Climate change data will now face independent scrutiny – Washington Times

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By Nicholas Kralev

World weather agencies agreed this week to enhance data-gathering significantly and allow independent scrutiny of raw figures used in assessing climate change amid charges by critics that global warming scientific data were skewed.

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) made the concession after an outcry over e-mails revealing that researchers in Britain had suppressed certain data to bolster claims of global warming. Critics also said some of the manipulated data were included in a 2007 U.N. report on the subject.

Britain's Met Office formally submitted a proposal that scientists around the world undertake the “grand challenge” of measuring land surface temperatures as often as several times a day, and it was approved in principle by about 150 officials at a WMO meeting in Antalya, Turkey.

“This effort will ensure that the datasets are completely robust and that all methods are transparent,” the Met Office said, though it added that “any such analysis does not undermine the existing independent datasets that all reflect a warming trend.”

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  • jwallen

    “any such analysis does not undermine the existing independent datasets that all reflect a warming trend.”
    What existing independent data sets would that be?
    These people and those behind them need to be held accountable.These people did not care in the slightest what they were doing to the world and should be going to prison. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me. …jwallen…

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/WilliamJWard WilliamJamesWard

    The scammers of global warming and climate change should be sent to prison as
    jwallen suggests and if I might add they would not mind a picturesque prison in
    Siberia where it will be quite toasty warm according to their thinking.