BarefootClown writes: "In mid-August the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) disclosed that it had destroyed the raw data for its global surface temperature data set because of an alleged lack of storage space. The CRU data have been the basis for several of the major international studies that claim we face a global warming crisis. CRU's destruction of data, however, severely undercuts the credibility of those studies.... Among CRU's funders are the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy--U.S. taxpayers."
How can we have any sort of informed debate or critical analysis when raw data is not preserved? Don't the taxpayers have a right to the product of their "investment?"