UK Climate Scientist “Steps Down” Pending Investigation

Posted on December 1, 2009

It seems one of the most outspoken scientists who has been pitching the “climate change”  hysteria will be stepping down pending an investigation on whether the claims of global warming were exaggerated. 

From the Associated Press via Breitbart:

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.

If you aren’t familiar with the content of some of the released emails, you can get a summary from the Wall Street Journal opinion page here.  It seems though, that the top climate scientists have been manipulating the data and trying to suppress publication of their peers who did not reach the same conclusion on “climate change.”

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