Mar 2, 2010

Global warming “proof” keeps unraveling

Reports at the links below say the head of the 'Climategate' research unit admits sending 'pretty awful emails' to hide data.

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.

While being grilled by the Science and Technology committee in the House of Commons professor Phil Jones denied trying to suppress data.

The photo shows Professor Phil Jones being grilled by the Science and Technology committee in the British House of Commons.

The e-mails uncovered last November, however told a different story.

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

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'.

Professor Jones, who was forced to stand down as head of the CRU last year, said it was not 'standard practice' to release data and computer models so other scientists could check and challenge research.

More here and here.