On climate science and all those leaks.


Over the last few years, we’ve had a number of substantial leaks of sensitive material from deep within the very heart of climate science. In each case, it’s been fairly obvious that the person doing it works in the field and is relatively senior, if only because they have access to such quantities of high-grade … Continue reading

Another whopping leak from the IPCC.


A substantial second leak, already nicknamed the Secret Santa leak, of further portions of the forthcoming IPCC AR5 has just occurred. There was a smaller leak of material last year, which was owned up to by the person who did it on their blog. While everyone is no doubt considering how on Earth to work their way through a … Continue reading

2011 and climate alarmism.


We’re nearly at year’s end and in the fight against climate alarmism, it can only be called a vintage year. This was supposed to be the year when they thought they would regain the initiative but it’s only served to confirm how jaded people are with it all. Al Gore’s Climate Reality Event was intended to … Continue reading

It’s not just Tallbloke who’s in the firing line; you are too.


Tallbloke’s fighting fund has been set up and people are generously donating whatever they can afford. This post at his place gives the current situation and how you can contribute to it. You don’t have to read very hard between the lines to see how difficult the last few days have been on him and … Continue reading

How climategate destroyed the science of global warming.


We are engaged in a debate that has polarised into two distinct factions. On one side, the skeptics of global warming and on the other, the believers in it. Depending on how heated the debate becomes, the skeptics are called deniers and the believers are called alarmists in response. I am on the skeptic side … Continue reading

Helping to catch the climategate whistleblower.


I got an email from someone this week. I’ll leave out the frothing details, but they were basically accusing me of helping to track down the climategate leaker (FOIA) and telling me to shut up. It’s one of those communications I file under “maniac” and forget because I get a lot of them. Lord, you … Continue reading

Happy birthday Pointman’s.


It doesn’t seem like it, but it’s been a year since I started this blog. I started it for a number of reasons and with more than a few reservations but with some modest hopes in sight, so now seems to be an appropriate time to think about how it’s doing and the experience of being a … Continue reading

Climategate 2 – yes, they’ve been lying to you.


You’re appalled, you’re outraged, you’re stunned and you’re angry about the whole climategate emails thing. And now you’re most likely out here in the blogosphere because the mainstream media in the country you live in is either not mentioning them at all or have relegated it to a small-print footnote at the bottom of page … Continue reading

Some thoughts and some questions about the Climategate 2.0 release.


Two years ago, I did what can only be described as a highly speculative profile of the climategate leaker. You can find it here. I strongly suggest you read it now or you’ll have some difficulty following the rest of this piece. Reading it again in the light of what more can be deduced about … Continue reading

Crash Post : Climategate Mk 2.


A new dump of what looks to be another batch of very candid emails between climate scientists has just been leaked onto the internet. At first glance, they appear to be what was left out of the original “selection of emails” referred to in the original climategate readme file. You can download your copy of the … Continue reading