomes just what a great story it is.
Climategate 2.0? More Emails Leaked From Climate Researchers. A new batch of emails purportedly stolen from the servers at the University of East Anglia were posted online Tuesday [11/22/2011], echoing the 2009 data breach dubbed "Climategate" that turned the world's attention to the internal debates among scientists hoping to determine whether man's actions are warming the planet. Excerpts from the emails posted on climate skeptic websites are certainly eye-opening.
Climategate 2.0: the most damning email of them all. "What was the most damning email in the entire Climategate saga?" future historians will no doubt ask. "Was it the Hide the Decline one? Was it maybe the one where Michael Mann tries to recruit private detectives to spy on Steve McIntyre for the crime of debunking his Hockey Stick? Was it the one where Kevin Trenberth describes it as a "travesty" that he and his climate conspirators can't account for the lack of warming?" Nope. None of the above.
Climategate scientists DID collude with government officials to hide research. Following on from the original 'climategate' emails of 2009, the new package appears to show systematic suppression of evidence, and even publication of reports that scientists knew to to be based on flawed approaches. And not only do the emails paint a picture of scientists manipulating data, government employees at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) are also implicated. ... The emails paint a clear picture of scientists selectively using data, and colluding with politicians to misuse scientific information.
Latest Climategate Emails: BBC 'In Cahoots With Climategate Scientists'. Imagine if it were discovered that free-market think tanks were caught vetting scripts of Fox News programs, intervening to prevent free-market sceptics from receiving air time, and consulted with the network about how it should alter its programing in a free-market direction. The howls of outrage would be loud, long and unrelenting from other news networks, the wire services, and leading U.S. newspapers.
Is the global warming scare the greatest delusion in history? To grasp the almost suicidal state of unreality our Government has been driven into by the obsession with global warming, it is necessary to put together the two sides to an overall picture — each vividly highlighted by events of recent days. On one hand there is the utterly lamentable state of the science which underpins it all, illuminated yet again by "Climategate 2.0", the latest release of emails between the leading scientists who for years have been at the heart of the warming scare. On the other hand, we see the damage done by the political consequences of this scare, which will directly impinge, in various ways, on all our lives.
Leaked Emails Raise Questions About NYT's ClimateGate Coverage. The most striking take-away from the emails is how obsessed the climatologists seemed to be with media coverage — almost as if they were public relations associates as opposed to scientists. The extent of cooperation between the climate researchers and some friendly news outlets is also fascinating.
Proof it is climate hoax? The second batch of e-mails — stolen according to the Associated Press (which sued to get Sarah Palin's e-mails) — shows once and for all that climate change/global warming is a fraud and not science, according to critics of the academicians who swear that man's activity is pushing weather to extremes that will devastate life on Earth in just a few years.
Climategate 2.0. Last week, 5,000 files of private email correspondence among several of the world's top climate scientists were anonymously leaked onto the Internet. Like the first "climategate" leak of 2009, the latest release shows top scientists in the field fudging data, conspiring to bully and silence opponents, and displaying far less certainty about the reliability of anthropogenic global warming theory in private than they ever admit in public.
The Great Global Warming Fizzle. First released on the eve of the Copenhagen climate summit two years ago and recently updated by a fresh batch, the "hide the decline" emails were an endless source of fun and lurid fascination for those of us who had never been convinced by the global-warming thesis in the first place. But the real reason they mattered is that they introduced a note of caution into an enterprise whose motivating appeal resided in its increasingly frantic forecasts of catastrophe. Papers were withdrawn; source material re-examined. The Himalayan glaciers, it turned out, weren't going to melt in 30 years. Nobody can say for sure how high the seas are likely to rise — if much at all. Greenland isn't turning green. Florida isn't going anywhere.
Eco-Absurdity: Billions of dollars have been wasted on claims of a massive increase of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth's atmosphere and entire careers, organizations, and government agencies have been financed to advance the hoax. So much depends on this cash flow that the fraud's machinery continues to function.
Climategate (Part II). Before anyone had time to get very far into this vast archive, the climate campaigners were ready with their critical review: Nothing worth seeing here. Out of context! Cherry picking! "This is just trivia, it's a diversion," climate researcher Joel Smith told Politico. On the other side, Anthony Watts, proprietor of the invaluable WattsUpWithThat.com skeptic website, had the kind of memorable line fit for a movie poster. With a hat tip to the famous Seinfeld episode, Watts wrote: "They're real, and they're spectacular!"
Senator Inhofe Dances On the Climate Change Grave. The United Nations is holding a "climate change" conference in Durban, even as the last shreds of credibility are being sandblasted away from the climate change movement by the latest ClimateGate emails. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK), who attended a previous climate change summit as a skeptic, decided to send a video message to Durban, in which he gets in their faces and taunts them.
