The right way to go after transparency

As a contrast to the ethos of Wikileaks, Watts describes a more legitimate and ethical way to promote transparency. See A bill for climate data integrity: The Public Access to Historical Records Act. This is in response to the EPA and NASA being reluctant to release data that they have used for regulation or public propaganda.

“The goal is for the U.S. to have the best, most transparent historic temperature record in the world.”

Rather than steal the data, or purchase it from a poor private who is headed for a long time in Prison (and forgetting about promises for legal support), this effort is a scaling up of efforts made via legal processes (FOIA) to obtain transparency. All of those who think Wikileaks is appropriate or proper need to carefully compare and contrast to this effort – and then take a close look at their rationalizations.

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