Monday, February 15, 2010

The BBC Interviews Global Warming Scientist Dr. Phil Jones

"I wish people would spend as much time reading my scientific papers as they do reading my e-mails."---Dr. Phil Jones

The BBC (2-13-10) has posted an interview with the anthropomorphic global warming expert Dr. Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit (CRU). Dr. Jones is the central figure in the so-called "Climategate" scandal.

In my view, Dr. Jones is being hounded by wealthy, mendacious energy interests, tabloid bully-boys like the Telegraph's demagogue James Delingpole, and the Telegraph's fabricator Christopher Booker, who are spreading a filthy slurry of disinformation about Dr. Jones and inciting ignorant global warming "denialists" against him on the blogs.

The smear campaign conducted by Dr. Jones's persecutors reminds me of the smear campaigns conducted by the Soviet-era KGB and more recently by the the political operatives of the ruling United Russia political party, which has close ties with Russia's powerful state-controlled natural gas company--Gazprom.

I will feel really ashamed if the British authorities discover that the thieves who hacked into the CRU computer are Americans who have stooped to the disgusting tactics of police state political operatives, but according to technology editor Charles Arthur of the U.K. Guardian (2-5-10):

Analysis by the Guardian and digital forensics experts suggests that an outside hacker gained access to a server at the UEA which held backups of CRU emails and a collection of staff documents. It also suggests the access occurred over a period of days, if not weeks, and was carried out from a computer based on the east coast of north America.

...someone with clear hacking skills...grabbed the files, then they broke into the RealClimate blog to upload the archive and prepare a draft post; then, when that was thwarted, they uploaded it to a Russian website, and posted links to it on climate sceptics' blogs using web servers located in Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

That sequence of events led Sir David King, the government's former chief scientist, to say that it must have been "carried out by a team of skilled professionals, either on behalf of a foreign government or at the behest of anti-climate change lobbyists in the United States". But he quickly backed away from that statement, admitting he had no inside information.

The theory of anthropomorphic global warming is being characterized by some politicians, journalists, and bloggers as a "socialist" hoax to steal our money and even seize political power. Actually, this claim sounds a lot to me like the old communist trick of inciting people against "greedy capitalists." In reality, it is the hackers, who hypocritically characterized themselves as "honest men," who are the thieves. Why should I believe what thieves say about global warming?

I am confident that Dr. Jones and the science of anthropomorphic global warming will be vindicated. When this so-called "Climategate" scandal began, I decided to educate myself. It didn't take me long to see that the "denialists" are dishonest people who are not interested in scientific truth; rather, they are interested in persecuting scientists. The world's academies of sciences all accept anthropomorphic global warming. I think they are a lot more reliable than bloggers who can't even spell or gutter journalists such as the arrogant bully James Delingpole or the dishonest fabricator Christopher Booker.

I am glad that the BBC is giving people the opportunity to read Dr. Jones's own words. They are honest journalists, not propagandists who twist and mischaracterize Dr. Jones's research. I also think that the U.K. Guardian has tried to be fair and informative in their series on this scandal, the "Climategate Wars."

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