Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Global Not-So-Warming, or Something

Gee. This is shocking. Phil "EMail" Jones testifies before Parliament:

But for the first time he did concede publicly that when he tried to repeat the 1990 study in 2008, he came up with radically different findings. Or, as he put it, "a slightly different conclusion". Fully 40% of warming there in the past 60 years was due to urban influences. "It's something we need to consider," he said.

Yes, old chap. It ought to be considered. Just like the China data--which disappeared, or something.

And while we're considering, consider this:

...the committee will be hard pressed to ignore the issue after the intervention of no less a body than the Institute of Physics. In 13 coruscating paragraphs of written evidence to MPs, it spoke of "prima facie evidence of determined and coordinated refusals to comply with honourable scientific traditions and freedom of information law", "manipulation of the publication and peer review system", and "intolerance to challenge ... which is vital to the integrity of the scientific process."

Other than that, Phil's a nice guy. Does a good job weeding his garden, you know. Shares vegetables with the neighbors.

HT: Ace

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