I work in a world where success actually matters. You have to be right. Often. And significantly so. If you are too wrong too often, you are no longer needed and will eventually get promoted to “customer”.
Not this guy; not in academics. And the implications of him being wrong are and have been HUGE:
Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995
- Data for vital ‘hockey stick graph’ has gone missing
- There has been no global warming since 1995
- Warming periods have happened before – but NOT due to man-made changes
The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.
Colleagues say that the reason Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers.
Settled Science? Hardly.