The Wheels Are Coming Off

Phil Jones admits no statistically significant warming since 1995.

Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is 'not as good as it should be'.

The data is crucial to the famous 'hockey stick graph' used by climate change advocates to support the theory.

Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now - suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.

And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no 'statistically significant' warming.

But what about the steady rise in CO2 since the start of the industrial age? That has got to have caused something. Here is a question and answer - British Style - Between BBC reporter Roger Harrabin (H) and Phil Jones (J) of the University of East Anglia ClimateGate Scandal.
H - If you agree that there were similar periods of warming since 1850 to the current period, and that the MWP is under debate, what factors convince you that recent warming has been largely man-made?

J - The fact that we can't explain the warming from the 1950s by solar and volcanic forcing...

Well whaddaya know. We couldn't find who dunnit so we're going to pin the rap on you. That kind of injustice is occasionally imposed by the courts. Science is supposed to be better than that. You jerk.

But in fact he did just what he was told to do. You can read the IPCC remit in their charter.

The role of the IPCC is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
You know. That is one of the funniest things I have ever read. In terms of religious history. In times past what we didn't understand we ascribed to the gods, a god, or The God. Now it is all man's fault.

Science IS better than that. About 11 March 2008 sceptic Richard Lindzen said:

There has been no warming since 1997 and no
statistically significant warming since 1995. Why bother with the
arguments about an El Nino anomaly in 1998?
So that is 15 years more or less with no statistically significant warming. While CO2 has been going up. And now Jones agrees.

As they say in the movies - this is a big break in the case.

And as usual Osama is wrong about everything. Maybe Mr. Obama as well.

H/T Author and Commenters at Watts Up With That

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 02.14.10 at 09:03 AM


In all of this, I see a danger to real science.

I think that somewhere along the line, a debate point will be made: "Well, how secure is your science? Is it just like the Climate / AGW science?"
-- That puts *all* science at risk of being disregarded. Perhaps scientists from other fields need to speak up and protect their areas...

_Jon   ·  February 14, 2010 11:14 AM


Too right you are.

M. Simon   ·  February 14, 2010 12:34 PM

Well Jon, I think that is probably a good thing. "We gotta protect our phoney balony jobs!"-- Blazing Saddles.

Seriously I thought that real scientists were constantly asking themselves whether their theories were correct or not. What the AGW scandal has proved is that in fact this is not true, these "scientists" were basically Nigerian scam artists with degrees.

bhedrick   ·  February 14, 2010 6:21 PM

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