Prof. Phil Jones and king Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Posted: July 23, 2013 by tchannon in Uncategorized


By chance I noticed Prof. Phil Jones giving his affiliation

Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.


Center of Excellence for Climate Change Research, Department of Meteorology, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

This stuck me as a new departure but I am often last to know.

Page left linked here.

“Vice President for Educational Affairs, Prof Abdurrahman Alyoubi, received at his office Prof Philip Jones, of the University of East Anglia (UEA), UK.

The meeting was attended by Dr Mansour Almazroui, Director of the Centre of Excellence in Climate Change Research, and Prof Ahmed Al-Sa’idi, Advisor to the Vice President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research.

The visit is part of a programme aimed at attracting international globally acclaimed and prolific academicians and researchers to the university in the drive to make it a world class hub for research and learning.

Professor Jones, who will give lectures and share his expertise with KAU faculty and students, is a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. He has numerous research papers over the last 25 years.

The visit, according to Professor Alyoubi, was in tune with KAU’s policy of seeking to provide a high-quality education and taking advantage of the capacity and expertise of local and foreign universities and scientists, according to Professor Alyoubi.

Oh well, funding anywhere makes sense.

Categorised Uncategorised, where do you put something like this?


  1. Anthony Watts says:

    They can keep him.

  2. Richard111 says:

    The economy of Saudi Arabia is based mostly on oil. Big oil! Hmmm…

  3. tchannon says:

    Jones putting the affiliation on political AGW papers is what brought this to my attention.

    A lot I could write about the whole situation. Best not done.

  4. Old Mike says:

    Take a look at the body language!!!
    Uncomfortable in the least.

  5. mikemUK says:

    No need to dress up for your hosts, Phil, they’re only paying all your expenses for this ego-building junket.

  6. Brian H says:

    Once bought, always for sale.

  7. p.g.sharrow says:

    “The visit is part of a programme aimed at attracting international globally acclaimed and prolific academicians and researchers to the university in the drive to make it a world class hub for research and learning.”

    So why did they bring in Jones? Seems to be a contradiction in terms. 😉 pg

  8. DirkH says:

    CRU has been founded with money from BP. Big Oil has always funded CO2AGW; to kill competitor coal. Oil, the commodity trade, is entirely controlled by too big to jail Banks; to an extenct that they can run a cartel and create artificial scarcity. Coal is not monopolized. Too many nations have it. Killing coal gives the TBTJ Banks therefore the ability to exactly control the next economic bust. Drive up the price over 100 USD/barrel, and the US enters recession like clockwork.


  9. ALew says:

    I assume he walked there, because CO2 causes dangerous global warming, and he, like Prof Iain Stewart, is no hypocrite.

  10. Willie Soon emailed me the photos of the Saudis, but didn’t mention where he found them, he just thought they might help illustrate the silliness and irony of the accusation that skeptics are funded by ‘big oil’ at my new blog. So after an initial unsuccessful attempt at figuring out who the others were in the photos by googling “phil jones arab sheiks” (which mostly turned up some soccer star and arab images), I tried “phil jones saudi”, which led me straight here. I’m embarrassed, I must not have scrolled my mousewheel down far enough to see this blog piece last Wednesday or Thursday.

    Anyway, I used Dr Soon’s suggestion and composed the blog piece (linking back to the photos here) which I posted a short time ago, “What’s Wrong with This Picture?”

  11. Craig M says:


    Alex Jones interview with Delingpole – references this article about eight and a half minutes in.

  12. tchannon says:

    That came as a surprise, I’d assumed this was just a passing observation.

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