New Emails: Climategate Part Two?


The blogosphere is buzzing over the release of some 5,000 emails from climate researchers earlier today. The new emails seem to be from the same batch released two years ago that caused the Climategate furor. Naturally, climate disaster skeptics are already hailing them and climate catastrophists are decrying them


More later. 

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  1. This will finally settle the Climate Change debate for good, I’m sure of it.

    1. Documentary Narrator: Fortunately, our handsomest politicians came up with a cheap, last minute way to combat global warming. Ever since 2063, we simply drop a giant ice cube into the ocean now and again.

      Suzie: Just like daddy puts in his drink every morning. Then he gets mad.

      Documentary Narrator: Of course, because the greenhouse gasses are still building up, it takes more and more ice each time, thus solving the problem once and for all.

      Suzie: But…

      Documentary Narrator: Once and for all!

      1. “My fellow Earthicans, as I discuss in my book Earth in the Balance, and the much more popular Harry Potter and the Balance of Earth, we need to defend our planet against pollution. As well as dark wizards.”

        1. Are you “super serial?”

          1. “If we don’t go back there and make that event happen, the entire universe will be destroyed…and as an environmentalist, I’m against that.”

            1. Just wanted to let you all know, the above commenter, known as “Episiarch”, is an admitted homosexual.

              That is all. Thank you and good night.

                1. +PWND you, Epi, you faggoty faggot.

                  1. I am the gayest monster since gay came to Gaytown!

                    1. Goddamnit, you told me that night you WEREN’T gay! I have to find out like this?

                      Be honest…it’s me, isn’t it?

                    2. I’d totally go gay for you, Jim.

                      “God, you’re gay! You don’t think violence solves anything? What kind of monster are you, anyway?!?”

                    3. And I would go bi for you. Let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater.

                    4. If I’m doing it, Jim, I’m doing it all the way. No half measures.

                      Frylock: Ahem. For the fellowship we have w–

                      Meatwad: Hey, hey. Wait. What’s a fellowship?

                      Shake: It’s a gay bar down on 9th. Aren’t you glad we’re thanking the Lord for a nautically themed gay bar?

                    5. I wonder if Dirtfoot will be there?

                    6. Meatwad: It’s OK, Shake, because whoever you decide that you are, I still gonna love you. But just not in a gay way, because God makes all people in different sizes and shapes and problems, but he only makes the people he hates gay. That’s you. You it, boy. You gay!

                      Master Shake: No, I’m not! You don’t know me! [runs off upset]

                      Meatwad: Hey Frylock, what does that “gay” mean?

                    7. TV Announcer: You don’t have to be gay to like Dirtfoot, you just have to be gay to be Dirtfoot.

                      He’s totally gay.

                    8. People treat Dirt like Dirt’s a star
                      Cause he got plenty money, cocaine and a car


                      One of my very favourite episodes

                2. Announcement|11.22.11 @ 7:26PM|#

                  Just wanted to let you all know, the above commenter, known as “Episiarch”, is an admitted homosexual.

                  That is all. Thank you and good night.
                  Episiarch|11.22.11 @ 7:27PM|#

                  +1 me

                  I still hate you both.

    2. It still does not change the fact that the interior of the earth is several million degrees (in either Celsius or Fahrenheit).

      1. Well… that’s it, then. I’m boned.

  2. What a smug prick.

    And I like how the volume happened to increase dramatically when the Obamabots started their chant.

    Beware: human microphone on link.

    1. Your Highness, the Peasants are revolting!


      Smug prick indeed will give it to them.

  3. I see they’re discussing the Urban Heat Island effect. Good to know they’re still having trouble reconciling that.

  4. If they’re from the same batch, I doubt it will make much of a splash. Presumably the best stuff from the batch already came out, and has already been addressed.

    1. If they’re from the same batch, I doubt it will make much of a splash.

      Wouldn’t be so sure about that. Jones denied he deleted emails to avoid FOI requests (in reference to the Climategate #1 emails). The release of the second batch of emails clearly shows he lied as he talks about spending the part of a day deleting emails to avoid FOI requests.

      From: Phil Jones []
      Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 1:31 PM
      To: Palmer Dave Mr (LIB)
      Subject: Re: FW: FOI_08-50 ; EIR_08-01

      Do I understand it correctly ? if he doesn’t pay the ?10 we don’t have to respond?

      With the earlier FOI requests re David Holland, I wasted a part of a day deleting
      numerous emails and exchanges with almost all the skeptics. So I have
      virtually nothing. I even deleted the email that I inadvertently sent.
      There might be some bits of pieces of paper, but I’m not wasting my time
      going through these.


