Climategate, the Movie: Boffins Turning Tricks

Posted: November 8, 2022 by oldbrew in climate, Critique, humour
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The Talkshop doesn’t do film reviews as a rule, but we have to make an exception for this amusing one from Tony Thomas. A tale of dodgy e-mails, thwarted FOI requests, feeble inquiries, and assorted sinister goings-on. We’ll even offer a short excerpt to give readers a taste of it.
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TT: The top copper rates the case as “Category A”, literally worse than a homicide investigation because it could imperil the planet, you see. “So we can expect some additional support from national counter-terrorism, Scotland Yard,” he intones. A brown lady constable (two BBC diversity boxes ticked) interjects, “Sorry, boss, but who’s been murdered?” He snaps at her, “Look at the timing! Join the dots! Three weeks before COP15 [Copenhagen]. If this is someone trying to influence the global response to climate change, then I’d say Category A is not enough!” The now chastened lady constable nods: now she gets it.

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Tony Thomas writes: If I had my life to live over again, I wouldn’t change a thing, except I’d skip The Trick, a movie about the Climategate scandal that makes heroes of the villains. The BBC aired it last year, and it’s finally accessible on Britbox via my Apple TV. It’s a thriller and the hero is Dr Phil Jones, who, in 2009 when the scandal broke, was a “world renowned” top scientist on a mission to save the planet from the perils of CO2…

Continued here.

  1. Damian says:

    Here is a video of Richard Muller of Berkeley discussing climategate:

  2. oldbrew says:

    One for the Phil Jones backers to ponder…

    New Paradigm-Shifting Study Finds Annual CO2 Flux Is Driven By Temperature-Dependent Sea Ice Flux
    — By Kenneth Richard on 7. November 2022

    Annual carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) change rates lag behind changes in sea ice extent by 7 months and 5 months, respectively. This robust correlation is consistent with the conclusion that CO2 (and CH4) changes are responsive to temperature, not the other way around.
    – – –
    From the study conclusions:
    If sea ice does not drive the net flux of these gases, it is a highly precise proxy for whatever does. Potential mechanisms should be investigated urgently.
    [Oxford University]

  3. stpaulchuck says:

    Henry’s Law drives the CO2 concentration in the world’s oceans. When the atmosphere above the oceans warms up and warms the oceans, the oceans burp out CO2 (among other gases). While humans can contribute CO2 to the atmosphere it is only about 3% to 4% of the total. Mother Nature does all the rest.

    If we had an honest media they would have cut off this AGW nonsense right at the start. CO2 in the atmosphere is driven BY temperature, not the other way around.

  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    My thought is that Jones and collaborators wanted a “great cause” and ignored anything that didn’t meet their assumption. Their “science” was, and is garbage.

  5. Adam Gallon says:

    Steve McIntyre started covering this film last year, when Al-Beeb first showed it.

  6. Paul Cottingham says:

    My understanding of the BBC fraud is that Isotopic evidence in tree rings showed that the temperature does not determine the width of tree rings. Climategate emails, hacked or leaked by an insider, verified that the tree ring data would not show the upturn in temperature after 1960. In fact, they showed a decline. So the contrivers said, “hide the decline” by replacing it with grafted on thermometer measurements. Also, the reason that the temperature does not determine the width of tree rings is that sometimes the tree rings are thin because of hot droughts, as well as the assumed cold used in the Hockey stick. Isotopic evidence showed that many of Mann’s assumptions for tree rings were wrong, and therefore constitute evidence for fraud.

  7. oldbrew says:

    The climate ‘crisis’ isn’t what it used to be
    Posted on November 2, 2022
    by Judith Curry

    JC has had enough of alarmist hype.

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