Climategate Round-Up #4

Welcome to the fourth thrilling instalment of the CRU hack/leak round-up.  Since the scandal is now popularly known as climategate, I’ve adjusted the post title to reflect the will of the people.  Because that’s how it’s supposed to be.

If you’re new to climategate, a good place to pick up how this got started and why it matters is here: Climategate for Dummies.

Climate Depot also has lots of continually updated stories on climategate and there is a handy video who’s who at WUWT.

For fun, read the round-up and then take the Climategate quiz at The Shadowlands.

Climategate Data & Fallout

After the initial rush to comb through the leaked emails, it looks like the real undoing for the motley CRU will be their code.  It gets picked apart here, with shocking results.

Calls for a criminal investigation begin:

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As the impact of the leaked emails sinks in, the CRU ‘scientists’ reputations sink to charlatans and thieves.

An IPCC scientist calls for Michael Mann and the motley CRU to be fired from the UN’s climate fiction organization because they are ‘no longer credible.’

Another scientist wants to go further and suggests that the IPCC itself has passed its best-before date.  Watt’s has more of Mike Hulme’s IPCC deathwatch.

One defense of global warming science says that the CRU leak involves only a few scientists and that does not affect the overall conclusion that the planet is about to boil us all into vapor.  That defense ignores the inconvenient truth that the scientists caught burying data, manipulating results and generally behaving badly lead the global warming charge and have the ear of policymakers.

Rigging peer review damaged the very process that scaremongers cry means everything when faced with inconvenient skeptical scientists.  Heh.

Piers Corbyn calls for Hopenchangen in Copenhagen to be canceled.  Good idea, but then where would all the hypocrites go?

Dodgy science gets us all off the hook.

Michael Mann will be investigated for his part in Climategate.  To be fair, one of the emails connected to Mann is from CRU asking him to delete emails related to AR4 but there is no evidence he did any such thing.  He faked the hockey stick and manipulates data like a fiend, so there’s enough rope to hang him with without guessing what he might or might not have deleted.

The IPCC, surrounded.

Hide the decline, redux.

Climategate in the Media

Despite the MSM’s best efforts to prop up the global warming hoax’s most embarrassing moment by either NOT reporting it, or spinning it to avoid the inconvenient truth, readers are ahead of the story.  The comments at the Houston Chronicle take the paper to the woodshed for failing to report the news.

Mark Steyn weighs in on climategate:

It might be that “climate change” is an organized criminal conspiracy to defraud the entire developed world. Or there might be a “good explanation”. I’d be interested to hear it.

Glover knows that something is rotten in the state of East Anglia.

media priorities explained
media priorities explained

The Examiner discovers that Climategate is bad for Obama.  Which explains the media silence nicely.

CRU no longer has the raw data that the global warming hoax was based on, because they destroyed it.  Is this the story that will blow the lid off of Climategate and send it mainstream?

The BBC’s Paul Hudson had the leaked data emailed to him over one month before Climategate.  Now he has nothing to say, has the BBC silenced him?

Canada’s state-funded CBC (or Can-Jazeera as I prefer to call them) discovers that their audience knows all about the stories they refuse to cover:

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The worst scientific scandal of our generation.  Quite.

The Economist covers the motley CRU misbehavior but continues to push ‘AGW is really real, honest’ garbage.  Which is why they lost my subscription.

ABC finally covers Climategate on TV.  Another week and even NBC won’t be able to ignore it.

Hippie Heads Exploding

What, exactly, are the alarmists afraid of?  Truth, perhaps.

Too little, too late?  The motley CRU announce their intention to release ALL their data.  As if that will erase the evidence of their collusion to hide/destroy or otherwise interfere with the scientific process.

Climategate wrecks the precious consensus so beloved of weather hysterics everywhere.

Google, founded by wannabe hippies with a big jet, tried to suppress the rising tide of Climategate.  Inconveniently, the people will not be suppressed.  Bing’s autosuggest has no compunction about coughing up Climategate after only entering C-L-I.  Hmmm.

Global warming scientists dismissed skeptics and refused to engage them.  That strategy looks pretty short-sighted these days.

It’s the totalitarianism, stupid.  For a Canadian example of an intolerant green totalitarian, see here.

'I once sold a hoax this big'
'I once sold a hoax this big'

Economist and climategate apologist Paul Krugman gets the verbal equivalent of a face slapping with a rancid kipper by Don Easterbrook.

