Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas to all of you.

136 Comments

  1. John Silver
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 9:26 AM | Permalink

    God Jul och Gott nytt År
    to you Mr McIntyre!

    • Ray Millar
      Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 9:58 PM | Permalink

      Merry Christmas, Many thanks for the work you do to keep us informed in the face of such lies and exagerations

  2. E. D. da Costa
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 9:32 AM | Permalink

    Bom Natal e Feliz Ano Novo
    to you Mr McIntyre!

  3. INGSOC
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 9:33 AM | Permalink

    And a very merry Christmas to you and your herd Steve! Season’s bleatings to your marvelous “staff” of resident crackpot deniers as well! ;)

    Hey! There are 5 presents under the tree with my name on them this year!

    Woo Hoo!

  4. Dtg
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 9:42 AM | Permalink

    Thank you Steve and the participants on your informative web site….you are keeping science alive…

  5. Budahmon
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 9:44 AM | Permalink

    Merry XMAS Steve…

  6. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:06 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas!

  7. drjohn
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:15 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Michal M
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:16 AM | Permalink

    Wesolych Swiat i Szczesliwego Nowego Roku.

  9. drjohn
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:17 AM | Permalink

    Oh, and

    Nollaig shona duit :-)

  10. Dave Dardinger
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:19 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and Miru Mir

  11. Steve in SC
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:32 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to you all.

  12. Larry Huldén
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:32 AM | Permalink

    To both Steve and Ross:
    God Jul och Gott Nytt År!
    Hyvää Joulua ja Onnellista Uutta Vuotta!
    Larry & Lena

  13. Carlo Eekhof
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:38 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to all and a happy and healthy 2010 and after.

    Prettige kerstdagen en gelukkig en gezond 2010

  14. Philip
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:41 AM | Permalink

    Ha! the hockey stick!! Nice touch Mr.McIntyre!

  15. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:46 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to Steve, Ross, and all my fellow “Jesters”!

  16. PEHarvey
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:46 AM | Permalink

    Joyeux Noël et merci.

  17. michaelpgoad
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:59 AM | Permalink

    Appropriate Santa cartoon.

    Thank YOU for what you have accomplished in auditing portions of the accepted climate science. Without your persistence — and that of others — there would have been no leak from CRU.

  18. George Barwood
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 11:02 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to you Steve.

    You deserve a medal.

  19. cogito
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 11:03 AM | Permalink

    oh, not another hockey stick …
    Schönes Weihnachtsfest
    Bonnes fêtes de fin d’année

  20. RomanM
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 11:05 AM | Permalink

    Linksmų Kalėdų linkėjimai visiems!

    May the next year be as interesting as this one! ;)

  21. DABbio
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 11:21 AM | Permalink

    Ha, a global warming hockeystick. Too bad it couldn’t be put on the market in time for the Christmas season. Merry Christmas!

  22. Dev
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

    A very Merry Christmas to You and Yours, Steve!

  23. Kevin
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

    Haha! Merry Christmas!

  24. Don Wagner
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 11:55 AM | Permalink

    A very Merry Christmas to you all

  25. stephen richards
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:06 PM | Permalink

    Joyeux Fête. Bon nouvel ans. Beaucoup réussite pendant 2010

  26. MarkB
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:06 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas, and a Lukewarm New Year!

  27. Max
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:09 PM | Permalink

    Merry Xmas, Thanks for all the reading material.

  28. Phillip Bratby
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:11 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and an even more successful 2010. Thanks are due for the diligent work.

  29. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:14 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and thanks to Steve, his team and everyone else for the comments to this blog.

  30. Antonio San
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:17 PM | Permalink

    Merry Xmas Steve!

  31. David Smith
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:31 PM | Permalink

  32. jae
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:34 PM | Permalink

    Yeah, just go ahead and be all merry folks; just ignore the fact that Santa Claus’ elves and raindeer will soon be drowning, due to global warming.

    Oh, heck, Merry Christmas!

    • Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:51 PM | Permalink

      Not to worry — The UN is purchasing one of the platforms from Kevin Costner’s Waterworld and anchoring it permanently at the Pole so that they will have a secure home!

      Merry Christmas, Steve and Everyone on CA!

  33. Pompous Git
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:34 PM | Permalink

    Merry Sir Isaac Newton’s birthday, Steve :-)

  34. David Smith
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:40 PM | Permalink

    With caption

    • Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:27 PM | Permalink

      Priceless!

