Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Scientists Cleared of Malpractice in UEA’s Hacked Emails Inquiry

This was from a week or so back, courtesy of the Guardian UK and Climate Progress.  I've been telling myself to document the event in any case.  This is now the second formal investigation into the hacking of emails of British climate scientists, which was jumped upon and trumpeted by Fox News and the Republican Party - proof that global warming is a hoax, a "climate-gate."

Well, not so fast.  Turns out the scientists have been vindicated.  Twice.  And the always-growing mountain of evidence for global warming continues.  Here's the usual short excerpt from the Guardian:

The scientists at the centre of the row over the hacked climate emails have been cleared of any deliberate malpractice by the second of three inquiries into their conduct.…

The report concluded: “We saw no evidence of any deliberate scientific malpractice in any of the work of the Climatic Research Unit and had it been there we believe that it is likely that we would have detected it. Rather we found a small group of dedicated if slightly disorganised researchers who were ill-prepared for being the focus of public attention. As with many small research groups their internal procedures were rather informal.”

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