Government petition started in UK regarding CRU Climategate

 

This is for British citizens and expats only. Since George Monbiot called for Dr. Jones to resign, and for the data to be reanalysed, perhaps some UK readers can persuade him to sign.

Here are the details:

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.

Deadline to sign up by: 24 February 2010

The details of the petition:

The Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia is a “leading centre” for the investigation of “manmade global warming” and government policy relies on the integrity of these statistics. Several claims have been made: that data was “cherry picked” to make the 20th century temperature rise look exceptional in historical terms; emails suggest the unit has colluded in “tricks” to “hide the decline” in a high profile scientific journal, and this unit has colluded in active, secret and highly political campaigning through the website “realclimate”.

The preparation of climate statistics require many judgements: stations move & sites become surrounded by urban sprawl (urban heating) & a judgement must be made of the size of the offset to apply to the global temperature record. The University accepts most emails are genuine so it appears the Unit has been acting in a highly partisan way incompatible with that of a neutral body preparing and interpreting government data. 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.

 

If you are a UK citizen, expat, or resident, here is where you can add your name to the petition.

http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/UEACRU/

 

 

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Roger Knights

Tough I speak from Seattle, I say, “Hear, hear!”

david

Climate Audit is still nearly impossible to access.
Is it still just high traffic or is the site experiencing a denial of service attack?
Any info? (Don’t speculate–I can do that all by myself.)

Henry chance

Watch the money dry up. I suspect the guildt by association will have a wide reach.
http://www.uoguelph.ca/~rmckitri/research/Pope_L.pdf
They cry “taken out of context”
Here is what it is like if Jones and Mann discuss a paper from someone they don’t like.

Joshua Corning

Any info? (Don’t speculate–I can do that all by myself.)
http://camirror.wordpress.com/

Phillip Bratby

Actually it’s the “Climatic Research Unit”. Not a good start – but not a good name.

Paul

Done…

Mark M

Nice idea, I just signed. Unfortunately some an*l retentive has put a disparaging message instead of a name as the first entry – how can we get it removed ?

bryan clark

When are you going to eliminate the pro-warming Google Ads. These are making this site look really stupid.
REPLY: Well look at it this way, WUWT is advertising supported. – Anthony

“It’s Worse Than We Thought” — latest installment from the Team:
http://www.copenhagendiagnosis.com/

David Harrington

I had already set one up but let’s run with this one

TGSG

Has anyone yet done a “flow chart” that shows the incestuous relationships that are shared amongst these charlatans in their relationship to each other and the “peer review” papers etc. ?

Kath

The government will ignore that petition. They have too much tied up in global warming (climate change) to give up now.

Andew P.

Just added my name, thanks. But still waiting for these people – http://www.cafepress.com.au/hidethedecline – to get back to me when they have the t-shirts available from their UK shop.

JoeFromBrazil

Thanks, Obama! You have wisdom!
God protect and bless WUWT and climateaudit! You will need…
Joe!

Martin F

Just signed. And as a first time commentator, I just have to say, fantastic work Anthony!

AQ42

This is slightly off topic (though as a UK citizen I am signing the petition) but I can’t think where else to get it off my chest (though I may cross post on the Guardian and Telegraph). I looked at the CRU website, and specifically the staff list. Discounting research students, support staff and individuals whose email implies they are primarily affiliated elsewhere, they have 19 staff on climate research. 19! And some of them are listing their primary interest as ‘social and economic consequences’. So one of the four primary contributors to the science that is intended to justify the bet on what happens in the future which affects *everyone* is based on the work of 19 people! For expletive’s sake! How many people are working on the LHC? How many people are supporting the space shuttle? How can anyone in their right mind say that the work of 19 people is enough. Even if it is 4 x 19!

Nigel Brereton

Is it me or is it the website, everytime I go back to the page the number of signatories is the same and my name is not amongst them even though I confirmed?

Signed.

martin brumby

Signed, of course. Don’t hesitate, pile in there!
Years ago it was always said that pettions were used by politicians to light their pipes.
I don’t think that many politicans smoke pipes nowdays. And I’m not confident that they will take much notice either. But, if we keep up pressure they will have to start taking notice and maybe even wondering what the hell the UEA ‘team’ have been up to.
In the mean time, if they want any suggestions where they can stick OUR petition, I can offer a good one. And then they can set fire to it.

Jim Hodgen

TGSG;
You need to look at the Wegman Report, I don’t have a source ( I got a copy from Steven Milloy’s ‘Junk Science’ site) but it details the cliquish nature of peer review and problematic nature of independence oin Climate Science in the US. Good starting point. I believe it was driven by a request from Senator Inhofe.


