posted on Nov, 29 2009 @ 09:28 AM
Originally posted by selfisolated
Its no wonder I just had 3 months off this forum...
stop being so bloody stupid. READ the article, PROPERLY.
The data was thrown away 30 years ago, at a time when 'climate change' was a bit of a non issue, in the same way people today REALLY care where
their 'recycling' actually goes.
Of course they threw it away. It was on outdated storage media, they were moving buildings, they were going to throw away non important
So, it was "non important stuff"? So unimportant that they decided to keep the "corrected" data? You have to be kidding us that you believe the
University trashed all that unimportant statistical data but considered the altered data important enough to keep.
As I said in my original post, files that are not regularly used but which may have further use at some later date are usually warehoused off-site -
they are rarely destroyed.
In the 1970s, climate change (although it wasn't called that) was known to have occurred during Man's time on this planet. Some scientists even put
forth the idea that the Earth was cooling and projected an ice age would confront us sometime around the year 2000. Other scientists suggested a
period of warming would occur.
Given that Climate Change was an important consideration before the 1980s; given that the data was considered important enough to collect and store
for 120 years; given that it was considered important enough to analyze and use to disprove global cooling and to develop a theory of global warming;
and given that the University of East Anglia relied on research grants to fund some of its departments, do you still believe that the original,
unaltered, data was simply trashed to create a bit of room? Do you still believe it wasn't considered important enough to archive for future analysis
and scrutiny? If you do then you are definitely in denial of truth and I suggest you cease hiding behind your pride.
Don't belittle, character assassinate or name-call others just because their opinions differ to your own convictions.