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February 2, 2010

Manbearpig: Still as Elusive as Robert Denby

Posted by Gregory of Yardale at February 2, 2010 6:25 AM

We have been told repeatedly that "the science is settled" with regard to Climate Change, but exactly who settled the science, and how did they settle it? Mark Steyn has been reading the Guardian and the Independent... two of Airstrip One's most reliably unskeptical-of-climate-change newsrags ... and finds them growing somewhat, um, skeptical.

Professor Jones and a colleague, Professor Wei-Chyung Wang of the State University of New York at Albany suggested in an influential 1990 paper in the journal Nature that the urban heat island effect was minimal - and cited as supporting evidence a long series of temperature measurements from Chinese weather stations, half in the countryside and half in cities, supplied by Professor Wei-Chyung...
However, it has been reported that when climate sceptics asked for the precise locations of the 84 stations, Professor Jones at first declined to release the details. And when eventually he did release them, it was found that for the ones supposed to be in the countryside, there was no location given.

So, they settled the science by losing the data. Interesting.

It also emerges that documents which Wang claimed would exonerate him and Jones did not exist... Wang said: "I have been exonerated by my university on all the charges. When we started on the paper we had all the station location details in order to identify our network, but we cannot find them any more..."

Ah, the old "The Polar Bear ate my climate change data" excuse.

You know, if you Manbearpig true-believers are really going to con the world into destroying western capitalism in the name of Gaia, you are really going to have to do better than that.

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Robert Denby, what an obscure reference.