If the data won’t fit, dump it!

The University of East Anglia scientists found the shortest distance between the facts and the results they were looking for: when the data didn’t fit, they dumped it.

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.

Why does this matter?

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.

How come?

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.

So much for the scientific method.

No science is possible, then:

So, basically we are being asked to restructure the entire economy of the planet on the say-so of a few “scientists” whose work cannot be verified or even reconstructed. Is there any intellectually honest person who thinks that is a good idea?

Well, Obama’s heading to Denmark.

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8 Responses to “If the data won’t fit, dump it!”

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  2. Mark "Snooper" Harvey Says:

    Climaquiddick…reminds me of a Kennedy I once heard of…

    Obama going to Copenhagen…such an effete futz he truly is.

  3. Hot Air » Blog Archive » Weird science: East Anglia CRU threw out their raw data Says:

    [...] out the raw data on which much of their theories on anthropogenic global warming are based (via Fausta): SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw [...]

  4. East Anglia CRU threw out their raw cilmate data? B*LLSH*T!!! « Are you Freaking Stupid? Says:

    [...] out the raw data on which much of their theories on anthropogenic global warming are based (via Fausta): SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw [...]

  5. cbullitt Says:

    Great minds…I found this via ACM. Simply amazing.

  6. Ed Driscoll » Well, That’s One Way To Hide The Decline Says:

    [...] out the raw data on which much of their theories on anthropogenic global warming are based (via Fausta): SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw [...]

  7. Weird science: East Anglia CRU threw out their raw data « Common Sense Conservative Says:

    [...] out the raw data on which much of their theories on anthropogenic global warming are based (via Fausta): SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw [...]

  8. Democrat=Socialist Says:

    CLIMATEGATE UPDATE: WRONG! THE DATA IS NOT LOST!…