Oh noes, more bad news for hippies, the Germans tried to warn the world about the global warming hoax 2 years ago.  When you’ve lost the Germans…

Hugo Rifkind, possibly the dumbest lefty out there:

…when I can’t be arsed properly to understand something, I tend to defer to those who can. I trust engineers to build bridges and I trust doctors to cure diseases. Likewise climatologists on man-made global warming. Most of them seem to believe in it. They might all be wrong, but they’re less likely to be wrong than I am. Call me a mindless stooge, but that’s good enough for me.

Rifkind gets his wish here.

Climategate Hottie

So I watched a little Firefly over the weekend, which brought this spottie to mind (spottie = space hottie).  She also stars in Mad Men, which I figure must be an accurate description of the motley CRU, and she’s wearing green and that’s good enough for me.  Climategaters, your day is brghtened by Ms. Christina Hendricks.

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Thanks for reading.

What Sort of Person Defends Climategate?

Really, you couldn’t make this up.

First, sneering at skeptics:

Imagine a Premier League of cranks and conspiracy theorists. Who do you reckon would top it? It’s a tough call. I think Holocaust deniers would lift the cup, with 9/11 truthers not far behind. But there’s a new lot on the rise, recently promoted from Division One: global warming sceptics. Fuelled by the hype surrounding Climategate, those who believe that climate change has nothing to do with mankind’s release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere have had a storming week – led, in case you hadn’t noticed, by our very own James Delingpole.

Well, brilliant though he is, Delingpole’s about as much of a scientist as he is the captain of the England rugby team.

Then the ‘nothing to see here, move along’ dismissal of climategate:

… if we submit to the science, we can then properly start by far the most important debate: what we need to do about global warming. The Left is winning that one by a very long way indeed, and they’re laughing, because Delingpole and co. have led the Right to completely the wrong battleground.

And the best bit, who wrote this:

AGW alarmism counts, you know.
AGW alarmism counts, you know.

The full article featuring the mad skillz of Will Heaven.

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CRU Hack/Leak Round-Up #3

It’s Black Friday in America, and you can bet that the mood of climate alarmists is as dark when they discover that the holiday has done nothing to dampen public enthusiasm for ‘climategate’ news.

Here’s the third Round-Up, you can see the first here and the second here.  If you missed the regular edition of the Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, it’s here. Enjoy.

The Leak/Hack

The San Francisco Chronicle covers the ‘hack’ but fails to look at what the released emails and data might mean.  The paper interviewed a series of invested climate scaremongers to assure the Left Coasties that  there is nothing to see here, move along.

As goes the UK climate science credibility, so goes Middle Earth’s too?

If you don’t yet understand why the leak/hack is such big news, it’s because the people are involved shape the science, and the debate.  Here is an excellent chart that shows the relative email hierarchy of those exposed in the CRU leak.

The Inconvenient Emails/Data

The leaked CRU emails exposed bad behaviour, the code exposes junk science manipulated beyond the point where even the manipulators cannot figure out if it means anything:

I am very sorry to report that the rest of the databases seem to be in nearly as poor a state as
Australia was. There are hundreds if not thousands of pairs of dummy stations, one with no WMO
and one with, usually overlapping and with the same station name and very similar coordinates. I
know it could be old and new stations, but why such large overlaps if that's the case? Aarrggghhh!
There truly is no end in sight.

The Willis Eisenbach connection.  If you don’t know ’bout Willis, read the link.

Steve McIntyre explains the now infamous  ‘trick’ to hide the decline.

What do the emails show, apart from bullying and data manipulation?  How about total disregard for the scientific process.

The motely CRU’s emails and garbage code has all been too much for James Delinpole, in fact he’s so excited that he’s comparing the leak with the fall of the Berlin Wall, then writes something about zombie Reagan.  Good times.

The evidence of AGW that, well, wasn’t.

The UN IPCC decided that hiding the decline was perfectly fine.

Has the UK whitewash already begun? Remember this old adage, it’s not the crime that kills you, it’s the cover-up.

The CRU Hack/Leak in the Media

The US Congress has started an investigation into the CRU leak, which might be very bad news for Michael Mann.

Phil Jones, the head of the CRU and the man that vowed to delete data before releasing it to skeptics, dismisses that there is any conspiracy.  Well, that clears that up then, shall we all go to Hopenchangen as scheduled?

Piers Corbyn stomped over Russian TV with a mighty interview, and then very nicely dropped by the Daily Bayonet in the comments.

Andy and Michael, sitting in a tree….

