Climate Change Data Dumped

jerry-lewisBy Jonathan Leake

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.

The admission follows the leaking of a thousand private emails sent and received by Professor Phil Jones, the CRU’s director. In them he discusses thwarting climate sceptics seeking access to such data.

In a statement on its website, the CRU said: “We do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data.”

The CRU is the world’s leading centre for reconstructing past climate and temperatures. Climate change sceptics have long been keen to examine exactly how its data were compiled. That is now impossible.

Read the rest of this story at London Times.

13 Responses to Climate Change Data Dumped

  1. Mark Randa November 30, 2009 at 11:00 am #

    I have been following this fraud since the 90’s, and am very surprised it has gone on so long. But back to the subject. The ‘scientists’ over at UEA moved to new digs because their Dog & Pony show was doing very well and raking in huge amounts of cash.

    Why would they make room for dusty old facts & figures? Al Gore, who won the Nobel Prize for best fiction in a Power Point Presentation has assured us that the science is settled. So there!

  2. Neil F. AGWD/BSD December 1, 2009 at 8:07 am #

    So they chucked out the original raw data because they moved to a new building and needed the space? Was it a smaller building? That’s like if you, or I moved and decided to throw out, oh I don’t know, your birth certificate, high school diploma, and your bronzed baby shoes to save space! What a crock!

  3. Rob N. Hood December 1, 2009 at 9:38 am #

    The timing of the stolen data is exquisite. Perfect even. How convenient. However, I agree it needs to be investigated thoroughly. It probably is just old-fashioned competitive back-stabbing, etc. Either way the release of the illegally obtained emails has done it’s job. It will be months, if ever, before it’s all straightened out. But that wasn’t the point really. It was to cast more doubt on the issue. Another job well done by powerful forces.

    • Devereaux December 3, 2009 at 7:53 pm #

      Spare me…I love how those like you distract from the issue – just like Boxer is doing. Instead of being concerned about the CONTENTS of the emails, you are worried about how the emails “got out”. They “got out” because those that knew this was a scam could not let the world pretend any longer that this was a real issue. What also gets me is you, Gore, hell even my neighbor, have all of a sudden become an ‘expert’ in science and the earth’s structure, and are “understanding” complex issues like how the core temp of the Earth works, ice cap meltage, river flow velosity, whatever bla, bla, bla. I guarantee over 99% of you are repeating what the media, the Discovery channel, CSPAN, etc have been broadcasting since this BS scare tactic started. There are over 400 credible scientists and meterologists all over the world that DISAGREE with this global warming crap. Global Warming is just another way Dems are trying to increase big government and tax the hell out of hardworking Americans. There…that’s my freedom of speech at work.

      • Dan McGrath December 4, 2009 at 11:53 am #

        WELL over 400.

  4. Max Milo December 2, 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    What has the world come to? You mean we can’t trust scientists paid off with 10s of millions of dollars in grants by politicians who invest in cap and trade scams for their own profit! Why this is an outrage! I thought these thieves would at least be honest with the data type thieves. It just goes to show you can’t even trust a guy with coke bottle lenses and a pocket protector anymore!

  5. paul wenum December 4, 2009 at 12:22 am #

    Denial is the word when caught with “your hand in the cookie jar.” Lies are lies and free grants to scientists that ride the wave speak with their fingers crossed behind their back. Reminds me of high school. As stated, the truth will eventually prevail. This is only the beginning to the end of this “Inconvenient Untruth.” Later.

  6. Rob N. Hood December 4, 2009 at 11:18 am #

    Ever heard of innocent until proven guilty? One of America’s best inventions.

  7. paul wenum December 4, 2009 at 11:05 pm #

    Unfortunately, there is no real investigation therefore no charges, nobody guilty. Just brush it under the rug we say. Never to be found until our next generation finds the truth and then it will be to late. Damn I hope I’m wrong.

  8. Rob N. Hood December 5, 2009 at 11:23 am #

    There will be and investigation I’m sure. These things take time. And how will it be the next generation that learns the truth? We’ll know for sure in 10 years or so, very likely even less.

  9. Paul Wenum December 8, 2009 at 11:27 pm #

    In the meantime it will cost you and our children thousand of dollars that they do not have. Do they get a “Stimulus package” if the Gore’s/Obama’s of the World are wrong??? I highly doubt it.

  10. Rob N. Hood December 9, 2009 at 9:25 am #

    And someone like Bush would have given you stimulus money? Dream on. The only reason Bush was against global warming, at first, was becuase he’s an oil man first, and a corporate elite second. But you did notice, didn’t you, that at the end of this reign he did admit he believed global warming to be true. Your Republicans are not going to save you, they’re part of the elite also. Wake up.

  11. paul wenum December 10, 2009 at 12:51 am #

    There you go again. You are like Pavlov’s dog. When the posts come through “It’s Bush Bashing Time!.” No thought process, simply bashing with no substance. Do you think before you put pen to paper or are you given a script??? If so, by who???

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