The hacker/leaker that gave the world the Climategate emails two years ago has struck again. FOIA.org (zip) has produced an enormous zip file of 5,000 additional emails similar to those released two years ago in November 2009. Additionally there are some 220,000 emails locked behind a password, which the organization does not plan on releasing at this time.
The newly released emails seem to span the same time frame as the original release. Possibly they were part of the same Freedom Of Information request. There isn’t anything shockingly new in them, but it puts a little more colour on the context of the original release. And it certainly provides more evidence of conduct unbecoming a scientist.
For me, the juiciest bit is the email by a climatologist who reproduced McIntyre experiment and found hockey-stick curves even when he fed the analysis random sequences.
I thought I’d play around with some randomly generated time-series and see if I
could ‘reconstruct’ northern hemisphere temperatures.
[…] The reconstructions clearly show a ‘hockey-stick’ trend. I guess this is
precisely the phenomenon that Macintyre has been going on about.
The ‘hockey team’ actually knew that Michael Manns infamous curve was a fake. There is even the odd voice of dissent:
I’m sure you agree–the Mann/Jones GRL paper was truly pathetic and should
never have been published. I don’t want to be associated with that 2000 year
They knew, yet they chose not to come out and expose the fraud, this hideously expensive falsehood. And in so doing they have destroyed the credibility of climate science, and hurt the credibility of science in general. I hope that Nobel prize was worth it.
But there’s a bright side to all this. In a few weeks we will have the Durban conference on climate. The MSM in Holland and around Europe are gearing up to make as big a hoola-hoop of it as they can get away with (which isn’t that big compared to, oh, two years ago). But indications are that Durban will be a bit of a non-starter to begin with. Hopefully this new release will make Durban the farce it ought to be.
Plus, as of today we get to laugh at anyone who still maintains we should do something about the changing climate, because ‘we’ caused it. That is good news, you’ll all agree.
And the Dutch MSM? They are studiously looking away.
[UPDATE001] Thanks to Dr. North for the kind linkage. MSM reaction in the low countries is still muted, with exactly two mentions of Climategate II, one Belgian and one Dutch. There is, however, also an official reaction from the Vereniging voor Weerkunde en Klimatologie (Association for Weather Study and Climatology). It does not disappoint in that it is relentlessly disappointing. Dismissing the published emails as ‘a distraction from the real problems’, the VWK goes on to state:
The facts are and continue to be: World temperature is rising, the amount of sea-ice is declining, land-ice on Greenland and Antarctica decreases, glaciers become smaller, the sea-level is rising. Not evenly from year on year, but in the long term. The climate is changing and humanity has an important contribution to it.
How is that for denialist fervour? Points for tenacity. But I still LOL-ed. Who are they trying to kid anymore?
But that’s about it. We said it two years ago, we’re still saying it now: Where the HELL is our media?