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Posted on 02/02/2011 3:35:40 PM PST by jazusamo
Complete title: EPA Administrator Won't Say If She Agrees With Climate Scientist Who Says There's Been No Statistically Significant Global Warming Since 1995
(CNSNews.com) Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson has again evaded answering a question about whether she agrees with one of the world's most prominent climate scientists that there has been no statistically significant global warming since 1995.
On Capitol Hill today, CNSNews.com asked Jackson, Do you agree with Phil Jones of East Anglia University that there has been no statistically significant global warming since 1995?
Jackson said, I agree with the scientists who have reviewed and re-reviewed the e-mails and data and made a determination--several well-respected bodies, including the national academies, including independent groups--[and] put together that the information that came to be known as Climate Gate has not changed the fact that man-made emissions are changing and degrading our atmosphere, piling up carbon in our atmosphere, and if left unaddressed leaves us--endangers public health and welfare--and puts us, once again, behind the ball in trying to deal with, in trying to move into the clean energy economy.
When CNSNews.com tried to tell Jackson that Jones was one of those scientists she claimed to support, her press attaché interjected, announcing that the impromptu appearance was over and asking if any other reporters had questions.
Last question, someone who hasnt asked a question, she said.
Phil Jones, who heads the East Anglia University Climate Research Unit and was one of the scientists at the center of the Climate Gate controversy, told the BBC in February 2010 that there had been no statistically significant warming since 1995.
Do you agree that from 1995 to the present there has been no statistically-significant global warming? the BBC asked Jones on Feb. 13, 2010.
Yes, but only just, said Jones. I also calculated the trend for the period 1995 to 2009. This trend (0.12C per decade) is positive, but not significant at the 95% significance level. The positive trend is quite close to the significance level. Achieving statistical significance in scientific terms is much more likely for longer periods, and much less likely for shorter periods.
This was not the first time Jackson has dodged the question. CNSNews.com correspondent Karen Schuberg asked Jackson about Joness statement to the BBC on Feb. 23, 2010.
Do you agree with Dr. Phil Jones, the former head of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, that there has been no statistically significant global warming since 1995? CNSNews.com asked Jackson.
I believe all the new information we have doesnt lead to any different conclusion than what we reached in the Endangerment Finding, said Jackson. And that is that climate is changing and that mankind is responsible in part for that change, and that we need to move aggressively.
We need to move clean energy legislation, Jackson added at the time. We need to move to addressing carbon and putting a price on carbon emissions.
Statistical significance is the measurement scientists use to determine the likelihood that their findings could not have occurred at random. If a measurement, such as the change in global temperature, is found to be statistically significant, then scientists can say that it is unlikely to have been a random occurrence.
Administrator Jacksons office did not respond to requests to clarify her response at press time.
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The EPA administrator couldn’t find the average of five numbers.
Lisa Jackson is not interested in facts and she doesn’t need them. She has a court ruling saying that she can regulate CO2 as if it were a pollutant, so she will do whatever she damned well pleases and will defy anyone to do something about it.
And people think I write runoff sentences...anyone get the license plate of that bus?
Yep, I’m hoping the House starts defunding EPA, I want to hear the screaming from her and her Rat buddies.
The lower Tropospheric Atmosphere temperatures are now just below average for the planet. No Global Warming is affecting the planet anywhere right now. Does not exist. That is a fact. The US government needs to get of its big carbon behind and work at keeping the citizens of the US above room temperature. Right now it is about 20 F degrees in Dallas. The center of the country will warm Friday and Saturday, but Sunday night after the Super Bowl, a second major Arctic Blast is coming. That is reality. Not some Pie in the Sky Grow Government and Tyranny Carbon scheme.
LOL! By the time I finished reading it was too far away.
She doesn’t give a damn. The Obama administration is no more guided by science than my cat. She craves food. They crave power.
There are some really SCARY people working for this president - and she is certainly one of them.
we should be checking *her* portfolio, too.
these environquacks all seem to be more than just intellectually invested in gore-ish technologies.
To the EPA, WE are the REALLY SCARY people.
I wish we would live up to that. It's time the government should REALLY fear the People.
“They hate you and your children.”
Like I don’t know that (and thankfully you understand it too).
Unfortunately WAY too many conservatives still look at politics as a kink of a football game. You try your hardest, but when it’s over, you all shake hands and try again next time.
That may be true in football, and it may be true of Republicans, but it sure as hell is NOT TRUE among Democrats. They identify themselves by their HATE of conservatives, and will do ANYTHING to defeat them, even if it wrecks the country. In fact, I have NO DOUBT that Democrats would JAIL US and even EXECUTE us for our beliefs, if they could simply figure out a way to do that. And why not, they’ve done it in every other country that they’ve taken power in - from Germany (Hitler) to Cambodia, and then Iran, and now Egypt. Hate always finds a way to kill their opposition.
LISA JACKSON - Land and water control in NJ
They’re being sued...
Campbell was nominated by President Clinton on December 15, 1999, to serve as the Regional Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Middle Atlantic Region succeeding W. Michael McCabe, who had been named the EPA’s Deputy Administrator. As regional administrator, in cooperation with governors and senior state officials, Campbell directed the implementation of federal environmental programs in the states of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Campbell took office as head of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in January 2002, having been nominated to the post by Governor Jim McGreevey. In October 2004 Senator Anthony Bucco of Morris County invoked senatorial courtesy to block four nominations to the Highlands Commission. Bucco sought to register his concern about how the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act would limit development in the New Jersey Highlands, and dropped his block after Campbell met with Bucco, Senator Guy R. Gregg and the mayors of several municipalities in Morris County, with Bucco saying “All I wanted was my day in court”.
After his appointment to head the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Campbell moved to Lambertville, New Jersey.
Her old boss was a Clintonite...They commandeered land - under crooks McGreevy and Corzine.
Translation: "We need to move legislation to enrich our buddies and to shaft you as a consumer. We need to have control of your life and environment. 'Cause we're smart and you're dumb."