Friday, March 5, 2010

More Damaging Testimony Concerning Phil Jones and His Methods

Further to that last post, Dr. Phil Jones has said that he could not release data because the source countries would not allow it. But Sweden has just released the following statement. At "Watts Up With That" we have a post which gives the text of a letter to the Parliamentary Committee from The Stockholm Initiative.
"It has come to our attention, that last Monday (March 1), Dr. Phil Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (CRU), in a hearing with the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee made a statement in regards to the alleged non-availability for disclosure of Swedish climate data.

Dr. Jones asserted that the weather services of several countries, including Sweden, Canada and Poland, had refused to allow their data to be released, to explain his reluctance to comply with Freedom of Information requests.

This statement is false and misleading in regards to the Swedish data.

All Swedish climate data are available in the public domain. As is demonstrated in the attached correspondence between SMHI (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute), the UK Met Office and Dr. Jones (the last correspondence dated yesterday March 4), this has been clearly explained to Dr. Jones. What is also clear is that SMHI is reluctant to be connected to data that has undergone “processing” by the East Anglia Research Unit."

The SMHI is "reluctant to be connected to data that has undergone 'processing' by the East Anglia Research Unit." Wow - that is quite a kick in the teeth to Dr. Jones! The holes in Jones' story are getting wider by the day and what the skeptics have been saying all along about the unscientific nature of the whole global warming alarmist agenda is being confirmed.

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