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Dodgy data

Posted in Envrionment view with tags on 19/03/2010 by bimbo78

And so to one of the subjects very close to my heart….climate change. What on earth is all this rubbish about recently, suddenly everyone is claiming there are flaws in data and they have been lied to therefore climate change can’t possibly be happening. Rubbish!!!!!!

May I first point out that hacking into people’s private emails is in fact illegal!

Anyway, these emails are from 1996 to present and represent discussions between professionals about their subject. I have not read the emails as this would be a breach of privacy but I imagine, (being a scientist myself) that they could contain anything, from musings about recent trips to the pub to serious discussions trying to make decisions that could seriously affect people’s lives. Part of science is to discuss things analyse the data and come up with conclusions. Questions are asked and ideas formulated, these questions when taken out of context could in fact be manipulated by a less than admirable person to show whatever they damn well want. These ideas and conclusions will also have changed greatly over the last 13 years and will continue to do so. The emails do not contain any information on a global conspiracy where climate data is concerned. The data, which has now been published in full show similar results to other global institutions. What worries me is the communicators of the supposedly dodgy data are being believed more than the scientists. These people have hacked into a scientific institutions email system and basically created a smear campaign. Sceptics are going to cling to this even though the data has been published and does not show any ill doing because of the nations need to find a way of denying climate change. People don’t want to have to change their behaviour and so will do anything to find a way of discrediting scientists. Some more information is going to be released about this soon as an inquiry has been undertaken so I shall comment more but in the meantime…Raaahhhhhh!!

And apologies for the lack of blog…I shan’t elaborate. I intend writing another one today about my recent trip to Dorset.