      I’m not sure an inline link will work on the new CA, but let me try:

    • bender
      Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 6:12 PM | Permalink

      Warmists will appreciate the REAL gift of a broken stick: it means we have that many more hundred years to act! Maybe thousands!

  35. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 12:57 PM | Permalink

    Thank you for your time invested in telling another side of the climate story than the public is being told in most of the media.

  36. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:00 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you! And to all the readers of this blog!
    Here in Sweden it has been snowing heavily since well before Christmas. We’re used to it, but it has been a bit heavier than usual. Al Gore certainly did his job, bringing us this weather. (Don’t tell anyone, but I’d actually look forward to a bit of global warming, because I hate snow and cold! Oh, if only the IPCC were right…)

    –Ahrvid

    snip – policy

  37. Mdadams
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:03 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas from frigid and (intermittantly) snowy Texas!

    …Mark Adams

  38. robw
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:04 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas. You have given the world a great gift. One day, likley long after we are all long gone you will be known as one of the most influential people of the first decade of the 21 century. That should sober you up a little. Keep up the great work and the search for the truth, wherever that may lead. God Bless.

    Steve
    : please don’t exaggerate this small activity here.

    • galileonardo
      Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 2:27 PM | Permalink

      Steve, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Actually, I echo robw’s sentiment and think you are far too humble (not that anyone likes a showboater). Thank you very much for the gift you have given to humanity. There really is no way to exaggerate your contributions.

      I take robw’s comment further, though I will hopefully not go too far and be snip-worthy. Mr. McIntyre, you and Ross will go down in history (I am hoping) as a pair of the most influential people of the 21st century. Please, bear with me. What you have done is nothing less than change the course of human history (again, I am hoping), for the better I must add.

      I know you do not like folks to speak too much about the politics associated with AGW, but I cannot emphasize enough how much influence your work has had in altering the political “climate” and forcing a reassessment of the path we were unwillingly, and in many a person’s case, unwittingly, being forced down.

      As a student of history and current events, I can say without hesitation that the required change in governmental trajectory will demand that sane policy be enacted, policy that will allow for protection of the environment from the real (not imagined or manufactured) environmental degradation taking place, but not at the huge cost that would have guaranteed the prolonging of human suffering worldwide. I personally feel you should be publicly and internationally honored for this. Please do keep up the amazing work. I believe more than you realize depends upon it.

    • PeterA
      Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 4:15 PM | Permalink

      prohibited language

    • Richard
      Posted Dec 27, 2009 at 2:10 AM | Permalink

      My father is responsible for my love of history (and poetry), so I agree with you robw. I sense history here, something momenteous on the world stage. What Steve M’s contribution will ultimately be, only time will tell. Not a general maybe but a provider of ammunition and a dogged defender of his turf. Merry Christmas Mr McIntyre.

  39. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:10 PM | Permalink

    A Merry Christmas to you, Steve and Ross – and many thanks for all you’ve done!

    Nadolig llawen from a frozen Wales.

  40. R. Craigen
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:10 PM | Permalink

    Hockey stickmas to all!

  41. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:14 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Steve. As a dedicated lurker, I have to thank you for the many statistics lessons I have learned over the past year just so I can keep up with all of you!

    Anne

  42. Norbert
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:15 PM | Permalink

    Frohe Weihnachten from sunny CA (California). As someone who is asking for the acceptance of disagreeing views, continue to accept disagreeing views!

  43. snowmaneasy
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:15 PM | Permalink

    Merry Xmas to us all and as Churchill used to say “Illegitimi non carborundum”

  44. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:24 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas Steve
    Your persistence has paid off
    Free people give thanks

  45. Lady in Red
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:24 PM | Permalink

    I just posted a link to IowaHawk’s laugh-til-I-cried explanation of the Copenhagen “clowns” on Air Vent.

    Then, I found this, starring, presumably, Steve McIntyre:

    http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2009/11/iowahawk-geographic-the-secret-life-of-climate-researchers.html

    What a Christmas! I just found IowaHawk this morning.

    Mark Steyn wrote of IowaHawk: “I take my hat off. This belongs to a very select group of Jokes I Wish I’d Thought Of First: ‘It’s that time of year when we honor the ultimate MILF: Mother Earth'”

    Enjoy the white weather. Be warm and safe.

  46. Leonard Herchen
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:39 PM | Permalink

    After watching Steve on Fox, I decided he is actually Santa Claus.

    Or at least the model of Santa Claus

  47. Mark
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and thank you for all of your good work!

    Mark Luhman

  48. Lady in Red
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 1:43 PM | Permalink

    This is a more serious analysis of Mann et al, plus M&M’s work.

