Monday, July 12, 2010

"The Independent Climate Change Email Review"

"The Independent Climate Change Email Review" exonerated the University of East Anglia of charges from last November that some of the world's leading climate scientists engaged in professional misconduct, data manipulation and subjectively altering scientific literature and climatic data to describe a climate history that favors global warming as a human-produced global threat. The scandal became known as Climategate. The review was commissioned and paid for by the University of East Anglia.

The review comes on the heels of two others—one by the University of East Anglia itself and the other by Penn State University, concerning its own employee, Professor Michael Mann. Mr. Mann was one of the Climategate principals who proposed a plan to destroy a scientific journal that dared to publish three papers with which he and his East Anglia friends disagreed. These two reviews also saw no evil. