Dec 15 2009

Climategate Takes Serious Turn In America

How can the President of the United States go to Copenhagen this week to address a theory (man-made global warming, or AGW) with the very basis of that theory under investigation by his own administration? Here is ground shattering news from a reader at WUWT:

“December 14, 2009

DOE Litigation Hold Notice

DOE-SR [Savannah River] has received a “Litigation Hold Notice” from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) General Council and the DOE Office of Inspector General regarding the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England. Accordingly, they are requesting that SRNS, SRR and other Site contractors locate and preserve all documents, records, data, correspondence, notes, and other materials, whether official or unofficial, original or duplicative, drafts or final versions, partial or complete that may relate to the global warming, including, but not limited to, the contract files, any related correspondence files, and any records, including emails or other correspondence, notes, documents, or other material related to this contract, regardless of its location or medium on which it is stored. In other words, please preserve any and all documents relevant to “global warming, the Climate Research Unit at he University of East Anglia In England, and/or climate change science.”

Your wondering what does DoE have to do with the Climate Research Unit? Federal tax dollars. It seems DoE has a few contracts with CRU, especially one Phil Jones. For example, there is this Antarctic Temperature & Pressure database contract: But I think the kicker was this mention of DoE in an article found in a CRU email:

Steel yourself for the new reality, because the data needed to verify the gloom-and-doom warming forecasts have disappeared.

Or so it seems. Apparently, they were either lost or purged from some discarded computer. Only a very few people know what really happened, and they aren’t talking much. And what little they are saying makes no sense. In the early 1980s, with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, scientists at the United Kingdom’s University of East Anglia established the Climate Research Unit (CRU) to produce the world’s first comprehensive history of surface temperature. It’s known in the trade as the “Jones and Wigley” record for its authors, Phil Jones and Tom Wigley, and it served as the primary reference standard for the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) until 2007.

Anyone think Jones or CRU is going to be talking about deleting data now? And what is President Obama going to say if some bothersome reporter asks him about the US investigation into CRU? I also wonder when the NASA or NOAA notices will be going out. These agencies have no choice  since DoE stepped in – they can’t be looking like they are not doing their jobs!

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4 Responses to “Climategate Takes Serious Turn In America”

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  2. Neo says:

    From email 1256765544.txt

    All of this is much more than an
    >academic spat. It now appears likely that the
    >U.S. Senate will drop cap-and-trade climate
    >legislation from its docket this fall – whereupon
    >the Obama Environmental Protection Agency is
    >going to step in and issue regulations on
    >carbon-dioxide emissions. Unlike a law, which
    >can’t be challenged on a scientific basis, a
    >regulation can. If there are no data, there’s no
    >science. U.S. taxpayers deserve to know the
    >answer to the question posed above. (Patrick J.
    >Michaels is a senior fellow in environmental
    >studies at the Cato Institute and author of
    >Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don’t Want You to Know.) “

  3. Neo says:

    Obviously, the DOE is out looking for the data that comprises the basis of the EPA finding, the “Jones and Wigley” record, which the DOE funded. Without the “Jones and Wigley”, the EPA has to start all over again. No wonder the Met office started their 3 year long effort to recreate the “raw data” over the complaints of PM Gordon Brown.

  4. oneal lane says:

    This has been a depressing year for Republicans, moderate and conservative alike. For months it looked like global climate legislation and Obamacare were a sure thing. Now so it seems God has intervened, and perhaps our nation has been given another chance. Lets keep the pressure up and deliver the coup de grace to both these dragons.

    Who ever is responsible for delivering the Climategate emails to the world deserves a heros recognition.