Not your grandfather's climate change

After the furore of the last weeks, things around Climategate seem to have simmered down somewhat. But Climategate is still simmering. All warmists who were hoping Climategate might blow over yet were in for a shock today.

WUWT commenter J.C. wrote in to tell Anthony that the US Department of Energy has sent a "litigation hold notice" to several US institutes having had dealings with CRU.
DOE-SR has received a “Litigation Hold Notice” from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) General Council and the DOE Office of Inspector General regarding the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England. Accordingly, they are requesting that SRNS, SRR and other Site contractors locate and preserve all documents, records, data, correspondence, notes, and other materials, whether official or unofficial, original or duplicative, drafts or final versions, partial or complete that may relate to the global warming, including, but not limited to, the contract files, any related correspondence files, and any records, including emails or other correspondence, notes, documents, or other material related to this contract, regardless of its location or medium on which it is stored. In other words, please preserve any and all documents relevant to “global warming, the Climate Research Unit at he University of East Anglia In England, and/or climate change science.”
As another commenter explains, this means that either litigation has begun or is believed to be imminent. In any case, somebody in the US government is taking the implications of Climategate very seriously.

Elsewhere, for the umpteenth time in history Al Gore made a dire prediction, about there being a 75% change the Arctic will be free of ice within now and five years, saying he based his prediction on recent work by a renowned scientist. For the first time in history however 1) the scientist in question denied making the claim and 2) an MSM outlet reported the recantation: Inconvenient truth for Al Gore as his North Pole sums don't add up.
In his speech, Mr Gore told the conference: “These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”

However, the climatologist whose work Mr Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice-President in the water with an icy blast.

“It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”

Mr Gore’s office later admitted that the 75 per cent figure was one used by Dr Maslowksi as a “ballpark figure” several years ago in a conversation with Mr Gore.
Also take a look at the picture at the link. Al Gore looking like a tele-preacher about to burst in tears while admitting 'I have sinned!'.

In the mean time, from the UK Daily Express here's 100 reasons why climate change is natural. It seems that the whole climate change community is about to experience some radical changes itself, suffering from the onset of sudden deep cooling of its popularity with public and press alike.

And via EURef: The Gore-effect has reached Copenhagen, dumping a layer of global warming on the streets of the old city. Minister Cramer, are you paying attention?

[ADDENDUM] The total absence of the MSM is also noted by the Telegraphs Gerald Warner: Climategate: the ailing 'mainstream' media are committing suicide by ignoring the scoop of the century.
Every city in the developed world contains news rooms in which cringing journalists struggle to satisfy the imperative demands of editors for a scoop. Yet the obvious scoop – the BIG ONE of journalistic mythology – is consigned to the waste basket. This is the journalism of Isvestia and Pravda, with all the commercial viability that attached to that school of news reporting.

(...)

The Mainstream Media are hanging themselves – it is doubtful that they can any longer be described as mainstream. These are turkeys voting for Christmas.
Yep, that about says all there is to say. doesn't it?

5 reacties:

hermanbenschop zei

No, Cramer is not paying attention. Neither will she read this post about the inaccuracy of NOAA measurements.

hermanbenschop zei

I'm sorry, I forgot that the post is in Dutch. You better look <a href='http://jerrypournelle.com/view/2009/Q4/view601.html#Monday">here</a>

Klein Verzet zei

Yes, I just saw that on HVV. Such info boggles the mind, doesn't it?

DP111 zei

KV

What is this business about 0 likes, 1 point etc.

Klein Verzet zei

I am not sure. That 'like' thingy is some rather unuseful Web2.0 thingy to rate the comment. The points system I haven't got a clue. Currently I have 2, but what that is based on I don't know. And the Disqus site isn't very big on documentation either.

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