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DeSmogBlog: UK Police Cease Botched Investigation into Stolen UEA Climate Scientists’ Emails

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"Our Priority is You," reads the tagline of the Norfolk Constabulary. The rest of the sentence ought to read, "unless you are a climate scientist."

The Norfolk Constabulary announced today that it has called off its investigation into the criminal hacking of the University of East . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: UK Police Cease Botched Investigation into Stolen UEA Climate Scientists’ Emails

DeSmogBlog: Who Is Filling Climate Scientists’ Inboxes With Abuse, Intimidation And Hate?

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IMAGINE coming in to work and opening your inbox to read an email asking you to "kill yourself" before another note reads "I hope someone puts a bullet between your eyes".

How about another email where the sender describes themselves as a "one man swat team" telling you to . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Who Is Filling Climate Scientists’ Inboxes With Abuse, Intimidation And Hate?

DeSmogBlog: Is BP’s Attempted Climategate Strategy To Attack Scientists Ethical?

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In late 2009, climate change deniers thought they had found the Holy Grail in terms of climate denial – a collection of more than 3,000 hacked emails that they took out of context to “prove” that scientists were lying about human-driven climate change. This so-called scandal became known as “Climategate.” . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Is BP’s Attempted Climategate Strategy To Attack Scientists Ethical?

DeSmogBlog: The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks

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Ever wonder why a blooming green energy industry has faced such harsh opposition? Now, as the old adage goes, "the cat's out of the bag."

The Guardian today revealed the network of fossil-funded groups coordinating the ongoing onslaught of attacks on renewable energy, particularly wind power. A memorandum passed to The Guardian from the Checks and . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks

DeSmogBlog: S.E. Cupp Attacks Climate Science and Climate Scientists on MSNBC

Yesterday, I appeared on MSNBC’s Now with Alex Wagner to talk about The Republican Brain. It was largely an interview about what’s going on with conservatives and science right now—why they distrust it so much—but S.E. Cupp, the conservative on the panel, called my argument “infuriating.”

Then, she proceeded to attack climate science and the researchers . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: S.E. Cupp Attacks Climate Science and Climate Scientists on MSNBC

DeSmogBlog: How Heartland-style Climate Sceptic Campaigns Play "Hide the Deniers" Using Secretive Fund

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A LOW–PROFILE funding organisation acting as a middleman for wealthy conservative businesspeople has been quietly backing climate denial campaigns across the US.

The Virginia-based Donors Capital Fund and its partner organisation Donors Trust has been giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to groups blocking attempts to limit greenhouse gas pollution and undermining . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: How Heartland-style Climate Sceptic Campaigns Play "Hide the Deniers" Using Secretive Fund

350 or bust: Heartland Institute Threatens Legal Action Against Mom Working For A Better World

The Heartland Institute is attempting damage control after the DeSmogBlog revealed confidential documents about the institute’s funding and strategies to undermine the IPCC and insinuate its anti-science agenda into our children’s education. Although the Heartland Institute applauded the illegal release of thousands of personal emails stolen from Climate Research Unit at the University of East . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Heartland Institute Threatens Legal Action Against Mom Working For A Better World

DeSmogBlog: Climategate victims chide Heartland double standard

A group of top-tier climate scientists who were victimized in the email theft known as Climategate has written to the Heartland Institute, sympathizing that the Institute is reading its own confidential documents in the public press, but chiding the "think tank" for how irresponsibly it dealt with the stolen emails.

In a letter printed in The . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Climategate victims chide Heartland double standard

DeSmogBlog: Coal-Powered PAC Runs Harassment Campaign Against Climate Scientist Michael Mann

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by Brad Johnson, cross-posted with permission from ThinkProgress.

A coal-industry astroturf group is running a public campaign to harass Pennsylvania State University climate scientist Michael Mann for his “radical agenda” of climate science. The Common Sense Movement/Secure Energy for America Political Action Committee (CSM/SEAPAC) has established a website asking people . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Coal-Powered PAC Runs Harassment Campaign Against Climate Scientist Michael Mann

DeSmogBlog: Signs of Action On Climategate Hacker Investigation: DOJ and UK Police Probe Denier Bloggers

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Fantastic news for a change – the Guardian reports that the UK police are finally making some concerted attempts to identify the hacker behind the criminal invasion of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit.

The Guardian reports:

On Wednesday, detectives from Norfolk Constabulary entered the home of Roger Tattersall, who . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Signs of Action On Climategate Hacker Investigation: DOJ and UK Police Probe Denier Bloggers

DeSmogBlog: DeSmogger "Caught" in Climategate Emails

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The heretofore anonymous blogger Tom Nelson REVEALED today that even the DeSmogBlog has been caught in the talons of the DenierMobsters who are responsible for stealing the Climategate emails (two years ago) and retreading the bumptious "scandal" this year.

