Sunday, February 14, 2010

Phil Jones Has Contemplated Suicide

Phil Jones of "hide the decline fame" and perhaps, until recently, the world's top alarmist scientist and key part of the "team" along with Penn States' Michael "Hocley Stick" Mann was recently quoted by the BBC as contemplating suicide.

Let's just step back a moment and see what Phil had to say onhearing of the death of Australian skeptic John Daley in 2004 as revealed in the leaked Climategate emails available here with analysis by Dr John P Costello.

Phil Jones on death (and publishing data):

January 29, 2004: email 1075403821

Phil Jones forwards to Mike Mann an email advising the sudden death of Australian climate skeptic John Daly:

It is with deep sadness that the Daly Family have to announce the sudden death of John Daly. Condolences may be sent to John’s email account (
Reported with great sadness
Timo Hameranta, LL.M.
Moderator, Climatesceptics

Jones’s comments:

In an odd way this is cheering news! One other thing about the Climatic Change paper—just found another email—is that McKittrick says it is standard practice in Econometrics journals to provide all the data and computer programs!! According to legal advice, Intellectual Property Rights overrides this.

Yesterday another interview appears on the BBC website in the form of a question and answer series which can be found here. I will be following with a series of posts on Phile Jones' responses to the BBC questions.

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