Tuesday, December 01, 2009

One for the Journal of Irreproducible Research* 

Climate change data dumped

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... 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 homogenised) data."

The CRU is the world’s leading centre for reconstructing past climate and temperatures.

Climate change sceptics have long been keen to examine exactly how its data were compiled. That is now impossible... []
* Not to be confused with either the Annals of Improbable Research or the Journal of Irreproducible Results, neither of which would sink to such depths.