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Scientist admits leaked emails were 'pretty awful'

Publié par Clifford Armion le 03/02/2010

Steve Connor and Michael McCarthy

"The academic at the centre of the "climategate" controversy over leaked university emails admitted yesterday that some of his correspondence had been "pretty awful".

"Professor Phil Jones, the head of the of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia (UEA), made the remark to a powerful cross-party committee of MPs, when challenged about saying he would not release data to a climate sceptic, "because all he wants to do is find something wrong with it."

"Defending himself in public for the first time, Professor Jones faced a fierce grilling from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee about the emails hacked from UEA computers, which critics say are evidence of how climate scientists continually obstruct requests for information."

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"Scientist admits leaked emails were 'pretty awful'", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2010. Consulté le 06/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/scientist-admits-leaked-emails-were-pretty-awful-