Search and Destroy?

Climate Data Erased to Save Space

Memory StickJACOB ARFWEDSON (Paris)

No need for conspiracy theories about the lack of alleged “consensus” on climate change.

Just look at the facts. We already know that dissenting voices are being excluded from the IPCC (thankfully, some of them remain vocal in the blogosphere and elsewhere).

But try this for size:  last August, the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia revealed it had eliminated global surface temperature data, “for lack of space”. Ever heard of more RAM? Take some books (e.g. Rachel Carson) off your office shelf? Try a better flash memory?

University of East Anglia

University of East Anglia

The data in question (surprise?) concerns the claim of catastrophic global warming. Our friends at the Competitive Enterprise Institute have filed a petition to denounce this blatant disregard for facts from a government entity.

You may read more at another excellent CEI source, GlobalWarming.  And don’t miss the premiere on 18 October of the documentary : Not Evil Just Wrong.


About the Author: Jacob Arfwedson

Jacob Arfwedson first worked on environmental issues with the ICREI (Paris) in the early 1990s ( He has published extensively on various free market issues, working with some 20 think tanks in Europe and the US for the past 20 years. He received his MA from the Catholic University of Paris before studying at the Catholic University of America (Timbro Capitol Fellowship). His articles have been published by the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, le Figaro and AGEFI Switzerland.

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    National Review said, the dog ate global warming. In the U.S. that’s the old cliche about what happened to your homework when you have nothing to hand in to the teacher.

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