VIDEOS utilisés


Epic Media Fail: Will CBC Cover Climategate?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg8I9VAIqqM (cache)

Hide The Decline – Climategate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEiLgbBGKVk (cache)

Glenn Beck on “ClimateGate” Man-Made Global Warming Climate Scam-Actual Proven Conspiracy 11-23-09
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F668j1vfhRQ (cache)

Rex Murphy on Climategate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgIEQqLokL8 (cache)

Al Gore Sued Over Climategate Fraud
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah6EE8AZIlw (cache)


Climategate – Chris Horner – Red Hot Lies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5iNWUILCag (cache)

Global Governance – EU President Admits One-World Government is Here – NWO – New World Order
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEqFtVrAgSo (cache)

Climategate – Alex Jones on Climategate – New World Order BUSTED!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=id9nG3LXamI (cache)

Al Gore Talks about Global Governace and the NWO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6GgCecikqI (cache)

 

ARTICLES utilisés



ClimateGate – Climate center’s server hacked revealing documents and emails
The emails contain an array of discussions including what appear to be concerted efforts to withhold data. Just as troubling is conversations that allude to potentially manipulating climate data to “hide the decline” of temperatures seen in the last decade.
http://www.examiner.com/x-25061-Climate-Change-Examiner~y2009m11d20-ClimateGate–Climate-centers-server-hacked-revealing-documents-and-emails





Forget The Emails, Code Discusses “Artificially Adjusted” Temperatures
Forget The Emails, Code Discusses “Artificially Adjusted” Temperatures The real smoking gun behind ClimateGate Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com Tuesday,
http://www.prisonplanet.com/forget-the-emails-code-discusses-artificially-adjusted-temperatures.html (cache)


Unearthed Files Include “Rules” for Mass Mind Control Campaign
The document included within the climategate treasure-chest is called ‘ Rules of the Game’ and shows deliberate deception on the part of this agency to ensure that the debate would indeed be perceived as being settled. When facts do not convince, they reasoned, let us appeal to emotions in order to get the job done.
Outlining the ‘rules of the game’ in regards to climate change communication strategies, Futerra considers these rules as a “first step to using sophisticated behaviour change modelling and comprehensive evidence from around the world to change attitudes towards climate change.”
http://www.infowars.com/unearthed-files-include-rules-for-mass-mind-control-campaign/ (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – IPCC ADMITTED IN 2001 THAT CLIMATE PREDICTION IS IMPOSSIBLE
In climate research and modelling, we should recognise that we are dealing with a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore that the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.
http://www.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/tar/wg1/505.htm (cache)



__Climategate: five Aussie MPs lead the way by resigning in disgust over carbon tax
__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.
The Liberal Party is in turmoil with the resignations of five frontbenchers from their portfolios this afternoon in protest against the emissions trading scheme.
Tony Abbott, Sophie Mirabella, Tony Smith and Senators Nick Minchin and Eric Abetz have all quit their portfolios because they cannot vote for the legislation.
Senate whip Stephen Parry has also relinquished his position.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100018003/climategate-five-aussie-mps-lead-the-way-by-resigning-in-disgust-over-carbon-tax/ (cache)



__CLIMATEGATE – Just how much of the “Greenhouse Effect” is caused by human activity?
__It is about 0.28%, if water vapor is taken into account– about 5.53%, if not.
http://www.geocraft.com/WVFossils/greenhouse_data.html (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – Forget the emails, the real evidence of Climategate is in the code
Here’s the code. The programmer has written in helpful notes that us non-programmers can understand, like this one: “Apply a very artificial correction for decline”. You get the feeling this climate programmer didn’t like pushing the data around so blatantly. Note the technical comment: “fudge factor”.
; Apply a VERY ARTIFICAL correction for decline!! ; yrloc=[1400,findgen(19)*5.+1904] valadj=[0.,0.,0.,0.,0.,-0.1,-0.25,-0.3,0.,- 0.1,0.3,0.8,1.2,1.7,2.5,2.6,2.6,$ 2.6,2.6,2.6]*0.75 ; fudge factor if n_elements(yrloc) ne n_elements(valadj) then message,’Oooops!’
http://joannenova.com.au/2009/11/cru-data-cooking-recipe-exposed/ (cache)