    I suspect nuances missed would be gratefully received:

    http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2009/12/fables-of-the-reconstruction.html

  49. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 2:01 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas Steve !!!

  50. jorge a.c.
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 2:32 PM | Permalink

    ¡¡¡¡FELIZ NAVIDAD!!!!!

  51. Jim
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 2:38 PM | Permalink

    Thank you, Steve, for all you have done to debunk the Hockey Team. Merry Christmas and all the best to you and yours.

  52. jorgekafkazar
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 2:40 PM | Permalink

    Wishing you a merry Christmas and more “miracles” throughout the year to come.

  53. theduke
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 2:42 PM | Permalink

    Steve said: “please don’t exaggerate this small activity here.”

    The activity may be small and the contribution modest, but the example set looms large.

    Merry Christmas to you Steve, and to all the regulars who make this site special.

  54. JimR
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 2:53 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas Steve and thanks for all that you do.

  55. Theo Goodwin
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 2:54 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas!!!

    Thanks for saving us from the Climategaters.

  56. Daniel Paquet
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 2:56 PM | Permalink

    Joyeux Noël.

  57. Dungshowping
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 2:58 PM | Permalink

    Could not stop laughing!! Very clever Santa with the infamous “hockey stick”!

  58. dp
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 3:02 PM | Permalink

    Mele Kalikimaka, bra. Malama pono, a hui ho!

  59. Mark T
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 3:03 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to you too, Steve, as well as everyone else! It’s been a great day so far.

    Mark

  60. Follow the Money
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 3:11 PM | Permalink

    Merry (and Happy) Christmas to all, and a polar bear pic gift:

  61. Arn Riewe
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 3:23 PM | Permalink

    LOL. Perfect graphic! Merry Christmas and thanks for you diligence in a crazy climate world.

  62. Myranda
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 3:27 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to all.

    One thing’s missing from that graphic: the decline.

    Oh, I forgot – it’s hidden.

  63. Lance
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 3:39 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas Steve, to you and your family.

    Thanks for your tireless effort.

  64. WHR
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 3:43 PM | Permalink

    snip
    Merry Christmas to all and to all a moderate climate for the NEW YEAR!

  65. Juan Ramirez
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 3:48 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas all! Thank you Steve for all of you have done.

  66. PeterA
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 4:10 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New year to all.

  67. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 4:14 PM | Permalink

    A very Merry Christmas from Norway to you Steve! Your work is so important and highly appreciated. Thank you for all you are doing done for science and sanity! Please keep it up…

    Gledelig Jul og Godt Nyttår to all.

  68. KnockJohn
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 4:29 PM | Permalink

    Have a Kool Yule Steve – from very white (but now slowly melting) Kincardineshire, NE Scotland.

  69. John
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 4:47 PM | Permalink

    And a Merry Christmas to you and yours Steve, with many many thanks for your hospitality and all your work which is hugely appreciated and so desperately needed.

    Climate Audit is an oasis of sanity in a sometimes rather insane world.

    I hope 2010 is all you wish for and deserve.

    God Bless

  70. DeNihilist
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 4:53 PM | Permalink

    A very Merry Christmas to all herea nd all there!

    May the New Year bring enlightenment to us all!

    Thanx Mr. MacIntyre and all associates!

  71. Thor
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 4:53 PM | Permalink

    God Jul og Godt Nytt År :-)

  72. Jim from Anaheim
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 5:02 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to all. This site has been one of the few bright spots this year Thanks for releasing some light (the kind that doesn’t contribute to AGW ;) ).

  73. KimW
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 5:07 PM | Permalink

    And a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you. I am just going outside to fire up the BBQ, I have already opened a bottle of Cabernet Savignon to accompany the steak and have slathered myself with SPF 30+. Yes, I am in the Southern Hemisphere.

  74. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 5:33 PM | Permalink

    White Christmas here!

  75. Jimi Bostock
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 5:48 PM | Permalink

    I hope that you had a wonderful christmas Mr Mc. Thank you for everything you have done. You are a champ. It’s cold and raining here in Australia, not blistering hot as our venerable science org the CSIRO predicted.

  76. Dominic
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 6:08 PM | Permalink

    Great job Steve. You have kept your integrity and the moral high ground through what has been a pretty testing and tumultuous year. Happy Xmas.

    PS Great picture. I thought you had broken that hockey stick! Maybe a squash racket would be more appropriate.

