Even before this latest revelation, The Economist published an article last week about this controversy that I agree with. You can read it HERE.
Monday, November 30, 2009
An article in The Sunday Times newspaper revealed yesterday that, "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 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 homogenized) data.' ” You can read the entire article HERE.