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Climategate II

Featured image Another batch of emails from the University of East Anglia–the same source as the original Climategate documents–has been leaked by I haven’t had time to look at them yet, but various others have been sorting through them, and some preliminary findings are posted here, here and elsewhere. Early returns suggest that these materials may be dynamite. For example: Thorne: I also think the science is being manipulated to put »

Climategate 2.0 Update

Featured image I’m still making my way through the new batch of emails from Climategate 2.0, and as there are more than 5,000 of them it is an overwhelming job.  But keep your eye out for this space–I’m working on an article for the next edition of the Weekly Standard out this Saturday. But I can’t resist this one short excerpt that I haven’t seen mentioned in any of the coverage so »

More On Climategate II

Featured image The Science & Environmental Policy Project comments on the Climategate II emails: As with the original, Climategate II involves email correspondence among various individuals, the “team,” who are highly influential in preparing the reports of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as well as other reports such as those by the US Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) and a climate change report by the US National Research Council »

Climategate 2.0 and Me

Featured image Back in 2005 I wrote a paper for AEI entitled “Climate Change Science: Time for ‘Team B?’”, which argued that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was so badly politicized that the time had come to emulate the famous CIA Team B assessment of the Soviet Union in the 1970s: A genuinely independent climate assessment process would need to build from the ground up, recruiting a team wholly independent »

It Didn’t Start With Climategate

The whistleblower at the University of East Anglia who leaked emails and other documents that reveal the fraud that is being perpetrated by the world’s leading global warming alarmists did us all a great service. But it is important to realize that the deception didn’t just begin: rather, the global warming hysteria movement has been shot through with fraud from the start. The most important document in the history of »

Climategate — the Washington Post’s take

This was a big weekend for the Washington Post. In a front-page story today, it exposed, albeit almost sub silentio, the incompetence of the Obama administration’s decision-making process with respect to Afghanistan. And in a front-page story yesterday, it reported, for the first time I believe, on Climategate. Why did it take the Post so long to provide an account of Climategate? It seems to me that the authors, David »

Climategate 2.0: The Movie Poster

Featured image Several weeks back I posted a link to the climate cartoon stylings of “Josh.”  I don’t know who “Josh” is, but the Global Warming Policy Foundation, based in London and run by the indispensable Benny Peiser, linked to my Weekly Standard article, and also offered a movie poster from “Josh” to go along with the meme I used to set up the piece: »

Climategate 2.0: The Cover Story

Featured image So I’m finally climbing back in the saddle after a week of very heavy travel, featuring four plane trips that included a red eye flight from the west coast followed by a half-day meeting that I somehow managed to remain awake for, class at Ashland last Monday, two speeches, and lunch yesterday with Howard Baker and two other former U.S. Senators.  I’ve got about a dozen blogposts to catch up »

Phil Jones Goes Under the Bus, Temporarily

Climategate has claimed its first victim, sort of: the head of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit, Phil Jones, is stepping down from his post while his university conducts an investigation. Jones is the author of many of the most offensive emails that have come to light, and richly deserves to be ousted from this and other positions, but it’s important to note that East Anglia U. could very well whitewash »

Deletions Illegal, But Won’t Be Prosecuted

The Information Commissioner’s office in Great Britain has ruled that the East Anglia scientists who are at the heart of the global warming scandal acted illegally when they deleted emails rather than produce them in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. They will not be prosecuted, however, apparently because the law has a six-month statute of limitation. The linked news story speculates that the finding of illegality will »

The Times then and now

The New York Times is participating in the dissemination of the stolen State Department cables that have been made available to it in one way or another via WikiLeaks. My friend Steve Hayward recalls that only last year the New York Times ostentatiously declined to publish or post any of the Climategate emails because they had been illegally obtained. Surely readers will recall Times reporter Andrew Revkin’s inspiring statement of »

Adjusting the Data

Climategate opened the floodgates, and the faux-scientific edifice of global warming is being swept away. It is important to understand that none of the charts and graphs that purport to depict the Earth’s climate ever show you raw data. None. Always, the data are adjusted; and always, the data for the late 20th century are adjusted upward. Computer scientist Charlie Martin cites an example: The Climategate files forced the UK »

Power Line on the Road: The East Coast Tour

Featured image Since Scott has mentioned his upcoming lecture about “Rathergate Ten Years Later” at Lyon College on Thursday, I may as well post up my speaking schedule this week, for the benefit of any Pittsburgh or Syracuse-based readers who need something to kill time between the Super Bowl and the start of Spring training. Tuesday I’ll be at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, speaking at noon on “The Climategate »

Skeptical, For Better or Worse

We’ve covered the Climategate scandal extensively. It is the most important scandal of our time. Climate alarmists are trying to impoverish the world, ostensibly in order to cool it down but really, in my view, to achieve the liberal holy grail of government control over everything. The scandal comes along at a critical moment to cast doubt on whether the “scientists” behind the global warming scare are doing science at »

Uh-Oh: Don’t Look Now, But. . .

Featured image Need to take a break from reading Climategate 2.0 emails, because I’m getting eye strain.  More bad news out of the Eurozone, where a German bond auction has failed miserably (Megan McArdle at the Atlantic has a good roundup, but what do you expect when Jon Corzine exits the Eurobond market?), and the Dexia bailout may be coming unraveled. Meanwhile, while all eyes are fixed on the Eurozone, China may »

The Corruption at the Heart of the Global Warming Scam

Hal Lewis is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A distinguished scientist who has been, among other things, the Chairman of the Technology Panel of the Defense Science Board, Lewis was a member of the American Physical Society for sixty-seven years. Until last Wednesday, when he resigned from the Society in protest over the corruption of science by global warming alarmism. His letter of »

In denial

Our friend Steve Hayward is the author of the The Age of Reagan (a history in two volumes) as well as the annual Index of Leading Environmental Indicators. Steve’s 2009 Index was the fourteenth edition of this work. In December 2009 Steve took a look at the Climategate emails in “Scientists behaving badly.” In the cover story of the new issue of the Weekly Standard, Steve widens the scope of »

When You’re Out of Arguments, Call in the Heat

Global warming alarmist Stephen Schneider gave a press briefing in Copenhagen today. No one was impolite enough to remind Schneider of the days when he claimed the world was about to be destroyed by global cooling, but Phelim McAleer, who made the documentary Not Evil, Just Wrong about climate hysteria–he was, I think, giving hoaxers like Schneider too much credit–showed up to ask a question about Climategate. Schneider’s response, suggesting »

East Anglia to Make Climate Data Public

Shaken by Climategate, the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit has reversed its long-standing policy and agreed to make its climate database public so that other researchers can check the conclusions that have been reached by global warming alarmists who, until now, have been the only ones with access to the data. What is not clear from this report is whether the formulas and calculations that were applied to »

Climate High-Sticking

Embedded below, if I have mastered the custom Power Line formatting, is a stunning five-minute video of Berkeley physicist Richard Muller shredding the infamous climate “hockey stick” that is making the rounds widely on the Internet, so Power Line readers should see it too. (You can see the entire 52 minute lecture from which this excerpt is drawn here.) Never heard of Muller? You’ll start to hear from him now. »