As a consequence of the leaked e-mails from the University of East Anglia, Phil Jones, the director of the university’s Climate Research Unit, has been forced to step aside.
A good first step in the effort to have an independent, searching inquiry. But it is only a step. There obviously need to be investigations at Penn State as well.
Ronald Bailey, meanwhile, gives us a good rundown of ClimateGate, and why the outrage over scientific fraud is entirely justifiable.