Climate Scandals: List Of 94 Climate-Gates

No science produces more controversy, exaggerations, distortions, follies, and falsehoods than climate science does. In this new list we’ve got

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.

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1. Acceleration of sea level rise-gate  
Claims of accelerating sea level rise are misleading.
2. African agriculture claim-gate
IPCC wrongly claims that in some African countries yields from rain-fed agriculture could be reduced by up to 50 percent by 2020.
3. AIT-gate and British High Court
35 errors or gross exaggerations are found in Al Gore’s Oscar winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth.
4. NEW! Alaskan glaciers-gate
Loss of glaciers in Alaska was grossly exaggerated.
5. Amazon rainforest-gate and  here (NEW!) and here (NEW!)  
IPCC cites “robust” source: green activist organisation WWF. WWF’s source was merely an anonymous brief on forest fire risks posted in 1999 and taken down four years later.
6. Antarctic sea ice-gate
Antarctic sea ice underestimated by 50%.
7. NEW! Authoritarian science-gate
The science says… Science is increasingly used as an instrument of authority to impose public policy.
8. NEW! Australia-gate Australia temperature adjusted upwards to show more warming.
9. Bangladesh-gate
IPCC inflates Bangladesh doomsday forecasts in 2007 4AR.
10. NEW! Biofuel-gate
Efforts to save the planet by using bio-fuels are in fact rapidly destroying it.
11. NEW! Black list-gate and herehere and William Anderegg and here
Sceptic scientists are branded and listed by largely discredited, angry alarmist NAS scientists.
12. Boot-cleaning manual-gate
IPCC 4AR cites boot cleaning instructions of an Antarctica tour operator.
13. NEW! BP funds Greenpeace-gate
Follow the money. BP funds Big Green.
14. China-gate and here.
Chinese weather stations were seriously flawed, or could not be located.
15. Climate Camp-gate
Leading environmentalists fly 12,000 miles to attend a conference on protecting the environment.
16. Climate-gate Mother of science scandals, see this excellent Finnish documentary. Loads of literature everywhere. Also read A.W. Montford’s The Hockey Stick Illusion.