NASA Climategate Cover Up
The recent release of the Climategate papers from the Climate Research Unit isn’t the first time those pushing to global warming scam have been caught suppressing information.
Miklós Zágoni was Hungary’s most outspoken supporter of the Kyoto Protocols until he came across the work of Ferenc Miskolczi, a NASA whistle blower who discovered a major flaw in the equations that have been used to predict catastrophic global warming. http://www.blog.speculist.com/archives/001668.html(external link)
Miskolczi eventually resigned from NASA because the agency chose to suppress the study that discussed the error. Miskolczi has revised the equations and they no longer indicate the type of catastrophe suggested by NASA bureaucrats.
http://neighbors.denverpost.com/blog.php/2009/11/30/nasa-climategate-cover-up/ (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Global Warming on Mars, Pluto, Triton and Jupiter
From National Geographic:
“Habibullo Abdussamatov, head of the St. Petersburg’s Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory in Russia, says the Mars data is evidence that the current global warming on Earth is being caused by changes in the sun.“
From MIT on Pluto
“the average surface temperature of the nitrogen ice on Pluto has increased slightly less than 2 degrees Celsius over the past 14 years.”
Since Pluto is moving further away from the Sun and continuing to warm despite that fact, it indicates that something doesn’t fit into “Solar Constant” dismissal theories.
http://seoblackhat.com/2007/03/04/global-warming-on-mars-pluto-triton-and-jupiter/ (cache)


Stimulating climategate
Climategate scientist Michael Mann received a $541,000 National Science Foundation grant under the stimulus bill passed by Congress in February.
http://online.worldmag.com/2009/12/04/stimulating-climategate/ (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Himalayan glaciers melting deadline ‘a mistake’
The UN panel on climate change warning that Himalayan glaciers could melt to a fifth of current levels by 2035 is wildly inaccurate, an academic says.
J Graham Cogley, a professor at Ontario Trent University, says he believes the UN authors got the date from an earlier report wrong by more than 300 years.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8387737.stm (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Greenhouse gas carbon dioxide Ramps up Aspen growth
The study, by scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Minnesota at Morris (UMM) and published today (Dec. 4) in the journal Global Change Biology, shows that elevated levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide during the past 50 years have boosted aspen growth rates by an astonishing 50 percent.
http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=161904 (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – SCAM ALERT Only ‘30% of carbon offsets’ spent on reducing emissions
Less than 30 pence in every pound spent on some carbon offset schemes goes directly to projects designed to reduce emissions, according to a new report.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8399740.stm (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – Pro-warmist Temperature Measuring Stations in very suspect locations!
Air conditioner blowing on temperature sensor. Gee, I wonder if they are getting higher temperature readings?
http://www.surfacestations.org/odd_sites.htm (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – Rise of sea levels is ‘the greatest lie ever told’
Although the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) only predicts a sea level rise of 59cm (17 inches) by 2100, Al Gore in his Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth went much further, talking of 20 feet, and showing computer graphics of cities such as Shanghai and San Francisco half under water. We all know the graphic showing central London in similar plight.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/christopherbooker/5067351/Rise-of-sea-levels-is-the-greatest-lie-ever-told.html (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – Bombshell Poll on Climate Change – 77% don’t believe!
A nationally televised ‘debate’ on global warming followed by a viewers’ poll has delivered a landslide result: 77% don’t believe global warming is man made.
http://briefingroom.typepad.com/the_briefing_room/2009/12/bombshell-poll-on-climate-change-77-dont-believe.html (cache)




