It’s not rocket science, it’s a matter of conscience.

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In September 1941 during WWII, two men met in Copenhagen ostensibly for a scientific symposium, but outside of it in the evenings and in a social context, they informally discussed the theoretical possibility of making a whole new type of bomb. They were the physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg. Bohr was a Dane, whose country … Continue reading

Climategate 3, the goon squad and going nuclear.

Come to me, my Pretty, Pretty ...

One of the climate establishment’s new coping mechanisms in handling what is effectively the third release of the climategate emails, is to put pressure on the people who were sent the decryption key, rather than looking for the identity of the leaker. The leaker goes by the name FOIA and the establishment in this case are the … Continue reading

Climategate 3. FOIA’s accompanying email.

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Since I put up the email from FOIA that accompanied the second climategate release here, I thought I might as well be consistent and put up the email that accompanied the third. It makes for interesting reading, if only as a basis for some intriguing speculation. Pointman. ************************************************************************** Subject:  FOIA 2013: the password It’s time … Continue reading

Climategate, a crisis of conscience.

You've done enough Kiddo.

Sometimes in a life, you have to look at where you are and what you’ve become a part of, through the very best and the most innocent of intentions, and you don’t like yourself. It’s not somewhere you ever wanted or intended to be, but it is what it is. That’s where you are. Everyone … Continue reading

On climate science and all those leaks.

The danger is from within.

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 bit of light reading ...

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

The real doh! about Doha.

Meh! We're much too kool for Doha.

Well, here we are again. It’s November and that time of year for the annual international conference on figuring out ways of saving us all from global warming. Since the last one was called COP17, this one rather unsurprisingly is called COP18. Incidentally, COP stands for Conference of the Parties, which considering the great shindigs that … Continue reading

So, was climategate a hack after all?

I doubt it ...

This is going to be one of those difficult articles to write, just to make it easy to read. It’s going to get technical at points, because it has to, so there’s going to be more than a few detours to explain things, but bear with me. It’s Sunday afternoon, I’m wearing sunglasses indoors, it’s a … Continue reading

Is climate science just a belief?

How to "lose" data ...

The alarmists in the climate debate have what they think of as this magic ace of trumps card, called peer review. If they actually knew something about the peer review process, perhaps they’d realise it isn’t a guarantee of anything much. It really isn’t. In brief, the process is as follows. A scientist does some … Continue reading

2011 and climate alarmism.

Surf the wave to power.

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.

Making a stand.

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

Skeptic blogger raided by the police because he was sent a link to the Climategate 2 release.

If we were going to be frightened off, it would have happened years ago.

Yesterday, the home of the climate skeptic blogger Tallbloke, was legally invaded by six detectives from the Norfolk constabulary and the Metropolitan police. When they left, they took two laptops with them, stating that they would be returned after having their hard drives cloned. The previous day, the WordPress host of his site and the sites … Continue reading

How climategate destroyed the science of global warming.

Two bombs so far, how many more?

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.

Memories of better days ...

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

Some thoughts and some questions about the Climategate 2.0 release.

A little bomb for each and every one of them ...

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.

Timely, to say the least ...

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