Climategate leaker speaks: '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'
'Mann has never been credibly investigated. By definition he has therefore not been exonerated. In fact, he and his allies furiously oppose all possible independent inquiries....The Muir Russell & Oxburgh inquiries into UK taxpayer-funded operations at U. of East Anglia, did not even purport to address U.S. citizen Mann, or validate his work'
Flashback 2007: Phil Jones says 2-degree C limit 'plucked out of thin air': Jones: 'The 2 deg C limit is talked about by a lot within Europe. It is never defined though what it means. Is it 2 deg C for globe or for Europe? Also when is/was the base against which 2 deg C is calculated from? I know you don't know the answer, but I don't either! I think it is plucked out of thin air'
'Mann begins his account by re-cycling his original outright lie that we had asked him for an 'excel spreadsheet...Mann brazenly repeated his earlier lie to the Penn State Investigation Committee. Needless to say, the 'Investigation' Committee didn't actually investigate the lie by crosschecking evidence, but accepted Mann's testimony as ending the matter. In the book, instead of leaving well enough alone, Mann once again re-iterated the lie'
Many of the world’s leading models are now projecting warming rates that most scientists, including the modelmakers themselves, believe are implausibly fast. In advance of the U.N. report, scientists have scrambled to understand what went wrong and how to turn the models, which in other respects are more powerful and trustworthy than their predecessors, into useful guidance for policymakers. ... Climate models used by next month’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report project more warming over an 1850–1900 baseline than those in a 2013 report. Scientists are using recent observed warming to rein them in.