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Re: In praise of the petitions website

Not too many signatures as yet.
The only way to gather any momentum for this petition is to publicise it.

Re: In praise of the petitions website

Our Bending Author comments on the ongoing weather forecasts and links to Watts Up With That. Following the links on the age we come to:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/07/24/uk-met-office-and-dr-phil-jones-pay-no-attention-to-that-man-behind-the-curtain/
This Page contains a link to the Petition.

Re: In praise of the petitions website

Yes, the petition is doing a lot better than it was a few weeks ago. It only just about made 20 signatures when (I assume) it was only being publicised in this forum. After the petition link appeared in a "Watts up with that" blog post a few days ago, with an extract from the WUWT post which includes the link being further publicised in the "An Englishman's Castle" blog and Junkscience.com, it's managed to make it to over 160 signatures at the time of writing.

The most interesting signatory is somebody called Peter Lilley, who could quite possibly be the MP. Lilley was one of only a tiny number of MPs who voted against the Climate Change Bill as I recall.

Re: In praise of the petitions website

There may be another way to get at this data, or at least, make the government uncomfortable, which is the proposal that the government should be challenged on certain issues to declare what its policy is and what the evidence is to support that policy.
The list of topics they show is touchingly neutral but they do ask for suggestions and I'd suggest Cliamte Change is an obvious choice.
Anyone up for submitting it?
The information is here:
http://straightstatistics.org/article/government-policy-evidence-free-zone
which has links to the committee page.

Re: In praise of the petitions website

Nothing can make this government uncomfortable, they are entirely shameless. OK, most governments are shameless, but these more than most.

Re: In praise of the petitions website

Hmm.
This has closed with what looks like 212 signatures.
Gordon Browns response is here:
http://www.number10.gov.uk/Page21266
It looks like you can have these codes, or the use of them, under certain conditions.
I'm not sure what that will prove to mean. It may mean that they are now available or it may mean that anyone who just wants to trash (criticise) their models may find they do not qualify.
Of course, use of and access to with a view to seeing what is going on may be two different things; like being allowed to use Windows 7 but not deconstruct it.

Re: In praise of the petitions website

Incidentally, we do have a problem that researchers are being denied this access and furthermore that the CRU's dog has eaten its homework, as this WUWT article says:
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/11/09/mcintyre-and-lindzen-to-appear-on-finnish-tv-documentary-transcript/#more-12671