The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.It's one thing to say humans have an effect on the environment. That's a given. It's another to attempt to keep your stature as God of climate science and attack the mere mortals who may have questions about your questionable science. Another knife in the heart of politicized science and another win for real science and its perpetual skepticism.
Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers.
Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be’.
The data is crucial to the famous ‘hockey stick graph’ used by climate change advocates to support the theory.
Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.
And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.
UPDATE: American Power has more.
UPDATE II: Uh oh. World may not be warming, say scientists.