17. NEW! Consensus-gate
IPCC claim of scientific consensus was phony.
18. NEW! Copenhagen Limo-gate
Governments and activists that demand we stop emitting CO2 book all limos in Copenhagen.
19. NEW! Coral reefs-gate
The coral reefs are not threatened by global warming. They’ve endured far greater climate extremes many times in the past.
20. CRU data deletion-gate and Dog-ate it-gate
Reasearch unit destroys original temperature data.
21. NEW!  Deutsche Welle-gate  
Public, taxpayer-funded broadcaster advises journalists to abandon neutrality.
22. Discernable influence-gate
Ben Santer slips in infamous clause to Chapter 8 of the 1995 IPCC Report, after the meeting of drafting scientists in Madrid.
23. Drought-gate
Australian drought falsely attributed to AGW.
24. NEW! Dutch-gate 
Dutch agency reports 55 percent of the Netherlands is below sea level, when actually it is only 26%.
25. EPA-gate
EPA bureaucracy attempts to unconstitutionally seize regulatory power without consent from Congress in attempt to dictate ever aspect of human life.
26.NEW! Faster then every place-gate Tom Nelson and here  WUWT 
Contradictory claims that so many spots on earth are warming faster than everyplace else proves gross over-dramatisation of climate change.
27. Five-star WWF-gate
Swanky, carbon-spewing environmental cruise by the WWF.
28. Finland-gate
NASA GISS shows record high temps for Finland in March 2010 when it was actually colder than normal.
29. Flooded house-gate
Global Climate Change Report uses doctored photos for emotion.
30. FOI-gate
East Anglia committed a crime by refusing to release global warming documents sought in 95 Freedom of Information Act requests.
31. Fungus-gate
Media immediately falsely attributes spread of deadly fungus to global warming.
32. Gatekeeping-gate
Warmist scientists conspire to keep dissenting views out of science journals.
33. GISS Metar-gate and Temperature records seriously flawed as recorders forget the minus sign.
34. NEW! GISS Swiss cheese-gate
GISS uses temperature stations 1200 km away to fill in missing data, creating imaginary hot-spots.
35. GISS FOIA-gate and NASA stall-gate/
GISS stonewalls access to internal documents exposing an abuse of taxpayer funds to advance the global
warming agenda.
36, NEW! GISS rewrites history-gate and here 
NASA’s GISS manipulates historical record to make past look colder and present warmer.
37. Gore private jet-gate
Gore using private jet and limousines while demanding we walk.
38. Greenpeace-gate
IPCC cites publications by publicity-seeking activist group Greenpeace.
39. Hansen 1930s hot-gate 
Errors in Hansen’s temperature calculation made the 1990s hotter than the 1930s.
40. Hansen stagecraft-gate
Air conditioners were turned off in midsummer to make 1988 Congressional hearings look hot and sweaty.
41. Himalaya-gate and here
IPCC cites non-peer reviewed literature to support a preposterous claim.
42. Hockey-stick-gate and here and here WCR
Michael Mann produces the faulty and fraudulent hockey stick graph.
43. Hollywood hypocrites-gate and Dave Matthews and Sting-gate and NEW! Kerry yacht-gate
Private-jet setting lifestyles of rich and famous environmentalist hypocrites. We fly, you walk.
44. Hurricane-gate
IPCC exaggerates hurricane activity in it’s now discredited 2007 4th Assessment Report.
45. NEW! Jeff Greene drags anchor through coral reef-gate
Billionaire Senator drops anchor and drags it through coral reef near Belize.
46. Jesus Paper-gate
Bishop Hill (A.W. Montford) explains the repeated resurrection of  a paper unfit for publication.
47. NEW! Jon Krosnick-gate and here NYT
48. NEW! Judith Lean-gate and here and here
49. Kilimanjaro-gate
Kilimanjaro’s snowcap not disappearing due to warming.
50. NEW! Lizard-gate 
Knee-jerk blame on warming for disappearance of lizards.
51. Malaria-gate and here (new!)
IPCC erroneously claims that global warming leads to increased malaria.
52. Meat-gate
UN claims that meat production was responsible for 18% of greenhouse gases are false.
53. Mega-mansion-gate
Carbon crusader Al Gore purchases huge $8.875 million California mansion, never mind his Nashville home.
54. Met Office computer-gate
Met Office of tree-hugging CRU installs huge energy-consuming super computer.
55. NEW! Moynihan, Daniel Patrick 1969-gate 
Projected increases in CO2 and impacts greatly exaggerated in 1969.
56. NEW! Muir Russell-gate
Yet another inquiry can’t figure out what hide the decline and delete e-mails means.
57. National Academy of Sciences tax-dollar-gate and here
The Academy uses almost $6 million in taxpayer money to produce cooked books.
58. NASA/NCDC bad data-gate and here
NASA climate data worse than discredited and embattled Climate Research Unit in England.
59. NEW! NASA greenhouse gas-gate 
NASA scientists take the Stefan-Boltzmann blackbody numbers and multiply them by an additional factor of two to devise NASA’s official Earth energy budget.
60. New Zealand-gate NEW! and here
New Zealand’s NIWA doctors its 147-year temperature series to show warming.
61. NEW! Nicholas Stern-gate and here  here
Banker Nicholas Stern writes 712-page 2006 Stern Report with preposterous claims of a collapsing world economy caused by manmade climate change.
62. NOAA adjustment-gate and here, and here
NOAA “adjusts” data to show warming.
63. NOAA/GISS data selection-gate and here
Weather station selection to show warming.
64. NEW! NOAA Hottest 6 months-gate.
NOAA Institute of Climatic Arts and Data Cookery fill in missing stations with hot temps.
65. NYT alarmism-gate and here
Climate change doom and gloom is an old story at the NYT.
66. NEW!  Ocean acidification-gate
Threats of ocean acidification are exaggerated.  
67. Oreskes-gate
An American academic symbolises refusal to acknowledge the obvious: There is no consensus in climate science.
68. Overpeck get rid of MWP-gate
Scientist Johnathan Overpeck said in the 1990s: “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period”.
69. Oxbourgh-gate and here (bishop hill) and here (NEW!) and here (NEW!).
Lord Oxburgh whitewashes Climategate. The inquiry itself admits that it “wasn’t about science”.
70. Pachauri Climate Exchange-gate and Pachauri inquiry and Pachauri making money and full report here and 
here (NEW!) and Making money with doom  IPCC Chief’s conflict of interest, turning carbon into money.
71. Peer-review-gate 1 and Peer-review-gate 2 and  here (NEW!)
IPCC’s climate Bible, 4th Assessment Report, 21 of 40 chapters get an F for excessively citing non-peer-reviewed literature.
72. NEW! Penn State-gate 
Penn State incapable of monitoring violations of scientific standards of behavior internally.
73. Persecute and execute-gate and here (NEW!) and here (NEW!)
Warmist zealots use threats and intimidation to suppress free speech and thought in science.
74. Polar bear-gate and here and  Ursus-gate.
How the media and scientists have misused photos of polar bears to mislead readers.
75. Rahmstorf smoothing-gate and here and here.
Rahmstorf uses statistical tricks to hide the decline.
76. Revelle-gate
Gore attempts to have mentor Revelle’s name removed from a sceptic scientific article, after he died!
77. Romm-gate
Joe Romm hides the incline – more alarmist deception.
78. Royal Society-gate
The Royal Society acknowledges it had stymied science when it decided to allow sceptic views in climate science.
79. Russia-gate and and here video
Hadley Centre tampers with Russian climate data.
80. Spain night-time solar energy-gate and Solar-gate 
Producing solar energy – at night! And skyrocketing costs of subsidised solar energy.
81. Student dissertation-gate
IPCC cites a student’s report as scientific literature.
82. Sudan-gate
One of the three vice-chairs of the IPCC comes from human rights wonderland Sudan.
83. Surface stations-gate and here
Surface stations poorly sited and lead to false high temperatures, corrupt data.
84. Suspend-democracy-gate and suspend journalism
Alarmists want to suspend democracy for a while to save us from catastrophe.
85. NEW! 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.
86. Toad-gate
Man not responsible for extinction of Costa Rican toad.
87. NEW! Tropical storm-gate.
Claims that GW is causing more and stronger storms are bogus, more fear-mongering.
88. UNEP-gate
UNEP’s Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 use of graphics to mislead readers.
89. UN natural disasters-gate
UN wrongly links natural disasters to global warming.
90. U of Virginia-gate
University of Virginia refuses to provide documents to Virginia attorney general Ken Cussinelli concerning alleged fraud by Michael Mann.
91. NEW! Victoria-gate
BOM’s adjustments greatly exaggerate warming in Victoria, Australia.
92. Wikipedia William Connelly-gate
Green Party member Connelly censors and rewrites Wikipedia.
93. Windmill-gate and here 
Denmark evicts citizens and clear-cuts forests for windparks. Windmills killing migratory birds.
94. Yamal-gate and here 
Keith Briffa cherrypicks tree rings to get the temperature reconstruction he wants.

