Data from the research of the British scientists P. Jones exposed in Climategate was used in official report on Climate Change to US Congress.
Climategate began when anonymous hacker published on Internet tons of e-mails of Phil Jones, director of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England. The correspondence seems to suggest that the data in the research was tempered with in non-scientific ways.
Mr. Jones’s research was used in an official document presented to the President of the USA and the US Congress in October 2009.
Mr P. D. Jones is featured on p.17 of the report to US Congress as co-author of a science paper “Consistency of modelled and observed temperature trends in the tropical troposphere”, International Journal of Climatology.
To make sure it is the same scientist I followed the publication and was able to confirm that P.D. Jones was representing in the research cited for the US Congress a Climatic Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich.
The report was made available to Congress in October and the Introduction letter is signed by Dr. John P. Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology. Holdren is featured in the e-mails hacked and released in the wake of the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen.
There is a great possibility in the light of the British Climategate that somebody was feeding US Congress wrong information and fake data. Congressional Investigation is underway. Aides to Representative Darrell Issa (Republican, California), who is the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, have begun analyzing the correspondence exposed by hackers. The scandal is about to damage the Global Warming Movement as the science behind it is under investigation in Britain and now in the US.
President Obama changed his mind and decided to go to the UN Climate Summit. Does he know that the official report that he was handed in October may contain fake data?