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Global warming ended in 1995, top climate scientist tells BBC  

Fudged hockey stick data
 

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By Kirk Myers - Seminole County Environmental News Examiner

                           Fudged hockey stick data (top)) erased historical
                           warm and cold eras (bottom) to create 'warming.
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18 Feb 10 - (Excerpts) - The former director of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at Britain’s University of East Anglia, admitted to the BBC last Saturday that there has been no statistically significant global warming since 1995, and that the world may have been warmer during medieval times.

In the interview (http://bit.ly/bv1fec), professor Phil Jones...confessed to the following:

              - There was no statistically significant global warming from 1995 to 2009.

              - From January 2002 to the present, the earth has been cooling.

              - The Medieval Warm Period (MWP) from 800 to 1300 A.D., did exist, a
        scientifically accepted fact that Jones and other climate researchers tried to
        discount or hide.

Skeptics who have been making the same declarations for years, and were ignored, are enjoying a “We told you” moment.

“They’ve finally admitted that the current warming period is similar to previous warming periods. Congratulations, we’ve known that for a long time,” says Michael Smith, a software engineer who played a key role in exposing the manipulation of global temperature data by NASA and NOAA.

Dr. Phil Kotzbach, a research scientist in Colorado State University’s Department of Atmospheric Science, says the professor’s statements are not particularly surprising.

Dr. Timothy Ball, a climatologist and former professor of geology at the University of Winnipeg, says Jones’ statements undermine the IPCC’s core thesis of anthropogenic global warming (AGW):

“Every single country has based its energy policies on a report that one of its lead authors is now saying is false,” Ball says.

Shortly after Jones’ BBC interview, Professor Peter Liss, now CRU's acting director, came to the defense of the beleaguered scientist, calling global warming skeptics “dangerous” and accusing them of “playing Russian roulette with the planet.”

“If you’re on the climate skeptics’ side, you have to have really good evidence for your case, because if you’re wrong, then the consequences for all of us and all our children and whoever comes after is hugely influenced.

“I don’t see that evidence. I see lots of assertion, but it’s not backed up. It’s very dangerous and like playing Russian roulette with the planet.”

Robert Felix, author of "Not by Fire but by Ice" and host of Ice Age Now, denounced Liss’ attack, citing it as further proof that “the entire CRU institution seems to be infected” with an intractable “we’re always right” mindset that is hostile towards anyone or anything that challenges official dogma.

“Professor Liss’ statement is incredible. He says we have to back our assertions. It’s time for them to back up theirs,” he demanded.

http://www.examiner.com/x-32936-Seminole-County-Environmental-News-Examiner~y2010m2d18-Global-warming-ended-in-1995-top-climate-scientist-tells-BBC
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