Roger picks up on what the nutty professor had professed:
he said that he had been unable to make data available when requested, because it came (in part) from the Swedish Meteorological Institute, which (he testified) had refused to allow its data to be published. But according to my Swedish friend Goran Ahlgren of the Stockholm Institute, the Swedish data are public, and Professor Jones had been advised in correspondence that this is the case.
And here is the press release - copied and pasted from Roger Helmers post.
Stockholm March 5, 2010
Climate cover-up continues
Climate scientist delivers false statement in parliament enquiry
It has come to our attention, that last Monday (March 1), Dr. Phil Jones, head of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (CRU), in a hearing with the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee made a statement in regards to the alleged non-availability for disclosure of Swedish climate data.
Dr. Jones asserted that the weather services of several countries, including Sweden, Canada and Poland, had refused to allow their data to be released, to explain his reluctance to comply with Freedom of Information requests.
This statement is false and misleading in regards to the Swedish data. All Swedish climate data are available in the public domain. As is demonstrated in the attached correspondence between SMHI (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute), the UK Met Office and Dr. Jones (the last correspondence dated yesterday March 4), this has been clearly explained to Dr. Jones. What is also clear is that SMHI is reluctant to be connected to data that has undergone “processing” by the East Anglia research unit.
Göran Ahlgren, secretary general
12 27 Stockholm, Sweden
Tel: +4687555335, Mob: +46707555969