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Eine Decliner Nachtmusik

More from the tree-ring circus of Climate Research Unit “peer-reviewed” computer code:

Specify period over which to compute the regressions (stop in 1960 to avoid the decline that affects tree-ring density records)

Hmm. All sounds very scientific. By the way, the CRU may be in East Anglia but it gets money from the U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA — which means you, Mr. and Mrs. America. Which makes it a domestic news story. Sadly, many U.S. newspapers evidently lack the resources to cover the story, but a reader copies me a letter he sent to the New York Times offering to help out:

Dear Mr. Broder,

Very nice article today on the upcoming Copenhagen meeting.  I’ve heard about the cutbacks at the NYT and I guess it’s gotten so bad that they no longer allow internet access to reporters.  So my news tip is that apparently, there’s some kind of development regarding the scientists behind the global warming data, involving emails or something like that.  Some of the papers in the UK are reporting on it and even a few here.  If you are not permitted to go online to find them, I could email you a few examples in pdf format.  Even better, I could download the file containing the emails and other documents themselves, burn them onto a CD, mail the CD to you, and then once you had access to the primary source material you and your colleagues would be able to do your own reporting and investigating.  None of this is to imply in any way that this stuff I’ve heard about could have any possible relevance to a meeting aimed at a global warming agreement based on conclusions based on data that may have been — let’s call them ambiguous. Just thought you might be curious is all, and I’m always happy to help out when I can.  

Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.

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