McIntyre and Mckitrick (here) correct climate gate myths:
“Given the importance of climate science in today’s society, all of us expect more of climate scientists than merely that they not commit “outright fraud.” Exoneration at such a low threshold would be small exoneration indeed.
However, rather than confronting the corruption and misconduct apparent throughout the Climategate emails, the climate academic community shut their eyes to the affair, eventually even persuading itself that the offending scientists were victims, rather than offenders.This re-framing was made possible by numerous myths propagated about the affair, of which the following were especially important:
Myth #1: The Climategate scandal arose because “cherrypicked” emails were taken “out of context”.
Myth #2: The Climategate correspondents were “exonerated” following “thorough” and impartial investigations.
Myth #3: Scientific studies subsequent to Climategate have “confirmed” and “verified” the original Mann hockey stick.
These are only the major myths from a veritable tsunami of disinformation from the academic community. The myths are untrue and, in this article, we will explain why.”
“In 2012, the San Antonio Express News said Texas is not warming, based on NCDC data.” click here
“An old sarcastic saying goes, “When the facts doesn’t fit the theory, change the facts.” Mann and Hayhoe provide perfect real-world examples of such perniciousness. Powerful scientific evidence supported near-universal agreement about the existence of the Medieval Warm Period. Then Mann and Hayhoe, supported by little or no compelling evidence, waved a magic wand and made the Medieval Warm Period conveniently disappear.” click here
“Retraction Note: Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and CO2composition
Retraction to: Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-018-0651-8, published online 31 October 2018.”
For the retraction click here.