Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Destroyed Data Destroys Credibility

Govt-Funded Research Unit Destroyed Original Climate Data.
CEI Petitions EPA to Reopen Global Warming Rulemaking.

In mid-August the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) disclosed that it had destroyed the raw data for its global surface temperature data set because of an alleged lack of storage space. The CRU data have been the basis for several of the major international studies that claim we face a global warming crisis. CRU’s destruction of data, however, severely undercuts the credibility of those studies.

In a declaration filed with CEI’s petition, Cato Institute scholar and climate scientist Patrick Michaels calls CRU’s revelation “a totally new element” that “violates basic scientific principles, and “throws even more doubt” on the claims of global warming alarmists.

CEI’s petition, filed late Monday with EPA, argues that CRU’s disclosure casts a new cloud of doubt on the science behind EPA’s proposal to regulate carbon dioxide.
Basically, the EPA is using discredited studies to justify regulating carbon dioxide which in itself is a massive attempt to control our energy supplies and lifestyle.


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