ClimateGate 2 - NOAA Whistleblower Claims World Leaders Fooled By Fake Global Warming Data

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Dr John Bates' disclosures about the manipulation of data behind the so-called 'Pausebuster' paper is the biggest scientific scandal since 'Climategate' in 2009 when, as Britain's Daily Mail reported, thousands of leaked emails revealed scientists were trying to block access to data, and using a 'trick' to conceal embarrassing flaws in their claims about global warming.

Britain's Mail on Sunday today revealed astonishing evidence that the organisation that is the world’s leading source of climate data rushed to publish a landmark paper that exaggerated global warming and was timed to influence the historic Paris Agreement on climate change.

A high-level whistleblower has told this newspaper that America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015.

The report claimed that the ‘pause’ or ‘slowdown’ in global warming in the period since 1998 – revealed by UN scientists in 2013 – never existed, and that world temperatures had been rising faster than scientists expected. Launched by NOAA with a public relations fanfare, it was splashed across the world’s media, and cited repeatedly by politicians and policy makers.

But the whistleblower, Dr John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown The Mail on Sunday irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.

It was never subjected to NOAA’s rigorous internal evaluation process – which Dr Bates devised.

His vehement objections to the publication of the faulty data were overridden by his NOAA superiors in what he describes as a ‘blatant attempt to intensify the impact’ of what became known as the Pausebuster paper.

In an exclusive interview, Dr Bates accused the lead author of the paper, Thomas Karl, who was until last year director of the NOAA section that produces climate data – the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) – of ‘insisting on decisions and scientific choices that maximised warming and minimised documentation… in an effort to discredit the notion of a global warming pause, rushed so that he could time publication to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy’.

The scandal has disturbing echoes of the ‘Climategate’ affair which broke shortly before the UN climate summit in 2009, when the leak of thousands of emails between climate scientists suggested they had manipulated and hidden data. Some were British experts at the influential Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.

His disclosures are likely to stiffen President Trump’s determination to enact his pledges to reverse his predecessor’s ‘green’ policies, and to withdraw from the Paris deal – so triggering an intense political row.

As The Mail continues, whatever takes its place, said Dr Bates, "there needs to be a fundamental change to the way NOAA deals with data so that people can check and validate scientific results. I’m hoping that this will be a wake-up call to the climate science community – a signal that we have to put in place processes to make sure this kind of crap doesn’t happen again.

"I want to address the systemic problems. I don’t care whether modifications to the datasets make temperatures go up or down. But I want the observations to speak for themselves, and for that, there needs to be a new emphasis that ethical standards must be maintained."


He said he decided to speak out after seeing reports in papers including the Washington Post and Forbes magazine claiming that scientists feared the Trump administration would fail to maintain and preserve NOAA’s climate records.


Dr Bates said: "How ironic it is that there is now this idea that Trump is going to trash climate data, when key decisions were earlier taken by someone whose responsibility it was to maintain its integrity – and failed."

NOAA not only failed, but it effectively mounted a cover-up when challenged over its data.

After the paper was published, the US House of Representatives Science Committee launched an inquiry into its Pausebuster claims. NOAA refused to comply with subpoenas demanding internal emails from the committee chairman, the Texas Republican Lamar Smith, and falsely claimed that no one had raised concerns about the paper internally.


Last night Mr Smith thanked Dr Bates "for courageously stepping forward to tell the truth about NOAA’s senior officials playing fast and loose with the data in order to meet a politically predetermined conclusion".


He added: "The Karl study used flawed data, was rushed to publication in an effort to support the President’s climate change agenda, and ignored NOAA’s own standards for scientific study."


Professor Curry, now the president of the Climate Forecast Applications Network, said last night: ‘Large adjustments to the raw data, and substantial changes in successive dataset versions, imply substantial uncertainties.’


It was time, she said, that politicians and policymakers took these uncertainties on board.

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peddling-fiction's picture

+100T Dr. Bates.

He is dressed in purple. Hmmm...

Purple antithesis dialectics.

Manthong's picture


Fake data from a leftist-infested government agency…

I’m shocked.

Maybe they should just concentrate on “muslim outreach”, like NASA.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Demons and boogie-men under the bed must be created to feed not just the MIC, but all social and financial agendas.

macholatte's picture


The only thing settled about climate science is that many of the climate scientists are frauds.
-- Al Gore


Troy Ounce's picture



"Science" will never recover from this shit.

weburke's picture

britians "MAIL" is totally contrrolled, reporters are not waiting for someone to take a stand on some issue, like how ridiculous it is to think that just because snowdon stood on a street corner in china and said something, that media is free and just waiting for truth. Absurd. 


