Debunking the Climate Scam
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5000 Years Of Climate Change From Greenland Ice Cores
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Here are some web posts and resources
The files (FOI2009.zip) are at a number of sites: http://junkscience.com/FOIA/ www.megaupload.com/?d=XD050VKY
You can search the emails at: http://www.anelegantchaos.org/cru/index.php
Here are some blogs about the files:
Early mainstream press:
Guardian: Climate sceptics claim leaked emails are evidence of collusion among scientists
New York Times: Hacked E-
Washington Post: Hackers steal electronic data from top climate research center
In the trenches on climate change, hostility among foes
BBC: Hackers target leading climate research unit
WSJ: Hacked: Sensitive Documents Lifted from Hadley Climate Center
The Daily Telegraph Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of 'Anthropogenic Global Warming'?
Fox News: Climate Skeptics See 'Smoking Gun' in Researchers' Leaked E-
Welcome Instapundit readers! Hope this is useful for you. If you are interested in more on global warming material, check out Caspar and the Jesus Paper and The Yamal Implosion, or check out the forthcoming book.
General reaction seems to be that the CRUgate emails are genuine, but with the caveat that there could be some less reliable stuff slipped in.
In the circumstances, here are some summaries of the CRUgate files. I'll update these as and when I can. The refs are the email number.
Update on November 22, 2009 by Bishop Hill
Updated to add links to the online database of the emails at Elegant Chaos.
References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
Response: The CRU hack -
Response: Wow. Just Wow. at Winds of Change.NET on November 21, 2009 Is global warming truly a fake? New evidence suggests it might be...
Response: A list of the more outrageous emails at Synthstuff -
Descriptions of some of the emails from
Who is behind all this?
Here is one conspiricy claim from an unverified blog posting
How deep goes the the AGW Conspiracy?
The “hacked” scientists are directly linked to Real Climate.org, so how do the lines go from there… to AL Gore, President Obama to……Government leaders world wide, UN IPCC, Club of Rome. The entire conspiracy is aimed at World Government, including the new President of the EU. Hear his statement about World Government here: http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comment/eu_president_wants_copenhagen_to_give_us_global_ management#63675
Thanks to the excellent link provided by Indiana Bones (11:30:21), we connect some of the dots :
RealClimate.org whois record: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_BsNAUboeko4/SlKvYU2BmjI/AAAAAAAAAPM/gN4PfaVZriQ/s1600-
Registrant Organization – Environmental Media Services
Environmental Media Services (EMS) (Discover the Networks)
EMS’s founder and President was Arlie Schardt, who also served as the National Press Secretary for Al Gore’s 1988 presidential campaign, and as Gore’s Communications Director during his 2000 bid for the White House. [...]
EMS officially served as the “scientific” branch of the leftist public-
EMS also produced many stories condemning the Bush administration’s environmental policies. Among these titles were: “Bush Administration Obscures Truth About Toxic Cleanups”; “President Bush Signs Fatally Flawed Wildfire Bill”; “Earth Day Event To Highlight Bush Administration Assault On Environment, Public Health”; “Bush Administration Report Card: ‘F’ on Protecting Children”; and “National Environmental Groups Launch Campaign to Defeat President Bush.” EMS claimed that the data contained in its press releases constituted “the latest and most credible information” provided by “top scientists, physicians, and other experts.” These “experts” included officials of Greenpeace, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Environmental Media Services (EMS) (Activist Cash)
EMS is the communications arm of leftist public relations firm Fenton Communications.
Based in Washington, in the same office suite as Fenton, EMS claims to be “providing
journalists with the most current information on environmental issues.” A more accurate
assessment might be that it spoon-
It’s called “black marketing,” and Environmental Media Services has become the principal
reason Fenton Communications is so good at it. EMS lends an air of legitimacy to
what might otherwise be dismissed (and rightly so) as fear-
Fenton Communications (Discover the Networks)
Foremost public relations firm of the political left. Past clients have included
Marxist dictatorships in Central America. Represents environmentalist groups, pro-
Founded in 1982 by activist and public relations veteran David Fenton, Fenton Communications (FC) is the leading advertising and public relations firm for advocacy groups on the political left, with locations in Washington DC, New York, and San Francisco.
