Monday, November 23, 2009

The Watergate of Global Warming

Last updated on 2/18/10 to include a new link.


Click here for a comprehensive analysis of ClimateGate.
Click here and here for the two most significant revelations to date.
Click here for some basic climate change science.

E-mails and other documents from servers at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (aka CRU) – a (formerly?) world-renowned climate change research center – have been confirmed to have been hacked (or leaked) and published on the internet. The e-mails range from 3/6/1996 through 11/12/2009.

Per James Delingpole at the U.K. Telegraph,
these e-mails suggest:
“Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data,
possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information,
organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data,
private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.”

The Watergate analogy could be an exact mirror image -- one where, in this case, those who suffered the break-in are the ones taken down. Time will tell.

Could these hacked e-mails help explain why CRU has been unwilling to share their data?

This is unfolding just as global bureaucrats prepare to meet in Copenhagen to further impose their climate scare tyranny.

Expect the alarmists to do everything possible to attempt to portray this scandal as “much ado about nothing”. After all, in research money alone, there are tens of billions of dollars at stake. When we consider the mitigation angle, we are easily talking about tens of trillions of dollars corruptly funneled from politicians to their preferred recipients (and vice versa).

The Raw Evidence:
Click here for a comprehensive database of ClimateGate.
Click here to download the zipped data to your computer.
Click here to examine and search the data in a more convenient manner.
Click here for a running update on the most damning e-mails as they are ferreted out.

Audio & Video Highlights:
Click here for commentary from Dr. Tim Ball.
Click here for audio commentary from Dr. Patrick J. Michaels.
Click here for commentary from Glenn Beck.
Click here for ClimateGate - The Musical (Hide the Decline).
Various entries from Russia Today.

The Wikipedia Entry:
Climatic Research Unit e-mail hacking incident
Not surprisingly, the references section seems heavily weighted to the Left.
Readers might find better balance below.

Reporting and Commentary:
The Associated Press:
AP IMPACT: Science not faked, but not pretty
     1) Click here for insight into the lead author of this AP story.
     2) Click here for evidence that the science WAS faked.
     3) Click here and ask if the Met Office is responding to faked data.

The New York Times:
Andrew C. Revkin at The New York Times quotes Patrick J. Michaels as saying:
“This is not a smoking gun, this is a mushroom cloud.”
     Dr. Tim Ball responds. responds. responds (again).
     Paul Chesser at The American Spectator responds.
Head of Climate Panel Discusses Climate Files discusses.

The Washington Post:
(AP spin) Scientist: Leak of climate e-mails appalling
Hackers steal electronic data from top climate research center
Stolen e-mails reveal venomous feelings toward skeptics
     Ed Morrissey (at responds responds
(AP spin) Key scientist says politics behind stolen e-mails
In e-mails, science of warming is hot debate
Copenhagen's political science - by Sarah Palin

The Wall Street Journal
Hacked: Sensitive Documents Lifted from Hadley Climate Center
Climate Emails Stoke Debate
Climate Science and Candor
The emails that reveal an effort to hide the truth about climate science
Climategate: Follow the Money

The Washington Times:
EDITORIAL: Hiding evidence of global cooling

Fox News:
Climate Skeptics See 'Smoking Gun' in Researchers' Leaked E-Mails
Hacked e-mails raise new global warming questions
Climate scientists accused of manipulating global warming data
Why You Should Be Hot and Bothered About 'Climate-gate'
Key GOP Senator Pushes for Probe Into Climate Change Research
'Climategate' Probe
Obama Ignores 'Climate-Gate' in Revising Copenhagen Plans

U.K. Telegraph:
Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'? (particularly damning e-mails cited).
Climategate: how the MSM reported the greatest scandal in modern science
Climate scientists accused of 'manipulating global warming data'
University of East Anglia emails: the most contentious quotes
Climate change scientists face calls for public inquiry over data manipulation claims
Climate change scientist at centre of leaked email row 'absolutely' stands by his findings
Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation
Climategate reveals 'the most influential tree in the world'

U.K. TimesOnline:
Climate change data dumped
      Commentary from Dr. Roger Pielke Jr. (quoted by the Times).
Met Office to re-examine 160 years of climate data

U.K. Mail Online:
Hackers 'expose global warming con': Sceptics claim that leaked emails reveal research centre massaged temperature data
Climate change scientists reject claims they 'manipulated' data to prove global warming is caused by humans
How many scientists are hiding inconvenient truths on climate change?
Scientist in climate change 'cover-up' storm told to quit
Lord Lawson calls for inquiry into cover-up over climate change data
SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Climate change emails row deepens

The BBC:
CRU “scientists” (predictably) portrayed as victims
Hacker leaks scientists' e-mails
Hacked climate e-mails and FOI
Harrabin's Notes: E-mail impact
Inquiry into stolen climate e-mails