CLIMATEGATE – Top scientists coerced into defence of the Met Office
One scientist said that he felt under pressure to sign the circular or risk losing work. The Met Office admitted that many of the signatories did not work on climate change.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6951029.ece (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – Media admits Polar Bear “cannibalism” their nature, not caused by global warming.
The gory photos of male polar bears devouring cubs, dragging shredded carcasses around and creating a bloody mess on the white snow of Canada’s North have caused a stir on the Internet and in reports that link the activity to climate change.
But cannibalism among the species is a natural occurrence, says one expert, disputing what is just the latest story to put the polar bear in the debate over man-made global warming.
“Both Inuit and scientific knowledge show that cannibalism in polar bears happens, and it probably always has,” said Steve Pinksen, director of policy and legislation for Nunavut’s Department of Environment.
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=2323083 (cache)




CLIMATEGATE – Payoff! U.N. climate chief cashes in on carbon scheme
A story emerging out of Britain suggests “follow the money” may explain the enthusiasm of the United Nations to pursue caps on carbon emissions, despite doubts surfacing in the scientific community about the validity of the underlying global warming hypothesis.
A Mumbai-based Indian multinational conglomerate with business ties to Rajendra K. Pachauri, the chairman since 2002 of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, stands to make several hundred million dollars in European Union carbon credits simply by closing a steel production facility in Britain with the loss of 1,700 jobs.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=118659 (cache)




WND Exclusive HEAT OF THE MOMENT
U.N. climate chief cashes in on carbon
Tied to conglomerate that stands to make hundreds of millions in emissions scheme
Posted: December 11, 2009
12:10 am Eastern

By Jerome R. Corsi
© 2010 WorldNetDaily


Rajendra K. Pachauri

NEW YORK – A story emerging out of Britain suggests “follow the money” may explain the enthusiasm of the United Nations to pursue caps on carbon emissions, despite doubts surfacing in the scientific community about the validity of the underlying global-warming hypothesis.

A Mumbai-based Indian multinational conglomerate with business ties to Rajendra K. Pachauri, the chairman since 2002 of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, stands to make several hundred million dollars in European Union carbon credits simply by closing a steel production facility in Britain with the loss of 1,700 jobs.

The Tata Group headquartered in Mumbai anticipates receiving windfall profits of up to nearly $2 billion from closing the Corus Redcar steelmaking plant in Britain, with about half of the savings expected to result from cashing in on carbon credits granted the steelmaker by the European Union under the EU’s emissions-trading scheme.

Corus has accumulated 7.5 million European Union surplus carbon allowances, given the company free by the EU, after corporate officials lobbied EU officials aggressively in Brussels.

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The Corus-owned 7.5 million allowances are estimated at up to $650 million; the company also anticipates “saving” 6 million tons of carbon dioxide by closing the plant and not producing the plant’s capacity of 3 million tons of steel. The 6 million tons of carbon dioxide is worth an estimated $130 million at current rates and possibly as much as $325 million at expected market levels.

(Story continues below)



The British government also announced Wednesday it would auction off rather than cancel the millions of carbon permits resulting from the Corus Redcar steel-plant closing. The Corus Redcar facility is scheduled to be closed in January, and if the facility is to be closed more than 50 days, Corus would not be entitled to receive the permits, worth about $147.5 million per year at current market rates.

How does the closing of a steelmaker in Britain tie to the chairman of the U.N.’s global-warming science committee?

In 1974, the Tata Group provided the financial resources to found the Tata Energy Research Institute, or TERI, a policy organization headquartered in New Delhi, India, of which Pachauri has been chairman since the group was formed.

Continued business ties between TERI and Tata are demonstrated by a press announcement on the TERI website dated Feb. 4 in which Jairam Ramesh, the Indian minister of state for commerce and industry as well as minister of state for power, announced a joint venture with TERI and Tata power to extract and use carbon dioxide for the propagation of microalgae.

On Dec. 10, 2007, Pachauri shared with Al Gore the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on global warming. At the Nobel ceremonies, Pachauri in his Nobel lecture openly represented the U.N.’s IPCC.

The Tata Group decision to close the Corus steelmaking plant has caused the Labour government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown political difficulties. Manufacturing accounted for 22.5 percent of Britain’s economic output when Labour came to power in 1997, while it accounts for little more than 11 percent today, according to the London Times.

