A watchdog organization has concluded that Phil Jones and other scientists connected to the University of East Anglia's (UEA) climate change program broke the law when they refused to release data under Britain's version of our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Because the offenses happened more than 6 months ago, the men cannot be prosecuted.
Ignoring FOIA's should be a serious matter. Also serious, is what action will be taken for the manipulated data, paid for by taxpayers, and foisted on an unsuspecting world to keep the cash flowing to these so-called scientists?
Phil Jones, the Director of the UAE's climate research unit, and at the top of the pile of deceit, has lost the support of UEA. According to this report, he has been asked to resign, but will he be forced to resign, is the question?
Global Warming is about the money, and that is all it's about. Richard North, an "expert" on climate change research said:As resignation calls mounted the university last night refused to back Professor Jones saying it was waiting for an independent review to be finalised. The professor has temporarily stepped aside as head of the unit pending the result of that review.The Climatic Research Unit has received grants worth £13.7million over 20 years from public bodies including the Environment department and the Met Office.Conservative MEP Roger Helmer, who sits on the EU Parliament’s climate change committee, said the Information Commissioner’s ruling meant Professor Jones must resign.“This ruling completely undermines his position as head of the unit,” he said. “Science is about open inquiry and challenge. If he conspired with others to hide data it begs a lot of questions. He should resign.”
Professor Jones is clearly motivated by the need to attract funding for his unit. If the unit has been set up to find global warming, releasing data showing that there isn’t will be the death knell for it.
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