Posts Tagged ‘Clive Crook’

What Happened To The 220,000 Leaked Climatic Research Unit (CRU) Emails?

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Source: A Different Perspective  antarctica2

by Tim Ball

“It occurred to me….” The truth doesn’t need spin.

On March 13, 2013 someone with the pseudonym Mr. FOIA released the remaining 220,000 emails leaked from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) to a select few. Since then we have heard nothing. Mr. FOIA suggested there was more useful information with examples, such as origin of the term “deniers” applied to those who questioned Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) science. Why hasn’t more information appeared? Has threat of legal action or other intimidation silenced further release and analysis of these emails? (more…)

Climatewash

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Source:  Herald Sun

by Andrew Bolt

Clive Crook may be a warmist, but is honest enough to describe whitewash when he sees it:

I am for a carbon tax. I also believe that the Climategate emails revealed, to an extent that surprised even me (and I am difficult to surprise), an ethos of suffocating groupthink and intellectual corruption…

I had hoped, not very confidently, that the various Climategate inquiries would be severe. This would have been a first step towards restoring confidence in the scientific consensus. But no, the reports make things worse. At best they are mealy-mouthed apologies; at worst they are patently incompetent and even wilfully wrong. The climate-science establishment, of which these inquiries have chosen to make themselves a part, seems entirely incapable of understanding, let alone repairing, the harm it has done to its own cause.

The Penn State inquiry exonerating Michael Mann—the paleoclimatologist who came up with “the hockey stick”—would be difficult to parody. Three of four allegations are dismissed out of hand at the outset: the inquiry announces that, for “lack of credible evidence”, it will not even investigate them…. Moving on, the report then says, in effect, that Mann is a distinguished scholar, a successful raiser of research funding, a man admired by his peers—so any allegation of academic impropriety must be false… (more…)

Climategate and the Big Green Lie

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Source:  The Atlantic

by Clive Crook

By way of preamble, let me remind you where I stand on climate change. I think climate science points to a risk that the world needs to take seriously. I think energy policy should be intelligently directed towards mitigating this risk. I am for a carbon tax. I also believe that the Climategate emails revealed, to an extent that surprised even me (and I am difficult to surprise), an ethos of suffocating groupthink and intellectual corruption. The scandal attracted enormous attention in the US, and support for a new energy policy has fallen. In sum, the scientists concerned brought their own discipline into disrepute, and set back the prospects for a better energy policy. (more…)