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House of Commons Finds No Evidence of Tampering In Climate E-mails

March 31st, 2010 03:30 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

dwguenther writes “The first of several British investigations into the e-mails leaked from one of the world’s leading climate research centers has largely vindicated the scientists involved. The House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee said Wednesday that they’d seen no evidence to support charges that the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit … had tampered with data or perverted the peer review process to exaggerate the threat of global warming.”

According to the article, the head of committee which produced the report “said the lawmakers had been in a rush to publish something before Britain’s next national election, which is widely expected in just over a month’s time”; two further inquiries are to examine the issue more closely. The “e-mails appeared to show scientists berating skeptics in sometimes intensely personal attacks, discussing ways to shield their data from public records laws, and discussing ways to keep skeptics’ research out of peer-reviewed journals,” but the committee concluded that East Anglia researcher Phil Jones was not part of a conspiracy to hide evidence that weakens the case for global warming.

Source: House of Commons Finds No Evidence of Tampering In Climate E-mails

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