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mixmastergaz's Avatar Jump to comment 38 by mixmastergaz

Personally, I find this fudge of data foolish considering how important this subject is, and how under scrutiny the data is, as the entire subject has developed into a political football.

It wasn't a data fudge!

If this was so heavily scrutinised why did it take ten years after the publication of one simplified chart for a non-specialist audience, and the hacking of private emails to bring it to light?

No one questioned the graph at the time.

The sceptics went phishing for a badly-worded email to exploit. This wasn't a case of finding fault with the science, but rather the manner in which one scientist expressed himself in a private email ten years ago.

Wed, 26 Jan 2011 16:48:14 UTC | #584440