Monday, November 30, 2009

The Dog Ate My Climate Change Homework

The Times Online reports: preserving climate data doesn't appear to be that important in the science of climate change (HT Cafe Hayek's Roberts). Here's a passage:

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. ...

Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, discovered data had been lost when he asked for original records. “The CRU is basically saying, ‘Trust us’. So much for settling questions and resolving debates with science,” he said.

2 comments:

carlyndowdle said...

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ENNYMAN said...

Yes, as always, drawing attention to significant stories being swept under the rug.
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