TGSG (14:38:17) :
Has anyone yet done a “flow chart” that shows the incestuous relationships that are shared amongst these charlatans in their relationship to each other and the “peer review” papers etc. ?

Wegman report (I think it was) has one …
Link anyone?
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Henry chance


Fudging the numbers the old fashioned way,
It leaves out Gavin Schmidt and his Boss james Hansen.

UK Sceptic

My name is now added to that list. It’s good to see the illustrious company I’m in – Christopher Monkton is just a few names above my own (Lynne Lancaster). 😀
Whoever the CRUgate deep throat is, we owe him (or her) a shed-load of thanks.

James (uk)

Done and done. Cheeers!

P Stanford

AQ42, 14:44:55
A staff of 19 to keep a set of monthly temp data up to scratch? It’s the sort of job that a sales secretary would be expected to do for the Director first week of every month, and to have it accurate and timely too. The real question is why it takes 13 million quid to do it, especially given that they don’t seem to have a decent programmer to chuck the numbers into a decent database.

unHansen

Perhaps we’ve finally reached the tipping point in the global warming debate, although personally, I’d withhold judgement for several more years to see if the flat trend continues.

Simon Wood

Also signed, and cheers for all the hard work in posting all this quality material up, reading the new posts has become the highlight of the day, especially since ClimateGate broke out.

Bernie

TGSG (14:38:17) :
Wegman did this when he reviewed the Hockey Stick using Social Network Analysis for his NRC/NAS report (links at Climate Audit). He was pretty fierce in his condemnation of what he found. It is probaby time for an update. A good place to start is the list of authors for the new Copenhagen Report – a report put together by the Team(?) to update the science since the IPCC 2007 report.
Reply: Since all of you neglected to just go out and find the Wegman Report, I did and posted it here. ~ ctm.

Perry Debell

I signed.
“You are now signed up to this petition. Thank you.
For news about the Prime Minister’s work and agenda, and other features including films, interviews, a virtual tour and history of No.10, visit the main Downing Street homepage
If you’d like to tell your friends about this petition, its permanent web address is: 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. More details
Submitted by Mike Haseler – Deadline to sign up by: 24 February 2010 – Signatures: 105
More details from petition creator
The Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia is a “leading centre” for the investigation of “manmade global warming” and government policy relies on the integrity of these statistics. Several claims have been made: that data was “cherry picked” to make the 20th century temperature rise look exceptional in historical terms; emails suggest the unit has colluded in “tricks” to “hide the decline” in a high profile scientific journal, and this unit has colluded in active, secret and highly political campaigning through the website “realclimate”.
The preparation of climate statistics require many judgements: stations move & sites become surrounded by urban sprawl (urban heating) & a judgement must be made of the size of the offset to apply to the global temperature record. The University accepts most emails are genuine so it appears the Unit has been acting in a highly partisan way incompatible with that of a neutral body preparing and interpreting government data. 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 undertaken.”
Very long list of co-signatures I am delighted to report.

I will cross post the petition on all the UK newspaper comment sites. This needs a little advertising I think. The signature count is already rising very fast for a new Number 10 petition.
and Nigel
Don’t worry your No 7 on the list!

Jim

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Henry chance (14:27:46) :
Watch the money dry up. I suspect the guildt by association will have a wide reach.
http://www.uoguelph.ca/~rmckitri/research/Pope_L.pdf
They cry “taken out of context”
Here is what it is like if Jones and Mann discuss a paper from someone they don’t like.
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Hopefully, all climate scientists whose publications have been interfered with by the Hockey Team will speak up. It would be interesting to see how much of a problem this has been.

Terryskinner

Done.
With an election coming up a good number of petitioners might convince the politicians that there are votes in it. I see that George Osborne (Tory shadow finance minister for our overseas readers) hasn’t got the message yet. He’s still talking about tackling climate change today, being greener that the other lot, slashing emmisions etc. He needs to talk to his predecessor Nigel Lawson.
I wonder if there will be a question to the PM in tomorrow’s PM Question Time.

bta

Signed.
However, for the uninitiated, it’s an unfortunate fact that this government takes not the slightest notice of these petitions. They’re merely the faux-face of a ‘nanny-knows-best’ regime.

Its about time – I suggest all policy based on flawed data should also be stopped

Curiousgeorge

My direct line of ancestors immigrated to N. America in the early 1600’s. Does that make me an “ex-pat”? 😉 If so I’ll sign the petition.

Sam the Skeptic

Signed!
But yes, it would be nice to get that stupid [snip] comment off the top of the list!

