Phil Jones of CRU "to step down pending investigation"

Overstated case?

Overstated case?

Breaking news from AP (h/t Climate Depot):

LONDON — Britain’s University of East Anglia says the director of its prestigious Climatic Research Unit is stepping down pending an investigation into allegations that he overstated the case for man-made climate change.

The university says Phil Jones will relinquish his position until the completion of an independent review into allegations that he worked to alter the way in which global temperature data was presented.

The allegations were made after more than a decade of correspondence between leading British and U.S. scientists were posted to the Web following the security breach last month.

The e-mails were seized upon by some skeptics of man-made climate change as proof that scientists are manipulating the data about its extent.


  1. Don’t get too excited just yet. Read right through the press release:

    “[The university’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Trevor] Davies defended Jones and his colleagues, saying the publication of their e-mails “is the latest example of a sustained and, in some instances, a vexatious campaign” to undermine climate science.”

    Not that he want’s to pre-judge the outcome of his inquiry, of course – but make no mistake. This will not be an investigation in the accepted sense of the word. This is “climate-speak” for a cover-up. Jones will be exonerated and will be back lieing through his teeth before Christmas.

  2. I believe you are right Eloi however groups like we are change must be putting the fear of God into these lying vermin.

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