This is a step in the right direction. Phil Jones, head of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, will step down pending investigation
LONDON (AP) - 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.
Now if we can just convince the lamestream media to abandon their political agenda for just a few days and begin reporting the facts about the climate, we can nip this problem in the bud.