So, Lindzen f*cked up (Misrepresentation from Lindzen) badly enough that he needed to apologise. He is being weaselly, though, in throwing the blame on someone else. And he is wrong to say that the URLs of the datasets were the same.
Part of his “apology” is rather amusing:
The public interest in this quantity, however, does make it a matter subject to confirmation bias
and to pull a comment out (thanks dp):
That’s exactly true – someone (Howard Hayden) got a result that they liked (looked like GISS had changed numbers) and confirmation bias made them and Lindzen believe it and publicise it without adequate checking.
[Incidentally – there was a slight comment hiatus over the weekend, partly due to me being busy, and partly due to something at mt failing.
I’m now going to turn off approve-before-appearing and see how that goes. Well, that didn’t take long. Spambots are fast. OK, I’m going to try leaving moderation off but turning captchas on. I think its better for people to be able to see their comments immeadiately. I think mt is broken. Anyway, back to moderation – please comment on that, if you’re interested.]