I’m gutted that spreadsheets don’t seem to have been implicated in the Climate Research Unit excitement. why read_me_harry.txt instead of read_me_harry.xls?
Spreadsheets are ok for amateur mistakes, but pros use Fortran?
I’m also a little disappointed that the Government Broadcasting Company (BBC) doesn’t seem to be applying its normally fairly balanced reporting to this area.
Over the last few months I have become more and more sceptical about the motivations and justifications for some of the stuff done ‘to save our planet’. Over the last few weeks I have become more and more sceptical about mans influence on the climate. Over the last few days I have become very sceptical that the research is fit for its current purpose.
As it happens I bought a new USB portable drive last week – 320Gb for 60 quid – I am amazed the CRU couldn’t find a similar amount to prevent the ‘loss’ of their ‘critical to the survival of mankind’ data, out of their alleged budget of 20 million.
What is your take on whether our activities are causing, or about to cause catastrophic changes to our planets climate? And what should we do about it?
Seems to me if the intention was to genuinely cut CO2 rather than fund their mates in ‘green’ industries and carbon trading the govt would be pushing for:
- Those that can to work a min of 2 days a week from home
- encourage local sourcing of everything where possible
- encourage the extending of the lifetime of any and all equip
- reforesting where ever possible
- Local community based power generation
As it is it just looks like they are trying to move us away from oil without actually explaining why. And keep their coffers full of course.
So a couple of guidelines then feel free to add you view below.
This is a fairly heated topic so I’ll moderate comments pretty tightly. The discussion is about the validity of the claim that human activity is the cause of changing climate. Comments in that area are welcome.
Personal attacks, nonsensical arguments and deceptive statements are not, I’ll delete these and publish the reason for your information.
Please keep your comments short and on topic and as polite as possible.
Irrelevant stuff like references to your own or others ‘green’ credentials etc will also go in the big round file.
Don’t feel compelled to comment, I’ll keep comments open for a day orso then close them to ease the moderation. After that if you want to comment just email me and I’ll add it.
Have fun… (and play nice)