It is one year to the day that thousands of emails and documents from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia were leaked to the world. The act of whistleblowing, hacking or leaking (depending on your perspective) of this information and the resulting ‘discussion’ of contents of the FOIA2009.zip file, became known as the Climategate scandal.
Where it all began in the comments section, on a blog called the Air Vent:
We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents. Hopefully it will give some insight into the science and the people behind it.
The responses then and over the following months by the Mainstream Media, Politicians and Environmental lobby groups was perhaps to many the greater scandal. Climategate showed the political message that the ‘science is settled’ to be an illusion to many more members of the public. This and the failure of Copenhagen Cop 15 to reach any serious agreement, following all the hype and hysteria about ‘last chance to save the planet’, may have been the tipping point to the beginning of the end of the man made climate change global panic.
The intention of this blog is to discuss the current news, politics, economics, science and media responses to what history may name as the late 20th and early 21st century Catastrophic Man Made Global Warming Delusion.