Sunday, November 29, 2009

Re-thinking the definition of "scientist"

The hits for the faith-based global warming crowd… they just keep on coming.

Damn, it’s going to take every fiber of self-restraint to keep from going full-tilt gloat on this.

No wonder our friends at East Anglia CRU (Climate Research Unit) have been so willing to (now) comply with Freedom of Information requests for their data – because it no longer exists.

SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.
It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.

The data were gathered from weather stations around the world and then adjusted to take account of variables in the way they were collected. The revised figures were kept, but the originals — stored on paper and magnetic tape — were dumped to save space when the CRU moved to a new building.

We're not even scientists and we fully realize the perfidy of not maintaining original raw data.

Now were supposed to take the “scientists” word for it that the adjusted data was done without any malice, forethought or with respect to the advancement of any agenda? Fat chance.

Time to shut down Copenhagen. Time to stick a fork in cap and trade. Game over, you faith-based losers.

H/T: Hot Air and The Scratching Post


Foxfier said...

"Oh, gee, the data was deleted years ago-- really? Hm. So, about those emails saying you'll destroy data, rather than hand it over...."

Oh, also:
BBC had the emails a month ago

Real Climate (who got the emails several days before they were put on the web by "FOIA"-- but sat on them) is run by a lefty-nutzo group.

Harrison said...

For those of us interested in the truth it just gets better and better.

K T Cat said...

This is horrible beyond description. For those of us who pursued science for fun and with respect, this is beyond the pale. They have defiled the name and damaged everyone else.

Foxfier said...

Can we sic Spock on them, or something?

Harrison said...

That would be illogical.

Foxfier said...

Only because a human suggested it.