Climategate: First heads to roll

Via EU Referendum: The Associated Press reports that Phil Jones, director of CRU, 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.
One down, many more to go.

Elsewhere, Australian liberal conservative leader Malcolm Turnbull was forced to step down after five of his MPs deserted him over his consent to the introduction of an emission trading scheme. Which makes Turnbull the first political head to roll in the wake of climategate.

And in the Netherlands? Hitting Google News gives 13 results, with only two of those related to an MSM outlet (both from De Telegraaf) and one a news service. And the links to the Telegraaf are by virtue of commenters referring to the scandal, not by Telegraaf journalists doing their job. That sound you hear is our MSM snoring (or is it: furtively looking away?).

We asked the question a few days ago. It is now CG day + 12, and the question still stands:

Where the hell is our press?

[UPDATE001] After East Anglia's CRU and Penn State, two more institutes are implicated in the Climategate scandal: New York State University in Albany and the Queens University in Belfast. Pajamas has the details.

[UPDATE002] In Australia the proposed Emission Trading Scheme was voted down in parliament 41-33.
The 41-33 vote followed a tumultuous debate in which the conservative main opposition party at first agreed to support a version of the government’s bill, then dramatically dumped its leader and switched sides after bitter divisions erupted within the party.
WUWT has more.

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