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Climate Emailer Phil Jones Has Stepped Down

The embattled head of University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit has resigned pending the ongoing investigation:

Professor Jones said: "What is most important is that CRU continues its world leading research with as little interruption and diversion as possible.  After a good deal of consideration I have decided that the best way to achieve this is by stepping aside from the Director's role during the course of the independent review and am grateful to the University for agreeing to this.  The Review process will have my full support."