Monday, February 01, 2010

Leaked climate change emails scientist 'hid' data flaws | Environment |

Leaked climate change emails scientist 'hid' data flaws | Environment | "Phil Jones, the beleaguered British climate scientist at the centre of the leaked emails controversy, is facing fresh claims that he sought to hide problems in key temperature data on which some of his work was based.

A Guardian investigation of thousands of emails and documents apparently hacked from the University of East Anglia's climatic research unit has found evidence that a series of measurements from Chinese weather stations were seriously flawed and that documents relating to them could not be produced.

Jones and a collaborator have been accused by a climate change sceptic and researcher of scientific fraud for attempting to suppress data that could cast doubt on a key 1990 study on the effect of cities on warming – a hotly contested issue."

The case for human-caused global warming rests entirely on scientists' predictions. The integrity of some of these scientists now appears to be a subject of some debate.


Mr. Xyz said...

"We've told so many lies, young scientists are totally confused"

(a video spoof of climate science)

Anonymous said...

Don't stop posting such stories. I like to read stories like this. By the way add some pics :)

DBX said...

It certainly shows up the flaws in peer review, doesn't it. Instead of quality evaluation you have vicious little cliques torpedoing dissenting views.

Evan McKenzie said...

It certainly does. We in social science are always paranoid about the politics of peer reviews, and it is interesting to see that the human factor applies even in the "hard" sciences.