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Climategate: Week in Review

I meant to get this out on Sunday but the holiday has me a day behind and a dollar short. Coverage of climategate continues to explode across the internet and everywhere else that isn't an American mainstream media outlet. There's been a lot written and I thought it might be helpful to people interested in following the story to have a review of recent articles.

Commentary by Mark Steyn on the recent (absurd) comments from IPCC chair Pachauri can be found over at The Corner.

talks about how the MSM is completely refusing to cover the story at all, even if to try to downplay its importance.

The JammieWearingFool looks at the MSM from another angle, noting how they will commonly publish military secrets but refuse to talk about climategate materials.

An hilariously bizarre situation is happening in the wake of the growing Climategate scandal. Many of the mainstream media stories about global warming are simply pretending it doesn't exist. Perhaps they feel that by ignoring Climategate entirely that it will just go away. Unfortunately for them, the readers of these global warming stories keep bringing up the inconvenient truth of Climategate by mentioning the scandal in the comments section over and over and over again.
Over at Gateway Pundit, Jim Hoft is posting on the subject frequently. He writes about connections to "hockey stick" creator Michael Mann and Obama administration science czar Holdren. He also covers plans by India, China, and Brazil to walk out of the Copenhagen meeting.

Ed Morrissey reveals over at Hot Air that the CRU threw out the original data--we only have the "adjusted" data to work with now.

Glenn Reynolds has a few posts that each contain a collection of links on climategate over at Instapundit here and here.

Related, Pajamas Media is maintaining a hub for the leaked documents (or should I say evidence?) and stories about climategate.

Editorials on the subject are available from Jonathan Alder (The Volokh Conspiracy) and from Clive Crook (the Atlantic).

The Washington Times reports that global warming czar Carol Browner says the leaked emails don't change anything. I wonder if she is relying on her undergraduate degree in English or her law degree to make that scientific analysis?

Finally, a bit of humor on the subject from Jim Treacher.

(On an administrative note, what do people think of "in review" type posts in general? When Kevin invited us new guys on board he asked that we cover breaking stories of interest. One way to do that is with quick posts linking to one story or source. Another way is to try to collect a set of links as a convenience to Wizbang readers. What do you think? Sound off in the comments, please.)


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Comments (23)

My two cents - I like it.</... (Below threshold)

My two cents - I like it.

"global warming czar Ca... (Below threshold)

"global warming czar Carol Browner says the leaked emails don't change anything. I wonder if she is relying on her undergraduate degree in English or her law degree to make that scientific analysis?"

No need to wonder.

She, the WH and bobblehead robert gibbs are in denial. gibbs on climategate:

"I don't think that's anything that is, quite frankly, among most people, in dispute anymore," he said during Monday's press briefing.

Don't bother Browner right ... (Below threshold)

Don't bother Browner right now. She's got to keep things going until she can rid of her carbon credit stocks.

Like... (Below threshold)


IN REVIEW makes a great pos... (Below threshold)

IN REVIEW makes a great post. You've summarized most of the places I've been scouting through today.

Carol's right. Think about ... (Below threshold)

Carol's right. Think about it.

Dan asks:"On an ad... (Below threshold)

Dan asks:

"On an administrative note, what do people think of "in review" type posts in general?"

Eh, one thing noteworthy of link parades posted on neoconnish sites is that all or most of the linked sites can be sourced to a few financial angels who demand a party line discipline that renders their inherent value at nil.

They all are consciously auditioning for Roger Ailes by baking up Murdoch-brand Vegimite Muffins.

To be fair, though, DailyKos is the left version of same. Moulitsas wishes he were Lady Hillary Clinton's Master of the Toilet.

The Washington Tim... (Below threshold)
The Washington Times reports that global warming czar Carol Browner says the leaked emails don't change anything.

'Global Warming' was always about politics (i.e. control) and never about science. Just because the science has proven to be a fraud doesn't change the politics.

I thought identifying an Af... (Below threshold)

I thought identifying an African-American who had his sentence commuted by a governor and later committed crimes was "racist" and "a new low in elections". At least it was in the case of mDukakis and Willy Horton.

thank you for posting this<... (Below threshold)
Village Idiot:

thank you for posting this

From the GateWay Pundit sto... (Below threshold)
Mac Lorry:

From the GateWay Pundit story about India, China, Brazil and South Africa walking out of the Copenhagen meeting:

"We will not exit in isolation. We will co-ordinate our exit if any of our non-negotiable terms is violated

They are not waking out because they think AGW is junk science, they are waking out if any of their non-negotiable terms are not met. Those terms include developed western nations paying reparations to everyone else; they call it a carbon debt. The last thing those hoping for reparations want is to have AGW revealed as a fraud.

