Towards the end of last year, 2009, an Epetition was created and submitted by Mike Haseler to the UK Government regarding the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Nearly 3300 signatures were attached to it and the Government responded on 24th March 2010. The petition request was: http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/UEACRU/
: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to suspend the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia from preparation of any Government Climate Statistics until the various allegations have been fully investigated by an independent body.
So here we have the revelation that GISS is inferior to CRU, some of the data is not used and adjustments are included, although the three sets agree on decadal scales over land. We need to remind ourselves that the Earth is two thirds covered by water, so what about the rest? But the CRU version is now in question and being investigated and an expert considers GISS to be inferior. Apparently these inconvenient facts are immaterial to the Government.
Next, let us finish with the final line of the petition request:
: We call on the PM to suspend all further use of the climate research unit until all pertinent allegations have been investigated and any action (if any) has been taken.
This has been completely disregarded and thus goes unmentioned and obviously, without action. Business continues as usual at CRU.
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