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.
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.