November 29, 2009
ClimateGate: Who Cares About Raw Data Anyway?
The Climatic Research Unit (CRU) seems to have destroyed raw weather data that it gathered, only holding onto “value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data“.1
Now isn’t that convenient? The same people who manipulated their data to make their models show results they wanted to see are now effectively asking everyone to trust them on the processing of raw measurements into “value-added data”.
The CRU seems to have offered as an explanation that records were discarded in the 1980’s. But with the CRU’s record for honesty, who knows?
If the data had really been as precious and important as the “warmers” have long claimed, then why was it discarded? Or does the now-lost raw data have further inconvenient revelations in it?
James Delingpole of the Telegraph points out that the ClimateGate scandal is finally allowing those who have posed legitimate questions all along to have their voices heard.2
Now that the warmers have been outed, it’s becoming more and more obvious that the entire Church of Man Made Global Warming (CMMGW) movement — to give them a name — is really a cover for Big Business hitching up with Big Government and Big Green. Or how else would one interpret the actions by large multinationals who are actually expecting to see new profits from massive CMMGW related government programs, financed by new taxes on practically everything, all in the name of saving the environment?3
It’s time to take action. Call your Congressman and Senators and tell them to help stick Cap and Tax legislation right where it should go: the nearest shredder. And for the next door neighbor who bought into the warmer ideology and has been preaching the dangers of “man made” global warming, a “told you so” might be in order.