Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Climategate scientists cleared of any wrongdoing.

From Daily Mail:
The scientists embroiled in the Climategate email scandal have been cleared of 'deliberate scientific malpractice' by an independent review.

The University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) has been under attack since hacked emails were leaked online last year, which sceptics claimed showed scientists were manipulating data to support a theory of man-made global warming.

But a detailed review of 11 scientific papers from CRU published over 20 years found 'absolutely no evidence of any impropriety whatsoever', according to Lord Oxburgh, who headed up the inquiry.

Lord Oxburgh said the scientists at the research unit arrived at their conclusions 'honestly and sensibly'.

The review did not analyse whether those conclusions were correct, but gave the scientific processes at CRU a 'clean bill of health', he said.

He said the reviewers found that the scientists could have used better statistical methods in analysing some of their data, but that it was unlikely to have made much difference to their results.

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