The National Post:
Lorne Gunter: Cooking the climate change books

The Financial Post:
Lawrence Solomon: New Zealand's Climategate

The Toronto Sun:
'Botch after botch after botch' (Harry Read Me)

Hacked e-mails reveal global-warming fraud?
The great 'global warming' hoax
The global warming fraud exposed
Senator to demand probe of global-warming 'fraud'

Russia Today:
Conspiracy of the century?
Climategate: 'Scientists would rather change facts than their theories'
Global Warning: Leaked 'Climate Fraud' emails under probe
Scientists under fire in climate change 'cover-up' scandal
Global Tricks: Climate change we can't believe in?
Hot 'Climategate' debate: Scientists clash LIVE on RT

CNN (who utterly IGNORED the story for FIVE DAYS):
CNN Finally Does Their Propaganda Piece on ClimateGate
     NewsBusters responds

The Australian:
Hackers expose climate brawl
     JoNova responds
Hot and bothered
     JoNova responds

The Register:
Wrecking CRU: hackers cause massive climate data breach
Terry Hurlbut - Hadley CRU hacked with release of hundreds of docs and emails
Tony Hake - ClimateGate - Climate center's server hacked revealing documents and emails (quotes particularly damning e-mails).

The Sydney Morning Herald:
(AP spin) Hackers leak e-mails, stoke climate debate
     Australian Climate Madness responds.

The Herald Sun:
Andrew Bolt at the Herald Sun updates us on media coverage.

Dr. Roy Spencer (world renowned, award winning Climatologist):
Global Warming’s Blue Dress Moment? The CRU EMail Hack Scandal
ClimateGate and the Elitist Roots of Global Warming Alarmism

Viscount Monckton (commenting at
Viscount Monckton on Climategate: ‘They Are Criminals’

Christopher C. Horner (at &
Global Warming’s Blue Dress Moment? (not a duplicate of Spencer’s post).
Manipulating Climate Change: Warming to RICO?
Media Missing the Plot on ‘Climate Gate’: It’s the Fraud, Stupid!
Competitive Enterprise Institute Sues NASA in Wake of Climategate Scandal

Dr. Tim Ball:
The Death Blow to Climate Science
Gore’s Manipulation Allowed By Mainstream Media Climate Change Bias – Continues With CRU
Video: Dr. Tim Ball on the CRU emails
Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren involved in unwinding “Climategate” scandal

The New Zealand Climate Science Coalition:
Are we feeling warmer yet?

Competitive Enterprise Institute:
Scandal Rocks Global Warming Establishment

Ed Morrissey (at
Do hacked e-mails show global-warming fraud?
WaPo reports on East Anglia CRU e-mails, global-warming controversy
Interview: Sen. James Inhofe will call for hearings into IPCC, UN, East Anglia CRU e-mails

Investigate Magazine’s breaking news forum (
IPCC scientists hacked, emails leaked, damning…
CRU says leaked data is real
The Day The Science Died…

Steve McIntyre (at
(at the time of this update, the site server is currently overloaded):
CRU Correspondence
Mike’s Nature trick
Note: The following entries are posted on the mirror site (which is not overloaded):
CRU Refuses FOI Request
UK Whistleblower Legislation
Briffa on another Mann Hockey Stick
“these will be artificially adjusted”
“a very disturbing HARRY_READ_ME.txt file”
Curry: On the credibility of climate research
John Mitchell’s Review Comments
The Harry Read_Me File
A Third Theory
Science(mag) Insider
“A miracle just happened”
More on the “RC Hack”
Denying Email Deletion

Anthony Watts (at
Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released
Release of CRU files forges a new hockey stick reconstruction
Bishop Hill’s compendium of CRU email issues
Pielke Senior: Comment On The Post “Enemies Caught In Action!” On The Blackboard
Video: Dr. Tim Ball on the CRU emails
CRU Emails “may” be open to interpretation, but commented code by the programmer tells the real story
The CRUtape Letters™, an Alternate Explanation
Fox News Glenn Beck on Climategate
CRU’s Phil Jones: “Maybe because I’m in my 50s, but the language used in the forecasts seems a bit over the top re the cold”
Monbiot issues an unprecedented apology – calls for Jones resignation
Nov 23 Statement from UEA on the CRU files
Nov 24 Statement from UEA on the CRU files
The appearance of hypocrisy at the NYT – Note to Andy
CEI Files Notice of Intent to Sue NASA GISS
Government petition started in UK regarding CRU Climategate
The people -vs- the CRU: Freedom of information, my okole…
Must see video – Climategate spoof from Minnesotans for Global Warming
Climategate: hide the decline – codified

