Climate Scandals – More Than You Can Shake A Stick At


Some of you will recall a list of gates I complied not long ago. Well, now here’s the updated and improved list, which includes new scandals. It’s the science that never stops giving. In fact, the gates of today produce the gates of tomorrow.

To say it like an old Vermonter like myself would: There are more scandals out there than you can shake a hockey stick at.

1. Acceleration-gate
Claims that sea level rise is accelerating are shown to be misleading.
2. Africa-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. Amazon-gate
IPCC cites “robust” source: green activist organisation WWF.
5. Antarctic sea-gate#
Antarctic sea ice underestimated by 50%.
6. Bangladesh-gate
IPCC overblows Bangladesh doomsday forecasts in 2007 4AR.
7. Boot-cleaning manual-gate
IPCC 4AR cites boot cleaning instructions of an Antarctica tour operator.
8. BP funds Greenpeace-gate
Follow the money. BP funds Big Green.
9. China-gate and here
Chinese weather stations were seriously flawed, or could not be located.
10. Climate Camp-gate
Leading activists fly 12,000 miles to attend a conference.
11. Climate-gate
Finnish documentary on the mother of science scandals.
12. CRU data deletion-gate and  Dog-ate it-gate
Reasearch unit destroys original temperature data.
13. Discernable influence-gate
Ben Santer adds infamous clause to Chapter 8 of the 1995 IPCC Report, after the meeting of drafting scientists in Madrid.
14. Drought-gate
Australian drought falsely attributed to AGW.
15. EPA-gate
EPA attempts to seize huge regulatory power without consent from Congress.
16. Five-star WWF-gate
Swanky, carbon-spewing environmental cruise by the WWF.
17. Finland-gate
NASA GISS shows record high temps for Finland in March 210 when it was actually colder than normal.
18. Flooded house-gate
Global Climate Change Report uses doctored photos for emotionalisation.
19. FOI-gate
East Anglia committed a crime by refusing to release global warming documents sought in 95 Freedom of Information Act requests.
20. Fungus-gate
Media immediately falsely attributes spread of deadly fungus to global warming.
21. Gatekeeping-gate
Warmist scientists conspire to keep dissenting views out of science journals.
22. GISS Metar-gate
Temperature records seriously flawed as recorders forget the minus sign.
23. 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.
24. Google-gate and here and, Oh but wait!
Google loses its credibility by choosing which information you should see.
25. Gore private jet-gate
Gore using private jet while demanding we walk.
26. Greenpeace-gate
IPCC cites publications by publicity-seeking Greenpeace.
27. Hansen 1930s hot-gate
Errors in Hansen’s temperature claculation made the 1990s hotter than the 1930s.
28. Hansen stagecraft-gate
Air conditioners were turned off in midsummer to make 1988 Congressional hearings look hot and sweaty.
29. Himalaya-gate and here
IPCC cites non-peer reviewed literature to support a preposterous claim.
30. Hockey-stick-gate and here and here WCR
Michael Mann produces the faulty and fraudulent hockey stick graph.
31. Hollywood hypocrites-gate and Dave Matthews and Sting-gate
Private-jet setting lifestyles of rich and famous environmentalist hypocrites. We fly, you walk!
32. Hurricane-gate
IPCC exaggerates hurricane activity in it’s now discredited 2007 4th Assessment Report.
33. Jesus Paper-gate
Bishop Hill (A.W. Montford) explains how a paper unfit for publication is repeatedly resurrected.
34. Kilimanjaro-gate
Kilimanjaro’s snowcap not disappearing due to warming.
35. Malaria-gate and here (new!)
IPCC erroneously claims that global warming leads to increased malaria.
36. Meat-gate
UN claims that meat production was responsible for 18% of greenhouse gases are false.
37. Mega-mansion-gate
Carbon crusader Al Gore purchases huge $8.875 million California mansion, never mind his Nashville home.
38. Met Office computer-gate
Met Office of tree-hugging CRU installs huge energy-consuming super computer.
39. National Academy of Sciences tax-dollar-gate and here
The Academy uses almost 6 million in taxpayer money to produce cooked books.
40. NASA/NCDC bad data-gate and here
NASA climate data worse than Climategate-embattled Climate Research Unit in England!
41. New Zealand-gate
Temperature data “adjusted” to show warming.
42. NOAA adjustment-gate and here, and here
NOAA “adjusts” data to show warming.
43. NOAA/GISS data selection-gate and here
Weather station selection favours warming.
44. NYT alarmism-gate and here
Climate change doom and gloom is an old story at the NYT.
45. Oreskes-gate
An American academic symbolises refusal to acknowledge the obvious: There is no consensus.
46. Overpeck get rid of MWP-gate
Scientist Johnathan Overpeck said in the 1990s: “We have to get rid of the Medieval Warm Period”.
47. Oxbourgh-gate and here (bishop hill)
Lord Oxburgh whitewashes Climategate.
48. Pachauri Climate Exchange-gate and Pachauri inquiry and Pachauri making money and full report here and
Making money with doom  IPCC Chief’s conflict of interest, turning carbon into money.
49. Peer-review-gate 1 and Peer-review-gate 2
IPCC’s climate Bible, 4th Assessment Report, 21 of 40 chapters get an F for citing non-peer-reviewed literature.
50. Persecute and execute-gate
Warmist zealots use threats and intimidation to suppress free speech in science.
51. Polar bear-gate and here
How the media misuses photos of polar bears to mislead readers.
52. Porn(soft)-gate
IPCC Chairman Pachauri writes steamy novel with explicit passages. (Not really a gate)
53. Rahmstorf smoothing-gate and here and here
Rahmstorf uses statistical tricks to hide the delcine.
54. Revelle-gate
Gore attempts to have Revelle’s name removed from a scientific article, after he died!
55. Romm-gate
Joe Romm hides the incline – more alarmist deception.
56. Royal Society-gate
The Royal Society gives in and allows dissenting views (science) in climate science.
57. Russia-gate and and here video
Hadley Centre tampers with Russian climate data.
58. Spain night-time solar energy-gate and Solar-gate
Producing solar energy – at night! And skyrocketing costs of subsidised solar energy.
59. Student dissertation-gate
IPCC cites a student’s report as scientific literature.
60. Sudan-gate
One of the three vice-chairs of the IPCC comes from human rights wonderland Sudan!
61. Surface stations-gate and here
Surface stations poorly sited and lead to false high temperatures, corrupt data.
62. Suspend-democracy-gate
Alarmists want to suspend democracy for awhile to save us from catastrophe.
63. Toad-gate
Man not responsible for extinction of Costa Rican toad.
64. UNEP-gate
UNEP’s Climate Change Science Compendium 2009 use of graphics to mislead readers.
65. UN natural disasters-gate
UN wrongly links natural disasters to global warming.
66. U of Virginia-gate
University of Virginia refuses to provide documents to Virginia attorney general Ken Cussinelli concerning
alleged fraud by Michael Mann.
67. Ursus-gate
Science magazine uses a photoshopped image of polar bear.
68. Wikipedia William Connelly-gate
Green Party member Connelly rewrites Wikipedia!
69. Windmill-gate and here
Denmark evicts citizens and clear-cuts forests for windparks. Windmills kill migratory birds.
70. Yamal-gate
Keith Briffa cherrypicks tree rings to get the temperature reconstruction he wants to see.