Stephen Shorland

Don’t like the wording of it! Too soft! I’m waiting for Senator Inhofe to get things stirred up properly. Those polls are set up so you won’t get a confirmation email possibly for days.It started when there was a ‘ Do we hate Brown’ poll and they didn’t want the true number signing up on the first day to be too horrific.

Leon Brozyna

Wegman Report
http://wattsupwiththat.wordpress.com/files/2009/11/07142006_wegman_report.pdf
All the dirty secrets about scientific incest you wish you never knew.
Reply: Post edited to keep load of CA server. ~ ctm

Pops

Signed, but Brown will probably turn a blind eye.
Never mind, this you just HAVE to see. Enjoy….
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/11/24/minnesotans-global-warming-mock-climategate

Boudu

Signed.

I’ve just signed, and have posted the link on Twitter as well. But commenter Pragmatic (on an earlier thread) also had a very good idea, to write to UEA Chancellor Sir Brandon Gough and send a copy to Charles Clarke (MP for Norwich South and former Home Secretary). Writing a letter makes it more personal, shows that the writer is serious and makes it much more likely for the writer to get an individual reply. What I’ll also do in the weeks to come is write to my local MP and prospective MPs for my local area – in the UK we will have a general election next year (probably in May), so I think it important that those who apply to represent us in Parliament appreciate the depths of our feelings about this scandalous affair. At the moment, none of the three main political parties in the UK are officially sceptical about AGW, but if enough of their constituents come forward with their concerns about the corrupted science of AGW, this, I hope, may well help to prompt members of the next government to re-think their stance on the climate issue.

L. Gardy LaRoche

Hide the Decline !!
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEiLgbBGKVk&hl=en_US&fs=1&]

chillybean

Completely pointless I’m afraid. Try again in 6 months when we have a new Government. Still melons but maybe not so ripe.

Terryskinner

Now we hear from the political arm of the CRU about how they intend to get an agreement at Copenhagen.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1230620/I-wont-let-b—s-theyve-deal-Climate-change-envoy-John-Prescott-reveals-unusual-approach-solving-global-warming.html
I see that John Prescott thinks everything is settled. I shall have to reconsider my postion. I wonder if he still runs two jags.

chillybean

[This is a violation of policy to discuss, although thanks for the support ~ ctm]

Douglas DC

I will E-mail a UK dual Citizen I know about this.Hehehe. There is going to be one heck of a Round-up on this one, but persevere-we will win….

Mack N. Tosh

Who said this?* Maybe they should follow their own prescription and remove themselves from the scientific community, since they engage in vicious public and hidden attacks on the reputations of individual scientists who disagree with the orthodoxy.
“In my personal opinion, Michaels should be kicked
out of the AMS, the University of Virginia, and the scientific community
as a whole. He cannot on the one hand engage in vicious public attacks
on the reputations of individual scientists (in the past he has attacked
Tom Karl, Tom Wigley, Jim Hansen, Mike Mann, myself, and numerous
others), and on the other hand expect to be treated as a valued member
of our professional societies. “
*[answer: Ben Santer of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory about CATO’s Pat Michaels in 1255095172.txt]

peter

peter zabarauckas – I’m in.

Michael

Inhofe Begins Hadley Center “Climategate” Investigation
Warns Participants to Retain Documents
Washington, D.C.-Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, today sent letters to several scientists, some of whom allegedly manipulated data to prove the scientific “consensus” of global warming, as well as to the inspectors general of several federal agencies, notifying them to retain documents related to the release of emails from the Hadley Center’s Climate Research Unit.
“The stakes in this controversy are significant, as it appears that the basis of federal programs, pending EPA rulemakings, and cap-and-trade legislation was contrived and fabricated,” Sen. Inhofe said. “Moreover, it appears that, in an attempt to conceal the manipulation of climate data, information disclosure laws may have been violated.
“I certainly don’t condone the manner in which these emails were released; however, now that they are in the public domain, lawmakers have an obligation to determine the extent to which the so-called ‘consensus’ of global warming, formed with billions of taxpayer dollars, was contrived in the biased minds of the world’s leading climate scientists.”
The letters are the first step in the investigation of the Hadley Center climate scandal. Last week, emails released by a computer hacker revealed that several leading climate scientists allegedly manipulated climate data and research used by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). These scientists also appear to have refused outside access to their raw data, obstructed freedom of information requests, and plotted ways to prevent the publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals by scientists who question global warming alarmism.
Story here;
http://washingtonindependent.com/68878/inhofe-launches-climategate-investigation

Robinson

Please, those petitions don’t do [selfsnip]. We ran one to get rid of our [selfsnip] [selfsnip]-poor Primeminister and all we got out of it was a [selfsnip] sanctimonious email reply.