What's Going on Behind the Curtain? Climategate 2.0 and Scientific Integrity. Climategate, both 1 and 2, are textbook cases of gross lapses in professional ethics and scientific malfeasance. To understand why, one must first understand what science is and how it is supposed to operate. ... Climategate parts one and two are a series of leaked e-mails from arguably the most prominent researchers promoting the idea that humans are causing catastrophic global warming. The e-mails show the scientists involved to be violating their professional ethics with the result that climate science in particular and science as an institution more generally is brought into question.
Obama's Justice Department joins Britain's 'Climategate' leaker manhunt. I have seen apparent proof that the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), Criminal Division, is working with United Kingdom police to pursue the leaker of the 2009 and 2011 "Climategate" emails. I have learned that last week DOJ sent a search-and-seizure letter to the host of three climate-change "skeptic" blogs. Last night, UK police raided a blogger's home and removed computers and equipment.
Prosecute Climategate? As the annual global cooling/global warming ... conference wraps up, this time in Durban, South Africa, we bid adieu to the UN's plan to take over the world in the name of saving the planet from man-made calamity. The Climategate 2.0 e-mails are out and they show a pattern of deception and possible fraud by the UN's International Panel on Climate Change and its Nobel Peace Prize (which it shared with the clueless Al Gore).
Did U.S. Gov't Help Hide Climate Data? Are your tax dollars helping hide global warming data from the public? Internal emails leaked as part of "Climategate 2.0" indicate the answer may be "Yes." The original Climategate emails — correspondence stolen from servers at a research facility in the U.K. and released on the Internet in late 2009 — shook up the field of climate research. Now a new batch posted in late November to a Russian server shows that scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit refused to share their U.S. government-funded data with anyone they thought would disagree with them.
Climategate: police raid home of blogger in UEA 'stolen' emails probe. Police investigating the alleged theft of thousands of emails from the university at the centre of the "climategate" scandal have raided the home of a Roger Tattersall in Leeds. Officers seized computers from the home of Roger Tattersall, who writes under the pseudonym TallBloke as part of inquiries into leaks of emails between climate scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Climategate 2 Emails Loaded with Bombshells. New and explosive revelations continue to emerge from the Climategate 2 emails, two weeks after the 5,000-plus emails were first publicly unveiled. While Climategate 2 does not share the "novelty factor" of Climategate 1, the contents of the Climategate 2 emails are at least as appalling as Climategate 1. Most importantly, the Climategate 2 emails show scientists at the forefront of global warming activism acknowledging serious flaws in alarmist global warming theory, working together to hide data contradicting alarmist global warming theory, and taking concerted and nefarious action to ruin the careers of scientists and peer-reviewed science journal editors who publish studies and data that undermine alarmist global warming claims.
Climategate 2 Reveals Further Scientific Misconduct, Doubts. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in damage control mode once again after an anonymous source released more than 5,000 emails revealing misconduct and fraud among prominent scientists at the heart of the assertion that humans are causing a global warming crisis. The release of the emails, known as Climategate 2, came nearly two years to the day after a similar publication of emails initiated the infamous Climategate scandal.
New E-Mails Rock The Global Warming Debate. Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political "cause" rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.
ClimateGate II: Email 4766 — Data? Hide It. Forget It. Tom Nelson is doing an incredible job going through every single email in the most recent batch, and comes up with this doozy from Phil Jones.
From Climategate Central: The skeptics were right. The world is cooling. Finally, this admission comes from the British weather service (the Met Office) and the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit — the center of the Climategate Conspiracy in which some climatologists conspired to manipulate data in a mad effort to "prove" their daft theory that using carbon-based fuels would turn the planet into Hell On Earth. They now must admit the truth that Global Warming is in error.
Global warming's 'dirty laundry'. The American Tradition Institute (ATI) is going after 12,000 emails sent or received by Michael E. Mann while he was on the staff of the publicly-funded university [of Virginia]. Mr. Mann is famous for coming up with one of the "tricks" used to "hide the decline" in global temperatures. ... The institute has about 200 emails that it obtained from a number of sources, including the Climategate leaks. The messages show preachers of imminent climate catastrophe like Mr. Mann weren't interested in the kind of open discussion that allows scientific progress. Various exchanges included warnings to "PLEASE DELETE" the email after reading.
Global warmists throw in the towel. The IPCC report of 2007, which won the Nobel Prize for Peace, ironically is this crazy movement's downfall. A laughable (in hindsight) claim that the Himalayas would be ice-free in 23 years showed that the report was thrown together and not vetted — much less properly peer-reviewed. Global warming charlatans such as Michael Mann and Phil Jones tried to hide their work from any scrutiny. Our gullible government kept the grants going as bureaucrats never questioned these frauds — and gullible reporters continued to carry water for them even after Climategate showed that this was a charade.
Fakegate Opens a Door. If the current situation involving Peter Gleick looks eerily similar to the Watergate burglar story, is it not a good idea to start peeling back more layers of this mess, since there are indications that there has never been any validity to the portrayal of skeptic climate scientists as untrustworthy shills of the fossil fuel industry?
