If you've been following the news (not necessarily the mainstream news) then you may have heard of a recent package of damaging data liberated from one of the major climate science research centers. I say "liberated" because it was supposedly released by a team of hackers who broke into the computer systems and collected the data. There are arguments about whether it may have been an internal leak trying to disguise the source. While the provenance of the data is somewhat questionable, official sources have confirmed that there was a data leak and so far have said there's too much data to verify whether or not it is real. That's a careful avoidance of saying it's faked, and it's a treasure trove of information about so-called scientists' efforts to stifle investigation and debate into the anthropogenic global warming myth.
So, without vouching for the data, or condoning the means by which it was obtained, I've put together a few links to sites that have done some careful examination of the data:
Assuming the data is mostly genuine, this seems like a classic case of whistleblowing. We have emails talking about how to avoid releasing their scientific data to reviewers, including how to avoid freedom of information act requests; how to hide a decline in the warming trend; how to avoid accounting for the inconvenient medieval warm period; the unreliability of tree ring data on which vast amounts of climate science is based... there's a lot there, and perhaps worst of all, the complete datasets from major articles that were being suppressed.
The emails are very damaging and will likely be career-ending for some of the people featured in them. The datasets, however, may well prove capable of destroying the entire global warming myth... simply by exposing their claims to real peer review.
This entry was published Mon Nov 23 12:05:27 CST 2009 by TriggerFinger
and last updated 2009-11-23 12:05:27.0.