- Aug 10, 2004
Phil Jones the architect of bad science for climate hysteria has had some confessions as of late. As I haven't seen anything about in PRSI I thought I would present it. I know there are so many here that still believe there is nothing to discuss.
Who is Phil? link
Who is Phil? link
What is Phil confessing?Jones holds a BA in Environmental Sciences from the University of Lancaster, and an MSc and PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His PhD was titled "A spatially distributed catchment model for flood forecasting and river regulation with particular reference to the River Tyne".
He is most notable for maintaining the time series of the instrumental temperature record; this work figured prominently in the 2001 IPCC Third Assessment Report Summary for Policymakers. He was director of the Climatic Research Unit and a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. His research interests are instrumental climate change, palaeoclimatology, detection of climate change and the extension of riverflow records in the UK. He was a contributing author to the IPCC's 2001 Third Assessment Report chapter 12 Detection of Climate Change and Attribution of Causes. Together with Michael E. Mann, he has published on the temperature record of the past 1000 years. In late 2009, certain climate-change-related emails of his became controversial.
andBy now, Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) should require no introduction, so let’s get right to it. In a BBC Q&A and corresponding interview released Friday, the discredited Climategate conspirator revealed a number of surprising insights into his true climate beliefs, the most shocking of which was that 20th-century global warming may not have been unprecedented. As the entire anthropogenic global warming (AGW) theory is predicated on correlation with rising CO2 levels, this first-such confession from an IPCC senior scientist is nothing short of earth-shattering.
Lots more SHOCKING (only to the AGW fans) facts hereImagine a man who has spent the better part of the past 25 years toiling to convince the world of CO2-forced 20th-century warming now admitting that the difference in warming rates for the periods 1860-1880, 1910-40 and 1975-2009 is statistically insignificant. Jones even acceded that there has been no statistically-significant global warming since 1995; that in fact, global temperatures have been trending to the downside since January of 2002, although he denied the statistical significance of the -0.12C per decade decline.