Gleick, Other Alarmists Poison Climate Discussion. Efforts to facilitate an open and honest discussion of global warming issues were dealt a serious blow in February as prominent scientist and global warming alarmist Peter Gleick confessed to assuming the identity of a Heartland Institute board member in order to steal the organization's internal documents and send them to global warming activists and sympathetic members of the media.
Romney's Pending Sellout on Global Warming. The theory that humans are causing catastrophic global warming by burning fossil fuels and releasing "greenhouse" gases lapsed into self-parody in the past couple of weeks with the scandal of Fakegate. Here is the full context to understand that story, which is valuable because it serves as a further revelation and metaphor for the entire fabrication of global warming.
Climategate 2 Reveals More Scientific Misconduct, Doubts. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is in damage control mode once again after an anonymous source released more than 5,000 emails revealing misconduct and fraud among prominent scientists at the heart of the assertion that humans are causing a global warming crisis. The release of the emails, dubbed Climategate 2, came nearly two years to the day after a similar publication of emails initiated the infamous Climategate scandal.
Behind "Fakegate". What could be more American than encouraging a robust debate on one of the most controversial issues of the day? The answer — for some on the left, anyway — is: lie about your opponents and make a pathetic effort to discredit them. That, at least, is what an activist named Peter Gleick decided to do in a backwards attempt to promote his view that global warming is unquestionably and primarily a man-made phenomenon — one that will cause calamitous changes in the environment.
The Questions That Were Never Asked. Had these questions been asked and answered, this affair would have been over long ago. Some of the most obvious and important questions have never been asked or answered. The list of questions also shows that UEA administration clearly understood the sort of questions that needed to be asked. They accordingly know that Muir Russell didn't ask those questions. Perhaps that was their strategy — sort of like hiring a Inspector Clouseau confident that he would never stumble across the real plot. Or perhaps it was a serendipitous result from administrators wanting to whitewash the situation.
Climategate 2.0: New E-Mails Rock The Global Warming Debate. A new batch of 5,000 emails among scientists central to the assertion that humans are causing a global warming crisis were anonymously released to the public yesterday, igniting a new firestorm of controversy nearly two years to the day after similar emails ignited the Climategate scandal. Three themes are emerging from the newly released emails: (1) prominent scientists central to the global warming debate are taking measures to conceal rather than disseminate underlying data and discussions; (2) these scientists view global warming as a political "cause" rather than a balanced scientific inquiry and (3) many of these scientists frankly admit to each other that much of the science is weak and dependent on deliberate manipulation of facts and data.
The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples. [#16] Climategate: The Old Media establishment has almost exclusively reported global warming from the point of view of religiously zealous warmists. But when thousands of emails were released to the public by hackers that proved that climate "scientists" were cooking the data and then working with members of the media, especially the BBC, to sell global warming theories, the Old Media tried its best to completely ignore the story.
Climategate II: Scientists pushed to hide data. Emails leaked to the AP show the U.S. and other governments pushed scientists preparing a new UN climate report due out next week to omit or downplay evidence that the earth's atmosphere has stopped warming for the past 15 years.
Six Degrees of Warmerization. "Climategate" wasn't only about the science — "Hide the decline" et al. It was also about the general thuggishness with which Mann and his gang treated anyone who disagreed with them, however mildly: The science is settled. Got it? Nice little peer-review journal you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it. The joke "investigations" conducted in the wake of Climategate chose to let the Clime Syndicate skate.
Why I Don't Read 'Peer-Reviewed' Climate Science Papers. "Peer-review" — certainly where climate "science" is concerned — is a busted flush. We learned this from the Climategate emails. Here's one from Phil Jones of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. "I can't see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow — even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!" The Kevin, by the way, is another member of the Warmista cabal, Kevin Trenberth. What Jones is privately admitting here — remember, he never realised that the Climategate emails were going to go public — is that where climate "science" is concerned, "peer-review" has long since degenerated into "pal review".
The Top 50 Liberal Media Bias Examples. [#16] Climategate: The Old Media establishment has almost exclusively reported global warming from the point of view of religiously zealous warmists. But when thousands of emails were released to the public by hackers that proved that climate "scientists" were cooking the data and then working with members of the media, especially the BBC, to sell global warming theories, the Old Media tried its best to completely ignore the story. Weeks and weeks went by before the first few mavens of the Old Media finally mentioned the emails that put the lie to the "consensus" of global climate change. Thousands of more Climategate emails have been released recently, but have you heard of them?
Why Climate Skepticism Thrives. Who can forget Climategate? As I worked on a research report at the University of East Anglia in 2009, we received word that the university's email system had been breached. Later that week, I learned that thousands of emails and documents were leaked from the email account of a climate scientist at the Climatic Research Unit in my university. The emails, exchanged between him and other climate scientists across the globe, revealed data manipulations of enormous proportions, done with the sole objective of making the current warming trend appear more dangerous than it was. Public confidence in climate scientists took a big hit, and people are able to decode the scientists' manipulation with data even 10 years later.
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