Removed from list:
IPCC Chairman Pachauri writes steamy novel with explicit passages. (Not really a gate).
Ursus-gate (Moved to polar bear-gate)
Science magazine uses a photoshopped image of polar bear.
Google-gate and here and, Oh but wait!
Google chooses which information you should see.

If you find other new gates, please let me know.

35 thoughts on “Climate Scandals: List Of 94 Climate-Gates”

    1. Sorry, I know this is hard to take. In any other field, the leaders would be fired, tar and feathered and be made to run through the gauntlet in the public square, and then run out of town. But this is climate science from the ivory tower, and so everything goes.

  1. Another one for the list?

    When I saw “Oreskes-gate”, I was reminded of “Oreskes Gate Part 2″. This happened when Naomi Oreskes and Jonathon Renouf concocted a ludicrous conspiracy theory about Ronald Reagan and William Nierenberg colluding to suppress the dangers of climate change. Oreskes engaged in her typical climate science revisionism, manufacturing more than reporting historical events. The Times published the article (in part to promote Renouf’s new alarmist documentary). They had to publish a correction and a rebuttal when it become obvious that the evidence contradicted their conspiracy theory. Links below. See for more details.

    (Sorry if this is on the list elsewhere, but I couldn’t see it on a scan-through)

    Original article
    Rebuttal by the late William Nierenberg’s son, Nicolas Nierenberg

    1. DK, the “FakeGates” article you refer to is a sad attempt to disinform the public over the half truths and whole lies the warmists have been pushing. And it is not just me saying that, check with Judith Curry, one of Romms former favorite go to gals. Those who have been throwing around the “denier” moniker are now assuming that role, denying their mistakes and misdeeds.

