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Climategate, one year on

It was a year ago on the 20th November 2009 that the Climategate emails were released from from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

What a difference a year makes.

In November 2009 Bernard Keane at Crikey was still banging on about Climate Change Deniers and saying “denial is only one stage”, and that we will all get over it. Peter Martin was still lecturing the world that Climate Change Denial was Climate Change Delusionism.  Malcolm Turnbull was still the leader of the Australian Liberal Party and supporting the ETS (Emissions trading scheme).  US President Barack Obama was getting ready to introduce a Cap and Trade bill into the US Congress.

A year later, after the release of the Climategate emails, which put a spotlight on how much politics was involved in the “science”.  No ETS in Australia. No Cap and Trade in the USA. Failed Copenhagen Climate Change agreement.

A media that is much more skeptical of the overblown statements of the climate change alarmists.

If you would like to read the source data from Climategate, here are some links:

The “Harry read me” files showing what the programmer went through trying to make the climate data fit what was expected.

Or the Australia connection where Climatic  Research Unit (CRU) head Phil Jones says “The scientific community would come down on me in no uncertain terms if I said the world had cooled from 1998. OK it has but it is only 7 years of data and it isn’t statistically significant.”

The story on how East Anglia threw away the raw data.

You can read all the Climategate emails here.

Record cold day in Melbourne 2010

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