HadCRUt4: revision or revisionism?

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley As Bob Tisdale has recently pointed out, the monthly temperature anomaly series published by the Hadley Centre and the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia has just been extensively revised. A commenter on a previous posting about the temperature record asked whether the entire 163-year…

Briffa, Yamal, reputational damage, and all that

Keith Briffa has just published a new paper using the Yamal-Urals regional chronology data, something long sought after via FOIA requests. That data was withheld, citing it wasn’t cooked done with yet, and that releasing it would damage the reputation of CRU scientists. After Climategate in 2009, I’m not sure how CRU’s reputation could be…

AGW Proponents Fight Rearguard Action As Political Climate Science Fails

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball Proponents of the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) hypothesis are cornered. They made a political choice to prove rather than disprove the hypothesis, as the scientific method requires. It failed, as IPCC projections (range of predictions?) indicate, but instead of abandoning or modifying the hypothesis, as normal science requires, they’ve…

The Unknown Skeptic – Journalism, awaiting to be freed

Guest post by Maurizio Morabito 1-Introduction What is the topic where a team of experienced journalists can write a report containing great insights and surprisingly clear expositions alongside stunning simplifications, abysmal naïvetés and incredibly one-sided analyses based on a fundamental neglect of a large chunk of reality? Why, of course, the topic is climate change!…

Questions on the CRU email backup server.

Over at Climate Audit, Steve reports on the Update for the FOI for the Wahl Attachments He’s wondering about the use of that mailserver and why there are inconsistencies, for example: I have a quick question for the technically-inclined about backup protocols. I had asked UEA the following question: 4. You stated that the earliest backup…

Poetic license – UEA’s Creative Climate Writing Prize

People send me stuff. Here’s one about UEA offering a prize contest for “creative climate writing”. – Anthony To: undisclosed-recipients:; Subject: UEA Magazine – Climate Writing Clanger… An article on page 16 of the University of East Anglia August/September 2012 Broadview Newsletter (see below/attached/link) invites MA students to compete for prize money via creative writing…

More info on the UEA/CRU Climategate investigation by Norfolk Police – police give reasons for closure and say ‘no death threats’ recorded

Andrew Montford has posted briefing materials handed out to the press when Norfolk Police released the decision to close the investigation yesterday. Like everything else with this investigation, the people most in the know (the bloggers) were left out of the loop while the spinners (Richard Black of BBC for example) get this info straight…

Phil Jones gives a talk at KNMI in De Bilt – meanwhile temperature and paleo researchers are still blowing off data requests

From  Marcel Crok at De staat van het klimaat: Phil Jones: ‘Contact NMS’s for raw data’ Over at Climate Audit there is renewed interest in data availability with McIntyre asking whether journals that don’t guarantee data archiving (The Holocene in this case) should be cited in IPCC reports. It happened that yesterday Phil Jones of…

Yamal that hurts! CRU gets touchy, responds to McIntyre and Montford without naming them

From the “he who must not be named” department, comes this sure to be future McI-fodder. UEA/CRU responds in a press release, authored by Tim Osborn, an excerpt: =========================================================== Tim Osborn comments on “Yamal, Polar Urals and Muir-Russell” Recent accusations (here, leading to embellishment across parts of the blogosphere, e.g. here) that the Climatic Research…

Myles off from the target

Josh of cartoonsbyjosh.com writes of a new climate FAIL entry: Hopefully you’ve watched the video, read the posts and comments here and at Climate Audit and Bishop Hill. Basically Myles Allen has been castigating journalists for getting Climategate wrong while getting it spectacularly wrong himself. Nice one Myles. Honest error or disingenuous?

Consensus Argument Proves Climate Science Is Political.

UPDATE: I’ve added a video at the end that speaks to the consensus thinking. Marc Morano’s arguments leaves the Australian Youth Climate Coalition’s Anna Rose speechless. – Anthony Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball Claims of a consensus was an early sign climate science was political. It was used to support official science of the…

Tisdale: A Closer Look at CRUTEM4 Since 1975

Note: I’m blogging this from Atlanta, where I am at the TWC Pioneers reunion. Bob was kind enough to provide this post so I can relax a bit (though I think I’ll chase a NOAA USHCN weather station today anyway). His figure 10 (below) is interesting, his figure 11 even more so. – Anthony Guest…

CRU’s new CRUTem4, hiding the decline yet again

Over at JunkScience.com Steve Milloy writes: Skeptic Setback? ‘New’ CRU data says world has warmed since 1998 But not in a statistically significant way. Gerard Wynn writes at Reuters: Britain’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), which for years maintained that 1998 was the hottest year, has published new data showing warmer years since, further undermining a…

FOI victory against Phil Jones, CRU, and UEA

Excerpts from Bishop Hill: A major FOI victory This post is a jointly written effort by myself and Don Keiller. Readers may remember the Information Commissioner’s ruling last year that UEA had to release the CRUTEM data sent by Phil Jones to Peter Webster at Georgia Tech. This had been requested by Jonathan Jones and Don…

CRU’s Dr. Phil Jones on “the lack of warming”

“Tim, Chris, I hope you’re not right about the lack of warming lasting till about 2020” Question: If warming really threatens to destroy human civilization, why was Jones hoping for warming? And if the world was still warming in 2009, why did Jones refer to “lack of warming”? Email 4195 Tim, Chris, I hope you’re…

Getting the “right kind of people” onboard

This is a repost from Jeff Id’s Air Vent as it needed the wider circulation that WUWT can offer. I’ve also added the update from comment #9 he refers to. The Right Kind of People Posted by Jeff Id on November 28, 2011 UPDATE: Reader Stacey left a bomb in #9 of the thread below. Long…

Climategate 2.0 email – Mike Mann characterized as “crazy” over MWP and “serious enemy”

Edward Cook tells Phil Jones that Mike Mann is “serious enemy” and “vindictive”. Mike Mann had criticized his work. Apparently Mann went “a little crazy” over a paper showing the Medeival Warm Period exists. 4101.txt cc: k.briffa@uea.xx.xx date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 23:56:46 -0500 from: “drdendro@ldeo.columbia.edu” <drdendro@ldeo.columbia.edu> subject: RE: CCDD to: p.jones@uea.xx.xx Hi Phil, Thanks…

BBC’s Kirby admission to Phil Jones on “impartiality”

Climategate 2.0 email 4894.txt shows just what Alex Kirby of BBC thinks of climate skeptics as he conveys it to Dr. Phil Jones. Clearly, there an incestuous relationship between climate science and the BBC. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ date: Wed Dec  8 08:25:30 2004 from: Phil Jones <p.jones@uea.xx.xx> subject: RE: something on new online. to: “Alex Kirby” <alex.kirby@bbc.xxx.xx>…