Phil Jones, the dedicated manipulator of Climate Change data apparently hid data from 42 weather stations in China. This is the latest ClimateGate scandal, emanating from ten years of damning hacked emails.
The short story is that these 42 stations in rural China grew into larger communities over time, skewing the key temperature data, and skewing the findings of an important 1990 report. The UN's IPCC used this data to show that the rising temperatures recorded in China were a result of climate changes rather than the warming effects of expanding cities. Source: The Guardian
A new name emerges with this particular scandal. A University at Albany scientist, Dr. Wei-Chyung Wang, said to be a "Jone's collaborator" on the 42 weather stations, has been cleared by his University of "scientific fraud," (of course he was), but The Guardian says at least one "senior colleague had" serious concerns about his work.
The leaked emails from the CRU reveal that the former director of the unit, Tom Wigley, harboured grave doubts about the cover-up of the shortcomings in Jones and Wang's work. Wigley was in charge of CRU when the original paper was published. "Were you taking W-CW [Wang] on trust?" he asked Jones. He continued: "Why, why, why did you and W-CW not simply say this right at the start?"As thousands of hacked emails from the University of East Anglia continue to yield proof of deception, once again Professor Phil Jones is found to be at the head of the snake:
The apparent attempts to cover up problems with temperature data from the Chinese weather stations provide the first link between the email scandal and the UN's embattled climate science body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, as a paper based on the measurements was used to bolster IPCC statements about rapid global warming in recent decades.Wang claimed he had documentation that would clear both himself and Phil Jones of any questions about the weather station data, but that documentation "did not exist."
Phil Jones' refusal to provide his research data through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) raised the ire of those paying attention. Of 105 FOIA requests, only 10 has been fulfilled.
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Jones has stepped aside as head of the UEA Climate Unit while an investigation into earlier findings from the hacked emails are examined. He refused to comment on this latest