The One Report on ClimateGate You Should Read (December 5, 2009)
Is ClimateGate a tempest in a teapot or something more serious? Correspondent Michael Goodfellow sorts it out for us.
If you're like me, you haven't been able to make much sense of ClimateGate: is it just insider political backstabbing? What are the scientific implications, if any? Fortunately for us, frequent contributor Michael Goodfellow has read through the source documents and compiled a comprehensive, very accessible report.
Longtime readers already appreciate the clarity of Michael's writing and thinking. He has addressed the evidence for global warming in two previous essays:
Here is his report:
On November 19, 2009, a 61 megabyte file called "FOI2009.zip" started to circulate on the Internet. This contained a directory of over 1000 emails sent to and from people at the Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK, plus supporting documents and software. Check a BitTorrent site for "FOI2009.zip" if you want a copy, or you can find a searchable index of the email at www.climate-gate.org.
Thank you, Michael, for sharing your analysis. Oftwominds.com reprinted Michael's two essays, as well as another excellent climate-data analysis by correspondent Protagoras:
The Hockey Stick Breaks (June 25, 2007)
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