Feb 15, 2010 5:27 PM by Greg Boyce
The scientist at the center of "Climategate" affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track' of the information, according to the London Daily Mail. Colleagues believe Professor Phil Jones has refused Freedom of Information requests is that he may have actually lost the relevant papers.
Professor Jones told the BBC Sunday it is possible the world was warmer in medieval times than now, which suggests global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon. He also admitted for the past 15 years there has been no "statistically significant" warming. In fact, since 2002 the earth has gotten slightly cooler.
Professor Jones has been in the spotlight since he stepped down as director of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit after leaked emails appeared to show an effort to manipulate and hide data.
The BBC put a series of questions to Jones, which were published over the weekend. In one answer Jones says he doesn't believe the debate on climate change is over and he doesn't believe the vast majority of climate scientists believe it either. Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now, which would put into question the claims that global warming in recent decades could have been caused by man.