Original post made by Jim, Midtown, on Nov 25, 2009
Note to PA Online editors: Please don't limit this important discussion to only registered users. Everyone deserves a chance to discuss this issue, because the enormous stakes, either way, will affect all of us. Thanks.
"George Monbiot, a leading environmentalist, said Phil Jones should resign from the Climatic Research Unit over leaked emails that appear to show researchers suppressed scientific data."
"I am now convinced that they are genuine, and I'm dismayed and deeply shaken,' he said. 'There are some messages that require no spin to make them look bad.
'There appears to be evidence of attempts to prevent scientific data from being released, and even to destroy material that was subject to a Freedom of Information request.
'Worse still, some of the emails suggest efforts to prevent the publication of work by climate sceptics, or to keep it out of a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."