Andrew Bolt (at The Herald Sun):
Warmist conspiracy exposed?
The global warmist conspiracy - and the Australian link
The warmist conspiracy: the emails that most damn Jones
How to search inside the warmist conspiracy
The global warming conspiracy: how it massaged data and hid truth
The global warming conspiracy: its silencing of the sceptics
A scandal too big for these words
The Global Warming Conspiracy: today’s best emails
It’s spreading
So little said of so much interest
The global warming conspiracy - the codes reek of more “tricks”
Climategate latest
The global warming conspiracy - news spreads
Even Monbiot says the science now needs “reanalyising”
The global warming conspiracy - damage control
Column - The warming conspiracy’s most damning emails
The global warming conspiracy - the trashy Australian data

American Thinker:
The Evidence of Climate Fraud
CRU Files Betray Climate Alarmists' Funding Hypocrisy
CRU's Source Code: Climategate Uncovered

National Review Online:
How the Science Gets Settled
Candid Camera Moments
Cooling on Phil
Tree-Ring Circus
ClimateGate Development: CEI Notifies NASA of Intention to Sue
Will the Climate Conspiracy at CRU Curb Dishonest Scientists?
Climate of Fraud

David Horowitz NewsReal:
Leaked Emails at Climate Research Unit Smash Global Warming Hysteria
Man-Made Global Warming: the Myth that Refuses to Die
Climaquiddick: It’s not the emails, it’s the data
Get That Hacker a Pimp Coat
The Global Warming Alarmist Establishment Bare Naked
CRU’s Climate Tricksters–Context is Everything
Amazing Revkin Hard at Work
Where’s Climategate?
Andy Did Something Good Last Night
Real Climate Spin

Jeff Id (at The Air Vent):
Leaked FOIA files 62 mb of gold
Ok it’s blown wide open
No Consensus
What’s to say
Busted- Phil Jones Doesn’t Recall Divergence
It Keeps Going
MSM Catchin’ on
Collusion, Corruption, Manipulation and Obstruction

Global Warming Bombshell
The Alarmists Do "Science": A Case Study
When In Doubt, Delete
More From the East Anglia Archives
“we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment”
From the Hacked CRU Files
ClimateGate: The genesis of a hack/leak
As the SS Man-Made Global Warming sinks following the CRU hack and leak, the band plays on
CRU/Leak Hack Round-Up
If the CRU leak was an inside whistleblower, here’s the line-up of potential suspects heroes
No kidding! CRU staff member has a job description that includes ‘data manipulation’!

Public Secrets:
Global warming fraud exposed?
Even the MSM cannot ignore it

Pajamas Media:
Hacker Releases Data Implicating CRU in Global Warming Fraud
The CRU Hack
Global WarmingGate: What Does It Mean?
Climategate: When Scientists Become Politicians
Global Warmists Dig in Their Heels over Climategate — Kind of
Three Things You Absolutely Must Know About Climategate

Luboš Motl at “The Reference Frame”:
Hacked: Hadley CRU FOI2009 Files
“The conclusion looks pretty clear. These people should be put in jail as soon as possible. You know, these are not just small tricks in an academic discussion. These people have acquired millions if not billions of taxpayers' money by methods that seem to be provably fraudulent.”


SBVOR said...

Quoting Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame:

“These people should be put in jail as soon as possible. You know, these are not just small tricks in an academic discussion. These people have acquired millions if not billions of taxpayers' money by methods that seem to be provably fraudulent.”

According to Professor Carter, governments around the world have provided about $50 BILLION in AGW research money. That is roughly equivalent to the amount Madoff scammed off of people who were defrauded through acts of their own free will.

If this turns into a fraud case, we’re looking at about $50 billion in fraud from people who were required through force of law to cough up their lost wages!

That last link (to Steely Dan’s song titled “Show Biz Kids”) includes a lyric that reminds me a LOT of some of the most prominent AGW celebrities. Of course, the most relevant lyric is the endlessly repeated refrain of “Lost Wages”. But, the lyric that REALLY reminds of me of the AGW celebrities is:

“Show business kids making movies of themselves, you know they don’t give a f__k about anybody else.”

nanodots said...

The whole Al Gore Nobel deal with clownshoe sized carbon footprints jet setting to Copenhagen brings the song "Eminence Front" by the Who to mind.

The sun shines
And people forget
The spray flies as the speedboat glides
And people forget
Forget they're hiding
The girls smile
And people forget
The snow packs as the skier tracks
And people forget
Forget they're hiding.

Behind an eminence front
Eminence front - It's a put on.

SBVOR said...

nanodots: Eminence Front is apropos.

Eminence - “a position of great distinction or superiority”

The whole cabal has been entirely rooted in the logical fallacy of an appeal to authority.

And, now that the curtain (the “front”) has been pulled back on the phony wizards of Oz, the scam should crumble.

But -- given the collusion of the utterly dishonest media -- it will take longer than it should. And, worst case, the utterly dishonest media will keep the scam alive.

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