Sunday, February 07, 2010

It's Not The PR - It's The Lies

From the TimesOnLine:

I thought of killing myself, says climate scandal professor Phil Jones

THE scientist at the centre of the “climategate” email scandal has revealed that he was so traumatised by the global backlash against him that he contemplated suicide.

Professor Phil Jones said in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times that he had thought about killing himself “several times”.

He acknowledged similarities to Dr David Kelly, the scientist who committed suicide after being exposed as the source for a BBC report that alleged the government had “sexed up” evidence to justify the invasion of Iraq.

In emails that were hacked into and seized upon by global-warming sceptics before the Copenhagen climate summit in December, Jones appeared to call upon his colleagues to destroy scientific data rather than release it to people intent on discrediting their work monitoring climate change.

Jones, 57, said he was unprepared for the scandal: “I am just a scientist. I have no training in PR or dealing with crises.”

It is always a source of great amusement to me when a man is caught with his pants down buggering the neighbor's parakeet and all he has to say is that he doesn't know how to cover his lying ass.
This so called scientist sees the Climategate scandal in terms of damage control rather than the outright theft and misapplication of hundreds of billions of dollars in carbon trading, lost jobs and outlandish taxes based on his subterfuge.
Take note Sparky, it ain't the PR, it's the lies.

The incident has taken a severe toll on his health. He has lost more than a stone in weight and disclosed he is on beta-blockers and using sleeping pills. He said the support of his family, and especially the love of his five-year-old granddaughter, had helped him to shake off suicidal thoughts: “I wanted to see her grow up.”

He remains at risk, still receiving death threats from around the world including two in the past week: “I was shocked. People said I should go and kill myself. They said that they knew where I lived. They were coming from all over the world.”

And the Times is assisting him in his rehabilitation; one of the biggest lies ever perpetrated on mankind has now been downgraded to an "incident." I wonder how many unemployed people in the UK and US had to go on beta blockers and sleeping pills because their life long occupations were eliminated when Professor Jones and his accomplices say that carbon is more deadly than plutonium.

Jones has temporarily stood down as director of the climatic research unit at the University of East Anglia. He fiercely defends the unit’s science — “I stand by it 100%” — but now accepts that he did not treat Freedom of Information (FoI) requests for the data as seriously as he should have done. Jones believes that the unit was maliciously targeted with multiple FoI requests by climate change sceptics determined to disrupt its work.

If that's the case, why didn't they just post the data and let other people do the intensly scientific work in seeing how the climate change model was developed and how well it responds to the data?
Oopsy - they can't post the data because they lost the data!
Remember that? Again from the TimesOnLine:

SCIENTISTS at the University of East Anglia (UEA) have admitted throwing away much of the raw temperature data on which their predictions of global warming are based.

It means that other academics are not able to check basic calculations said to show a long-term rise in temperature over the past 150 years.

The UEA’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) was forced to reveal the loss following requests for the data under Freedom of Information legislation.

Those pesky FoI requests sure have a way of maliciously targeting scams, huh Professor? You propose draconian economic and political measures to save the planet and then lose the data that supports your position. You must think us all fools.

Professor Jones should do us all a favor and look into getting a prescription for oxygen blockers.

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