With the release of thousands of emails and documents that seem to show that climate change and global warming data has been manipulated to prove that "warming" exists, we see that the "warmist" theories have been brought about by just a very few men who are now known to be liars and cheats.
Phil Jones is the chief liar and cheat. He is joined by a small bevy of elite alarmists. He instructed others to delete critical data to avoid the Freedom of Information Act requests, and explored other ways to keep his flawed research secret. Jones was in the driver's seat as this small group tried to "lower temperatures and "adjust" recent temperatures upwards."
Jones is in charge of the key data furnished to the UN's IPCC (Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change) - and determines the data used for the report. Jones is the director of Hadley's Climate Research Unit (CRU) and Hadley (Phil Jones) "selects most of the IPCC's key scientific contributors."
...his global temperature record is the most important of the four sets of temperature data on which the IPCC and governments rely – not least for their predictions that the world will warm to catastrophic levels unless trillions of dollars are spent to avert it.Jones was instrumental in getting the world to accept Michael Mann's theory that there was no global warming in the Medieval period. This theory, believed to have been proven through Mann's now debunked "hockey stick" graph, and the 2001 IPCC report even supported no evidence of "a Medieval Warm Period." Because of Phil Jones and Michael Mann, the world's climate alarmists, even at the level of the UN, revised known history and even claimed that Earth may have been "slightly cooler" during that period.
Without Professor Jones' support, Mann's theory would have likely been ignored.
Dr Jones is also a key part of the closely knit group of American and British scientists responsible for promoting that picture of world temperatures conveyed by Michael Mann's "hockey stick" graph which 10 years ago turned climate history on its head by showing that, after 1,000 years of decline, global temperatures have recently shot up to their highest level in recorded history.Steven McIntyre, a Canadian statistician, through his blog ClimateAudit, began questioning Mann's methodology and found it "fundamentally flawed." Jones and Mann have waged a war against McIntyre and taken pained steps to keep him from receiving documents through the FOI:
Given star billing by the IPCC, not least for the way it appeared to eliminate the long-accepted Mediaeval Warm Period when temperatures were higher they are today, the graph became the central icon of the entire man-made global warming movement.
Mann's supporters, calling themselves "the Hockey Team", and McIntyre and his own allies, as they have ever more devastatingly called into question the entire statistical basis on which the IPCC and CRU construct their case.
Back in 2006, when the eminent US statistician Professor Edward Wegman produced an expert report for the US Congress vindicating Steve McIntyre's demolition of the "hockey stick", he excoriated the way in which this same "tightly knit group" of academics seemed only too keen to collaborate with each other and to "peer review" each other's papers in order to dominate the findings of those IPCC reports on which much of the future of the US and world economy may hang.McIntyre had already humilitated James Hansen, the famous NASA scientist who is also a part of this small group of alarmists:
This is what Mr McIntyre caught Dr Hansen doing with his GISS temperature record last year (after which Hansen was forced to revise his record), and two further shocking examples have now come to light from Australia and New Zealand.
...In each case it is clear that the same trick has been played – to turn an essentially flat temperature chart into a graph which shows temperatures steadily rising. And in each case this manipulation was carried out under the influence of the CRU.Don't miss the fact that Hansen was forced to revise his records.
With Jones in the lead in global warming fraud, these self-acknowledged and self-appointed scientific warming elitists have managed to keep opposition research from being published.
The third shocking revelation of these documents is the ruthless way in which these academics have been determined to silence any expert questioning of the findings they have arrived at by such dubious methods – not just by refusing to disclose their basic data but by discrediting and freezing out any scientific journal which dares to publish their critics' work. It seems they are prepared to stop at nothing to stifle scientific debate in this way, not least by ensuring that no dissenting research should find its way into the pages of IPCC reports.Phil Jones has consistently refused to release the "basis data" used to conclude that Earth is warming, and is warming due to anthropogenic (man-made) causes. Not only did Jones refuse to allow other interested parties to review his work, about a year ago Jones said much of his original data "from all over the world" is now missing. It got "lost." Now we know through the released emails that this sorry bunch has gathered together to knowingly defraud the world, and used errant and insidiously manipulated data to further their own interests.
If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I'll delete the file rather than send it to anyone". By chance, he now admits he has "accidentally" deleted some of the raw data.What is the esteemed Prof. Jones' saying about his own orchestrated ruse? This is it:
Another message said the CRU's method of collating data "renders the station counts totally meaningless... so, we can have a proper result, but only by including a load of garbage!"
My colleagues and I accept that some of the published emails do not read well."The whole world is calling for investigations. Now we need to watch to see who heads the scrutiny. Will it be the fox watching the hen house? Probably.
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