A few days ago the Climate Research Unit in England, a major source of global warming info, had its computer system hacked! I wrote then about the unearthing of some inconvenient truths.
There’s been pushback from the CRU, but it seems thin. Scientists are parsing what they wrote, trying to sound less nefarious. I’m not buying.
I always felt the climate change chorus were honorable people who just drew different conclusions than mine. Maybe not.
Today WattsUpWithThat.com has published some annotated computer code-the equations which produced the data which led to the theories (and solutions) espoused.
Like the emails published late last week this annotated code is embedded with strange comments you’d never expect to see. They make it seem like data that doesn’t fit the orthodoxy is being purged from the output and replaced with artificially ‘massaged’ data!
“[A]rtificially adjusted to look closer to the real temperatures.” Seriously, that’s not how science is supposed to be played.
In the real world complex data seldom fits theoretical expectations precisely. Unfortunately, human induced global warming is being sold hard as an irrefutable conclusion. There’s no room for natural noise in the data which might provide an out for doubters.
This story was on the front page of the NY Times over the weekend but it’s only smoldering now. Expect it to flare up in the next few days. There are too many deeply entrenched partisans for this to blow over.
It’s worth following.