  5. While poking around the web after reading about these e-mails, I found this smugfest.

    1. Example:

      The Family gets into the car and goes to church on Sunday and 31,000 calories are burned for the round trip. It’s enough calories to sustain a healthy adult for more than two weeks. 31,000 calories is 155 bowls of rice. 31,000 calories is 563 apples.

      31,000 calories literally sucked from the earth.

      I think they are being serious.

      1. They absolutely are. For those paying attention to White Indian, he was promoting similar sorts of imbecility, except it involved gamboling. And, oh yes, the deaths of 99.9999% of the human population.

      2. 31000 calories (kilocalories) would sustain me for 5 days

        damn skinnyfat sedentary dipshits!

      3. Let them eat gasoline!

  6. Don’t worry. The scientists have already been preemptively exonerated by a committee of their buds from whatever it is they didn’t do.

    1. Ah yes – the Pre-Anti-Not-A-Crime-Prevention-What? Department. Excellent work, lads!

  7. Considering these emails don’t contain loads of colored ALL CAPS font, and unsourced claims of Obama’s nefarious plans to change the National Anthem to “Kill d’White People” by Apache, I’m surprise that conservatives are paying attention to them.

    1. Nothing to see here. Move along?

    2. Or is it?

    3. “Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!
      Barack Hussein Obama!
      Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm!”

  8. Republican National Security Debate, how masochistic do I feel tonight?

    1. Your choices are: the debate, Captain America or X-Men: First Class.

      You have 30 seconds to decide what to do. Go!

      1. I pick option 4: filling my peehole with shards of glass soaked in pepper spray.

      2. Goddamn it! Can’t I just have sex!?!?!

        1. No! Decide!

          1. X-Men, X-Men!!! Ah fuck, I don’t have a copy!
            *hangs head low*
            Fine, Republican debate.

            1. You actually had to look?

              BTW, Target has American Psycho on Blu-Ray for $5.

            2. Technically, there is nothing in sloopy’s choice that says you can’t have sex while watching the debate.

              “Sloopy’s Choice”. I like that:

              “a choice where all three options are incredibly annoying, yet you must choose amongst them”

              1. OOOOOOHH! I hope it sticks.

                [laughs giddily]

              2. Technically, there is nothing in sloopy’s choice that says you can’t have sex while watching the debate.
                well…not until Santorum/Bachmann stop the debate, look into the camera, and talk directly to sloop – becuase they have that power – and declare a debate to be a no sex zone.

                1. listening to santorum is an instant erection killer, so it IS a de facto no sex zone

      3. X-Men: First Class was a perfectly serviceable film.

      4. Option 4: a marathon of Family Ties episodes that center on Jennifer.

        1. Or the Murphy Brown episodes where she realizes how she’s not as liberal as she thought she was.

          1. I figured you would bring up Degrassi or Kids In The Hall.

            Those are the only Canadian TV shows ever, right?

            1. There were like 5 Degrassi series.
              Plus Danger Bay

              1. According to the internet, there have been more episodes of The Simpsons than all episodes of Canadian TV shows combined.

                1. Does “Hockey Night In Canada” count as a TV show?

                  1. NO way, eh.

                    1. What about SCTV?

                    2. SCTV is as American as Apple Pie!

                    3. Speaking of American Pie: Eugene Levy is CANADIAN.

              2. I can still hum the “Danger Bay” theme song, there used to be reruns on Sunday mornings before “real” cable when absolutely nothing else was on (especially in Canada). “My Secret Identity” I think lived in a similar Sunday morning time slot for a while too.

          2. You guys are just getting nasty now.

    2. Jesus, the opening montage of the US military bombing and destroying shit already tells you what CNN wants the candidates to say.

      1. WAR! Good God, ya’ll!
        What is it good for?

        Say it again!

  9. OK, so apparently there’s some sort of debate or diagreement about…the weather or something? And what’s happening or not happening?

    I’ve been a little out of touch on this – anyone wanna fill me in? Briefly, of course – just a summary.

    1. There was a big bang. Then stuff started clumping together. Then other stuff happened and dinosaurs ruled the earth. Then a rock hit the earth and dinosaurs died off from the environmental disaster that they created. Then the earth cooled some more. Then man cam along and melted the ice caps and heated up the inside a lot.

      1. Thanks, Suki! By jove, I think
        I’ve got it.

      2. Oh – when in this timeline did The Organization Man rule the earth?

        1. I thought you just wanted the summary?

  10. Okay, Ron Paul is so completely different from these other clowns on national security and foreign policy he must get more time to talk, right, right?

    Even if they gang up on him it would be good.

  11. There’s a debate thread on the H&R main page now.

  12. Sweet Jebus, there is more testosterone in that room than the gay bar I was partying at last weekend.

    1. Was Tony there?

      Oh, that was cruel. I should apologize.

  13. I’ll comment later.

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