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Monday, March 1, 2010

 

"Head of 'Climategate' research unit admits sending 'pretty awful emails' to hide data

"Head of 'Climategate' research unit admits sending 'pretty awful emails' to hide data

By David Derbyshire
Last updated at 2:08 AM on 02nd March 2010

Source DailyMail.co.uk

"Scientists at the heart of the Climategate row were yesterday accused by a leading academic body of undermining science's credibility.

The Institute of Physics said 'worrying implications' had been raised after it was revealed the University of East Anglia had manipulated data on global warming.

The rebuke - the strongest yet from the scientific community - came as Professor Phil Jones, the researcher at the heart of the scandal, told MPs he had written 'some pretty awful emails' - but denied trying to suppress data. 

On the spot: Professor Phil Jones being grilled by the Science and Technology committee in the Commons yesterday

The Climategate row, which was first revealed by the Daily Mail in November, was triggered when a hacker stole hundreds of emails sent from East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit.

They revealed scientists plotting how to avoid responding to Freedom of Information requests from climate change sceptics.

Some even appeared to show the researchers discussing how to manipulate raw data from tree rings about historical temperatures.

In one, Professor Jones talks about using a 'trick' to massage figures and 'hide the decline'

Giving evidence to a Science and Technology Committee inquiry, the Institute of Physics said: '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.'

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.

And he claimed it was not 'standard practice' to release data and computer models so other scientists could check and challenge research.

'I don't think there is anything in those emails that really supports any view that I, or the CRU, have been trying to pervert the peer review process in any way,' he said.

Professor Jones, who was forced to stand down as head of the CRU last year, also insisted the scientific findings on climate change were robust."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1254660/Climategate-expert-tells-MPs.html


Comments:
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Thanks Em! Think we're finding out 70's scientist predictions of an ice age are far more accurate than global warming money grabbing agenda playing on 2012 Armageddon apocalypse fears.

Dunno about you but I've got white global warming falling and accumulating on trees this morning. No telling how deep it'll become before it's done with us, but at the rate its falling if the ground were cold it's be at leat 4". Snow in Georgia in March, how about that???
What I find even more brazen is the fact there are still people who believe in global warming. We have one or two on this site. And for Al Gore to print an op ed in the New York Times proclaiming the coming catastrophe is way past brazen. He has lowered himself into complete idiocy. But then again, follow the money.
Thanks Gasmeterguy! Last couple of years has proven gullibility of people. Nuff said.

Yes follow the money ... bet they're all crying in their beer 'bout the scam they couldn't pull off on us stupid plebs. Looks like the coming catastrophe is them being found out.
Fraud charges would quiet them all down real fast. I want to see the convenient liar (Al Gore) testify before congress. This is a major fraud perpetrated against all people of the planet. It should be vigorously prosecuted. (HA!)
I would like to see AL Gore and any Democrate that was in on this lie fry at the balls. That will teach any of those Oboma followers that they are following a false prophet.
Thanks Rick! They'll probably sweep this all under the rug like they do with most fraud. Wouldn't want to publicly embarrass such high profile upstanding citizens the made a simple little mistakeypoo.
Thanks Reddog! None are so blind as those who refuse to see even when presented with volumes of documented facts linking to factual sources. I'm simply grateful the emails were revealed before they locked the entire planet into permanent serfdom. However there are other plans in the works of similar gravity we have to remain aware of.
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