Climategate – Phil Jones At The Commons Science and Technology Committee
Posted by Tory Aardvark
Discredited former head of the CRU Phil Jones was giving evidence at the Commons Science and Technology Committee yesterday, also giving evidence were representatives of the Institute of Physics who are none to happy with the Climategate goings on at the CRU.
The Institute of Physics has this to say: ‘Unless the disclosed emails are proved to be forgeries or adaptations, worrying implications arise for the integrity of scientific research and for the credibility of the scientific method”
“The principle that scientists should be willing to expose their results to independent testing and replication by others, which requires the open exchange of data, procedures and materials, is vital.”
Jones did look shaken on the video clips that Aardvark has seen, afterall it’s not that often a warming alarmist finds themselves on the defensive with their dangly bits on the barbecue.
Last month, the Information Commissioner ruled the CRU had broken Freedom of Information rules by refusing to hand over raw data.
But yesterday Professor Jones – in his first public appearance since the scandal broke – denied manipulating the figures.
Looking pale and clasping his shaking hands in front of him, he told MPs: ‘I have obviously written some pretty awful emails.‘
He admitted withholding data about global temperatures but said the information was publicly available from American websites.
As the predicitons for Global Armageddon were all based on the same data, albeit according to Jones interpreted differently there is a common flaw to all these predictions:
Consider a non-scientific parallel. If a news agency mistakenly reports that Generalissimo Fascisti Bastardo, dictator of the Latin American state of Paraquat, has been overthrown, the media will place different interpretations upon it. The Guardian will celebrate the fall of a fascist dictatorship; the Telegraph will fret that Marxists may have taken over; and the FT will express concern about the effects on the copper market. When, within hours, it emerges the report is mistaken and the dictator is still in power, all three interpretations will be proved equally wrong – because the raw data, the agency report, was an error.
So, if the good old CRU at East Anglia has been churning out garbage, there is no way of building a firewall between it and the other organisations on which the IPCC relies: they all go down together. And down they are going, beyond peradventure. It is a changed world from Copenhagen. Even leaving aside the discrediting of the AGW scam, the $45 trillion Danegeld to carbon companies is no longer going to materialise, since Barack Obama’s Cap and Trade (cap and bells, more like) ploy is already in the Congressional garbage can, as a consequence of his becoming a lame-duck president since the Massachusetts election.
Hat tip to Gerald Warner for the story.
Best bit for Aardvark in Gerald Warner’s story is that the University of East Anglia now want money to investigate the Mediaeval Warm Period, which prior to Climategate never happedend for Jones, Mann, Pachauri and Gore.
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Posted on March 2, 2010, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climategate, Green Lies, IPCC, ManBearPig, Social Engineering and tagged Anthropogenic Global Warming, Climategate, CRU, Phil Jones. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.