Sources show true facts
4:26pm Wednesday 2nd May 2012 in Letters
ALL scientific study requires data sources be revealed, see the bibliography at the end of any scientific paper. Journalists have sources that are not revealed but whose knowledge of the subject is accepted. Using institutions or names, is not ‘cherry picking’ but verifying the source. The University of East Anglia, in ‘Climategate’ required a ‘Freedom of Information’ request to reveal data sources for peer group analysis of massaged climate data. This from a publicly funded body! Einstein’s theory of relativity uses the speed of light as a constant, never to be broken. 99.99 per cent of all scientists agree but it does not stop them challenging it. No conspiracy theory. In Al Gore’s (there I go, cherry picking) film ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, the High Court ruled that the film contained nine errors so serious that the schools must be issued with corrections. The disappearance of Himalayan glaciers, in 30 years, used by the IPCC without verification, was totally flawed and also forgot that in the Karakoram region, the glaciers are increasing in length. The Indian professor who wrote it had received a government grant of £137,000. Three final points. Firstly, what is the main greenhouse gas? Water Vapour NOT CO2. Secondly, The Times Atlas, once an accurate data source stated that 15 per cent of the Greenland Ice Cap had disappeared. In fact it is 0.1 per cent. (The Atlas has still been released). Thirdly, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change, DECC, a megawatt hour of electricity produced from conventional sources of gas costs £55, from an offshore wind farm £150. I am still willing to openly debate all my sources of data.
MICHAEL EASLEY South Cerney