More emails: Phil Jones paid £13.7 million in grants but “not a public servant” « JoNova: Science, carbon, climate and tax Up to £13.7 million in grants have been paid to Professor Phil Jones, from a number of funding bodies including the European Union, NATO, and the US Department of Energy. But the intellectual and philosophical climate is so weak that Jones doesnt even consider himself to be paid to serve the citizens of those countries. No wonder he feels that people asking for his data are nuisances and pests. Usually in Science-World, scientists dont have to deal with pesky FOIs because they make their data and methods available for free upon request. It should never come down to legal action for citizens to get what is rightfully theirs. Phil Jones is Director of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), a Professor in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia in Norwich. Hes one of the key climate scientists behind the IPCC reports (he and James Hansen of GISS in NASA are the two leading alarmist climate scientists). Emails released in ClimateGate II that show he deletes emails, rationalizes that he is a not really a public servant, and discusses ways to hide from FOI requests, even as he admits the models are all wrong.