Figures. Washington Post Defends Global Warming Junk Science Even After Top Scientist Admits Fraud
This past weekend top global warming expert Professor Phil Jones, the former director of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), admitted that global warming was a fraud. He admitted:
* Data for vital ‘hockey stick graph’ had gone missing
* There had been no global warming since 1995
* Warming periods have happened before – but NOT due to man-made changes
* There was a tendency in the IPCC reports to leave out inconvenient findings, especially in the parts most likely to be read by policy makers.
Jones admitted this weekend that there has been no significant global warming in the last 15 years. The CPU fraudsters bilked the EU and US for £800,000 ($1,253,624.84) annually for the last 20 years.
But, this admission did not stop the Washington Post from publishing another junk science fluff piece today. The WaPo admitted that “a series of missteps” had taken place but did not report that the top scientist just admitted that there was no warming since 1995.
With its 2007 report declaring that the “warming of the climate system is unequivocal,” the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won a Nobel Prize — and a new degree of public trust in the controversial science of global warming.
But recent revelations about flaws in that seminal report, ranging from typos in key dates to sloppy sourcing, are undermining confidence not only in the panel’s work but also in projections about climate change. Scientists who have pointed out problems in the report say the panel’s methods and mistakes — including admitting Saturday that it had overstated how much of the Netherlands was below sea level — give doubters an opening.
It wasn’t the first one. There is still a scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change. But in the past year, a cache of stolen e-mails, revealing that prominent climate scientists sought to prevent the publication of works by their detractors, has sullied their image as impartial academics.
Read the rest here.
It’s another fluff piece for the leftists and junk scientists.
If you want to find out the truth you’ll have to go to the British media or the blogs. You won’t find it in the WaPo.