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November 22, 2009

CRU Hackery Links

John Hinderaker at PowerLine have been doing a great job digging through the emails leaked from the the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit.

The "tricks" to obscure climate data weren't just being used ten years ago. Here John notes a September 28, 2009, email on a researcher's efforts to massage the data to get an arbitrarily chosen "blip" in the data.

At the same link, John points out the emails reveal the less-than-scientific interests of the researchers:

What they reveal, more than anything, is a bunker mentality. These pro-global warming scientists see themselves as under siege, and they view AGW skeptics as bitter enemies. They are often mean-spirited; the web site American Thinker is referred to as "American Stinker;" at one point an emailer exults in the death of a global warming skeptic; another one suggests that the Ph.D. of a prominent skeptic should be revoked because of an error he made decades ago in his dissertation; another says that he is tempted to "beat the crap out of" the same scientist. The emails show beyond any reasonable doubt that these individuals are engaged in politics, not science.

In this post John tracks how the researchers responded to critique by circling the wagons and then slandering the critic.

And here he lists the discussion which led to the deletion of emails in the face of a FOI request.

Each post is highly recommended reading.


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