Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. New posts: Mondays & Wednesdays.
Forget the shallow, conformist media narrative. There’s plenty of sound, perceptive analysis.
The scandal known as Climategate began 10 years ago this month, when 1,000+ e-mails written by prominent climate researchers became public. Those e-mails revealed disturbing, behind-the-scenes machinations.
I was a climate newbie at the time, and therefore didn’t say much. But I did compile a list of illuminating perspectives. With a little recent help from Archive.org, the majority of those links work properly again. You can peruse my 2009 list here.
In 2010 and 2011, I authored a trio of related blog posts:
The Shoddy Climategate Inquiries A new report examines three UK inquiries launched after the Climategate documents surfaced in late 2009. Intended to restore public confidence, those inquiries have done nothing of the sort.
Scientists Speak Out Two scientists explain why Climategate’s ‘hide the decline’ erodes trust in climate science.
Inside the IPCC: the Climategate E-Mails Newly released e-mails shed light on internal Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change politics.
Much solid analysis has been published to commemorate Climategate’s 10th anniversary. Other material, written in the intervening years, is also illuminating. Here, therefore, is my 2019 reading list:
Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation by Christopher Booker (2009)
Peer-to-Peer Review: How ‘Climategate’ Marks the Maturing of a New Science Movement, Part I and Part 2 and Part 3 by Patrick Courrielche (2010)
On the credibility of climate research by Judith Curry (2009)
The legacy of Climategate: 5 years later by Judith Curry (2014)
Legacy of Climategate – 10 years later by Judith Curry
My finest hour: A decade on, the scam I exposed is stronger than ever by James Delingpole
Climategate 10 Years On – The Bastards Have Got Away With It! by James Delingpole
‘Climategate Was Fake News,’ Lies the BBC… by James Delingpole
Climategate (Part II) A sequel as ugly as the original by Steven Hayward (2011)
Climategate Anniversary by Paul Matthews (2014)
this Paul Matthews twitter thread is a collection of direct quotes from the Climategate e-mails, illustrating that what climate scientists say in private differs significantly from what they say in public
The Climategate Inquiries by Andrew Montford (2010)
Climategate: Why it matters. The scandal we see and the scandal we don’t by Andrew Orlowski (2009)
Climategate 2.0: Fresh trove of embarrassing emails: ‘All our models are wrong’, writes Jones by Andrew Orlowski (2011)
It’s Officially the Tenth Anniversary of Climategate – and they’ve learned nothing by Charles Rotter and Anthony Watts
Climate Science Proves Scams Don’t Die of Exposure by Tony Thomas
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