Climate Scientists Violated Britains Freedom of Information Act

That's the ruling of the independent commissioner who investigated the charges pursuant to the ClimateGate scandal.  There won't be any prosecution, since this happened more than six months ago, but it will probably be difficult for Phil Jones to be reinstated as the head of the climate unit at East Anglia University.

It's important to note that there's no finding that they lied or anything; just that they didn't correctly comply with the FOI request.  The problem is, skeptics are naturally going to ask, "What did they have to hide?"

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Megan McArdle is a columnist at Bloomberg View and a former senior editor at The Atlantic. Her new book is The Up Side of Down.

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