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Friday, December 14, 2012
129 Climate Scandals
94 climate-gates total
28 new gates
145 links to reports with details
The new gates on the list are designated with “NEW!” to make them easy to spot. Thanks to a number of readers who have given me tips.
Hockey stick chart - the mother of gates.
And as long as the science refuses to clean up its corruption and fraud, many more scandals are sure to join the list in the future. It’s the great swindle that just keeps giving.
35 new gates have been added since August.
To offer an anecdote, Stefan Rahmstorf wrote a post a while back boasting (prematurely) howAmazon-gate had been debunked. So I left a reader comment congratulating him, along with a link to my previous list of 94 gates suggesting he get to work on the remaining 93.
Needless to say, my comment was deleted. I know he doesn’t have much to do in Potsdam, except surfing in the internet and doing PR damage control, and so I hope this new list can help him pass the time.
New gates are designated with “NEW!“. Some gates involving people are filed under their first names, e.g. Judith Lean-gate (No. 70), or Jeff Greene-gate (no. 65). Surely I’ve missed some gates, as I’m not always focused on looking for them.
I hope this helps bloggers, journalists and readers in finding and citing sources as we wage our campaign against the merchants of junk AGW science and bad policy.
17. NEW!Bradley-gate (Climate Audit) Dr Raymond Bradley, who expressed his indignation of possible Wegmann copyright violation, is found to have plagarised Fritt’s 1976 textbook, Tree Rings and Climate.
38. Dutch-gate (China Daily)
Dutch agency reports 55 percent of the Netherlands is below sea level, when actually it is only 26%.
39. EPA-gate (Forbes)
EPA bureaucracy attempts to unconstitutionally seize regulatory power without consent from Congress in attempt to dictate ever aspect of human life.
40. NEW!Extinction-gate (No Frakking Consensus). Rajendra Pachauri, during a presentation at United Nations headquarters in New York, declared that “20-30% of plant and animal species [are] at risk of extinction” due to global warming.
116. THE INDEPENDENT IoS 2060-gate. All the scare-mongering that’s unfit to print. British newspaper story abandons all standards of responsible journalism, embarking on a wild orgy of end-of-world fantasizing.