"[I]t would be nice to wear their smug grins away"

As for CRU researchers deliberately manipulating data to fit their needs, it certainly appears that happened, but the evidence is – for now – less than conclusive. But what may be even worse than fudging the data is that…CRU evidently has no idea what their datasets represent…

It doesn’t take a programmer to read this and realize that the guy writing the code was faced with a bunch of climate data files, the structure of which was unknown. Picture opening up an Excel spreadsheet with column after column of numbers, and no column headers telling you what each column contains.