If you think there’s anything that needs to be added, or removed, just let me know.

7 responses to “Climate Scandals – More Than You Can Shake A Stick At”

  1. John Blake

    Alphabetical listing of Green-gate portals is valuable, but adding dates-of-record would lend chronological momentum to this ongoing series of abusive, rampant frauds.

    1. pgosselin

      That’s a good suggestion. I may very well do that for the next update.

  2. Mindert Eiting

    Perhaps it is better to remove 52: irrelevant and ad hom. Interesting list anyhow.

    1. pgosselin

      You’re right of course. But I’ll leave it up until the next update in September. It’s an interesting fact about the man running the IPCC. Imagine if someone, like, say Sarah Palin, had written such literature. It then would be the Mother of Scandals. So what’s a scandal for one person, is also a scandal for another.

  3. R. de Haan
  4. rcrejects

    pgosselin. Great resource. Thanks.

    Did you pick up this issue blogged about by John O’Sullivan?

  5. Derek

    Why has no one done a 1930s compared to 1990s (global temperatures) gate.

    No one really seems to have tackled the ever growing disparity between the really quite warm 1930s (and possibly early 1940s) compared to the 1990s, “global” temperatures.
    Surely some records survive from that period that would show how much the record has been moved (especially GISS and HADcrut) since in favour of an (AGW) ever rising temperature record point of view.

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