The (partial) quote now making the rounds (see also Mark Morano's . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: DeSmogger "Caught" in Climategate Emails

DeSmogBlog: Denial Of Facts Is No Way To Understand Science

On Thursday December 1st, Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente declared herself a defender of scientific integrity by calling upon the scientific community to replace the “rhetoric” of climate change with open, honest debate.

According to Ms. Wente, the impacts of climate change remain a future fantasy, unquantifiable by data collected through “insanely complicated” climate science. . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Denial Of Facts Is No Way To Understand Science

DeSmogBlog: Skeptics Prefer Pal Review Over Peer Review: Chris de Freitas, Pat Michaels And Their Pals, 1997-2003

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Imagine for a moment that climate change skeptics actually submitted their anti-science arguments for publication in a credible peer-reviewed journal. Now imagine that, after thorough examination and debunking by their peers, these skeptics finally admitted their many false claims and assumptions, and perhaps some or all moved on to contribute meaningfully . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Skeptics Prefer Pal Review Over Peer Review: Chris de Freitas, Pat Michaels And Their Pals, 1997-2003

DeSmogBlog: Did UK Police Quietly Sideline ‘Climategate’ Hacker Investigation?

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The UK police force tasked with investigating the hacking of emails and documents from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (the debunked "Climategate") seems to have quietly de-prioritized its investigation earlier this year, according to documents released under the UK Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

The Norfolk Constabulary . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Did UK Police Quietly Sideline ‘Climategate’ Hacker Investigation?

350 or bust: Anti-Science Hackers Recycle Stolen Emails Prior to Durban Climate Talks

It turns out the fossil fuel industry is into recycling (who knew?). The hacked emails from the University of East Anglia’s climate centre have been re-released just prior to COP17, the UN Climate Conference in Durban, South Africa next week. While ultimately all the climate scientists who were widely vilified on the internet at the . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Anti-Science Hackers Recycle Stolen Emails Prior to Durban Climate Talks

DeSmogBlog: Real ‘Climategate’ Scandal: UK Police Spent Measly $8,843 In Failed Attempt to Identify Criminal Hacker

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Richard Black at the BBC points to the real 'Climategate' scandal that needs further investigation – why the UK police have done such an astonishly poor job investigating this criminal hacking, as evidenced by their tiny expenditures to date this year. From Climate Emails, Storm or Yawn?: 

I have it from a very good source that . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Real ‘Climategate’ Scandal: UK Police Spent Measly $8,843 In Failed Attempt to Identify Criminal Hacker

DeSmogBlog: Climategate Hackers Slither Again in the Night

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Steal More; Reveal Less

The Climagegate hackers appear to be at it again, spraying the internet with dozens of out-of-context quotes from a new batch of stolen emails – in a transparent attempt to disrupt the climate talks starting next week in Durban, South Africa.

The emails, from a source that denierblogger Tallbloke . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Climategate Hackers Slither Again in the Night

DeSmogBlog: Climate Change Spin A Growing Problem For Fox News

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When it comes to climate change denial, a new study shows that the folks at Fox News are leading the pack. Through politically-charged news segments and commentary, Fox News personalities are helping spread misinformation about climate change while convincing their viewers that scientists are torn on the issue.

. . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Climate Change Spin A Growing Problem For Fox News

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Global Temperature Data Released by "Climategate" Researchers

HadCRUT3.jpg TEMPERATURE data from more than 5,000 weather stations used to compile a key global record of surface temperatures has been released to the public. The raw data, sent from weather ag… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Global Temperature Data Released by "Climategate" Researchers

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Could News Corp. Double Agent Neil Wallis Be Behind Climategate Hacking?

Olbermann-Murdoch.jpg As if this week’s Rupert Murdoch Phone-Hacking Scandal wasn’t enough, it now appears that the University of East Anglia CRU email hacking scandal (a.k.a. Climategate) might … . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Could News Corp. Double Agent Neil Wallis Be Behind Climategate Hacking?

350 or bust: Murdoch-gate meets “Climate-gate”

What we know so far about the Rupert Murdoch/News Corp scandal may just be the tip of the iceberg. Keith Olbermann wrote yesterday on his blog about the connection between Murdoch’s News Corp and the stolen “climate-gate” emails: The … . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Murdoch-gate meets “Climate-gate”

350 or bust: Stephen Hawking: Human-Caused Climate Change Dire Threat To Future Of World

Renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has stated that climate change stands alongside the use of nuclear weapons as one of the greatest threats posed to the future of the world. Speaking at the Royal Society in London in 2007, … . . . → Read More: 350 or bust: Stephen Hawking: Human-Caused Climate Change Dire Threat To Future Of World

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Rush Limbaugh Seizes–and Freezes?–on "ClimateGate"

Rush_Limbaugh.jpg For some time, it has been clear that “ClimateGate” has a dramatic meaning for the political right in the U.S. Somehow, “ClimateGate” gave those conserva… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Rush Limbaugh Seizes–and Freezes?–on "ClimateGate"