Fun with Fox:

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The Age finds that climate scaremongers were caught out.

The BBC, blew a bona fide scoop on the CRU leak and prefers to peddle the scaremongering.

Get active and start calling your local political representative, it’s the only way to slay the green giant.

CNN finally gets around to mentioning climategate, which is disturbing because it can only mean that nothing devastating happened to a celebrity today.

Hippie Heads Explode

Delingpole examines the squirming alarmists as they struggle to comprehend how their cozy little climate con exploded into the public eye.

A sure sign that the apocalypse is near is when it is left to George Monbiot be the only lefty talking sense about the fallout from the CRU leak.

It’s good job that skeptics have enough red meat from the CRU leak, because the weather hysterics want us to give up our steaks ‘to save the planet’.

Carol ‘never put anything in writing‘ Browner sees nothing to concern her from the CRU leak.  Color me shocked.

Michael Mann responds to the CRU leak, and in some small way throws the motley CRU under the bus.  He’s still staying quiet about why the Miami Vice movie was so bad.

The climate alarmists strike back at the viral #climategate Twitter with the lamest  tag ever – swifthack.  They think it’s clever because they despise Marc Morano for his part in destroying JFKerry’s run at President, but of course, you’d have to know that for their tag to make sense, and most folks don’t remember Kerry at all.

Michael Mann has re-discovered the Medieval Warm Period.  Oh noes.

Ed Begley, funnier than all hell trying to defend the cause he’s wasted his recent life promoting and screaming about peer review.  Grab popcorn.

CRU Hack/Leak Hottie

I mentioned Middle Earth above, in relation to New Zealand.  You get it or you don’t, Google it.

I wasn’t going to do this, but I couldn’t Elf myself.  Here’s Liv Tyler:

liv arwen

CRU Hack/Leak: Piers Corbyn on Russian TV

Update: Piers writes in the comments: “Do visit our website http://www.weatheraction.com for more facts and the graphs they showed on TV which are in our News Archive WANews No 55″

So, you heard the man, go visit.

Must see TV:

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It’s a fair debate but really goes off after 9 minutes.  Enjoy.

Global Warming Hoax Weekly Round-Up, Nov.25 2009

The Round-Up comes a day early because tomorrow is Thanksgiving for my US readers and no-one wants snark with their turkey and football.

It’s been a bad week for AGW alarmists following the CRU emails hack/leak.  Their script called for pre-Hopenchangen scaremonger stories of planetary doom, instead they are up to their armpits denying that the leading scientists behind global warming have manipulated data, bullied skeptics and avoided FOI requests.

All that, and now they have another weekly round-up to worry about.  And it has a special CRU section.  (Cue maniacal evil laugh)

Part One: Al Gore & Friends

Intrepid blogger Klockarman of Gore Lied ventured out from behind the keyboard to attend a rally protesting Al Gore’s Oregon visit.  See the picture-tastic anti-Goreacle fest here.

The Great Propheteer blogged about how wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen would be with the addition of his awesomeness Obama.  The  question is  if Obama fails to get what he wants at Hopenchangen in Copenhagen for a second time, will he nuke the Danes into dust?

Obama takes rejection badly
Obama takes rejection badly

Gore appeared on Saturday Night Live, because the climate crisis needs a few laugh tracks.  Oh, and he has a book to sell before all the wheels fall off the global warming wagon.

Al went to Atlanta to deliver a lecture.  Yeah, boring, I know.

Bad news for Albertans, Al is ready to blame Canada’s tar sands for global destruction:

Extracting oil from Alberta’s tar sands jeopardizes the survival of our species

Not too alarmist, right?

Part Two: AGW Scaremongers

Clever programmers have developed an app (for Mac only, because hippies drive Mac) to measure your carbon footprint.  Here’s a handy guide to the timeless question ‘am I a hippie?’.  If you install this app, why yes, you are a hippie.

Oh noes, the seas will rise 15 feet.  Really, that much?  You’re sure?

Americans can be proud of the fact that the Democrat controlled Senate has agreed to give a jug-eared inbred horse lover £165 million to save forests.  Because the USA is just swimming in cash these days, right?

100 things caused by global warming. The Heritage Foundation has made a noble attempt, but for the real list of all things blamed on global warming, you must read The List.

Oh noes, we’re all going to die, and it has something to do with Kevin Bacon.  Or something.

Kevin later ate this polar bear.  With bacon.
Kevin later ate this polar bear. With bacon.

