Re: [asa] Phil Jones Stepping Down..

From: Schwarzwald <schwarzwald@gmail.com>
Date: Tue Dec 01 2009 - 19:26:47 EST

John,

Saw this and was tempted to post it, but I see you already did. At least
that's some kind of progress!

Then again, I think most of the progress being had here isn't going to come
from official statements or event internal investigations. But progress
nevertheless, I hope.

On Tue, Dec 1, 2009 at 6:54 PM, John Walley <john_walley@yahoo.com> wrote:

> Climate scientist at center of e-mail controversy to step down
>
> By Juliet Eilperin
> Washington Post Staff Writer
> Tuesday, December 1, 2009 3:45 PM
>
>
> A scientist who is one of the central figures in the controversy over
> hacked e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit
> announced Tuesday that he is stepping down while the university investigates
> the incident.
>
> Climate skeptics have seized on several e-mails from Phil Jones, director
> of the university's Climatic Research Unit, to other researchers as evidence
> that prominent scientists have sought to silence their voice in the debate
> over global warming. The e-mails were pirated and posted online last month.
>
> "What is most important is that CRU continues its world leading research
> with as little interruption and diversion as possible," Jones said in a
> statement. "After a good deal of consideration I have decided that the best
> way to achieve this is by stepping aside from the Director's role during the
> course of the independent review and am grateful to the University for
> agreeing to this. The Review process will have my full support."
>
> East Anglia's Vice-Chancellor Professor Edward Acton said he had "accepted
> Professor Jones's offer to stand aside during this period. It is an
> important step to ensure that CRU can continue to operate normally and the
> independent review can conduct its work into the allegations."
>
> Action added the university will disclose details of the probe, including
> who will head it and how long it will last "within days."
> Marc Morano, who edits the climate skeptic blog, ClimateDepot.com, welcomed
> the news with an e-mail stating, "One Down: ClimateGate Scientist Phil Jones
> to temporarily step down... 'pending investigation into allegations that he
> overstated case for man-made climate change.'"
>
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