Climategate: Now the CRU agrees to release data after it’s been destroyed?

A bit like closing the barn doors after the cows got out!

From Secondhand Smoke:

So now the University of East Anglia, either the victim, perpetrator–or both–of Climategate, has done a “U-turn” and agreed to release raw data that it has heretofore fought assiduously to keep secret. From the story:

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.

We should not be too hopeful that this will amount to anything useful since further stories infer that the data has already been destroyed.

Read the whole thing here.


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