Skip to comments.The Fudge-Factor In CRU’s Global Warming Data & How It Was Used
Posted on 12/05/2009 9:52:31 AM PST by Starman417
The BBC show "Newsnight" aired a show a few days ago that delves into the code the Climatic Research Unit used to dupe and scare the masses:
[VIDEO AT SITE]
Newsbusters has a partial transcript:
"This is the source code from the Climatic Research Unit," Susan Watts, science editor at the BBC explained. "John Graham-Cumming is a software engineer. He's not a skeptic on climate change, but he is shocked by what he's seen in the programming. He compared it with the code in the same language written by NASA."
Graham-Cumming criticized the CRU programming for its lack of professionalism and showed faults with it.
"Well, if you look at the NASA stuff, it's really professional," Graham-Cumming said. "You can look at it, you can see the history. If you look at -- what's done here by these alleged CRU files - it's not the thing you'd expect to see in certainly a commercial industry. You would not see this sort of source code because it's not clearly documented. There's not audit history of what's happened to it. So it would be below the standard in any commercial software. "
According to the author of "The Geek Atlas," the programmer even included steps to skip over errors, which shows some of the data analyzed by the East Anglia CRU is completely neglected.
"The programming language actually has a problem," Graham-Cumming said. "And they put in some code to deal with that error. Unfortunately, in doing so they produced another error. And the upshot of this is the error occurs - the underlying error, they will skip over data that they're trying to plot without any warning to the end user. So in some sense there is data that is being lost."
Then we have the British MET office. They issued this statement a few weeks back:
A statement from the Met Office, Natural Environment Research Council and the Royal Society.
The UK is at the forefront of tackling dangerous climate change, underpinned by world-class scientific expertise and advice. Crucial decisions will be taken soon in Copenhagen about limiting and reducing the impacts of climate change, now and in the future. Climate scientists from the UK and across the world are in overwhelming agreement about the evidence of climate change, driven by the human input of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
As three of the UKs leading scientific organisations, involving most of the UK scientists working on climate change, we cannot emphasise enough the body of scientific evidence that underpins the call for action now, and we reinforce our commitment to ensuring that world leaders continue to have access to the best possible science. We believe this will be essential to inform sound decision-making on policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change up to Copenhagen and beyond.~~~
These emerging signals are consistent with what we expect from our projections, giving us confidence in the science and models that underpin them. In the absence of action to mitigate climate change, we can expect much larger changes in the coming decades than have been seen so far.
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We cant let the MSM win this.
Best ClimateGate clips (show everybody you know):
If the MSM was credible they would feature this video as a lead story.
I read Fudge factor and thought Obama had appointed another Czar.
I hope by using the Fudge term this isn’t another attack on America’s homosexual community.
No. No. These are mainly Fudge Packers.
Sounds like CRU needs a visit from Jack Bauer and CTU!
No,no, no......you have that backwards! Let’s hope these ‘scientists’ get their ‘fudge packed’ in prison! That’s the ticket!
‘Twere up to me, I’d anthropogenicly warm their globes, while hanging them from the staff. They’d end up ever after flying at half staff.
We have studied the data from all sources and the policy decision is now settled. Since the data was fudged and simply made up out of whole cloth we consider it tainted and with that being said we will work undo all green regulations and onerous laws on energy. The impact of these laws based on false science is indisputable and beyond debate therefore we need to move forward with solutions for our economy. No new bills based on old thinking or false data will be considered by committee chairman. We are glad this false crisis has been put to rest...I will now take your questions.
Alex Jones? No thanks.
This is the time to put bodies in front of your local TV news offices, people. Be noisy.
This the the kind of stuff that would get you disqualified from a 9th graders’ Science Fair.
GREAT graph. Thank you.
“I hope by using the Fudge term this isnt another attack on Americas homosexual community.”
It’s an oblique reference to the fact that Obama will be appointing Safe Schools Czar, Jennings, to be his new Climate Change Fudging Czar.