Arguing that the Brown government needs to provide financial assistance to manufacturing in Britain, Kirby Adams, the chief executive officer of Corus, told the newspaper, “Jobs paying £30,000 ($50,000) a year are only in manufacturing sectors or sectors where you are adding value – you are not going to make that flipping burgers.”

He added: “In some way I hope that this decision to close Corus Redcar will be the final wake-up call or alarm bell to get things across to people in Whitehall and Westminster – we need to help other sectors of the economy, not just the columns of the Bank of England.”

In July, thousands of steelworkers marched in Redcar, North Yorks, England, protesting the proposed closing of the Corus steelmaking facility.

The European Union Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading System began operations in January 2005, billing itself as “the largest multi-country, multi-sector Greenhouse Gas Emission Trading system worldwide.”

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CLIMATEGATE – Phil Jones ADMITS Earth is getting cooler in CRU email!
“The scientific community would come down on me in no
uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998. OK it has but it is only 7 years of data and it isn’t statistically significant.”
http://www.eastangliaemails.com/emails.php?eid=544&filename=1120593115.txt (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Ice at the North Pole in 1958 and 1959 – not so thick
US Navy photos show ice-free North Pole in 1959.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/04/26/ice-at-the-north-pole-in-1958-not-so-thick/ (cache)




CLIMATEGATE – IPCC Scientists Caught Producing False Data To Push Global Warming
Al Gore-linked Goddard Institute claimed “hottest October on record” after using temperature figures from September
http://www.prisonplanet.com/ipcc-scientists-caught-producing-false-data-to-push-global-warming.html (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – Arctic Sea Ice since 2007
According to the World Meteorological Organization, Arctic sea ice has increased by 19 percent since its minimum in 2007.
http://johnrlott.blogspot.com/2009/12/arctic-sea-ice-since-2007.html (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – FLASHBACK – In 1975, Climate Scientists were predicting an ICE AGE!
http://denisdutton.com/newsweek_coolingworld.pdf


CLIMATEGATE – Copenhagen climate summit negotiations ‘suspended’
Negotiations at the UN climate summit have been suspended after developing countries withdrew their co-operation.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8411898.stm (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Plankton is able to thrive in acidic oceans
Scientists have discovered that some plankton can thrive in acidic oceans, which are a result of increased levels of carbon dioxide.
http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/india-news/plankton-is-able-to-thrive-in-acidic-oceans-re-issue_10039954.html (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Dutch aubergine grower pipes carbon dioxide into greenhouses to make plants grow BIGGER!
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/expat/expatnews/6808988/Dutch-aubergine-grower-pipes-carbon-dioxide-into-greenhouses.html (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – Fire Under Arctic Ice: Volcanoes Have Been Blowing Their Tops In The Deep Ocean
A research team led by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) has uncovered evidence of explosive volcanic eruptions deep beneath the ice-covered surface of the Arctic Ocean. Such violent eruptions of splintered, fragmented rockknown as pyroclastic deposits were not thought possible at great ocean depths because of the intense weight and pressure of water and because of the composition of seafloor magma and rock.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/06/080625140649.htm (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Physicist Explains Benefits Of Carbon Dioxide
A physicist from Colorado State University and his colleagues from the North American Carbon Program (NACP) have discerned and confirmed the unforeseen advantages of rising carbon dioxide levels. Through the processes of photosynthesis and respiration, scientists have been able to elucidate why plants are growing more rapidly than they are dying.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2007/0603-can_carbon_dioxide_be_a_good_thing.htm (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don’t add up
In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr Wieslav Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”
“It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/copenhagen/article6956783.ece (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – SOLAR FLARE EFFECTS ON WEATHER
This data provides the longest direct measurement of the sun’s activity, and reveals the 11-year sunspot activity cycle, as well as other longer-term solar changes.
Also, these records show a notable period of almost non-existent sunspot activity that occurred between 1645 and 1715, known as the Maunder Minimum and named after the English astronomer who studied it.
This period was also dubbed the “Little Ice Age” because of the prolonged period of low temperatures that happened during that same time.
http://www.truth-it.net/solar_flare_effects.html (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – New Little Ice Age Instead of Global Warming?
Analysis of the sun’s varying activity in the last two millennia indicates that contrary to the IPCC’s speculation about man-made global warming as high as 5.8° C within the next hundred years, a long period of cool climate with its coldest phase around 2030 is to be expected.
http://bourabai.narod.ru/landscheidt/new-e.htm (cache)


