Friday, 29 January 2010

Norwich; the WW2 acronym...

...that when added to the end of the lonely serviceman's letter stood for "nickers off ready when I come home." Norwich marketing people would no doubt prefer that bawdy association to the present day smell of corrupt science and impropriety that hangs around Norwich's Climate Research Unit now, a smell that threatens to topple the UN IPCC establishment...

...Norwich's flagship university was at the centre of a new row today after it emerged it broke the law by refusing to hand over its raw data for public scrutiny in the climate change row over stolen emails.The reputation of the University of East Anglia's world renowned climatic research unit (CRU)was shaken to the core last year after emails posted on the internet from researchers including its director Prof Phil Jones appeared to suggest ways of avoiding freedom of information requests together with a “trick” to explain away an apparent fall in global temperatures...The row has reverberated around the world and it emerged today the Norwich university breached the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to comply with requests for data concerning claims by its scientists that man-made emissions were causing global warming.The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) decided the UEA failed in its duties under the act but said it could not prosecute those involved because the complaint was made too late. The revelation comes in the week that Prince Charles visited the university pledging support for the university's work on climate change...Details of the breach emerged the day after John Beddington, the Chief Scientific Adviser, warned there was an urgent need for more honesty about the uncertainty of some predictions. His intervention followed admissions from scientists that the rate of glacial melt in the Himalayas had been grossly exaggerated. In one email, Professor Jones asked a colleague to delete emails relating to the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.....The complaint to the ICO was made by David Holland, a retired engineer from Northampton...Mr Holland said: “There is an apparent Catch-22 here. The prosecution has to be initiated within six months but you have to exhaust the university's complaints procedure before the commission will look at your complaint. That process can take longer than six months.” The row has given a shot in the arm to climate change sceptics ...H/T WuWT, more here... and more, from local blogger PONEKE, here...

4 comments:

Nessa said...

I just heard last night, that is the polar ice melts it will change the air patterns over the Atlantic which will cause freezing along the East Coast of North America. So even when we are warming we will be freezing. I am very confused.

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circus monkey said...

Bags I keep Nessa warm!

Ayrdale said...

Nessa I wonder why we never hear of anything but bad news associated with global warming. (Answers own question...) That's because there isn't any, mmm, how about 1000's of people freezing to death whos lives will be saved ? Ah but of course, global warming causes global cooling...

And Circus Monkey, thanks for visiting, but better ask Mr Nessa.

Hope his back problem has settled by the way Nessa.

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