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Embattled U.K. Scientist Defends Track Record of Climate Center

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Science  19 Feb 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5968, pp. 934
DOI: 10.1126/science.327.5968.934

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Phil Jones is at the center of a swirling controversy over e-mails stolen or leaked from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, which he has directed since 2004. In the 3 months since those messages came to light, Jones has been battered by criticism that the e-mails reveal a failure to share climate data publicly and an effort to prevent certain papers from being cited in international climate change reports. He's stepped down temporarily from his job to allow for an independent inquiry, but he hasn't walked away from the battlefield, Jones told Science in an interview last week.