This is absolutely mind-blowing (The Sunday Times of London):
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.
Please forgive my language, but how f**king convenient.
The response of Roger Pielke, professor of environmental studies at Colorado University, says it all: “The CRU is basically saying, ‘Trust us’. So much for settling questions and resolving debates with science.”
No wonder the alarmists resorted to intimidation and data-fudging; in this case, the emperor knew he had no clothes!
h/t to – whom else? - Kate at SDA
Cross-posted to Virginia Virtucon