Nov 23

Dr. Douglas Maraun performs time series analysis, extreme value statistics, and analysis of precipitation extremes at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

…he also actually pondered, “how do we avoid sounding religious or arrogant?”, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Dr. Douglas Maraun, a scientist at the Climatic Reasearch Unit at the University of East Anglia wrote to his colleages in an e-mail on October 24, 2007.  Dr. Maraun, who seems to have more of a conscience than many of his colleagues, had some concerns which he wished to address in a “discussion seminar” to be held in the coffee room that afternoon.  Among Dr. Maraun’s points he wished to discuss were:

-How should we deal with flaws inside the climate community? I think,
that “our” reaction on the errors found in Mike Mann’s work were not
especially honest.

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Nov 30

Climategate Round-Up #4

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A fresh Climategate link fest from The Daily Bayonet:

Welcome to the fourth thrilling instalment of the CRU hack/leak round-up.  Since the scandal is now popularly known as climategate, I’ve adjusted the post title to reflect the will of the people.  Because that’s how it’s supposed to be.

If you’re new to climategate, a good place to pick up how this got started and why it matters is here: Climategate for Dummies.

Climate Depot also has lots of continually updated stories on climategate and there is a handy video who’s who at WUWT.

For fun, read the round-up and then take the Climategate quiz at The Shadowlands.

Climategate Data & Fallout

After the initial rush to comb through the leaked emails, it looks like the real undoing for the motley CRU will be their code.  It gets picked apart here, with shocking results.

Calls for a criminal investigation begin:

As the impact of the leaked emails sinks in, the CRU ’scientists’ reputations sink to charlatans and thieves.

An IPCC scientist calls for Michael Mann and the motley CRU to be fired from the UN’s climate fiction organization because they are ‘no longer credible.’

Another scientist wants to go further and suggests that the IPCC itself has passed its best-before date.  Watt’s has more of Mike Hulme’s IPCC deathwatch.

One defense of global warming science says that the CRU leak involves only a few scientists and that does not affect the overall conclusion that the planet is about to boil us all into vapor.  That defense ignores the inconvenient truth that the scientists caught burying data, manipulating results and generally behaving badly lead the global warming charge and have the ear of policymakers.

Rigging peer review damaged the very process that scaremongers cry means everything when faced with inconvenient skeptical scientists.  Heh.

Piers Corbyn calls for Hopenchangen in Copenhagen to be canceled.  Good idea, but then where would all the hypocrites go?

Dodgy science gets us all off the hook.

Michael Mann will be investigated for his part in Climategate.  To be fair, one of the emails connected to Mann is from CRU asking him to delete emails related to AR4 but there is no evidence he did any such thing.  He faked the hockey stick and manipulates data like a fiend, so there’s enough rope to hang him with without guessing what he might or might not have deleted.

The IPCC, surrounded.

Hide the decline, redux.

If that whet your appetite for even more clickable Climategate links, you’ll have to transport yourself to The Daily Bayonet for even more of the latest Climategate links. There’s a special Climategate Hottie waiting for you there, and my personal favorite section, “Hippies Heads Exploding”.

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