It seems just like yesterday when a number of manmade Climate Warming scientists were caught fudging figures to benefit their Globalbaloney warming theories. Penn State's Michael Mann (Hockey Stick Graph) was caught two years ago manipulating data, but Penn State President, Graham Spanier, defended Mann's cheating faster than the time it takes Jerry Sandusky to take shower - who was also protected by Spanier.
From the Guardian.UK : "One of the most damaging claims in 2009 was that Prof Phil Jones, the head of the UEA's Climatic Research Institute had deleted emails to avoid FOI request. One of the reviews into the content of the emails, conducted by Sir Muir Russell, concluded that "emails might have been deleted in order to make them unavailable should a subsequent request be made for them" - something that Jones has denied. At the time CRU was coming under sustained pressure by an organised campaign to release information, which the scientists saw as distracting from their work.
Distracting from their work, indeed.