As they used to say about the assassination of President Kennedy, “I remember where I was when I heard about it.” My first post a few days later was entitled Climategate. More was done in Climategate than in all the rebuttals of climate science alarmism that have been published.
So many things have changed since then, some good and some bad, qualifying Climategate as a truly defining event. Some of the things I have noticed:
- Scientific society popinjays waving the IPCC consensus in our faces.
- Burgeoning of sociological articles (Professor Naomi Oreskes) deconstructing the psychology of climate sceptics (mad).
- ClimateAudit morphs from holding feet to the fire of science/stats, to seeking justice (sad).
- Closing of the CCX, languishing of Cap-n-trade, death of the ETS.
- Many more papers demonstrating climate models are worthless, effects other than CO2 causing climate change.
- More rain!
- RealClimate readership declines even further.
Some things I have not noticed since Climategate:
- Improvement in the objectivity of climate science papers.
- Acknowledgment that sceptics might be right and that CO2 emissions cannot cause the end of civilization as we know it.
- Apologies for the sheer unprofessionalism exhibited therein.