Shock! No global warming since 1995 says Professor Jones
Published 15th February 2010 - 3 comments - 1535 views -
The scientist at centre of the "Climategate" scandal has admitted to the BBC that there has been no global warming since 1995. Professor Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia also confessed that he lacked organizational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is "not as good as it should be". This is a startling statement as scientists, since the days of Newton, have tended to keep detailed records of their observations.
Professor Jones also admitted that his Climatic Research Unit (CRU) has lost much of the data behind the infamous "hockey-stick" graph, with which Michael Mann and other Climategate activists had falsely attempted to demonstrate that the Medieval Warm Period was not warmer than the present. He conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now — suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.
It now appears that the temperature records of the CRU are a fabrication — just like the four IPCC assessment reports. In simpler English, they are lies. And this just in: "World May Not Be Warming, Say Scientists". And there's even more: "UN global warming data skewed by heat from planes and buildings". Note: The debate is going to get even hotter as Terry Wills is publishing a paper in Climatic Change arguing that the IPCC misread its data, and that the temperature fluctuations it saw are just as likely to be random weather than any systemic trend, whether caused by greenhouse gases or not.
Blogger Ann Althouse notes: "It's the nonskeptics who look bad. It's not science to be a true believer who wants to ignore new evidence. It's not science to support a man who has the job of being a scientist but doesn't adhere to the methods of science."
From the comments: "So, can we have our incandescent light bulbs back now?"
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