The official inquiry into the scientific research conducted by the UEA CRU has cleared the scientists at the centre of the so-called ‘climategate’ controversy.
The official inquiry into the scientific research conducted by the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia has cleared the scientists at the centre of the so-called ‘climategate’ controversy about emails stolen from the University department.
“The basic science seems to have been done fairly and properly.”
The report – which can be read here – concludes:
“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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“There is independent verification, through the use of other methodologies and other sources of data, of the results and conclusions of the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.”