Latest Phil Jones Stories

2011-06-11 07:50:54

Phil Jones, the United Kingdom scientist who was targeted in the "ClimateGate" affair, now says global warming since 1995 is statistically significant, a year after telling BBC News that post-1995 warming was not significant. He noted that a year worth of data had pushed the trend past the threshold typically used to assess whether trends are in fact "real." Jones said this shows the importance of using longer records for analysis. Scientists generally use a minimum threshold of 95 percent...

2011-01-20 12:05:00

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2010-07-07 14:15:00

Climate scientists have emerged from an inquiry with their reputations still intact. The Independent Climate Change Email Review was set up by the University of East Anglia (UEA) after over 1,000 emails were hacked into through its servers. Climate "skeptics" claimed that the emails proved that UEA scientists manipulated key climate data involving climate change. However, these accusations are largely dismissed by the report. The review did not discover anything in the emails to undermine...

2010-04-14 11:05:00

Scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) have been cleared of intentional wrongdoing in the "Climategate" scandal by an independent review panel. The review board, which was chaired by former House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology head Lord Ron Oxburgh, had been asked by the university to review the incident, which dated back to November 2009. At that time, hackers attacked a CRU server and managed to obtain a number of different emails...

2010-03-31 12:15:00

The House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee has found no evidence that professor Phil Jones and his fellow climate researchers at University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) manipulated data, but urged the scientists to provide easier access to their work in the future. The hearing, which was held in response to the "Climategate" controversy surrounding emails obtained by hackers that suggested that the climate scientists may have manipulated their findings, exonerated...

2010-03-22 09:45:00

An independent review panel has been named to investigate the "Climategate" incident in which hacked emails suggest possible misconduct on the part of climate research scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA), the BBC is reporting. Serving as the panel's chairperson will be Ron Oxburgh FRS, otherwise known as Lord Oxburgh of Liverpool. He is a former head of the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology. Joining him on the committee will be: Huw Davies, professor of...

2010-03-03 05:55:00

A British climate researcher at the heart of the Climategate row scandal admitted he wrote some "pretty awful" emails to skeptics when he refused their requests for data. However, Phil Jones, of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, said his decision not to release the data about temperatures from around the world was right, and it was not "standard practice" to do so. "I have obviously written some pretty awful emails," Jones told British lawmakers in response to a...

2010-02-16 12:15:00

One of the primary researchers involved in the "ËœClimategate' affair has admitted that he had trouble "Ëœkeeping track' of the raw data that is crucial to the theory of climate change, DailyMail UK reported. Professor Phil Jones has apparently refused Freedom of Information requests because colleagues say he may have actually lost the relevant papers. He himself even admitted there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organizational skills and that...

2010-02-11 12:45:00

Just months after a series of leaked e-mails from university researchers started the affair known as "Climategate," a panel of independent experts have now begun investigating the case, BBC News reported. Sir Muir Russell and a team of experts will investigate how e-mails from the UK's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) appeared on the web and will consider if the e-mail exchanges between researchers show an attempt to manipulate or suppress data "at odds" with scientific practice. Preliminary...

2010-01-28 12:30:00

The Information Commissioner's Office found that a university unit involved in a controversy over stolen e-mails on climate research breached rules by withholding data, BBC News reported. Messages hacked in November showed that requests under the Freedom of Information Act were "not dealt with as they should have been," officials said. However, experts say too much time has passed for action against the University of East Anglia, but the UEA says part of a probe into the case will consider...

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