Climategate 1 is self summarized by the famous line:
Mike’s Nature trick … to hide the decline.
Climategate 2 is self summarized by the theme: ‘
help the cause
I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.
Meaning hide the fact that alleged proxy measured temperatures for the past several hundred years failed to replicate alleged instrumentally measured temperatures for recent decades by replacing the proxy with “the real temps”.
The theme running through through the over a thousand emails and three thousand other documents was that these “scientists” were hiding unfavorable information, and were, as Harry Readme complained, making up favorable information. Every document, one way or another, supports the story that global warming is indeed Mann made, in that the evidence for it is Michael Mann made.
<3115> By the way, when is Tom C going to formally publish his roughly 1500 year reconstruction??? It would help the cause to be able to refer to that reconstruction as confirming Mann and Jones, etc.
<3940> They will (see below) allow us to provide some discussion of the synthetic example, referring to the J. Cimate paper (which should be finally accepted upon submission of the revised final draft), so that should help the cause a bit.
<0810> I gave up on Judith Curry a while ago. I don’t know what she think’s she’s doing, but its not helping the cause
I have not read a lot of the Climategate 2 documents, whereas I have read most of the Climategate 1 documents.
It looks to me that the Climategate 1 documents were hand selected by human judgment to tell a coherent and complete story, whereas the Climategate 2 documents appear to be more of a grab bag of random stuff. Climategate 1 is a story, Climategate 2 is a pile of emails.
But since grabbed from a team of human beings, a uniting theme appears anyway:
While the uniting theme of the Climategate 1 documents was that the warmists were not practicing science, the uniting theme of Climategate 2 is that the warmists are engaged in a holy crusade.
Climategate 2, unlike Climategate 1, contains a lot of emails where scientists expressed doubt in anthropogenic global warming, but often these demonstrate the response to doubt. Doubt is treated as sinful, evil, doubt needs punishment, as for example, the effort to cancel Pat Michaels’s PhD.
Whereas Climategate 1 showed us that these were salesmen and political campaigners, rather than scientists, Climategate 2 showed us that these were priests, rather than scientists.