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November 29, 2009

ClimateGate gets real legs - London Times reports on CRU's thrown away raw data

Hey, this bag is empty, where did that kitteh run off to?

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...

Their data ditching is actually old, high profile coverage of it and its implications, not so old.

I've stated elsewhere, that we (the world) if its serious about pissing a few trillion bucks down a rathole over this AGW thing, needs to take out an insurance policy against doing that foolishly. I'm willing to spend a couple of billion dollars recollecting and reconstructing this "lost data" from scratch to make sure I'm not cratering the world economy for no reason.

Another billion or two in the context of possibly pissing away trillions is pretty cheap term insurance. Copenhagen should have only one outcome if the public is to get a warm fuzzy there is real science going on here -- resolve to darken the skies with planes full of data collection teams and resolve to get comprehensive raw data analyzed and regenerated within the next 6 months.

Here's your chance Barak -- let the public know you're serious about verifiable science.


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