Climategate: University of East Anglia U-turn in climate change row [now will publish data]

Why weren't they doing this all along? :shrug:

Leading British scientists at the University of East Anglia, who were accused of manipulating climate change data - dubbed Climategate - have agreed to publish their figures in full.

The U-turn by the university follows a week of controversy after the emergence of hundreds of leaked emails, "stolen" by hackers and published online, triggered claims that the academics had massaged statistics.

In a statement welcomed by climate change sceptics, the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements.

The publication will be carried out in collaboration with the Met Office Hadley Centre. The full data, when disclosed, is certain to be scrutinised by both sides in the fierce debate.

telegraph.co.uk/earth/copenhagen-climate-change-confe/6678469/Climategate-University-of-East-Anglia-U-turn-in-climate-change-row.html

Of course now people will continue to say they are holding data back. They have lost their good will.

I think the answer as to why they didn;t post them before is right in your post...

*the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements. *

Or in other words the small amount of data they haven;t released is because legally they can;t release it. So we shouldnt blame them for not being open with the data but with those preventing them from releasing it. But anyway lets hope they get released from their agreements that have kept them from full disclosing all the data.

[quote="Calliso, post:2, topic:177882"]
I think the answer as to why they didn;t post them before is right in your post...

*the university said it would make all the data accessible as soon as possible, once its Climatic Research Unit (CRU) had negotiated its release from a range of non-publication agreements. *

Or in other words the small amount of data they haven;t released is because legally they can;t release it. So we shouldnt blame them for not being open with the data but with those preventing them from releasing it. But anyway lets hope they get released from their agreements that have kept them from full disclosing all the data.

[/quote]

Wishful projection on your part.

November 29, 2009
Climate change data dumped

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article6936328.ece

In a statement on its website, the CRU said: “We do not hold the original raw data but only the value-added (quality controlled and homogenised) data.”

The raw input data is missing, the "homogenised" databases are garbage, their "quality control" process consisted of forcing data to match results, the results are non-repeatable. No matter how it is spun, this is not science.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.