East Anglia hacking: one down, how many to go?

First career victim of the East Anglia document hacking.

The research director at the center for climate studies at the University of East Anglia has stepped down, at least for now. The center was hacked back in October and in November docs and emails from the hacking were placed online. Opponents of global warming warnings are calling it "Climategate." The planet's not cooking, they charge, but the data was cooked by dishonest scientists.

An independent British investigation of the hacking and the documents' content is being conducted and the research director has been replaced pending the investigation.

The director who has now stepped aside maintains all research findings at the center are valid and there was no attempt to hide or alter data or scientific conclusions.

Here's a chronology of the East Anglia affair, so far.