|CLIMATEGATES TOP SCIENTIST ADMITS NO GLOBAL WARMING SINCE 1995, according
to BBC News 13 Feb 2010 and Daily Mail 14 Feb 2010. Professor Phil Jones (now ex-head of
East Anglia Climate unit), is the leading scientist under investigation following the "Climategate" email
and data leak, admitted on a BBC News interview, there has been no significant global
warming since 1995. When asked: "Do you agree that from 1995 to the present there has been no
statistically-significant global warming? Jones answered: "Yes, but only just. I also calculated the
trend for the period 1995 to 2009. This trend (0.12C per decade) is positive, but not significant at
the 95% significance level." When asked if the trend from 2002 to the present was one of cooling
Jones said: "No. This period is even shorter than 1995-2009. The trend this time is negative (-
0.12C per decade), but this trend is not statistically significant."
When asked whether the rate the most recent period of warming from 1975 to 1998 was no
different from previous periods of increasing temperature, i.e. 1860-1880 and 1910-1940, Jones
admitted the warming rates were "similar and not statistically significantly different from each
other." This is an important admission because the earlier warming periods are considered to be
from natural processes, not man-made.
Jones and an American colleague Michael Mann, had a large part in producing the now discredited"hockey stick graph" which showed no signs of the well documented Medieval Warm Period and
indicated the recent warming was unprecedented over the last thousand years. This was used by
the IPCC to convince politicians that current warming was a dangerous man-made phenomenon.
Jones admitted the MWP occurred in the Northern Hemisphere and was as warm as the current
period but said there was not enough data from the tropics and southern hemisphere to say it was
a global. He admitted: "Of course, if the MWP was shown to be global in extent and as warm or
warmer than today (based on an equivalent coverage over the NH and SH) then obviously the late-
20th century warmth would not be unprecedented." Jones still believes the current warming is
unprecedented and is caused by man-made factors.
Jones and some of his colleagues at the University of East Anglia climate centre have been found
guilty of ignoring legal Freedom of Information requests for data from the centre, and Jones has
confessed to not keeping records in any usable form and that the data used to promote man-made
global warming may have been lost.
ED. COM. A trend of minus 0.12 degrees C per decade equals 0.096 degrees cooling over the
last eight years. That may not seem significant, but it is the opposite of the politicians' and popular
media's dire warnings of unrelenting heating. No wonder Jones and colleagues didn't want the
data to be released into the public domain, even if they haven't lost any of it. Jones is partly right
about the Medieval Warm Period lack of data from the tropics and southern hemisphere for that
period, as groups such as the aboriginals in Australia and most natives throughout the Pacific
region have no written accounts of any time period. However a recent article in Science, vol. 324,
p78, 3 April 2009 presented "globally distributed proxy data" for the past 947 years indicating the
Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age that followed were associated with changes in
massive ocean currents involving both hemispheres.
In the meantime masses of money, media hype and politicians' promises are being wasted
propping up a theory founded on data that has been manipulated into discredited graphs and may
no longer exist. With recent revelations of mistakes by the IPCC, and regional raw data being reanalysed,
the global warming facade is cracking, but don't start cheering yet. Politicians, media
managers and carbon traders will not easily give up the power and money that comes with global
warming alarmism. Instead, we should be humbling ourselves before our Creator, who is in charge
of the climate, and getting on with the things we can do to be good stewards of the earth. (Ref.
weather, politics, climate change)