CRU exonerated again


in Politics, Science, The environment

As was the case with an earlier review by British Members of Parliament, the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia has been cleared of wrongdoing for a second time. An independent panel chaired by Lord Oxburgh found no evidence of scientific malpractice, though it did encourage the CRU to work more with statisticians in the future.

The full report is here: Report of the International Panel set up by the University of East Anglia to examine the research of the Climatic Research Unit.

Once again, the message seems to be that whatever flaws existed within the CRU do not undermine it fundamentally as an institution, and certainly do not call climate science overall into question. Hopefully, that result will percolate through the media. In the end, I fear, these reviews will get a lot less public attention than the earliest breathless claims of climate change deniers that these emails somehow proved climate change to be a hoax or a fraud.

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