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December 01, 2009

Director Of ClimateGate Unit To Step Down Temporarily

The science suspension is settled.

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.

Fuller story here.

Until about what, two weeks ago? This guy was one of the leading figures in the AGW world and now he's on his way out.

And so begins the great unraveling.

One great upside to this...the media embargo has to break. This guy is to big to just step aside without being commented upon. Now, the stories will be slanted and idiotic but the truth will start to seep out in drips and drabs.

How long until Charles Johnson releases one of those sobbing internet videos imploring the world to just "Leave Phil Jones ALONE!"?

Thanks to Jean (who is a guy) in the comments for the heads up.


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