posted on Nov, 28 2009 @ 08:04 PM
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.
I don't buy it for one second. Suddenly, because they've been hacked aka found out and they need to release all their data they're saying all or
some or most of the original, un-corrected data collected prior to 1980 was destroyed to save space. They really do think we are all mugs.
So, had this data really been destroyed, why didn't they just tell those who'd submitted Freedom of Information Requests to gain access to it that
they couldn't supply the data because they no longer have it? Isn't it in the interest of science that other scientists have access to all data on
which conclusions are based? When I studied science at school, never mind University, my teachers would have given me very poor marks had I not based
my results on data my teachers could see and verify; further, had I provided no data they would have accused me of either copying someone else's or
of making it up. The most sickening part of all this is that so many scientists (a minority of all scientists, might I add) and politicians have gone
along with the University of East Anglia's conclusions without checking them. It is about as low as anyone can go - to look in the eyes of every man,
woman and child and tell them you know, without any doubt, that the world is dying, it is being killed by Man; to tell them that and frighten them
with bigger and better scare stories every other day without ever having checked the information makes someone beyond scum. These people are as bad as
I've worked in government departments as-well-as worked for large multinational companies and within a few colleges. I can tell you that most
companies, government departments and educational establishments in the U.K store paper files off-site when they are no longer regularly required.
Important paper files are rarely destroyed - people do not destroy information that might be required for self protection or for gaining leverage
against competitors and clients. There's a large company called Pickwicks that warehouses documents for many government, educational and corporate
entities. Pickwicks is not the only file storage company. This University could not have destroyed this data unless it is (was) incriminating.
(visit the link for the full news article)
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[edit on 28/11/09 by Rapacity]