By now, Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit CRU should require no introduction, so let’s get right to it. In a BBC Q&A and corresponding interview released Friday, the discredited Climategate conspirator revealed a number of surprising insights into his true climate beliefs, the most shocking of which was that 20th-century global warming may not have been unprecedented. As the entire anthropogenic global warming AGW theory is predicated on correlation with rising CO2 levels, this first-such confession from an IPCC senior scientist is nothing short of earth-shattering.Of course, much will be made of Jones’s claim that the refusal to share raw temperature data was partially based on the fact that it “was not well enough organized.” And rightly so, as the very idea that the major datasets CRU released for use in vital anomaly and temperature reconstructions were based on data not “organized” enough to be made public reeks of fraudulent behavior.Then there are the statements Jones made regarding relatively recent temperature trends which truly boggle the mind. Imagine a man who has spent the better part of the past 25 years toiling to convince the world of CO2-forced 20th-century warming now admitting that the difference in warming rates for the periods 1860-1880, 1910-40 and 1975-2009 is statistically insignificant. Jones even acceded that there has been no statistically-significant global warming since 1995; that in fact, global temperatures have been trending to the downside since January of 2002, although he denied the statistical significance of the -0.12C per decade decline.Yet as incredible as those concessions truly are, they pale in comparison to this response to a question….
A series of revelations follows.
The conclusion of Marc Sheppard, environment editor at Environment Thinker:
Both Kyoto II and the domestic cap-and-tax scams appear to be dead for the moment. But, while any such move would likely be tied up in the courts for years, EPA head Lisa Jackson’s threats to proceed with carbon regulation remain very much alive.All of these schemes to control energy consumption while redistributing wealth rely on the same “scientific experts” to justify their price-tags — likely measured in trillions. And since the Climategate scandal broke in November, we’ve confirmed that very many of them – at NASA, NOAA, and even the IPCC itself — have breached the standards of both science and ethics in order to advance their global warming political agenda.But be that as it may — the level of deception perpetrated by Jones and his co-conspirators at the Climatic Research Unit will likely remain the yardstick by which climate fraud is measured for years to come….…And always remembered as the beginning of the end of the international AGW hoax.
Read the rest of this article via American Thinker: Climategate’s Phil Jones Confesses to Climate Fraud.
With this now well established I cannot help wondering what it will mean for the plans and policies in New Zealand. The evidence appears to indicate stronger and stronger that the whole AGW or man made global warming theory is based on manipulated figures scientific methodological blunders in in the basics and even scientific fraud.
Yet at the same time the same incorrect data and theories are at the basis of carbon credit an tax plans that politicians try to push us into. I cannot help to think that this is yet another example of how power corrupts and how we should not necessarily believe what we are told. What are your thoughts?