      1. You might want to get your facts straight on Judith Curry. And the FakeGates. And pretty much everything else.

    2. Quoting Judith Curry… “JC: My hypothesis is that the level of vitriol in the climate blogs reflects the last gasp of those who thought they could influence national and international energy policy through the power politics of climate science expertise. The politics of expertise is about how scientific information is used in the policy making process, including how diverging viewpoints are interpreted and how science is weighed relative to values and politics in the policy debate.  The problem comes in when the “power” politics of expertise are played.  Signals of the “power” play include: hiding uncertainties and never admitting a mistake; developing a consensus with a high level of confidence; demanding that the consensus receive extreme deference relative to other view points; insisting that that science demands a particular policy; discrediting scientists holding other view points by dismissing them as cranks, trivializing their credentials and say that they are not qualified to hold an opinion; and attacking the motives of anyone that challenges the consensus. Sound familiar?  In the case of climate change, the authoritarianism of “science tells us we should . . . ”  could not withstand the public perception of scientists engaging with pressure groups, lack of transparency that meant people were unable to evaluate the information themselves, and then the climategate affair that raised questions about the integrity of the scientists.”

      Looks like all the facts are pretty straight. Right from the horses mouth and not the other end, my friend. But please, feel free to set me straight anytime.

      Reply; Amen! -PG!

  2. Judith Curry – that sure is one heck of a Defection. That’s really got to hurt. Odds are good this will turn into a “gate” once the thought-controllers go after her.
    They really ought to ask Judith why her thinking progressed.

  3. This is conterproductive. So what that our governments (who are people) are using this to make money. UIn fact, so are the people with blogs making a name by repeating this “no problem” garbage.

    Business is making a footprint on this earth and thus affecting the delicate nature of all things that mesh together and rely on each other in symbiotic relationships. It is not just the weather, although I see so many people listing events that show news where areas are getting colder than usual thus implying there is no “Global warming”. It has always been called (for the most part) “Global Climate Change” which means it is not just cold weather. look at the acidity of the oceans, over fishing, viruses which form in new changing climates, droughts, excessive rain, pollution, oil leaked all over the place, pesticides going down the river to our oceans, and so on. You could even add other misbehaviors of business such as the introduction of sugars to our diet and diabetes and other non health items we use or consume. It is a mess of irresponibility, so why focus on just the small thing of business using this fiasco to make more money. I call all you people who are stuck in the rutt of pointing out that there is no affect on weather by people. I call you all on YOUR behavior, that allows us not to address the problem, thus getting in the way of change and responibility; I call you all cowards of the most stupid nature. Suggest you revert your learning to more simple concepts such as reading the quotes from Dr. Suess on Wikiquotes.

    Timothy Leary – Wikiquote, Individual societies begin in harmonious adaptation to the environment and, like individuals, quickly get trapped into nonadaptive, artificial, repetitive sequences.
    When the individual’s behavior and consciousness get hooked to a routine sequence of external actions, he is a dead robot, and it is time for him to die and be reborn. Time to “drop out,” “turn on,” and “tune in.” This period of robotization is called the Kali Yuga, the Age of Strife and Empire…

    Nikos Kazantzakis – Wikiquote, Behind the stream of my mind and body, behind the stream of my race and all mankind, behind the stream of plants and animals, I watch with trembling the Invisible, treading on all visible things and ascending.
    Behind his heavy and blood-splattered feet I hear all living things being trampled on and crushed.
    His face is without laughter, dark and silent, beyond joy and sorrow, beyond hope.

  4. Well now you’ve got to 94 you’ve got to get to a hundred
    what about the dutch sea levels “Sluice Gate”

  5. The math behind “global warming” isn’t there. Keeping people ignorant of the mathematics is an important part of their strategy for control. A populace that is good at math is hard to fool…

    Keep up the good work.

  6. Tony O;
    nice collection of straw men! None pertinent to faking climate predictions in order to impose top-down draconian constraints on energy production and use, the basic survival requirement for every pauper and rich man on the planet. That deceptive power-grab is at the core of the dispute.

    I guess you’re OK with self-appointed self-righteous global tyrants, are you?

  7. Well these haven’t been given -gate names, but here are some errors in the AR4 I’ve found and written about on my site.

    An AR4 author’s paper is cited making a claim about tourism, but his paper doesn’t deal with tourism:

    AR4 makes false claim about Bangladesh mangroves:

    Contributing Author’s report cited falsely:

    IPCC reviewers pointed out wildfire mistake in AR4, ignored by authors:

    IPCC claims three page paper is a ’study’:

    IPCC bases claim of 1.3 billion agricultural workers on news article, changes title:

    The story of the Geography Major’s Dissertation:

    You’ve already got the boot-cleaning article. This is the original link:

    Make some nice -gate names and put them on your list, if you think they qualify.

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  9. In item #1 the graph of sea level goes only to 2002. There are more up to date ones, and the sea level actually shows a drop below the trend line.


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