__Climategate goes SERIAL: now the Russians confirm that UK climate scientists manipulated data to exaggerate global warming
__On Tuesday, the Moscow-based Institute of Economic Analysis (IEA) issued a report claiming that the Hadley Center for Climate Change based at the headquarters of the British Meteorological Office in Exeter (Devon, England) had probably tampered with Russian-climate data.
The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100020126/climategate-goes-serial-now-the-russians-confirm-that-uk-climate-scientists-manipulated-data-to-exaggerate-global-warming/
(cache)


CLIMATEGATE – UN Chief: We Will Impose Global Governance
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has again publicly admitted that the agenda behind the Copenhagen summit and the climate change fraud is the imposition of a global government and the end of national sovereignty.
http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-chief-we-will-impose-global-governance.html (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – 1991: A Bad Year For The Global Warming Cult
1991 was an eventful year when it comes to CO2 being thrown into the atmosphere.
http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/co2_1991.html (cache)




CLIMATEGATE – Is a New Ice Age Under Way?
“Watch out, Al Gore. The glaciers will get you!” With that appended note, my friend, retired field geologist Jack Sauers, forwarded to me a report that should have been a lead item in every newspaper in the world. It was the news that the best-measured glacier in North America, the Nisqually on Mount Rainier, has been growing since 1931.
http://21stcenturysciencetech.com/articles/Ice_Age.html (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Earth’s Upper Atmosphere Cooling Dramatically
When the sun is relatively inactive — as it has been in recent years — the outermost layer of Earth’s atmosphere cools dramatically, new observations find.

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/091217-agu-earth-atmosphere-cooling.html (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – Stranger and Stranger
The fallout from the IPCC Himalayan glacier situation gets stranger and stranger. Now an IPCC lead author has stepped forward claiming that the error has been known by the IPCC all along.
http://rogerpielkejr.blogspot.com/2010/01/stranger-and-stranger.html (cache)


Blizzard in Copenhagen during Climate change conference
http://blogs.dailymail.com/donsurber/archives/6064 (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Snow in Houston Texas Earliest Snowfall in City’s History; Closes Schools
Houston this morning broke a record with the earliest snowfall ever recorded in the city’s history.
http://www.dailyworldbuzz.com/snow-in-houston-texas-earliest-snowfall-in-citys-history/5112/ (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Record cold in San Fransisco – People shiver, birds drop dead
Tuesday inflicted the coldest morning of the year on the Bay Area – a record-setter in some parts – and any living thing breathing frosty air was either miserable or an unusually enthusiastic fan of the brisk outdoors.
“I don’t know how we can take another night like last night,” said 57-year-old Eddie Hensley, huddled under a blanket in an alley near Sixth Street in San Francisco in the still-chilly afternoon. “That was the coldest I can remember. Thought I would freeze solid right here on the sidewalk.”
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2009/12/09/BA1F1B11C6.DTL (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Records fall as temperatures plunge to single digits
Seattle’s proximity to Puget Sound, which is near 50 degrees most of the year, helps keep us a little warmer, but even more of a factor is what’s called the “urban heating effect.” In essence, just by being a big city, we generate a lot of heat on our own. All the asphalt and concrete from roads and buildings to a better job of absorbing the day’s warmth and then radiating it back out into the city at night, where as vegetation and forests in rural areas don’t keep the heat in as well.
http://www.komonews.com/news/local/78891067.html (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – 50% of the U.S. is covered in snow already
It didn’t take long for half of the United States to get slammed with snow (December 11, 2009), last year on December 11, 2008 the U.S. was only covered in 29% of snow. Next week will be even more snow-packed and temperatures even more miserable then last year.
http://noworldsystem.com/2009/12/11/50-of-the-u-s-is-covered-in-snow-already/ (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Edmonton coldest place on earth?
The Edmonton International Airport saw a record low of -46.1 C and -58.4 C with the windchill, outfreezing even the Arctic.
http://www.edmontonsun.com/news/edmonton/2009/12/13/12141366.html (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Snowstorm in US Midwest causes chaos to roads and power
Blizzards in the Midwest of the US have brought record snowfalls, burying cars, closing schools and causing power cuts.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8406683.stm (cache)



