Tuesday, December 01, 2009

ClimateGate Laughingstock Scientist Fired Steps Down

Climate Depot points us to a news report that Dr. Phil Jones, head laughingstock at the East Anglia Climate Research Unit, has "stepped down."

In other words, he was asked to leave, not letting the door hit him on the bum on the way out.

...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...

A House committee has scheduled a hearing Wednesday on the status of climate science. Two prominent Obama administration scientists — White House science adviser John Holdren and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration administrator Jane Lubchenco — are expected to be questioned about the e-mails...

As for "the status of climate change"? Simple: it's a UN-organized bunko scam, pure and simple.

That's why Jones and the CRU deleted their data files; evaded FOIA requests; and conspired to shut dissenting views out of peer-reviewed journals.

Jones isn't a scientist -- he's a hack. It would appear that between 2000 and 2006 Jones was the recipient (or co-recipient) of nearly $20 million worth of grants. But, remember, he was deleting all that data for the children.

Linked by: Michelle Malkin. Thanks!

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