Climategate e-mails

I know there is pressure to present a nice tidy story as regards ‘apparent unprecedented warming in a thousand years or more in the proxy data’ but in reality the situation is no quite so simple.- Keith Briffa, Climatic Research Unit, Climategate e-mail, 22 september 1999
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!- Phil Jones, Director of the Climatic Research Unit, Climategate e-mail, 8 juli 2004
Mike [Mann], can you delete any e-mails you may have had with Keith [Trenberth] re AR4? Keith will do likewise…Can you also e-mail Gene and get him to do the same? I don’t have his e-mail address…We will be getting Caspar to do likewise.- Phil Jones, Director of the Climatic Research Unit, Climategate e-mail, 29 mei 2008
I’m getting hassled by a couple of people to release the CRU station temperature data. Don’t any of you three tell anybody that the UK has a Freedom of Information Act.- Phil Jones, Director of the Climatic Research Unit, Climategate e-mail, Feb. 21, 2005
We have 25 or so years invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try to find something wrong with it- Phil Jones, Director of the Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University, Climategate e-mail to Warwick Hughes, 2004
Well, I have my own article on where the heck is global warming…The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t.- Kevin Trenberth, IPCC Lead Author, Climategate e-mail, Oct. 12, 2009
I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.- Phil Jones, Director of the Climatic Research Unit, Climategate e-mail, Nov. 16, 1999
What if climate change appears to be just mainly a multidecadal natural fluctuation? They’ll kill us probably …- Tommy Wills, Swansea University, Mail naar mailing list tree-ring data forum ITRDB, 28 Mar 2007 (email 1682)
I find myself in the strange position of being very skeptical of the quality of all present reconstructions, yet sounding like a pro greenhouse zealot here!- Keith Briffa, Climategate e-mail 2009


We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men- George Orwell, Power: A New Social Analysis
The zero-tolerance policy towards Genetic Modification by Greenpeace and its allies has blocked this cure, resulting in 8 million deaths, mostly among poor children. We believe this is a crime against humanity as defined by the International Criminal Court.- Dr. Patrick Moore, ex-Greenpeace, een van de oprichters
Een gesprek over bomen lijkt onschuldig, maar is het niet wanneer het de plaats inneemt van een hoogstnoodzakelijk gesprek over bommen.- Ralf Bodelier,
If you see fraud and don’t shout fraud, you are a fraud- Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Niets is mensen te gek, behalve non-conformisme- Rypke Zeilmaker,
Toleranz ist der Verdacht, dass der andere Recht hat- Kurt Tucholsky
Tolerance is the uncomfortable feeling that in the end the other could be right.- Robert Frost
With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.- Steven Weinberg
Ah well, if that’s what the latest scientific evidence says, I guess I’ll just have to wave goodbye to my car and my holidays and my mortgage repayments and my ability to pay for the kids’ education. I mean, sure it’s inconvenient on a personal level. But it would be wrong, quite wrong of me, to be lavishly rewarded at public expense for doing a job which is so utterly useless.- James Delingpole, Watermelons, How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing your Children's Future
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.- Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.- Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night


All my life I have ever made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord, make my enemies look ridiculous.’ And God granted it.- Voltaire
Skepticism is the first step toward truth- Diderot
It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.- Thomas Edison
Alle Wahrheit durchläuft drei Stufen. Zuerst wird sie lächerlich gemacht oder verzerrt. Dann wird sie bekämpft. Und schließlich wird sie als selbstverständlich angenommen.- Arthur Schopenhauer
All religions are right in what they profess and wrong in what they deny.- George Sheehan
Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.- Mahatma Gandhi
Not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.- John Stuart Mill
Het zou kunnen dat de ander gelijk heeft.- Hans-Georg Gadamer, TV-interview 3 sat
It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.- Yogi Berra
Geloof degenen die de waarheid zoeken, twijfel aan degenen die haar hebben gevonden.- André Gide
Hoe meer kennis hoe meer twijfel- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
De moeilijkheid met de wereld is dat de dommen zelfverzekerd zijn en de verstandigen met twijfel vervuld- Bertrand Russell
Waar twijfel is, is waarheid: het is haar schaduw- Philip James Bailey
Twijfel is het begin van wijsheid- René Descartes
Clutching our crystals and religiously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in steep decline, unable to distinguish between what’s true and what feels good, we slide, almost without noticing, into superstition and darkness.- Carl Sagan
Twijfel is de waakhond van het inzicht- Confucius

Geen paniek

We cannot absolutely prove that those are in error who tell us that society has reached a turning point, that we have seen our best days. But so said all before us, and with just as much apparent reason.- Thomas B. Macaulay

Wel paniek

Not the man who hopes when others despair, but the man who despairs when others hope, is admired by a large class of persons as a sage.- John Stuart Mill
Rest assured, the climate catastrophe is coming and things are more urgent than ever. Don’t let any skeptic tell you otherwise, as they only want to spread some damn optimism about the future.- Pierre Gosselin,




De “Wet van Smit”: alarmistische medebroeders die nog ver van hun pensioen zijn gaan nu draaien, terwijl zij die de eindstreep al in zicht hebben of al binnen zijn hun alarmistische rug recht houden.- Hajo Smit,
Poetin is geen lieverdje en daarvoor is hij ook niet ingehuurd. Hij is vorige week 61 jaar oud geworden en is topfit. Hij is een beer die je met handschoenen aan moet benaderen. Greenpeace weet alles van beren – maar deze hadden ze over het hoofd gezien.- Leon de Winter, Telegraaf-column Het vrije Westen
The Climate Commission does not have an ongoing role, and consequently I am writing to advise you that the Climate Commission has been dissolved, with effect from the date of this letter.- Australische milieuminister Greg Hunt, Ontslagbrief aan Tim Flannery
We are now at the point in the age of global warming hysteria where the IPCC global warming theory has crashed into the hard reality of observations.- Roy Spencer
To those of us who have been following the climate debate for decades, the next few years will be electrifying. There is a high probability we will witness the crackup of one of the most influential scientific paradigms of the 20th century, and the implications for policy and global politics could be staggering.- Ross McKitrick,
Let the historic dissection begin. Man-made global warming is a dying market and a zombie science.- Jo Nova,



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