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Climategate scientist Phil Jones admits 'awful' e-mails

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Phil Jones, the scientist at the centre of the Climategate e-mail affair, has admitted writing some "very awful" e-mails, but defended his work as he appeared before MPs on the Science and Technology Committee.

The University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit has been under fire since e-mails, which sceptics suggest show data was manipulated and withheld, were published on the internet.

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