The EU has a new president, Herman Von Rumpy-Pumpy, and he’s an honest guy.  Watch him reveal plans for global governance.

Where are the damned torpedoes?  16 ships that create as much pollution as all the cars in the world.  How come there’s never a Somali pirate when you need one?

A moonbat actor doubles down on stupid and pushes peer review as the measure by which all climate science must be regarded.  He shouts a lot, too.

The UK’s Health Secretary wants Britons to stop eating meat.  Britons want their Health Secretary to read the news.

‘Fink of the kids.

Icebergs defy warming and head North for the winter.

Canada is doomed.  Or at least a lot of its money is.

Scientists in denial about what happened to global warming science’s credibility issue a pre-Hopenchangen statement about how warm they say we’ll get if we don’t wreck the global economy.  Meanwhile, the world giggled at the fact they had no pants on.

Californians, or lemmingus Californicus as they will be remembered, pass a cap and trade bill.  Because the stolen 10% of your populations income needs to be spent on something.

Part Three: Inconvenient Truths

Copenhagen comes at a high price, and its not just the cost of getting lots of journalists there.

The Green movement stopped being about improving the environment a long time ago and became about limiting growth, wealth and happiness.

Got an eco-crapper?  Lucky you.

Global warming causes early ice?

an inconvenient floe
an inconvenient floe

The curly mercury bombs that greens want us to use to read by, aren’t actually very good.

The Earth; you know it’s actually pretty cool.

For once, climate skeptics get to dress up in silly costumes to protest something. Note the lack of destroyed property and absence of injured policemen.

The Toyota Prius and other fatally flawed hybrids might help end the dependence on foreign oil, but it will create a new dependence on Chinese rare earth metals.  Unintended consequences, much?

CNN refuses to cover climategate, because that would interupt wall-to-wall coverage of what M’Chel wore to the Ball.  But the network did notice an inconvenient poll.

Ouch:

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Warming, what warming?

Part Three and A Bit – A Special Section: The CRU Hack/Leak

You can see previous round-ups of the CRU leak here and here, just in case you missed them.

Unreliable Andy and a tale of two Revkins.

Perhaps overlooked in all the climategate furor, here is this week’s must read: The Climate Skeptic’s Handbook II

The BBC covers climategate.  Yeah, you might need to read that again.

The Freedom of Information Act only applies if you’re not a troublesome skeptic.  Wait, what?

The motley CRU and the UEA go into damage control mode and run headlong into Andrew Bolt wielding his mighty cluebat.

The ‘scientists’ at CRU have some mad skillz at Photoshop.  And these geniuses think they know what the weather will be in 2050?

Let’s use the CRU leak to pause and consider what exactly we should do.

Dr Roy invokes a messy Presidential emission to describe what happened to the motley CRU this week.  Eww, frankly.

Mark Steyn unloads on Phil Jones.  And yes, that is an unfortunate sentence to place under the Dr Roy one, sorry about that.

Double standards at the New York Times.  The NYT used to be a paper, didya know?

Most of the MSM blacked out (on) the story.

The BBC wobbles on climate change after the CRU leak.

Congress looks into the leak and will investigate.  That’ll get the network’s attention, eventually.

Strap on your PJ’s and learn the 3 things you need to know about climategate.

Are statistics the final nail in the coffin of the AGW hoax?  Revenge of the nerds, at last!

An inconvenient code, perhaps Dan Brown might be interested in pulling a Crichton for his next book?

Should you care about the CRU leak?  Why yes, you should.

The motley CRU and Obama, closer than you might think.

If the media didn’t have double standards, they’d have none.

Part Four: AGW in the News

This section is a bit thin because most stories have been about the CRU hack/leak.  Still, here’s a few links to keep you going:

Plan B from outer space the US Senate.

The Guardian spins the early news about the CRU leak.

George Monbiot was in the middle of a spat with James Delingpole when the CRU news broke, but I think Delingpole won.

The 12 C’s of global warming alarmism.

We need a global body to direct green technology?  What could possibly go wrong?

Janet Daley is a skeptic, and proud of it.

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Part Five: Global Hottie

This week’s global hottie is a genuine green-nut.  She admits to taking cold showers, which might be good advice for some readers.  Please welcome Helena Christensen (from Hopenchangen Copenhagen!) to the Round-Up.

click for Danish goodness
click for Danish goodness

Thanks for reading, and a very happy Thanksgiving to my American readers.

