A New Paper From Phil Jones On Ocean Cooling
The attempt to rehabilitate Phil Jones at the University of East Anglia, following on from Climategate, his deleting data and ignoring FoI requests is picking up speed.
A carefully constructed and acted out inquiry with a pre-ordained outcome white washed Jones of any wrong doing, though he was a bit of a naughty boy for deleting data but Jones did it for noble reasons, so it was all OK really.
Scientists studying a rapid cooling of the oceans around four decades ago have found that the traditional explanation for the phenomenon, which involved pollution in the atmosphere, does not stack up.
The discovery does not cast doubt on the overall science of human-caused climate change. But the study will receive more scrutiny than normal because it is the first scientific paper co-authored by Prof Phil Jones since he was cleared of accusations of manipulating data in the row over the hacked climate science emails which were written by University of East Anglia staff. .
How could anything possibly cast doubt on the “settled science” of Anthropogenic Global Warming?
Absolutely nothing if you are a die hard Guardian journalist who has yet to hear the news that George Moonbat has given up the AGW cause, retreated to Monbiot Towers and is urgently seeking a new cause to espouse.
Researchers had thought that the drop was due to the build-up of sulphur aerosols in the atmosphere from fossil fuel burning. These cool the planet by reflecting sunlight. But Jones and his colleagues conclude that it happened too quickly for that explanation to work.
“The work in the paper questions this somewhat,” said Jones. “We didn’t know that ocean temperatures in the northern North Atlantic cooled so rapidly before this paper.” Previously, it was thought that sea surfaces in the northern hemisphere cooled gradually and steadily after the second world war before heating up abruptly in the 1970s.
Abrupt heating up in the 1970s, Michael Mann must have had a hand, or the odd hockey stick in those calculations.
The cause of the cooling is not clear, but according to Mark Maslin of the Environment Institute at University College London, one possible culprit is the Great Salinity Anomaly – an unusually large discharge of ice from the Arctic Ocean in 1967 that caused a 10,000 cubic kilometre pool of fresh water to form off the coast of Greenland.
It wouldn’t have been the first time, said Mike Mann at Penn State University. Around 12,800 years ago, a similar event on a far greater scale may have triggered a mini ice age. “A sudden runoff of fresh water into the North Atlantic from melting ice … suppressed the sinking of high-latitude North Atlantic ocean water that drives the thermohaline circulation.”
Although the study has highlighted holes in our knowledge of past temperature trends, it hasn’t changed the fact that greenhouse gases are warming the world up, said Gabi Hegerl at the University of Edinburgh. “In my opinion, this research does not question our current interpretation of the overall causes of 20th-century warming.” The Guardian
It is now Mike Mann at Penn State, gone is the Michael J Mann discoverer of the Hockey Stick it’s now warm approachable and reasonable Mike; but in reality, it is still some devious slap head with a goatee beard hiding a weak chin trying to reinvent himself and his lie.
The white washes at UEA and Penn State might have satisfied the warming alarmists and their political masters, to the wider world at large it was just a white wash.
Gabi Hegerl personifies the last of the nearly extinct breed of warming alarmists, the whole planet could be covered in a mile thick ice sheet and it would still be the warmest second/minute/hour/day/week/millenia/aeon since records began.
Why are people like Gabi Hegerl, Phil Jones and Mikey Mann (he sounds even nicer now) allowed to have jobs and use funds that real scientists could usefully occupy?
Posted on September 23, 2010, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climategate, COP16, Copenhagen COP15, Green Lies and tagged Anthropogenic Global Warming, Climategate, CRU, Phil Jones. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.