I have been fascinated by ClimateGate. As an aside, Global Warming has been a subject I have been interested in for some four years now. I simply wanted to know the truth or at least the best that an honest reading of the science can tell us about the truth of the situation. Before ClimateGate that was difficult to find. Now, not so much. There has been a blizzard of insight placed onto the web about the science and persons responsible for the “Consensus” and those that say “The Science is Settled”. I may not be a trained scientist but I know enough about the process to know that normally conservative scientists almost never say the “Science is Settled”. That last statement is, in fact, the reason for my curiosity about all of this claptrap.
There are macro implications and micro arguments and all of the range between. Fact is there was fraud done from at least my vantage point. If society cannot trust science who then can we trust to keep us honest in our Policy Making Decisions over the long haul? Politicians? Surely you jest. That, in a nut shell makes this a most important discussion. One that needs to be public, open and as nasty as it can get so that we are all positive no stones remain to be turned.
I found a pretty impressive article on another Blog that I read; “Whats Up With That?”. It is from Australia and I found it puts a lot of this nonsense into clear and precise terms. Have a look. http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/12/09/hockey-stick-observed-in-noaa-ice-core-data/
I hope you find it as interesting as I.
Thanks for reading my Blog. Best, Chas W5PG.