FC serves as an “umbrella” for “three independent nonprofit organizations” which
FC expressly refuses to represent “clients and projects that we don’t believe in
ourselves.” Among the clients and projects that FC has worked for are Marxist-
Equally noteworthy has been FC’s business partnership with environmental groups. In 1988 and 1989, FC helped one such organization, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), promote misleading claims about the dangers of Alar, a pesticide then in use by the apple industry. On the basis of NRDC’s study of Alar, itself based on exaggerated probabilities rather than concrete empirical data, FC launched a media campaign that stoked consumers’ fears and captured the interest of television news programs, daily newspapers and daytime talk shows, fueling a backlash against apple growers. By some estimates, the apple industry suffered $200 million in lost revenue as a result of the FC campaign.
By contrast, FC and its client prospered. David Fenton subsequently boasted that his firm had “designed” the media campaign “so that revenue would flow back to NRDC from the public,” noting that FC had gained “$700,000 in net revenues from it.” Fenton Communications today cites the Alar campaign as a significant contribution to the “national debate” on pesticides. [...]
Joining forces with the Environmental Working Group, FC has also engineered media campaigns exaggerating the dangers posed by pesticides in tap water and baby food.
In 2003 FC created an ad campaign targeting the automotive industry for the Evangelical Environmental Network. The controversial ads alleged that consumers who bought sport utility vehicles were, in effect, supporting terrorism by using large amounts of fuel imported from the Middle East. [...]
Arlie Schardt, a senior consultant at Fenton Communications and Chairman of Environmental Media Services, served as Al Gore’s national press secretary during his first presidential campaign.
David Fenton (ActivistCash)
David Fenton has turned leftist activism into big business with his firm Fenton Communications,
the single most easily identifiable nexus of anti-
Fenton started out in the music biz, directing public relations for Rolling Stone.
He entered the activist fray in the anti-
Fenton Communications Launches Green-
Fenton Communications has been deeply involved in environmental issues since its
founding in 1982. The firm publicized the first reports of the U.N. Intergovernmental
Panel on Climate Change, helped environmental NGOs at the Kyoto Global Warming Summit,
and worked with Vice-
Climate Science: Is it currently designed to answer questions? (PDF) (Richard S. Lindzen, Ph.D. Professor of Atmospheric Science, MIT)
“Environmental Media Services (a project of Fenton Communications, a large public
relations firm serving left wing and environmental causes; they are responsible for
the alar scare as well as Cindy Sheehan’s anti-
This is for those who you who still doubt there is NO conspiracy.
Do you trust RealClimate.org? If so read this.
The NASA Emails
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Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government
corruption, announced today that it has obtained internal documents from NASA's Goddard
Institute for Space Studies (GISS) related to a controversy that erupted in 2007
when Canadian blogger Stephen McIntyre exposed an error in NASA's handling of raw
temperature data from 2000-
The above link it to the, presumably, original released document. Unfortunately it DOES NOT have copyable or searchable text (it is just a file of images of text.) We have fed this file through an OCR program to add text behind the images of the original pages. Please note that the ORC makes mistakes, so the copied text will have some errors. Download the NASA file with text.
IPCC uses political lobbying group publications as “peer reviewed” sources
We have been told that the IPCC report is all peer reviewed, yet some of their references
are to WWF & Greenpeace as if they were peer-
It has, however, recently come to our attention that a paragraph in the 938-
“The Science is Scuttled” – NASA climate page, suckered by IPCC, deletes their own ‘moved up’ glacier melting date reference
The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-
Daily Mail The scientist behind the bogus claim in a Nobel Prize-
Dr Murari Lal also said he was well aware the statement, in the 2007 report by the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), did not rest on peer-
IPCC AR4 riddled with non peer reviewed WWF papers Remember our friends at World Wildlife Fund? Those schlockmeisters that produced the video of planes flying into New York with explicit comparisons to 9/11?
Well it turns out that the WWF is cited all over the IPCC AR4 report, and as you know, WWF does not produce peer reviewed science, they produce opinion papers in line with their vision. Yet IPCC’s rules are such that they are supposed to rely on peer reviewed science only. It appears they’ve violated that rule dozens of times, all under Pachauri’s watch.
A new posting authored by Donna Laframboise, the creator of NOconsensus.org (Toronto,
Canada) shows what one can find in just one day of looking. http://nofrakkingconsensus.blogspot.com/2010/01/more-
Sordnay discovered that a Google search on IPCC site for WWF & AR4 returns 167 hits.
[Note: this gave 176 hits on 1-
Fraud or Fraud of the Century?
Science Magazine publishes false claim of an unanimous, scientific consensus on the anthropogenic causes of recent global warming; refuses to publish letter exposing the lie.
The people running the investigation of Michael Mann reported interviewing exactly TWO PEOPLE besides Mann himself.
Exposing the Hockeystick: The Wegman and North Reports for Newbies
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