  77. Ivan
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 6:21 PM | Permalink

    Srecan Bozic!

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

  78. Harald
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 6:25 PM | Permalink

    God jul og godt nytt år!

    These are interesting times. Thanks Steve for providing much needed critical light on an important subject!

  79. Theo Goodwin
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 6:41 PM | Permalink

    The following is sung to the tune of “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down:”
    snip – sorry: piling on

  80. StuartR
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 6:57 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas Steve, It’s looking like a Christmas card in Leeds UK – From the weather isn’t climate department :)

  81. Feedback
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 6:57 PM | Permalink

    This autumn has been incredibly interesting and I am sure that the time to come will not be less so…

    Merry Christmas to Steve McIntyre and all the commenters!

  82. Marko
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 7:06 PM | Permalink

    Vesel Božič in srečno novo leto iz Ljubljane, Slovenija!

    The temps around here today were around 15 °C and I am sure our little Christmas temperature anomaly of +14 °C, properly weighted, will more than cancel out all of your nano ice ages in the next IPCC report :D

  83. Anthony Watts
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 7:09 PM | Permalink

    Heh,

    It’s a double pun, the “hockey stick” is as real as Santa Claus. You see both everywhere, but they’re just a gussied fairy tales that are popular with the media.

    On a positive note, maybe we can get NORAD to track Gore as he jets about.

    Merry Christmas Steve. Get some rest, you’ve earned it.

  84. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 7:22 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to all. Together we can make this world a better place. Huge thats to Steve and the gang for their ongoing tireless work! Well done!

  85. vigilantfish
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 7:34 PM | Permalink

    Thank you Steve for your dedication to the truth, and to your defense of science. You really greased the wheels for the Climategate revelations with your Yamal analysis and your persistent FOIA requests. Merry Christmas to a true hero!

  86. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 8:11 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

    • Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 8:12 PM | Permalink

      Hmmm … For some reason, I cannot insert an image, but here is a belated card for everyone.

  87. Jimchip
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 8:15 PM | Permalink

    Thank you, Dear Sir.

    This may be off topic but NORAD claims that Santa can travel at 2,326,413 miles per hour:

    http://www.efitnessnow.com/news/2009/12/25/norad-sucessfully-tracks-santa-claus/

    I’m basically taking their number ‘as reported’ but perhaps there are too many significant digits. :)

  88. NickB.
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 8:40 PM | Permalink

    Buon Natale Signor McIntyre!

  89. GrantB
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 9:04 PM | Permalink

    An Icelandic Gleðileg jól og farsælt komandi ár from hot and steamy Brisbane Australia.

    An astonishing year for a blog that I have followed for four years and must be a monty for the next Scientific blog of the year

  90. Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 9:10 PM | Permalink

    Frohe Weihnacht und ein glückliches Neues Jahr! Möge 2010 die Klimaforschung auf den Stand einer ernst zu nehmenden Wissenschaft bringen. Es wäre nicht zuletzt Dein Verdienst, Steve.

    Thanks again for your efforts and your hard work, Steve. Wish you all well, and a happy new Year.
    And please don’t underestimate your own contribution in (hopefully) pushing climate warming business to real science back again.

  91. Thucydides
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 9:25 PM | Permalink

    To the tune of ‘Phil the Fluters Ball’ ( pace Percy French and Brendan O’Dowda)

    snip : sorry, piling on.

  92. stansvonhorch
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 9:28 PM | Permalink

    thanks for all the great work over the years, makes a great present to see it all finally paying off :)

    merry christmas!

  93. Denny
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:01 PM | Permalink

    Steve, Merry Christmas to you and your Family…To all participants here that HELP Mr. McIntyre on a regular basis..Also enjoy a great Christmas!!

  94. pat
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:16 PM | Permalink

    a very merry christmas to u steve, and more power to u in 2010.
    got michael crichton’s ‘state of fear’ for a holiday read, and must say, i wish michael was here to enjoy climategate. may he rest in peace.

  95. Theo Goodwin
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:23 PM | Permalink

    Well done, Thucydides.

  96. Ron Cram
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:36 PM | Permalink

    Marry Christmas to you, Steve. Merry Christmas to all.

  97. Bruce Cunningham
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 10:49 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to Steve and to all that help out with the effort it takes to run this blog. I think many of us had an early Christmas present this year. Maybe next year will be even better.

  98. Newton from Quebec
    Posted Dec 25, 2009 at 11:37 PM | Permalink

    Thank you very much Steve.Your work is AOK, really. Best whishs!

