Tag Archives: Phil Jones

Phil Jones 2012 video: Talks about adjusting SST data up ~.3-.5C after WWII

Phil Jones of Climategate fame made some extraordinary remarks that seem to have been overlooked until now. This was a presentation for Help Rescue The Planet’s St George’s House Consultations in Windsor, 2012. Jones remarks of interest start at 5:30. … Continue reading

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Historical Sea Surface Temperature Adjustments/Corrections aka “The Bucket Model”…

Image Credit: Bob Tisdale – bobtisdale.wordpress.com By WUWT Regular Just The Facts The recent Adjustments/Corrections to the HadCRUT4 and CRUTEM4 Temperature Data Sets by the Met Office Hadley Centre and Climatic Research Unit got me thinking about the cumulative impact … Continue reading

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The curious case of rising CO2 and falling temperatures

Guest essay by Tony Brown Some readers might recall my recent article ‘The Long Slow Thaw?’ In this I reconstructed Central England temperature to 1538 from its current instrumental date of 1659. I was surprised by two notable periods of … Continue reading

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It’s Time For The Person Who Leaked the CRU Emails To Step Forward

Guest post by Dr. Tim Ball It is important for the person who leaked the emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in November 2009 and 2010 to reveal themselves and release the remaining 200,000 emails. The public are increasingly … Continue reading

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Spiegel’s stunning 8 part series – Climate Catastrophe: A Superstorm for Global Warming Research

If you have not read this yet, now is the time. Given what president Obama recently said about skeptics in his inauguration address, I thought this 2010 article would be worth revisiting. In Germany, there’s a revolution going on. That … Continue reading

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The roadmap less traveled

Guest post by Chris Horner Information continues to flow in the struggle to bail out the Hockey Team, piecing together the relevant “context” to ClimateGate. This pursuit is of critical importance to the Team, and “the cause”, given the solemn … Continue reading

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NOAA’s ’15 year statement’ from 2008 puts a kibosh on the current Met Office ‘insignificance’ claims that global warming flatlined for 16 years

While the Met Office and others try to spin their way out of their current 16 year flatlining of warming, it is important to remember a few points made in the past. In the much ballyhooed 2008 NOAA “State of the … Continue reading

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Report: Global warming stopped 16 years ago

UPDATE: There’s a response from the Met Office here A report in the UK Daily Mail reveals a Met Office report quietly released… and here is the chart to prove it: By David Rose The figures reveal that from the … Continue reading

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Questions on the CRU email backup server.

Over at Climate Audit, Steve reports on the Update for the FOI for the Wahl Attachments He’s wondering about the use of that mailserver and why there are inconsistencies, for example: I have a quick question for the technically-inclined about backup … Continue reading

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Never before published paper on UHI and siting – Goodridge 1987

Plus answers to yesterday’s Fun puzzle: Name these official stations. Given that California Governor Jerry Brown has recently setup a website at the governor’s office basically telling skeptics to “shut up” I thought this would be a good time to … Continue reading

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FOI reveals nasty hateful emails sent to Phil Jones right after Climategate

Bishop Hill is reporting that some ugly emails have been published due to FOI requests. He writes: In the wake of the death threats that weren’t at ANU, several people sent FOI requests to the University of East Anglia asking … Continue reading

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Phil Jones gives a talk at KNMI in De Bilt – meanwhile temperature and paleo researchers are still blowing off data requests

From  Marcel Crok at De staat van het klimaat: Phil Jones: ‘Contact NMS’s for raw data’ Over at Climate Audit there is renewed interest in data availability with McIntyre asking whether journals that don’t guarantee data archiving (The Holocene in … Continue reading

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CRU’s new CRUTem4, hiding the decline yet again

Over at JunkScience.com Steve Milloy writes: Skeptic Setback? ‘New’ CRU data says world has warmed since 1998 But not in a statistically significant way. Gerard Wynn writes at Reuters: Britain’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), which for years maintained that 1998 … Continue reading

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An example of a different ethos when you have access to private documents

While many websites are deriding me for my mentions in the Fakegate emails distributed by Dr. Peter Gleick, and many now (including Dr. Gavin Schmidt) are coming down on Dr. Gleick for his lack of ethics, I thought it might … Continue reading

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McIntyre catches the University of East Anglia in a web of lies

Some excerpts from McIntyre’s full broadside: —————————————————————————————— In today’s post, I’m going to discuss an important obiter in the ICO decision, an obiter in which the university unsuccessfully attempted to reconcile unequivocal declarations by both Acton and Muir Russell to … Continue reading

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CRU’s Phil Jones plays Wheel of Fortune “Before and After”

I was looking through some CG2 emails today for something else, and I came across this one. Email #3538. It is funny. For those who don’t know what the “before and after” portion of the game is about, this Yahoo … Continue reading

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FOI victory against Phil Jones, CRU, and UEA

Excerpts from Bishop Hill: A major FOI victory This post is a jointly written effort by myself and Don Keiller. Readers may remember the Information Commissioner’s ruling last year that UEA had to release the CRUTEM data sent by Phil Jones … Continue reading

