Tag Archives: climategate

Norfolk Police Inquiry at East Anglia Ends

Andrew Montford reports that the East Anglia police inquiry has closed. The police say that it was a hack, rather than a leak or inadvertent exposure, but did not provide details of why they arrived at that conclusion. Norfolk Constabulary has made the decision to formally close its investigation into the hacking of online data […]

Climategatekeeping: Wikipedia

Lawrence Solomon has an interesting column in the National Post today on William Connolley’s climategatekeeping role at Wikipedia. See also an article last year. Connolley was one of the nine realclimate founders, but posted little at realclimate. This has notoriously not been the case at Wikipedia. Solomon reports that Connolley “created or rewrote 5,428 unique […]

Climategatekeeping: Michaels and McKitrick 2004

One of the Climategate texts that has attracted considerable commentary is: The other paper by MM is just garbage …I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin [Trenberth] and I will keep them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is ! The […]


In the MIT Climategate Forum, Ronald Prinn trotted out what has become one of the standard “move along” memes in the climate science community: that while the “tone” of the Climategate emails was “unprofessional”, they did not succeed in their “endeavour” to prevent publication of articles in journals or mentions in IPCC. Prinn at around […]


James Delingpole is one of the first to observe the Climategate phenomenon as “uber-viral” – a story where there is much larger internet exposure than MSM exposure. Citing Richard North, he compares the number of Google hits to the number of Google News hits for phrases of interest, comparing, for example, “Climategate”, a word that […]

A Third Theory

Charles of WUWT offers a new and interesting theory of the file: that the file was not “stolen”, it was “found”. See here. Charles’ epithet: “Never assume malice where stupidity will do”. Here’s his scenario.

CRU Correspondence

Words fail me. CA is VERY slow right now, but WUWT, Jeff Id and Lucia are all less affected. Tom Fuller picked up the story here http://www.examiner.com/x-28973-Essex-County-Conservative-Examiner~y2009m11d19-Hadley-CRU-hacked-with-release-of-hundreds-of-docs-and-emails.