CLIMATEGATE – Edmonton shatters cold record BY TEN DEGREES C!!!
At -46.1 C, coldest city on the continent beats previous benchmark low by 10 degrees
http://www.canada.com/technology/Edmonton+shatters+cold+record/2336460/story.html (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Harshest winter in 15 years shuts down Channel Tunnel
Eurostar trains modified to better cope with snow are being tested, as services were suspended for a third day.
More than 55,000 travellers had journeys cancelled after six trains broke down in the tunnel.
Eurostar said the reason was unprecedented winter weather in France.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/8423851.stm (cache)


CLIMATEGATE – Coldest winter in China in six decades
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2010-01/05/content_9263331.htm (cache)








ClimateGate – Climate center’s server hacked revealing documents and emails

http://www.examiner.com/article/climategate-climate-center-s-server-hacked-revealing-documents-and-emails

Britain’s Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia, suffered a data breach in recent days when a hacker apparently broke into their system and made away with thousands of emails and documents. The stolen data was then posted to a Russian server and has quickly made the rounds among climate skeptics. The documents within the archive, if proven to be authentic, would at best be embarrassing for many prominent climate researchers and at worst, damning.

The electronic break in itself has been verified by the director of the research unit, Professor Phil Jones. He told Britain’s Investigate magazine’s TGIF Edition “It was a hacker. We were aware of this about three or four days ago that someone had hacked into our system and taken and copied loads of data files and emails.”

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The file that has been making the rounds was initially brought to light by the website The Air Vent. The 61mb file contains thousands of documents and emails. As the archive was just discovered within the last 24 hours, its authenticity has not been determined and as such readers should cast a skeptical eye on the contents. It should also be noted that it appears the emails were illegally obtained by whoever originally posted them.

* File download: The archive is available on FileDropper.com here

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At least one person that was included in some of the correspondence, Steve McIntyre of the website Climate Audit, verified the authenticity of at least some of the messages. McIntyre said, “Every email that I’ve examined so far looks genuine. There are a few emails of mine that are 100% genuine. It is really quite breathtaking.”

The contents of the archive contain documents and email correspondence from a veritable who’s who in climate science. Among those included in the emails are Phil Jones, Keith Briffa, his assistant, Michael Mann of Penn State, Malcolm Hughes at the University of Arizona, Kevin Trenberth at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, James Hansen of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies and others.

The emails contain an array of discussions including what appear to be concerted efforts to withhold data. Just as troubling is conversations that allude to potentially manipulating climate data to “hide the decline” of temperatures seen in the last decade.

Some of the excerpts of emails within the archives (edited for brevity, emphasis added):

From Michael E. Mann (witholding of information / data):

Dear Phil and Gabi,
I’ve attached a cleaned-up and commented version of the matlab code that I wrote for doing the Mann and Jones (2003) composites. I did this knowing that Phil and I are likely to have to respond to more crap criticisms from the idiots in the near future, so best to clean up the code and provide to some of my close colleagues in case they want to test it, etc. Please feel free to use this code for your own internal purposes, but don’t pass it along where it may get into the hands of the wrong people.


