|Scientists Jump Ship Under Climategate Scrutiny|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Wednesday, 02 December 2009 11:39|
Director of the CRU, Phil Jones, stepped down yesterday pending an inquiry into the contents of the climategate e-mails. Now it looks like Penn State Climate Scientist, Michael Mann will also be subject of an inquiry about the quality of his research. Academics are lining up to denounce Jones and Mann, trying to distance climate change away from the CRU data. According to an article on CBS News:
Some mainstream academics working in the area have distanced themselves from Mann, Jones, and other researchers whose correspondence has drawn allegations of impropriety. Aynsley Kellow, a professor at the University of Tasmania who was an expert reviewer for a U.N. global warming report, told ABC Radio there was evidence of a "willingness to manipulate raw data to suit predetermined results, you've got a resistance to any notion of transparency, an active resistance to freedom of information requests or quite reasonable requests from scientists to have a look at data so that it can be verified."
Many environmental research centers will likely find themselves under pressure to prove their data is correct in response to climategate. I find it puzzling that they have not offered to do it, especially with Copenhagen approaching. We may just be seeing the tip of the iceberg for the fallout of these investigations.
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