UPDATED LIST: !! CLICK HERE !!
What follows is only the first orignal list of climate gates, click above for the newest list.
Climate science has produced an entire warehouse full of scandals. In fact the scandals are in such big supply that you can now get them at the House of Climate Science for a dime a dozen. No other science has produced such a huge inventory.
It reminds me of a scene in the cult film Dusk till Dawn by Quentin Tarantino where an unseemly character named Chet makes a famous sales pitch outside a certain locale. I simply substituted the obscene term, for what some consider to be the world’s oldest known commodity, with the different “gates” we’ve seen in climate science. Here’s the new sales pitch:
Come on in gate lovers!! Here at Sleazy Science we’re slashing gates in half! Give us an offer on our best selection of gates! This is a gate blowup! All right, we got drought-gate, Gore-gate, Sting-gate, Himalaya-gate, ursus-gate, we got Amazon-gate, China-gate, Russia-gate, Dutch-gate, Toad-gate
We got data-deletion-gate, we got Overpecker-gate, Hansen-gate, we got Inconvenient-gate, Africa-gate, boot-gate, Finland-gate, we even got Freedom of Information-gate, Greenpeace-gate, Yamal-gate. Come on you want gates, come on in gate lovers! If we don’t got it you don’t want it! Come on in gate lovers!
(Warning! Should you get the idea to watch the original Chet speech in Dusk Till Dawn, then first clear the kids and ladies out of the room.)
Anyway, that said, here’s my abridged list of gates in climate science for your future reference. There’s something there for everyone! We now got:
5. Antarctic sea-gate
7. Boot-cleaning manual-gate
8. China-gate and here
9. Climate Camp-gate
11. CRU data deletion-gate
12. Dog-ate it-gate
13. Discernable influence-gate
15. EPA-gate h/t Climate Depot
16. Five-star WWF-gate
18. Flooded house-gate
22. GISS Metar-gate
23. Gore private jet-gate
25. Hansen 1930s hot-gate
26. Hansen stagecraft-gate
27. Himalaya-gate and here
28. Hockey-stick-gate and here and here WCR
29. Hollywood hypocrites-gate and Dave Matthews
31. Jesus Paper-gate
33. Malaria-gate and here (new!)
34. Meat-gate h/t reader Catalina
36. Met Office computer-gate
37. NASA/NCDC bad data-gate and here
38. New Zealand-gate
39. NOAA adjustment-gate and here, and here
40. NOAA/GISS data selection-gate and here
41. NYT alarmism-gate and here
42. Overpeck get rid of MWP-gate
43. Oxbourgh-gate and here (bishop hill)
44. Pachauri-gate and here and here
45. Peer-review-gate 1
46. Peer-review-gate 2
47. Persecute and execute-gate
48. Polar bear-gate and here
50. Rahmstorf smoothing-gate and here and here
52. Russia-gate and and here video
53. Solar-gate Spain solar-gate
55. Student dissertation-gate
56. Surface stations-gate and here
59. UN natural disasters-gate
61. Windmill-gate and here
62. Wikipedia William Connelly-gate h/t to rechauffementmediatique.org
Come on in gate lovers we got lots of gates coming in! We even got gates for a penny! Gates for only a penny! Come on in!
Hopefully this list will be helpful for the observers of climate science.
32 responses to “Gate Blowup! Come On In Gate Lovers!”
If anyone has more gates, or better links to add to the existing gates, let me know!
Pierre, it will take me a week to climb through all those “gates”!!!
It’s about time someone says “The emperor has no clothes!” Those AGW nudists are going to freeze their galls off when the next ice age comes!
Brilliant post, simply brilliant.
what about Bill Gate(s)?!
Does that count?
I have to admit I’m not up to speed on that. Can you send me a link? I’ll check it out. -PG
I think he’s linguistically teasing you. He wants a Gates-gate! ‘Cause it sounds cute. 😉
Dog ate it gate?
Mad dogs and Englishmen and feed-in-tariff insanity-gate.
regards PG, Athelstan:>)
Thanks, but more an energy management issue. -PG
Please, add COWGATE
Wonderful post. Thank you
That’s a good one, thanks. Added! -PG
Link to Bill Gates from WUWT:
Hansen 1988 gate. His actual testimony and prepared statement:
How about Svalbard Gate?
Considering that station represents a large piece of Arctic “warming”.
Thanks Ed. I thought about it and then figured it’s just a part of the surface station gate. So it’s kind of a sub-gate. -PG
Has a new hockey stick been born? It sure looks like it.
I came across a great 6 minute YouTube video. It is named “Global Warming Lies and Facts” and explains every lie that the Obama administration tells about global warming. Check it out at:
Super. I am glad to say I had a minuscule contribution in one of the gates (Ursusgate aka Gleickgate)
Excellent post (and blog)!
Here is an additional one: the WikiGate (wikipedia controlled by William Connelley of realClimate.org):
Excellent! I had completely forgetten about that one.
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Here’s one of my very own (undeniably shameless plug):
SpoofGate: Climate Scientists Put Poor Spoof Writers Out of Work
There are two new gates:
The article talks about another “NASA Gate”, so it’s two in one.
For a link to the exaggerations and outright lies in the latest AR4 report (mostly in the WG1 section) see
Yeah and next we’ll be debating oil spills! 🙂
Thanks, but that one is already under no. 49 Porn(soft)-gate. I’ll probably delete it from the list in September though as it is not related to climate science.
School-Book and DiCaprio-Gate
I like that one. It’ll most likely show up in the September Gate-Update. I’ve found other gates and so I expect September’s list of Gates to be quite a bit longer.
might be there … but how about SternGate – One excuse for imposing worldwide climate crackdown has been the U.K.’s 2006 Stern Report, an economic doomsday prediction commissioned by the government. Now the U.K. Telegraph reports that quietly after publication “some of these predictions had been watered down because the scientific evidence on which they were based could not be verified.” Among original claims now deleted were that northwest Australia has had stronger typhoons in recent decades, and that southern Australia lost rainfall because of rising ocean temperatures. Exaggerated claims get headlines. Later, news reporters disclose the truth. Why is that?
SternGate II – A researcher now claims the Stern Report misquoted his work to suggest a firm link between global warming and more-frequent and severe floods and hurricanes. Robert Muir-Wood said his original research showed no such link. He accused Stern of “going far beyond what was an acceptable extrapolation of the evidence.” We’re shocked.
I like that one too. Thanks. I’ll add it to the September Gate-Update. So stay tuned!
The rigors of scientific discipline demand,inter alia,that a theory or hypothesis imply the kind of evidence that would disproved.Predictions based on the theory are checked against the facts.If something occurs that should not have,and vice versa,the theory is consigned to the waste basket.Einstein said that it would not take a thousand scientists to prove him wrong.One fact alone would suffice.The AGW alarmists themselves lament that they cannot explain the lack of warming.Ergo,the AGW theory has been discredited.End of story. ,
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There should be some kind of Ban-Gate. The Sec-Gen of the UN is pushing carbon catastrophe for all he’s worth.