EDITORIAL: Hiding evidence of global cooling Junk science exposed among climate-change believers
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Scientific progress depends on accurate and complete data. It also relies on replication. The past couple of days have uncovered some shocking revelations about the baloney practices that pass as sound science about climate change.
It was announced Thursday afternoon that computer hackers had obtained 160 megabytes of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in England. Those e-mails involved communication among many scientific researchers and policy advocates with similar ideological positions all across the world. Those purported authorities were brazenly discussing the destruction and hiding of data that did not support global-warming claims.
Phi Beta Iota: We reported this earlier. See Journal: UN IPCC, Al Gore, & Big Doubts and in book reviews Science & Politics of Science (18). See alsoEnvironment (Problems) (50) and Environment (Solutions) (69) as well as True Cost & Toxicity (21) and Misinformation & Propaganda (85), Nature, Diet, Memetics, Design (57, and Truth & Reconciliation (38), United Nations & NGOs (31, and Values, Ethics, Sustainable Evolution (128. Forms of data pathology are illustrated below. The REASON that intelligence professionals and philosophers MUST demand “the truth at all costs” is because in doing so, all other costs are lowered.