If it were up to Obama and liberal Democrats they would push through cap and trade legislation and sign a binding irreversible treaty that, when fully implemented would require the same carbon footprint on a per capita bases as people living in the U.S. in 1875, that right, 1875! And they want us to do this on the basis of an opaque and closely held process that is now tainted by corruption.

Sorry, but the first action item must be a full review of the IPCC forth assessment such that all the data and metadata is made public. If data is lost, then the conclusions based on that data must be thrown out. If there's a delay it's the fault of the UN depending on a flawed process that's not transparent and that of at least a few key scientists who have been caught trying to stack the deck in their favor.

The Milli Vanilli of Climat... (Below threshold)

The Milli Vanilli of Climate Science.

Climate Scientologists... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

Climate Scientologists

#13 = Best post of the day<... (Below threshold)
JustRuss IT1(SW) USN [retired]:

#13 = Best post of the day

I'm stealing that

Wall Street Journal - Bret ... (Below threshold)

Wall Street Journal - Bret Stephens has just released a article thats as close to the truth as we are going to get.. thank you Bret even if you are a week late..

That does it bryanD, you ar... (Below threshold)
Victory is Mao's:

That does it bryanD, you are shunned. Never, ever criticize the Mighty Moulitsas even in jest. SEIU members are on their way to your house now to "reason" with you, IFKWIMAITYD.

On the CRU hackers, criminals who by the way violated the privacy of those poor old CRU scientists, this is old news. All of this has been covered and responded to ad infinitum. Why don't you stop beating a dead horse and just move on. I mean really, don't you have anything better to talk about. What about the President's new jobs summit? That's newsworthy isn't it? Obama is going to Oslo to pick up his Nobel prize. Isn't that newsworthy to filth like you?


"Climategate" will have a l... (Below threshold)
Jim Addison:

"Climategate" will have a lasting effect. Media attempts to ignore the story only further erode their credibility. Obama is going to Copenhagen for the opening of the conference so he can deliver some wild promises he knows he can never keep, and jet away to Oslo for more adulation before the confab deteriorates into mush with a high-sounding final statement but no real agreement.

An in-depth review with links on a particular subject is always in order. For longer posts, put the biggest news up front and the rest "below the fold" (in the bottom box when you post, so it reads "Keep reading ..."). That way, more posts stay on the front page.

Sorry, Vic, bryanD has been shunned by better men than you - and he liked it! He's only here because he's too weird for the S&M boards . . .

Have you read George Orwell... (Below threshold)

Have you read George Orwell novel '1984'? I'm afraid we are heading on that direction.

"Sorry, Vic, bryanD has ... (Below threshold)

"Sorry, Vic, bryanD has been shunned by better men than you - and he liked it! He's only here because he's too weird for the S&M boards . . ."

Ha! Good one!

I, for one, like link roundups.

I've been dubious about Cli... (Below threshold)

I've been dubious about Climate Scientology since I read one of Michael Crichton's articles on the religion of global warming. Then read his "State of Fear." I think the "everyone knows global warming is real" mindset is beginning to slowly crumble.

I like the roundups.

Responding to your administ... (Below threshold)

Responding to your administrative note - I love 'In Review' posts. Please continue doing them.

Can you imagine the howls o... (Below threshold)

Can you imagine the howls of outrage and calls for an investigation, if lets say, Haliburton revealed that their original accounting records, which are the basis for all of their financial and public filings, had been deleted due to "space limitations" ?
At this point in time the folks at CRU cannot replicate any of their published temperature studies. NOT ONE ... they do not have the raw data. That means every single paper, study, chart or theory they have published in the last decade must be considered useless.
Scientist don't get to plead the 5th ... a scientist who deletes or allows to be deleted his/her raw data is not longer a scientist worthy of publishing or funding.

That means all this GLBAL W... (Below threshold)

That means all this GLBAL WARMING is a lie and NATIONAL GEPGRAPHIC,TIME,NEWSWEEK,GREENPEACE,SIERRA CLUB,AL GORE, and the greens have been lying to us






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