CRU Hack/Leak Round-Up #2

The CRU hack/leak story is moving fast, and it’s tough to keep up, but fear not, for another bonus round-up is here to help.

Did the BBC hide the story for a month?  Did Phil Jones know he’d be compared to a famous but unpleasant Presidential emission?  You’ll be surprised what you can learn.  Oh, and I turned up the snark-o-matic, enjoy.

The Leak/Hack

BBC weatherman Paul Hudson confirms the leaked emails are genuine.  He knows this because they were emailed to him in October.  The obvious questions are, who emailed it to him, and why did Hudson not think evidence of corruption and collusion worthy of reporting?

Was it a hack, or a leak?  Maybe it was neither.

Lord Lawson, Thatcherite ex-Chancellor of the Exchequer, demands a public enquiry into the exposed malpractice and deception of the motley CRU.

Sen. Inhofe makes me look like a genius and demands an investigation.  Thanks, Jim.

Pile on!  The CEI sues NASA/GISS for ignoring FOIA requests.  For any lefties reading, this is a face palm moment.  Go ahead, we’ll wait.

not the WWF again
not the WWF again

If it was a leak, whodunnit?

Malkin notes that enquiries are being demanded on both sides of the Atlantic. Popcorn, bring me it.

It’s the fraud, stupid.

The Inconvenient Emails/Data

Revenge of the nerds: a programmer trawls through the leaked CRU code and giggles mightily at what he finds.

Settled science, what science? James Taranto on the revelations of corruption.

Revenge of the nerds part deux: a statistician digs into the code, and is unimpressed.

Viscount Monkton reviewed the data and emails and determines that the motley CRU are criminals. Ouch, don’t sugar coat it or anything.

The CRU leak undermines scientist’s credibility and the IPCC’s ability to push junk science at a very bad time for the alarmists as they pack their bags for Hopenchangen in Copenhagen.

hopenchangenThe motley CRU made ASSes of themselves.

Freakonomicist Dubner see the ugly side of science.

Warmist believers cannot believe what they are finding out about the people they trusted were selling them, and boy, are they upset.

Do Jones et al’s repeated statements about denying FOI requests mean that the data set wasn’t lost, but deleted?

The CRU Hack/Leak in the Media

The Australian covers the bunfight between alarmists and skeptics, giving fair weight to the inconvenient truths exposed in the CRU leak.

Planet Gore compares the CRU leak to Clintonesque spooge on a blue dress.  Apologies for the imagery, but they said it.

The Washington Post weighs in and picks on Jones and Mann.

The Chicago Observer wants an apology from the warmistas.  Perhaps when hell freezes over.  And it might, apparently climate models aren’t all that great.

The Daily Telegraph asks readers what they think of the leak, with predictable results.

The fix is in. You don’t say?

The Washington Times: Hiding evidence of global cooling, Junk science exposed among climate-change believers

The WSJ piles on.  And then reports on the lawmakers waking up to the scandal.

Hippie Heads Exploding

The New York Times released information that compromised US national security, but won’t publish the CRU documents.  Agenda, much?

The Guardian’s George Monbiot apologizes for being a credulon* but then tries to gloss over the seriousness of the CRU leak by writing a (bad) satirical piece.  I warned you, remember that.

can you tell he's a leftie?
he's a leftie, does it show?

The University of East Anglia, site of the CRU, issues a reaction to the hack/leak that will look pretty silly if it turns out not to be a hack.  Shamefully, they have no condemnation of the scientific malpractice, bullying and deception committed by their team, just words about how hackers are bad.

It’s a good thing hippies are allergic to soap, because somebody needs to go to jail.  And he doesn’t mean the hacker.

Unpredictable Andy Revkin hosts a debate about whether the leak is more serious than what it uncovered. Right now, alarmists cling to the hope that the release of the data was a hack, because if it was a leak, their primary defense will disappear faster than President Obama when a tough decision is needed.

Phil Jones, CRU leader, wonders if his age is a problem understanding the cooling trend.  Cluebat for Phil, it’s not your age that’s deficient, it’s your ethics.

Believers explain their point of view about the inconvenient truth: shut up!

*Credulon = A Credulous Moron ( or AGW believer)

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CRU Hack/Leak Hottie

Because it’s just not a round-up without a hottie.  Continuing the hacker theme from yesterday, Sneakers starred Robert Redford.  Redford co-starred in Spy Games with Brad Pitt, whose current Mrs. was yesterday’s hottie.  So here’s his ex, Jennifer Aniston.  You’re welcome.

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Thanks for reading.