‘Climate-Gate’ Professor Received Death Threats and Contemplated Suicide

Phil JonesRichard Girling writes in the Times:

The scientist at the centre of the “climategate” email scandal has revealed that he was so traumatised by the global backlash against him that he contemplated suicide.

Professor Phil Jones said in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Times that he had thought about killing himself “several times”. He acknowledged similarities to Dr David Kelly, the scientist who committed suicide after being exposed as the source for a BBC report that alleged the government had “sexed up” evidence to justify the invasion of Iraq.

In emails that were hacked into and seized upon by global-warming sceptics before the Copenhagen climate summit in December, Jones appeared to call upon his colleagues to destroy scientific data rather than release it to people intent on discrediting their work monitoring climate change.

Jones, 57, said he was unprepared for the scandal: “I am just a scientist. I have no training in PR or dealing with crises.”

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2 Comments on "‘Climate-Gate’ Professor Received Death Threats and Contemplated Suicide"

  1. Yeah well personally I think the whole “global warming” scare is nothing but a money making scam. And probably one of the biggest scams of the century. This is the WORST winter we have had in the midwest and honestly if there is such thing as global warming i wish it would global warm it's ass up over here! The climate talks was nothing but bs and some of my friends in Denmark agree with me totally as it's just a cover-up for a world tax.

    • Kennixcar2 | Aug 25, 2010 at 1:28 pm |

      The truth probably lies somewhere in the middle; yes, some unscrupulous people have taken advantage of the theory, and have used it for fearmongering, etc., but humanity is having effects on the environment, at least in some places, and if a viable solution is not put in place, it will eventually begin to get truly global, and once that happens, we will probably see a century, or maybe even 2, where life on earth will be hell for many.

      The only people the globalists are truly promoting are the outright fearmongerers, and the climate DENIERS……….while they are making sure that those on the middle ground, regardless of where they lean never get heard. We need to wake people up, before it's too damned late, and frankly, j, you aren't helping one bit.{the 'world tax' is another piece of disinfo created to discredit real researchers, i.e. Dave Emory}

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