From Nick McKay (modifying data):

The Korttajarvi record was oriented in the reconstruction in the way that McIntyre said. I took a look at the original reference – the temperature proxy we looked at is x-ray density, which the author interprets to be inversely related to temperature. We had higher values as warmer in the reconstruction, so it looks to me like we got it wrong, unless we decided to reinterpret the record which I don’t remember. Darrell, does this sound right to you?


From Tom Wigley (acknowleding the urban effect):

We probably need to say more about this. Land warming since 1980 has been twice the ocean warming — and skeptics might claim that this proves that urban warming is real and important.

From Phil Jones (modification of data to hide unwanted results):

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 from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.


From Kevin Trenberth (failure of computer models):

The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.

From Michael Mann (truth doesn’t matter):


Perhaps we’ll do a simple update to the Yamal post, e.g. linking Keith/s new page–Gavin t? As to the issues of robustness, particularly w.r.t. inclusion of the Yamal series, we actually emphasized that (including the Osborn and Briffa ’06 sensitivity test) in our original post! As we all know, this isn’t about truth at all, its about plausibly deniable accusations.

From Phil Jones (witholding of data):

The skeptics seem to be building up a head of steam here! … The IPCC comes in for a lot of stick. Leave it to you to delete as appropriate! Cheers Phil
PS I’m getting hassled by a couple of people to release the CRU station temperature data. Don’t any of you three tell anybody that the UK has a Freedom of Information Act !

From Michael E. Mann (using a website to control the message, hide dissent):

Anyway, I wanted you guys to know that you’re free to use RC RealClimate.org – A supposed neutral climate change website Rein any way you think would be helpful. Gavin and I are going to be careful about what comments we screen through, and we’ll be very careful to answer any questions that come up to any extent we can. On the other hand, you might want to visit the thread and post replies yourself. We can hold comments up in the queue and contact you about whether or not you think they should be screened through or not, and if so, any comments you’d like us to include.

From Phil Jones (witholding of data):

If FOIA does ever get used by anyone, there is also IPR to consider as well. Data is covered by all the agreements we sign with people, so I will be hiding behind them.

If the emails and documents are a forgery, it would be an extremely large one that would likely have taken months to setup. No doubt much more will be coming out about these emails and their possible authenticity. Stay tuned to the Climate Change Examiner for updates as more information becomes available.

Update, 10:30am – Since the original publication of this article, the story is gaining steam and now the BBC is reporting on it. They report that a spokesman for the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), “We are aware that information from a server used for research information in one area of the university has been made available on public websites.”

Analysis of the emails and documents in the archives continues. We must stress that the authenticity has not been proven however there have been no denials of such by the climate center. Some of the more recent revelations include:

From Phil Jones (destroying of emails / evidence):

Mike, Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4? Keith will do likewise. He’s not in at the moment – minor family crisis. Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same? I don’t have his new email address. We will be getting Caspar to do likewise.

From Tom Wigley (data modification):

Phil, Here are some speculations on correcting SSTs to partly explain the 1940s warming blip. If you look at the attached plot you will see that the land also shows the 1940s blip (as I’m sure you know). So, if we could reduce the ocean blip by, say, 0.15 degC, then this would be significant for the global mean — but we’d still have to explain the land blip. I’ve chosen 0.15 here deliberately. This still leaves an ocean blip, and i think one needs to have some form of ocean blip to explain the land blip (via either some common forcing, or ocean forcing land, or vice versa, or all of these). When you look at other blips, the land blips are 1.5 to 2 times (roughly) the ocean blips — higher sensitivity plus thermal inertia effects. My 0.15 adjustment leaves things consistent with this, so you can see where I am coming from. Removing ENSO does not affect this. It would be good to remove at least part of the 1940s blip, but we are still left with “why the blip”. Let me go further. If you look at NH vs SH and the aerosol effect (qualitatively or with MAGICC) then with a reduced ocean blip we get continuous warming in the SH, and a cooling in the NH — just as one would expect with mainly NH aerosols. The other interesting thing is (as Foukal et al. note — from MAGICC) that the 1910-40 warming cannot be solar. The Sun can get at most 10% of this with Wang et al solar, less with Foukal solar. So this may well be NADW, as Sarah and I noted in 1987 (and also Schlesinger later). A reduced SST blip in the 1940s makes the 1910-40 warming larger than the SH (which it currently is not) — but not really enough. So … why was the SH so cold around 1910? Another SST problem? (SH/NH data also attached.) This stuff is in a report I am writing for EPRI, so I’d appreciate any comments you (and Ben) might have. Tom.

