The Scientists at the center of the 'ClimateGate'/'ClimaQuiddick' controversy of the leaked/hacked emails suggesting a Global Warming fraud have agree to turn over all their raw data. Well, they can not turn over the the data they destroyed. They have also said it could take months to turn over the data because of privacy agreements or until some sort of payment is offered. Unfortunately, this seems a hollow gesture.
"In a statement welcomed by climate change sceptics, the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements.
Professor Trevor Davies, the university's Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research Enterprise and Engagement, said yesterday: "CRU's full data will be published in the interests of research transparency when we have the necessary agreements. It is worth reiterating that our conclusions correlate well to those of other scientists based on the separate data sets held by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
"We are grateful for the necessary support of the Met Office in requesting the permissions for releasing the information but understand that responses may take several months and that some countries may refuse permission due to the economic value of the data.""
"They are saying they dumped the raw data, after it had been adjusted, massaged, ... Considering the real importance of the data, and the money these folks have been granted over the years, it might have been worth the investment to rent a self storage space, or build a shed, or something.
Considering the importance of the data in showing that their theories about Man induced warming, this could be one way of "hiding the decline." Just wait till the government hearings start, and they have to explain why they dumped the data, and are raked over the coals.
Riehl World View: The very foundation of science is that it be reproducible. These unprofessional hacks have made re-production of their work to validate their conclusions impossible.
TigerHawk: So, basically we are being asked to restructure the entire economy of the planet on the say-so of a few "scientists" whose work cannot be verified or even reconstructed. Is there any intellectually honest person who thinks that is a good idea?"
More thoughts at http://rsmccain.blogspot.com/2009/11/trust-us-were-scientists.html.
Past related posts:
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Berman Post: PJTV on 'ClimateGate'
Berman Post: A New Zealand 'ClimateGate'?
Berman Post: John Holdren (Obama Science Czar) Is Directly Involved With 'ClimateGate'?
Berman Post: 'ClimateGate' or 'ClimaQuiddick'
Berman Post: Original CRU Data Has Been Destroyed