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avatar Controversy Over Climate Data Access Heats Up
December 17, 2009 06:00AM
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20427393.600-battle-for-climate-data-approaches-tipping-point.html

IGNORE the unwarranted claims that hacked emails from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK expose human-made climate change as a conspiracy. Away from those headlines, an equally intense battle is taking place over access to the data showing global warming is real.

It reached a peak earlier this year, when the UEA's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) turned down freedom of information (FOI) requests for its temperature records. Last week, the UK's Met Office attempted to quell the growing anger at its lack of openness by "releasing" data from 1700 weather stations around the world. The move was a token gesture. The Met Office has admitted to New Scientist that those figures were already publicly available through the World Meteorological Organization........



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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/17/2009 06:13AM by Frank Furter.
avatar Re: Controversy Over Climate Data Access Heats Up
December 17, 2009 08:13AM
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Frank Furter
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20427393.600-battle-for-climate-data-approaches-tipping-point.html

IGNORE the unwarranted claims that hacked emails from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in the UK expose human-made climate change as a conspiracy. Away from those headlines, an equally intense battle is taking place over access to the data showing global warming is real.

It reached a peak earlier this year, when the UEA's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) turned down freedom of information (FOI) requests for its temperature records. Last week, the UK's Met Office attempted to quell the growing anger at its lack of openness by "releasing" data from 1700 weather stations around the world. The move was a token gesture. The Met Office has admitted to New Scientist that those figures were already publicly available through the World Meteorological Organization........


Here is another article on the subject:
<http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/12/are-the-cru-data-suspect-an-objective-assessment/#more-2351>;
avatar Re: Controversy Over Climate Data Access Heats Up
December 17, 2009 09:01AM
Interesting that there seems to be another variable in the mix-- possible monetary value to the raw climate data.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
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