From Ben Santer * (witholding data) :

We should be able to conduct our scientific research without constant fear of an “audit” by Steven McIntyre; without having to weigh every word we write in every email we send to our scientific colleagues. In my opinion, Steven McIntyre is the self-appointed Joe McCarthy of climate science. I am unwilling to submit to this McCarthy-style investigation of my scientific research. As you know, I have refused to send McIntyre the “derived” model data he requests, since all of the primary model data necessary to replicate our results are freely available to him. I will continue to refuse such data requests in the future. Nor will I provide McIntyre with computer programs, email correspondence, etc. I feel very strongly about these issues. We should not be coerced by the scientific equivalent of a playground bully. I will be consulting LLNL’s Legal Affairs Office in order to determine how the DOE and LLNL should respond to any FOI requests that we receive from McIntyre.

From Tom Wigley (ousting of a skeptic from a professional organization):

Proving bad behavior here is very difficult. If you think that Saiers is in the greenhouse skeptics camp, then, if we can find documentary evidence of this, we could go through official AGU channels to get him ousted.

From Phil Jones (forging of dates):

Gene/Caspar, Good to see these two out. Wahl/Ammann doesn’t appear to be in CC’s online first, but comes up if you search. You likely know that McIntyre will check this one to make sure it hasn’t changed since the IPCC close-off date July 2006! Hard copies of the WG1 report from CUP have arrived here today. Ammann/Wahl – try and change the Received date! Don’t give those skeptics something to amuse themselves with.

From a document titled “jones-foiathoughts.doc” (witholding of data):

Options appear to be:
1. Send them the data
2. Send them a subset removing station data from some of the countries who made us pay in the normals papers of Hulme et al. (1990s) and also any number that David can remember. This should also omit some other countries like (Australia, NZ, Canada, Antarctica). Also could extract some of the sources that Anders added in (31-38 source codes in J&M 2003). Also should remove many of the early stations that we coded up in the 1980s.
3. Send them the raw data as is, by reconstructing it from GHCN. How could this be done? Replace all stations where the WMO ID agrees with what is in GHCN. This would be the raw data, but it would annoy them.

From Mick Kelly (modifying data to hide cooling):

Yeah, it wasn’t so much 1998 and all that that I was concerned about, used to dealing with that, but the possibility that we might be going through a longer – 10 year – period of relatively stable temperatures beyond what you might expect from La Nina etc. Speculation, but if I see this as a possibility then others might also. Anyway, I’ll maybe cut the last few points off the filtered curve before I give the talk again as that’s trending down as a result of the end effects and the recent cold-ish years.

  • Quote was initially incorrectly attributed to Dr. Thomas Karl.


Update, 3:45pm MDT: In regards to the authenticity, not one report disputing the veracity of the emails has come out. Many sources have talked to some of the email authors and they have not disputed the messages.

* RealClimate, a website on which many of the scientists in the emails actively write has posted a response and does not deny their authenticity.
* According to TIGF, a New Zealand new magazine, “The director of Britain’s leading Climate Research Unit, Phil Jones, has told Investigate magazine’s TGIF Edition tonight that his organization has been hacked, and the data flying all over the internet appears to be genuine.”
* A spokesman for the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) told the BBC, “We are aware that information from a server used for research information in one area of the university has been made available on public websites.”
* Wired reports that Kevin Trenberth from NCAR “acknowledged the e-mail is genuine.”
* Nature reports quotes Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University as saying, “I’m not going to comment on the content of illegally obtained e-mails.”

It would appear at this point that there is little doubt that the emails are authentic. If they were not, the principle players would certainly have said so by now.