The Times reports 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 UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.
We the undersigned PETITION the Prime Minister to suspend the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia from preparation of any Government Climate Statistics until the various allegations have been fully investigated by an independent body.
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When it comes to Climategate we all knew the MSM would attempt, via denial, to shove this into the corner. It's both an education and a bit of fun to see who is carrying this story and who is not. But it's the BBC that has gone all weird.
According to Richard North on EU Referendum, it is long-term global warming reporter, Christopher Booker who has pushed them over the edge, North says -
“Interestingly, Booker had a BBC radio broadcast (about his book) cancelled because of the controversy. It's not that they don't know – its head-in-the-sand time”.
Climategate continues to roll. Australia’s parliament just imploded over discord due to the emissions trading scheme being pushed by opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull. Five Liberal frontbenchers have resigned (plus seven MPs) because they actually want to discuss the scheme rather than just allow the Prime Minister Kevin Rudd to dash off to Copenhagen and grandstand as a friend of the chairman. Rudd’s Labor party needs support from seven non-government senators to win passage through the 76-seat upper house.
Meanwhile, the BBC site blissfully burbles on about Copenhagen and CO2 reduction pledges, the Telegraph heaps praise on the Tories for the proposal to offer to give us goody vouchers if we reach our personal recycling targets!
If asked to suggest a 'best source' for information related to the Chilcot Inquiry it would be Richard North at EU Refrendum, latest post (26th November) HERE.
You may disagree with North but you can't discount him. The link above can also take you to his other website dedicated to military analysis. So this post on Chilcot is a waste of time? If you say so! But while the experts will naturally concentrate on the central issues it is reasonable to look around at other aspects. This is inquiry number three. First there was the Hutton Inquiry which looked into the death of Dr David Kelly. It was followed by the Butler Review, a sort of Inquiry but with a name change hoping to impress. It must have failed in that respect as now we have Chilcot.
People seem to be missing the real issue in the CRU emails.... To me, the main issue is the frontal attack on the heart of science, which is transparency.
Science works by one person making a claim, and backing it up with the data and methods that they used to make the claim. Other scientists attack the work by (among other things) trying to replicate the first scientist’s work. If they can’t replicate it, it doesn’t stand. So blocking the FOIA allowed Phil Jones to claim that his temperature record (HadCRUT3) was valid science.
This is not just trivial gamesmanship, this is central to the very idea of scientific inquiry. This is an attack on the heart of science, by keeping people who disagree with you from ever checking your work and seeing if your math is correct. Willis Eschenbach
Not so long ago the supporters of Nulabour, let's say the reporting staff of the Guardian, Independent and BBC, were in the pit of gloom. According to opinion polls Nulabour was, at the next general election, to be wiped out. But today it's different, the polls are saying, or to be precise the supporters of Nulabour are saying, a hung parliament awaits. The evidence either way is scant, that's the nature of opinion polls. However, along with pretending the recession is over, there's not much for the MSM to do.
One of the recurring themes of this website is the huge gap between the people of the UK and those who would govern them or who have a duty to perform on their behalf. Standing in the middle of this and looking on is the growing number of honest souls who seek to find the truth. Here you will find Christopher Booker and Richard North, they are not alone but typical. Both have written at length on the 'science' of climate change. Both will have witnessed the clamour of reporters, scientists and sundry folk to climb upon the band-wagon of climate change. Both would have earned more money had they done so, the revelations about the 'scientists' are HERE and HERE.
The University of East Anglia’s webmail server has had a huge number of files hacked. The blogosphere claims that the emails and documents now available on the internet suggest that the Climate Research Unit (CRU) has been manipulating the temperature records so as to support the warming theory and to minimise evidence that shows the fact that the earth has been cooling for some time. The mainstream media has tried hard to ignore this story but some have shown interest: the Mail, a Telegraph blog, Nigel Lawson in the Times and Troy media which considers the hacking just a 'blip', see here. The Guardian won't even discuss any criticism of climate change as it considers it a secular religion and otherwise there is just silence with just the usual odd comment about Armageddon.