Thursday, November 26, 2009

Climategate e-mails now available

The Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia has been described as the "Pentagon" of climate research. They are apparently one of the most significant centers of research on global warming in the world.

Then their e-mail's were hacked, allegedly showing a pattern of doctoring evidence and deliberate deception, propagating one of the biggest scientific frauds the world has ever known.

Now the e-mails have been made public. You can read them at the Climategate Document Database.

According to an article in the Wall Street Journal:
In short, the impression left by the correspondence among Messrs. Mann and Jones and others is that the climate-tracking game has been rigged from the start.

The response to this among the defenders of Mr. Mann and his circle has been that even if they did disparage doubters and exclude contrary points of view, theirs is still the best climate science we've got. The proof for this is circular. It's the best, we're told, because it's the most-published and most-cited—in that same peer-reviewed literature.

Even so, by rigging the rules, they've made it impossible to know how good it really is. And then, one is left to wonder why they felt the need to rig the game in the first place, if their science is as robust as they claim. If there's an innocent explanation for that, we'd love to hear it.

So would I.

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