Let everyone think it is getting warmer, regular folk cant do anything about it anyway.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) weburke Feb 5, 2017 4:25 PM

Not only has NOAA been falsifying the the data after 1998 higher but they have been adjusting the old readings downward to make recent data appear to be even more in an uptrend.  It's all false by so called "scientists" trying to defend their quest for more research money and politicians wanting to raise taxes and redistribute wealth from countries like the U.S.

Cruel Joke's picture

Aaaaaaand THERE we reached peak AGW alarmist-mafia-activity. Bye-bye IPCC. Now, maybe someone who is a real scientist and studies the sun can give us the real explanation on how the climate works.

Hapa's picture

But wait, the debunkers are debunking the debunked, and now cries of fake news!


Itinerant's picture

The chart shown is garbage: two identical anomaly trends relative to different base lines. That's the only reason there appears to be an offset, it's in the baseline.

The complaints about the data are just completely technical details about how things should be archived -- that doesn't change anything. It's like bring a book back the the library nd the librarian giving you a hard time for not asking her before you showed an ID proving you are the one who should be bringing it back.

David Rose is a disingenuous liar, omitting the fact that a lot of people have already confirmed the accuracy of the methods and results in this article.

SixIsNinE's picture

here's one of Scientism's celebrities, lawrence Krauss : Lawrence Krauss Scientism's Cult Leader Lies About Evolution The Religion of the 21st Century: Scientism "Follow Science Be Smart"

and here's more fakenews from NASA @ today's superbowl pretending to be in the FakeStation :

dogbreath's picture

Flakzuki,  you dumb cunt

Crush the cube's picture

There never was a sceintific method as it's defined, the method has always been .gov money running the lying beast.

TxExPat's picture

Man Bear Pig.  (Credit to South Park, google it).

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

"...I can’t see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep
them out somehow – even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is !.."

"...We have 25 or so years invested in the work. Why should I make the data available to you, when your aim is to try and find something wrong with it..."

Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit
University of East Anglia


Ledlak's picture

I think I saw this on CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC...oh wait, that was a dream.

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run boy (not verified) Ledlak Feb 5, 2017 3:42 PM

I'm making over $7k a month working part time. I kept hearing other people tell me how much money they can make online so I decided to look into it. Well, it was all true and has totally changed my life. This is what I do,...

quadraspleen's picture

yeah - let's see if this makes it out of the daily fail..the people who read that are already on board. it needs to spread. he'll probably have a boating accident. that or his career will be systematically destroyed

JRobby's picture

Whistle Blower!!!!

Kill him, then throw him in jail for life!!!!

This is the USSA DAMN IT!

We must have the carbon tax so we can continue to issue MORE AND MORE GOVT DEBTS!!!!!#

Dugald's picture


WHO GOES TO PRISON.........???


                                   BETTER STILL, WHO GETS TO SIT ON A SHARP STAKE....!!!

GUS100CORRINA's picture

This is just the TIP of the ICEBERG!!

The FLOOD GATES will be open soon.

Amazing when you have a leader willing to tell the BLUNT TRUTH about a MATTER. It inspires others to do the same.

Libtard's picture

Completely agree! As others have said, "the truth bombs are about to drop!"

knukles's picture

Me no thinkie he a part of the NWO Hillary's Purple Revolution. 
Maybe wearing it as irony, or just put it on in the morning.

peddling-fiction's picture

Who chooses what appears or not on our screens?

Maybe they had many photos.

(Well, the NSA had all his photos. Chuckle.)

And chose this one.

quadraspleen's picture

purple's not such a bad colour - not sure i'd wear it..a bit ecumenical for me, but hey..

AtATrESICI's picture

We should all chip in on a pussy uniform for this guy.


BennyBoy's picture


A gas that is 0.04% of the atmosphere aint causing warming.

Climate Change/Global Warming is Fake News.

AtATrESICI's picture

Have faith in the #FakeNews, love your servitude, and the #Owners know best.

Winston Churchill's picture

First of many Truth bombs that are about to be dropped by the winning faction of the Deep State.

When do we find out about Hitlary being a lizard ?

SixIsNinE's picture

we git all we need @ the #companystore - use #companyscrip

weakness is strenght

Anderson Pooper.

