Agendas become larger than people. They are like the ponzi schemes of otherwise well-meaning people. At first comes a fissure (fill in the blank: contradictive data, losses on assets), which causes much cognitive dissonance, but the illusion (fill in the blank, global warming or 10% annual returns into infinity) must be maintained at all costs, until vindication. It is strange, is it not? To bifurcate reality in such a way, but of course we humans are experts at this.
Professor Jones told the BBC yesterday there was truth in the observations of colleagues that he lacked organisational skills, that his office was swamped with piles of paper and that his record keeping is ‘not as good as it should be’.
The data is crucial to the famous ‘hockey stick graph’ used by climate change advocates to support the theory.
Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.
And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.
The admissions will be seized on by sceptics as fresh evidence that there are serious flaws at the heart of the science of climate change and the orthodoxy that recent rises in temperature are largely man-made.