Thursday, November 26, 2009

UPDATED: Climategate Scientist Provided Data to the US Congress

Update: Scroll down to the bottom.

From Right Pundits:
Data from the research of the British scientist P.[Phil] Jones exposed in Climategate was used in official report on Climate Change to US Congress.

Climategate began when anonymous hacker published on Internet tons of e-mails of Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. The correspondence seems to suggest that the data in the research was tempered with in non-scientific ways.

Mr. Jones’s research was used in an official document presented to the President of the USA and the US Congress in October 2009.

Mr P. D. Jones is featured on p.17 of the report to US Congress as co-author of a science paper “Consistency of modeled and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere”, International Journal of Climatology.

To make sure it is the same scientist I followed the publication and was able to confirm that P.D. Jones was represented in the research cited for the US Congress a Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich.

The report was made available to Congress in October and the Introduction letter is signed by Dr. John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology. Holdren is featured in the e-mails hacked and released in the wake of the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen.

There is a great possibility in the light of the British Climategate that somebody was feeding the US Congress wrong information and fake data......
Newsbusters adds the following tidbit:
The 172-page document... was submitted as a supplement to President Obama's fiscal 2010 budget.

As such, its contents not only impact future and current legislation involving global warming, but also how tax dollars are spent to research and address it.

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