Jones: Temperature Data Withheld at Countries' Request

"Prominent British researchers at the heart of the hacked email scandal shot down accusations of illegally withholding scientific information charting the planet's temperature, telling a parliamentary hearing that certain governments had prohibited them from publishing all the raw data.

Phil Jones, head scientist of the premier Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, acknowledged that he refused requests for the institute's raw climate data, but only because of confidentiality agreements with national weather stations supplying the figures."

Stacy Feldman reports for SolveClimate March 2, 2010.

See Also:

"The Chamber of Commerce vs. Climate Science" (Mother Jones)

"Scientists Taking Steps to Defend Work on Climate" (New York Times)

Editorial: "Getting Global Warming Right" (Los Angeles Times)

Editorial: "A Climate of Inquiry" (Wall Street Journal)

"Climate-gate Goes to Parliament" (Nature)

"Institute of Physics Forced To Clarify Submission To Climate Emails Inquiry" (Guardian)

"'Climategate' Scientist Admits 'Awful E-Mails,' but Peers Say IPCC Conclusions Remain Sound" (ClimateWire)

"Climate Scientist Aims To Weather 'Awful Email' Storm" (Sydney Morning Herald)

"Climate Research Director Admits To Writing 'some Very Awful E-Mails'" (Financial Times)

Source: SolveClimate, 03/03/2010