Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Yet More Climategate

I am starting to run out of steam on this issue, but really, I am only posting stuff that increases my shock at just how much these guys were doing to hide their data and techniques. If you have 15 minutes and the interest, I strongly recommend this now-famous blog post by the amateur guy who probably made the first Freedom of Information request to CRU. He shows that Jones et al. were planning their strategy (to avoid divulging) before they got a single FOI request. He then goes through the emails chronologically, outlining the progression of their various attempts to do damage control.

What's really neat is that the guy intersperses the internal CRU emails with the official rejection letters he was getting regarding his requests for their station data. So you can see that they were truly just inventing BS excuses to refuse his request. At one point, one of the rejection letters contradicts the claim of the first rejection letter. They actually say at one point that they don't have a list of all the temperature stations they currently use to construct their official temperature series. (!!)

Dr. Bob,

In your estimation, does anyone go to jail over this fiasco? I can't imagine some of the individual players involved here will have much of career left, but who knows how this shakes out in the end.

I would be inteested in your long-term estimate of how this turns out. Will 'Climategate' be even remembered 10 years from now?
Nobody should go to jail unless all of the high profile political activists for Global Warming who assured us that the science on the matter is settled go to jail first. This would include Al Gore, Barak Obama, George Bush (Yes, him too) and hundreds of other political leaders world wide.

If they don't go to Prison, Nobody else should either. In fact, these "scientists" should get a medal for their sloppy behavior.

I would be really surprised if anyone went to jail, if for no other reason that if would really undercut the political case for cap-and-trade etc. But I don't see how Jones can ever hold a top post again.
The Blackadder Says:

Jon Stewart on Climategate. Not good for the pro-AGW folks.
Climate Scientist says we don't need temperture records to know world is warming.

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