December 4, 2009

Stupefyin'!



Reels the mind... The Met Office! The Heart of Darkness is going to re-think. I can't cope, this is just too strange to deal with. Maybe I'm dreaming...

Met Office to re-examine 160 years of climate data - Times Online:

The Met Office plans to re-examine 160 years of temperature data after admitting that public confidence in the science on man-made global warming has been shattered by leaked e-mails.

The new analysis of the data will take three years, meaning that the Met Office will not be able to state with absolute confidence the extent of the warming trend until the end of 2012.

The Met Office database is one of three main sources of temperature data analysis on which the UN's main climate change science body relies for its assessment that global warming is a serious danger to the world. This assessment is the basis for next week's climate change talks in Copenhagen aimed at cutting CO2 emissions.

The Government is attempting to stop the Met Office from carrying out the re-examination, arguing that it would be seized upon by climate change sceptics. [Gee, do you think?]

The Met Office works closely with the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU), which is being investigated after e-mails written by its director, Phil Jones, appeared to show an attempt to manipulate temperature data and block alternative scientific views.

The Met Office's published data showing a warming trend draws heavily on CRU analysis. CRU supplied all the land temperature data to the Met Office, which added this to its own analysis of sea temperature data....

If you follow climate "science," you will over and over see the acronym "HADCRU," or "HADCRUT." That's the biggie of global temperature data-sets. CRU for Climatic Research Center of the University of East Anglia—those are the guys whose e-mails were whistle-blowed into public shame recently—and "Had" for the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research, part of the... Met Office.

When pomposos say about man-made global warming that "the science is settled" (of course science is NEVER settled) there is nothing closer to what they mean than the stuff labeled "HADCRU." and now "HAD" is tossing "CRU" under the bus!

Posted by John Weidner at December 4, 2009 9:34 PM
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