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February 24, 2010

The Science Isn't Quite So Settled After All...UK Met Office Says It's Time To Recheck All The Temperature Data

Anyone who wants to reexamine the data is an anti-science nut job pretty much part of the mainstream. My how quickly things change.

In a document entitled Proposal for a New International Analysis of Land Surface Air Temperature Data, the Met Office says: “We feel it is timely to propose an international effort to reanalyse surface temperature data in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organisation.”

The new analysis would test the conclusion reached by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that “warming of the climate system is unequivocal”.

...The Met Office document stresses that the new assessment would be fully independent and be based on data that was freely available to the public and could therefore be examined by climate sceptics.

It says: “The proposed activity would provide a set of independent assessments of surface temperature produced by independent groups using independent methods.”

Naturally they say they don't expect the review to show anything any different but the fact that they are being forced to release raw data and start the fight over from scratch is a big victory for sanity. 6 or 7 months ago anyone suggesting this kind of transparency and reassessment would have been derided as 'a denier' and branded a heretic to the Cult of Gaia. Now one of the lead agencies pushing the warming agenda is on board? That's gotta smart.

Related enough, via Adam Baldwin (yes, Jayne Cobb himself), a fairly reasonable debate on the issue from, of all places, the Bill O'Reilly.


It's hard out there for a Gaia worshiper these days.

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