Category: real climate

ClimateGate Strikes, Again!

You might remember that right before the Copenhagen global warming convention, thousands of emails written by the greatest and most popular climate scientists were exposed to the public.The emails showed that these supposedly respectable scientists had been diddling the data, and spiking their algorithms to present a false story of rapid, and dangerous global warmng.

The ClimateGate emails played a role in making Copenhagen a joke of a meeting, along with record snowfalls, and President Obama in danger of becoming snowbound in Denmark. 

Now, we have an additional 254 megabytes of emails and documents in a zip file posted initially on a Russian web server. The Russian server seems to be down, now, but you can download he zip file FOIA 2011 here.

The traditional README file you find with downloads gives us a reason why the emails are being released.
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 FOIA 2011 — Background and Context ///

“Over 2.5 billion people live on less than $2 a day.”

“Every day nearly 16.000 children die from hunger and related causes.”

“One dollar can save a life” — the opposite must also be true.

“Poverty is a death sentence.”

“Nations must invest $37 trillion in energy technologies by 2030 to stabilize
greenhouse gas emissions at sustainable levels.”

Today’s decisions should be based on all the information we can get, not on
hiding the decline.

This archive contains some 5.000 emails picked from keyword searches.  A few
remarks and redactions are marked with triple brackets.

The rest, some 220.000, are encrypted for various reasons.  We are not planning
to publicly release the passphrase.

We could not read every one, but tried to cover the most relevant topics such
as…

Then the release agent gives dozens of examples.

3066> Thorne:
I also think the science is being manipulated to put a political spin on it
which for all our sakes might not be too clever in the long run.

<1611> Carter:
It seems that a few people have a very strong say, and no matter how much
talking goes on beforehand, the big decisions are made at the eleventh hour by
a select core group.

2884> Wigley:
Mike, The Figure you sent is very deceptive […] there have been a number of
dishonest presentations of model results by individual authors and by IPCC […]

<2009> Briffa:
I find myself in the strange position of being very skeptical of the quality of
all present reconstructions, yet sounding like a pro greenhouse zealot here!
<3062> Jones:

We don’t really want the bullshit and optimistic stuff that Michael has written
[…] We’ll have to cut out some of his stuff.
<i>note: with this email it is apparent that the scientists are tired of Michael Mann’s bogus Hockey Stick study. They know the study is fraudulent, yet they still publicly defend it.</i>

<1485> Mann:
the important thing is to make sure they’re loosing the PR battle. That’s what
the site [Real Climate] is about.
<i>note: This email is from Michael Mann about Real Climate, a supposedly straight scientific web site run by a group of top scientists. Now, you find out it is all PR.</i>

<5111> Pollack:
But it will be very difficult to make the MWP go away in Greenland.
<i>note: The so-called consensus scientists have been trying to get rid of the Mideaval Warm Period (1000 years ago) when it was warmer than the present. The MWP defeats their claim that today’s temperatures are unprecedented. Now, you know it is all BS.</i>