  99. Sharon
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 12:01 AM | Permalink

    Coming out of lurkerdom to wish you a Merry Christmas, Mr. McIntyre, and to thank you for your dedication to the task of restoring honesty and rigor in the field of climate science.

    One hopes there is a very warm place for scientists who abuse the public trust.

  100. larepublicacatalana
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 2:03 AM | Permalink

    Bon Nadal i feliç any nou des de Catalunya. Keep up the excellent work.

    Josep C. Vergés

  101. Opendata
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 2:50 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to you and your contributors. May the light you shine be a beacon to all those who seek to rise above personal ideologies in pursuit of the truth. Thank You.

  102. DavidM
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 3:36 AM | Permalink

    Bit late, down here in the southern hemisphere Christmas is done and gone.

  103. Boudu
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 6:58 AM | Permalink

    Seasonal felicitations to one and all !

  104. Marine_Shale
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 7:34 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year To all.

    Thanks Steve,Ross,Anthony,JohnA,Mr Pete,Roman,Ryan,the Jeff’s,DaveD,jae,Mosh,Craig,Willis,Susan,Lubos,Warwick,our new Russian Friends,and my mate bender.

    Everyone else who has engaged in the dialogue, thank you as well. More light, less heat in the coming year would be good.

    Cheers, M_S

  105. Christoph
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 10:42 AM | Permalink

    On this festive and religious occasion, may The Environment bless you all!

  106. Dr. Ross Taylor
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 10:45 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas everyone. Steve, whether you like it or not you are a real modern hero. So here’s a toast to yourself, and every one of the inquiring minds on this blog.

    Some may think I exaggerate, however I believe there are profound implications of the AGW zealotry: knowingly or not, it amounts to an attack on the scientific revolution and the scientific method; combined with an attack on the fossil fuel driven industrial revolution that however fallably, continues to underpin the enormous advantages we have in living in today’s world. A world which I am sure we would all like to improve, but a world and a civilisation that we cherish.

    It is these implications (and many more about the way we live, the media, our politicians and the UN) that make standing up and being counted so important on this issue.

    It is extremely refreshing, and humbling, to come across others in this wonderful world who seem to share at least some of my thoughts.

  107. Kate
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 11:30 AM | Permalink

    There’s a window open at Jim Lehrer’s blog.

    http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2009/12/excerpt-obama-on-disappointment-in-copenhagen.html

    A chance to post something for him to think about!

  108. Mark Q Benedict
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 12:40 PM | Permalink

    Conflict of interest?

    As one who looks in from the outside of climate science (I am a biologist), I have found it fascinating that a group of scientists who benefit so directly via grants, consultancies, media interest etc. by “proving” GW and AGW can so easily ensure an endless stream of support without it being considered a conflict of interest. Even if they are correct, their motivations should always be subject to scrutiny. Unlike a physician who diagnoses a cancer, AGW is very much in the eye of the analyst. Nice business: Describe weak-effect problem which is difficult to disprove; withhold data; apply for grant to solve problem; get tenure, retire. Sweet.

  109. MarkB
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 1:13 PM | Permalink

    You know nerves are frayed when you have to snip posts in a Christmas greetings thread. Let’s all start the new year with a promise to chill and turn down the rhetoric.

  110. JohnP
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 1:47 PM | Permalink

    FIRST LEGAL ACTION FILED TODAY WITH EPA
    CO2 Endangerment Finding Challenged

    http://www.epalawsuit.com/first-legal-action-filed-today/

  111. Ronan E. O'Malley
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 2:19 PM | Permalink

    Dear Steve
    Thank you from a two year lurker for your indefatible efforts to try and bring truth and scientific
    rigor to the climate community.As a practising surgeon peer review in medicine is similarly abused
    though not in such a pervasive fashion.I sent some money to your tip jar Dec 23.
    merry xmas and a happy new year
    Ronan O’Malley

  112. Hans H
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 3:23 PM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to all! Thanks for the good work.

  113. Steve McIntyre
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 3:30 PM | Permalink

    You know nerves are frayed when you have to snip posts in a Christmas greetings thread. Let’s all start the new year with a promise to chill and turn down the rhetoric.

    Quite so. It is hugely annoying. When commenters visit here, I especially wish that they would observe blog policies against angriness. If people wish to be angry in their personal lives, that’s up to them (and I’d recommend against it), but please not here.

  114. derek
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 4:27 PM | Permalink

    Merry christmas steve and to all and heres to 2010 being the year of truth and (both)sides being heard not just one.

