Jones's general defence was that anything people didn't like – the strong-arm tactics to silence critics, the cold-shouldering of freedom of information requests, the economy with data sharing – were all "standard practice" among climate scientistsHey, don't go off, jaw agape, just yet. There's more.
The most startling observation came when he was asked how often scientists reviewing his papers for probity before publication asked to see details of his raw data, methodology and computer codes. "They've never asked," he said.Really? Why ever not?
"Most scientists do not want to deal with the raw station data, they would rather deal with a derived product."Oh, I see where the concensus comes from now.
It's a result of a bunch of scientists regurgitating what they have read for the purposes of keeping the tax-funded grant tap running.
Listen, if any reader here is an expert in climate science, which I am not, then you are welcome to challenge my summation. However, I have seen exactly the same blind repetition of fake science in areas of which I am right bastardly expert, so you will also need to have a serious word with those who have perverted science for their own selfish ends for over three decades.
It's all been done before. The deception, the lies, the concensus. Debate is over after some shonky, totally fucked up study or other which is merely repeated by those with a vested interest and a generous funding stream. The evidence is overwhelming because demonstrable nonsense is spread around the world by press release before the truth can get its boots on.
I don't know much about climate science, but I disbelieve these fucks simply because I've seen this hideous truth-avoidance process before.
If the world does, in the next couple of generations, disappear up its own backside in an orgy of searing heat, flooding of anywhere beneath the summit of K2, and alligators gobbling up comely bikini-clad Swedish beach-dwellers, a fair proportion of the blame will lay with those who have previously shown contempt for the reputation of science by using its majesty for their own selfish, and dictatorial ends.
And if so, may God rot them all on a rusty spike, with crows picking at their purgatorial eyeballs.