"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Big Question of Quality Assurance and Global Warming

If a simple quality audit was done on the data based on which the world is to waste trillions of dollars ,
the whole Global Warming Edifice would come crashing down.
As a Professional Engineer by training I am continually amazed by the sloppiness of the work done by scientists as indicated by the Climategate emails and the recent admissions by Dr Phil Jones to the BBC.
In the real world (not the fantasy world of these scientists) if a company wishes to sell goods worth only a few tens of thousands of dollars to the Government a current Quality Assurance System has to be in place with detailed Quality Control Procedures all of which has  to be independently audited regularly. Software also must be to the relevant standard with annotation,flow charts and traceability. The Climategate software is unbelievably bad in this regard. We must demand Quality Audits of the data and software used by these so-called scientists to further the Global Warming gravy train.

1 comment:

  1. I fully agree with you Baron. Sloppiness and arrogance are a dangerous combination and when it comes to climate science we have unfortunately seen both on abundance.

    What QA did they have in place and how was it administered?

    This should be a key agenda item for the enquiry into this terrible affair.

    Benowa Qld Australia