Matt Damon.

balolalo's picture

HOW DOES dumping gigantic amounts of CO2, CH4 and CO for decades, almost a century into a finite atmosphere not lead to climate change?

add in massive deforestation, pollution, radioactive and chemical waste, yeah nothing to see here.  

Kim Stanley Robinson called our epoch the DITHERING. 

it's not like the article claims no warming, possibly just less than we thought.

shame on us.  shame on us.  

our descendants will hate our generations.  

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

You can almost see the frantic, haphazard flailing of the arms, sobs and smarmy whingeing in that one. Kind of delicious don't you think? Oh well, there goes my good karma.


skinwalker's picture

I never got warmest types who post here.

Given that you're on the hedge in the first place, you likely are open to the possibility that secret banking cartels run the world. You may even be amenable to the idea that Mossad did WTC.

When someone mentions the notion that some men would skew scientific data to generate trillions in new taxes, you foam at the mouth.

It boggles the mind.

knukles's picture

And 10 years ago everybody said Alex Jones was nutz.
I cannot speak for his mental health, but he shure's been spot on

SixIsNinE's picture

i love how he always works on superbowl sundays.

and explains for the umpteenth time why he does it.

gotta be the hardest working man in the biz

i hope he has a very good voice coach /vocals doctor - recently listened to audio of him like 15 years ago, wow -big difference
there's a price for talking everyday so much.

UselessEater's picture

They also fail to follow the money, if they did they would find the usual suspects and their foundations financing this stuff. How anyone trusts the rockefeller foundation and clinton global initiative "helping" build smart cities etc to fight global warming in every nation ..... is laughable. Jeckel Island was just dudes bonding.

Is-Be's picture

I think that I can unboggle your mind.

The Govt. does not need taxes to dip their hands into your pocket. They get to print the stuff. The Purple has their hand on your pocket;; and are holding you by the short and curlies. Debt.

This is unrelated to the Climate catastrophe. 

I re-read the piece to ensure that I was not shooting the messenger, and decided that it was a puff piece without content.

Doesn't Uncle Rupert own the Mail? I'm too lazy to check.


Umh's picture

They should have campaigned for a cleaner environment. People would have supported a cleaner environment. Instead they insisted on looking like fools to a significant portion of the population. When you stand up in public and make predictions you need to be right at least most of the time.

Cruel Joke's picture


Some folks even think that CO2 is a pollutant, I guess they have been lead astray by scaremongers with unlimited (almost) pockets. What if all this effort had been channeled into solving Fukushima? I could get behind that.

Banjopicker's picture

^This.  I've always argued that the environmentalists lost their footing when then stopped showing pictures of deforestation, polluted beaches, Ducks with 6 pack plastic around their necks,  and commericals showing indian cheifs crying during Saturday morning cartoons.  Those are all observable by the non-scientist, black and white, and easy to understand.  ALso less easy to manipulate for power and control.  The average person can identify and support those examples, not some cult like scientific claim that requires data manipulation to sound reasonable.

Lumberjack's picture

How about all the bullshit that's been spewed over the last decade? Some folks need to burn at the stake.

Firestorme's picture

How about a class action lawsuit against Al Gore and company to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars? Hell that would not only pay for the wall but a complete retrofit of the entire highway system.

Lumberjack's picture

RICO. This shit goes very deep. Trust me.

Cruel Joke's picture

Don't worry, Ann Coulter has already solved the payment for that wall - The US currently pays foreign aid to Mexico ... so why not use that money to pay for the wall - Taa-Daa. Just ask Ann, she knows.

no ice's picture

This is an excellent video with Clif High and Greg Hunter.  At one point Clif High talks about CO2. In a nutshell, there is less of it in the air/atmosphere than there was a long, long time ago.  Great video to watch.

No one I know is for pollution and fracking and abusing Mother Earth, etc...  The fact that we have been made dependent on fossil fuels via the cabal's agenda is terrible.  However, global warming is a farce.  A myth put in place to scare the sleeple into begging for a carbon tax paid to the government scum to "save" them from global warming.  More and more real scientists are speaking the truth regarding the global warming scam and agenda.

DestituteYetJovial's picture

It doesn't lead to climate change because plants love that shit - they eat it up for breakfast lunch and dinner. The Earth has been getting greener for the last 33 years, and will continue to do so until we switch to "green energy." Hilariously enough, that'll reduce the CO2 and plants will die down - then you'll hear "CLIMATE CHANGE IS CAUSING THE DESTRUCTION OF PLANTLIFE ON EARTH! USE MOAR FOSSIL FUELS!"