Worth Reading: Climate scientists cleared of wrongdoing — again

Blog - April 14, 2010 - By Julia Kilpatrick

A rigorous scientific inquiry conducted by an international panel of experts has reaffirmed the integrity of research conducted by the CRU, the small research group at the centre of the stolen emails controversy. The review was led by Lord Oxburgh, the former chair of the UK House of Lords science and technology select committee, and panel members were recommended by the Royal Society (the UK's national academy of science). The review 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."

The Oxburgh report is the latest in a growing list of reviews, all of which have found no evidence in the stolen CRU emails that scientists fudged data to make climate change seem worse than it is.


For details about these reviews and the allegations against climate scientists, visit our new web page on the recent controversies or download our backgrounder on the state of climate science in light of recent claims.


Julia Kilpatrick

Julia oversees the Pembina Institute's communications department, including planning and strategy, media relations, audience engagement, and the development and delivery of the Institute’s many research publications and online resources.


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