From that hotbed of political conservatism, University of California Berkeley. I appreciate the honesty of Professor Richard Muller. He says, of “hide the decline*” that “this is not acceptable in science.” Exactly!
* As we have discussed on the blog before, “hiding the decline” was done by Prof. Michael Mann (with the collusion of others) to splice temperature data onto tree ring data (the tree ring data showed recent temperatures going down, calling the validity of the entire project into question) in a way that no one would notice. This created Al Gore’s and the IPCC’s (and others’) famous “hockey stick” graphic.
While on the subject of Climategate, there is a new editorial in the British press. It concludes,
Sadly, this applies to much of climate ‘science.’
Hat tips: Roger Pielke, Jr. and Climate Audit