In the early blog, about five years ago, I copied the monthly global temperature data from Phil Jonese's site. About a year later I compared the data I had copied to the data that Jones was offering. To my great surprise, Jones was going back and changing earlier data.
To me that was a complete fraud. You do not change data to suit your ideological views.
In this article, not only does Jones make it clear that he changed the data, but points out what I pointed out eight years ago that there has been no global warming for the past 15 years.
Thanks Phil. Special thanks to the modern version of the Russian KGB for releasing secret e-mails that we know of as Climategate.