Skip to comments.Climategate: FOIA – The Man Who Saved The World
Posted on 03/14/2013 5:13:57 PM PDT by neverdem
FOIA the anonymous leaker who brought the Climategate and Climategate II emails to light has emerged briefly from the shadows. He has released to selected parties (not me) the password to the cache of Climategate II emails in the hope that someone will have the time and energy to sift through them in search of exciting new revelations about the ongoing "Climate Change" scam. No doubt we'll hear much more in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I think it's worth dwelling on some of the clues he offers as to his identity and motivation. (I'm assuming it is a "he", btw).
Here, via Bishop Hill, is the relevant passage.
That's right; no conspiracy, no paid hackers, no Big Oil. The Republicans didn't plot this. USA politics is alien to me, neither am I from the UK. There is life outside the Anglo-American sphere.
If someone is still wondering why anyone would take these risks, or sees only a breach of privacy here, a few words
The first glimpses I got behind the scenes did little to garner my trust in the state of climate science on the contrary. I found myself in front of a choice that just might have a global impact.
Briefly put, when I had to balance the interests of my own safety, privacy\career of a few scientists, and the well-being of billions of people living in the coming several decades, the first two weren't the decisive concern.
It was me or nobody, now or never. Combination of several rather improbable prerequisites just wouldn't occur again for anyone else in the foreseeable future. The circus was about to arrive in Copenhagen. Later on it could be too late...
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
This is a big one, folks. Go to the link and read the whole original article.
It is definitely worth your time.
There are tons of pull quotes.
"is a true hero, who deserves to go on the same roll of honour as Norman Borlaug, Julian Simon and Steve McIntyre: people who put truth, integrity and the human race first and ideology second. Unlike the misanthropic greenies who do exactly the opposite."
Well put. This person is a hero.
Did you read about the remarks by the Commander of the Pacific fleet, Admiral Locklear? He said that the biggest threat that we face is not N. Korea or China, it’s global warming and rising seas. The admiral is the biggest threat that I can see in the near future.
Unfortunately, Bradley Manning isn't available!
Thanks for the link. Our politicized generals and admirals stink.
People should know all three of those names. They individually have quite literally protected hundreds of millions from the misery elites would have imposed on them by dint of simply being born. Liberalism is anti-human.
Here’s a bit from the Wikipedia article on Steve McIntyre:
The Hockey stick controversy
Main article: Hockey stick controversy
In 2002, McIntyre became interested in climate science after a leaflet from the Canadian government warning of the dangers of global warming was delivered to his residence. McIntyre states that he noticed discrepancies in climate science papers that reminded him of the false prospectus that had duped investors involved in the Bre-X gold mining scandal.
Upon reading the IPCC Third Assessment Report, he noticed the prominent display of the hockey stick graph in the report and began studying Mann’s research which had produced the graph. With Ross McKitrick, McIntyre co-authored two papers questioning the validity of the “hockey stick” graph first presented in a 1998 journal article by Michael E. Mann and co-authors. McIntyre has remarked on how his suspicions of this graph were aroused: “In financial circles, we talk about a hockey stick curve when some investor presents you with a nice, steep curve in the hope of palming something off on you.”
McIntyre & McKittrick’s papers were investigated by the US National Academy of Sciences, which issued a report in 2006 that affirmed the hockey stick graph while acknowledging statistical shortcomings of the original Mann et al. analysis. A 2006 report to Congress by a team of statisticians led by Edward Wegman found the criticisms of the hockey stick graph by McIntyre and McKitrick to be “valid and compelling.”
Main article: Climate Audit
McIntyre’s blog has as a recurrent topic the struggle to obtain underlying data from peer reviewed papers. McIntyre has stated that he started Climate Audit so that he could defend himself against attacks being made at the climatology blog RealClimate. An earlier website, Climate2003, provided additional information for papers co-written by McIntyre and Ross McKitrick, including raw data and source code. Climate Audit was co-winner of a 2007 Weblog Award for “Best Science Blog”, receiving 20,000 votes in the online poll.
Stephen McIntyre has been highlighted by the press including The Wall Street Journal.
In 2007, McIntyre started auditing the various corrections made to temperature records, in particular those relating to the urban heat island effect. He discovered a discontinuity in some U.S. records in the Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) dataset starting in January 2000. He emailed GISS advising them of the problem and within a couple of days GISS issued a new, corrected set of data and thanked McIntyre for “bringing to our attention that such an adjustment is necessary to prevent creating an artificial jump in year 2000”. The adjustment caused the average temperatures for the continental United States to be reduced about 0.15 °C during the years 2000-2006. Changes in other portions of the record did not exceed 0.03 °C; it made no discernible difference to the global mean anomalies.
McIntyre later commented:
My original interest in GISS adjustment procedures was not an abstract interest, but a specific interest in whether GISS adjustment procedures were equal to the challenge of “fixing” bad data. If one views the above assessment as a type of limited software audit (limited by lack of access to source code and operating manuals), one can say firmly that the GISS software had not only failed to pick up and correct fictitious steps of up to 1 deg C, but that GISS actually introduced this error in the course of their programming. According to any reasonable audit standards, one would conclude that the GISS software had failed this particular test. While GISS can (and has) patched the particular error that I reported to them, their patching hardly proves the merit of the GISS (and USHCN) adjustment procedures. These need to be carefully examined.
 Role in the Climatic Research Unit controversy
See also: Climatic Research Unit email controversy
Colby Cosh, writing for Maclean’s magazine, believes McIntyre’s criticisms of climate science are at the heart of the Climatic Research Unit email controversy in NovemberDecember 2009. McIntyre is mentioned over 100 times in the hacked emails. In the emails, one climate researcher dismisses him as a “bozo”. Others speculate over his funding, and argue about whether to ignore or counterattack himalthough, according to Cosh, some unnamed scientists acknowledge that his criticisms have merit.
The Associated Press analysis of the CRU e-mails stated: “Some e-mails said McIntyre’s attempts to get original data from scientists are frivolous and meant more for harassment than doing good science. There are allegations that he would distort and misuse data given to him. McIntyre disagreed with how he is portrayed. ‘Everything that I’ve done in this, I’ve done in good faith,’ he said.”
BBC environment analyst Roger Harrabin wrote that McIntyre “arguably knows more about CRU science than anyone outside the unit - but none of the CRU inquiries has contacted him for input.”  New Statesman named McIntyre one of its “50 People Who Matter 2010”, citing his role in the Climategate controversy.
Note that we’re told over and over again that there isn’t any conspiracy, not on global warming/climate change, Benghazi, etc. Yet, as soon as you get behind the curtain it’s all conspiracy.
Government isn’t neutral, it has an agenda and it’s naive to think that agenda honorably serves the general public.
I’ll see your QBTT and raise you a 5BTT.
More people need to read about ClimateGate and the cynical way that “scientists” have distorted facts for their own purposes (money, power, prestige). Once they started telling lies, they sank deeper and deeper into the quicksand.
And for the past several years, someone who calls himself FOIA has been leaking internal correspondence showing how the conspirators have schemed to present a consistent picture of manmade warming to the public and to keep opposing viewpoints out of public notice.
I assume that in the weeks to come, we will be reading more and more internal e-mails as ClimateGate 3 reveals itself. It is a slow death to the global warming conspirators. Drip, drip, drip.