Tuesday, December 01, 2009

CRU Chief Temporarily Stepping Down Over Climategate

Phil Jones, one of the central figures in the Climategate scandal, is temporarily stepping down:
LONDON — 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 story doesn't mention who is conducting the investigation. Maybe Michael Mann will investigate Jones and Jones will investigate Mann. That would seem to be in keeping with the AGW methodology.