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Phil Jones demonstrates that math is hard

Sure, we’ve all made some doozies (me included) but you have to admit this exchange between top climate scientists Tom Wigley and Phil Jones is downright hilarious. No wonder he has trouble with Excel. Tom Nelson nails the decadal scale … Continue reading

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The behind the scenes bumbling of the hockey stick

Mann oh Mann. Tom Nelson continues to wade through the 5000+ Climategate 2 emails. I’ve selected a few he’s highlighted in the vein of behind the scenes discussion of Dr. Michael Mann’s infamous “hockey stick” which claimed we were living … Continue reading

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Over 250 noteworthy Climategate 2.0 emails

Tom Nelson has been busy slogging through the over 500o emails in CG2, kudos to him. Here’s what he has collected so far: A list of my last 250+ ClimateGate postings:

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AGU Fellowships are easy… “With a Little Help from My Friends”

…with apologies to the Beatles and Sgt. Pepper. Most people don’t see how small and cliqueish climate science is, perhaps this perfect illustration courtesy of Climategate 2.0 will enlighten a few people. Thanks to Tom Nelson for ferreting this one … Continue reading

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NYT reporter engages in zany conspiracy theory – suggests bloggers “knew” FOIA emails were coming

This is almost as clueless as the raid on Tallbloke by the police looking for scraps. But it does underscore one thing – investigators are clueless and so is the major press. For the record, I don’t know who “FOIA” … Continue reading

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CRU’s Dr. Phil Jones on “the lack of warming”

“Tim, Chris, I hope you’re not right about the lack of warming lasting till about 2020″ Question: If warming really threatens to destroy human civilization, why was Jones hoping for warming? And if the world was still warming in 2009, … Continue reading

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The CRU crew says: “what we really meant was…”

In all the hubub last week, I missed this press release from the University of East Anglia. In it, they try to explain away some of the first highlighted email phrases. But we’ve all moved well beyond those now. The … Continue reading

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The Steve Zwick Guide to Defending the Indefensible

Guest post by James Padgett There have been several “defenses” to the rather damning emails in the latest release from FOIA. Some, having taken the lead from the CRU itself and cherry-picked their own emails to defend – and then … Continue reading

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♫ You’ve got…that vexatious feeling ♫

It started out simple enough, a standard “righteous” FOIA request to UEA/CRU’s David Palmer, the FOI officer, from a researcher in Britain no less. This is email 0584.txt Dr. Phil Jones take on it didn’t seem to impress FOI agent … Continue reading

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A response from Chris de Freitas

In the post: The tribalistic corruption of peer review – the Chris de Freitas incident Dr.  Chris de Freitas has left a response. Rather than argue his own position. Dr. de Freitas lets the director of the publication Climate Research … Continue reading

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SST data “so unreliable we don’t know GMT for that period”

Email 536 An excerpt of email from David Thompson of Colorado State to Phil Jones: …As for the dip in 1945. After iterating with John Kennedy, it appears that the dip in 1945 corresponds to a sudden drop in US … Continue reading

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The tribalistic corruption of peer review – the Chris de Freitas incident

From New Zealand Climate Change, this goes beyond “noble cause corruption”. This is outright malicious interference with the scientific process, and it’s damned ugly. I can’t imagine anyone involved in professional science who could stand idly by and not condemn … Continue reading

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Why all the cloak and dagger stuff if this is all settled science…?

Reader “just the facts” writes in comments: Here is an example of Phil Jones trying to avoid a FOIA request, but he apparently struggles with the implementation…:

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Two separate examples show 2007 NRC review panel was stacked, except for a “token” skeptic and worked to supress dissenting science

This is pretty ugly. In 2007 the NRC was setup to review the state of climate science. The usual players were involved. Today we have two separate examples of inappropriate behavior designed to squash any scientific dissent. First from Dr. … Continue reading

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Climategate 2.0 email – Mike Mann characterized as “crazy” over MWP and “serious enemy”

Edward Cook tells Phil Jones that Mike Mann is “serious enemy” and “vindictive”. Mike Mann had criticized his work. Apparently Mann went “a little crazy” over a paper showing the Medeival Warm Period exists. 4101.txt cc: k.briffa@uea.xx.xx date: Thu, 7 … Continue reading

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BBC’s Kirby admission to Phil Jones on “impartiality”

Climategate 2.0 email 4894.txt shows just what Alex Kirby of BBC thinks of climate skeptics as he conveys it to Dr. Phil Jones. Clearly, there an incestuous relationship between climate science and the BBC. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ date: Wed Dec  8 08:25:30 … Continue reading

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“FOIA2011″ and Climategate – A Chinese-POTUS connection?

Reader JoeFromBrazil writes Greetings, Sorry, but is this just a coincidence ?

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CRU’s Dr. Phil Jones, world renowned climatologist, can’t even plot a trend in Excel

Joe Romm would call this a “head exploding moment“. If this were a skeptic, Tamino aka Grant Foster, would sharpen his invective ginsu knives and launch a fusillade of cutlery in a blog post claiming how stupid and inept skeptics … Continue reading

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