  115. David S
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 4:59 PM | Permalink

    Hope you had a good Christmas Steve. Congratulations on all your detective work and perseverance, but most of all on your uncanny ability to remain civil under all kinds of provocation. But don’t be too hard on people who get angry, as after all there is a lot to be angry about, and we are not all as good as you are at keeping a lid on it. Shame they can’t repossess and reallocate Nobel prizes!

  116. Warwick Brown
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 6:49 PM | Permalink

    Steve, have a quiet family Christmas and holiday season and best wishes for a more enlightened 2010 thanks to your great work. The day when Nature or Science has its Zola moment (J’Accuse’) is surely getting closer thanks to you and the other honest men and women I see online.

    From a Sydney Australia having its coldest December 26 for 122 years (yes I know it is just weather, but I am waiting for the trumpeting of the hot days to come this summer here), best wishes to all of you.

  117. Henrik Oelund
    Posted Dec 26, 2009 at 9:55 PM | Permalink

    Mr. McIntyre
    Thank you for your work. I wish you a merry Christmas and good health for years to come.
    With Climategate as a birthday present and an official White Christmas in Denmark, I could not wish for anything more. :-D

  118. Stacey
    Posted Dec 27, 2009 at 7:42 AM | Permalink

    Dear Mr McIntyre

    Unfortunately theres an error with Santa’s Image?
    He’s holding the hockey stick upside down;-)

    Happy New Year

  119. P Gosselin
    Posted Dec 27, 2009 at 8:33 AM | Permalink

    May I suggest printing the manufacturer’s brand-name on the hockey stick. Candidates:

    – Mann-Briffa
    – Yamal

    Yes, get your quality Mann-Briffa hockey stick today! Made from genuine select Bristlecone wood!!
    Actually, looking at how the peer-review process has operated, Santa ought to be holding a goalie stick.
    Happy New Year!

  120. J. Bob
    Posted Dec 27, 2009 at 10:54 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to you and a web site that is open to ALL opinions that are respectful of others. By having it open to all opinions, it shows that you are confident in your beliefs, and NOT AFRAID to engage in open dialog. It would seem that this is most in line with the Spirit of Christmas

  121. bender
    Posted Dec 27, 2009 at 11:13 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas to all. 2009 was quite a year. Such a year, in fact, that my purpose here has been served. The whole world knows now that there was in fact a conspiracy to suppress the scientific uncertainty on paleoclimatological temperature reconstructions. The rest is details. So for 2010 I will be moving on to the GCMs. Which means: goodbye CA. Good luck, Steve.

  122. Stephane
    Posted Dec 27, 2009 at 12:24 PM | Permalink

    Belated Christmas greetings from Leipzig, Germany.

    Thank you, Steve, for your fantastic work. We are hoping for further exciting revelations in 2010.

    From mouse_potato, depodoc, and jetlagged, skeptical commentators of the thread “Globale Erwärmung durch Treibhauseffekt – nur ein Mythos der Linken?” in the Wallstreet Online discussion forum.

  123. Posted Dec 27, 2009 at 12:34 PM | Permalink

    Marry Christmas and thank you for your dogged tenacity.

    please don’t exaggerate this small activity here.

    Yes. But all it takes to derail a very big freight train is one guy with a R-shaped wrench.

  124. Adam Soereg
    Posted Dec 27, 2009 at 3:03 PM | Permalink

    Another belated greeting from Hungary: Merry Christmas everyone.

    The Climategate Christmas of 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpQXY4tWaoI&feature=channel

    Probably the funniest presentation of the climategate issue I’ve ever seen. However, they obviously missed the real meaning of the “hide the decline” quote.

  125. Armand MacMurray
    Posted Dec 27, 2009 at 6:51 PM | Permalink

    And a belated “Priecīgus Ziemsvētkus!” from the Latvians among us…

  126. blueice2hotsea
    Posted Dec 28, 2009 at 10:02 AM | Permalink

    Merry Christmas, Steve. Thanks for civility, intellectual integrity and openness. And thanks, Bender, for laser-beam insight and bluntness. Stop by in 2010!

  127. Posted Dec 28, 2009 at 6:57 PM | Permalink

    I’ve been reading this blog for some time but this is the first time when I comment , I felt that I have to tell you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :).

    Best regards,

  128. Mike
    Posted Jan 5, 2010 at 2:59 PM | Permalink

    New to site:
    snip – blog policies prohibit discussion of politics. Sorry.

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