Nov 27 2009
It seems the powers that be in the UK wanted CRU to produce a rebuttal by data – except their code and data is messed up they could not make the call to arms:
CRU asked to prepare data for a pre-emptive release in past couple of days but trouble reconciling issues between data bases has stopped this.
Since even CRU cannot reproduce their results, scientifically their results are now legitimately deemed garbage. Everyone who relied on their data for their conclusions has just had the rug pulled out from them by a bunch of PhD quality configuration management on code and data.
QED: start over, get new people to look at the problem.