ClimateGate Update: Jones Steps Aside

By Frank Hagan | Related entries in Climate Change

The AP is reporting that Dr. Phil Jones, one of the main figures in the ClimateGate scandal, is stepping down during the investigation:

LONDON (AP) — The chief of a prestigious British research center caught in a storm of controversy over claims that he and others suppressed data about climate change has stepped down pending an investigation, the University of East Anglia said Tuesday.

The university said in a statement that Phil Jones, whose e-mails were among the thousands of pieces of correspondence leaked to the Internet late last month, would relinquish his position as director of Climatic Research Unit until the completion of an independent review.

The university’s Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research Trevor Davies said the investigation would cover data security, whether the university responded properly to Freedom of Information requests, “and any other relevant issues.” The statement said the specific terms of the review will be announced later in the week.

Cross posted to FrankHagan.com


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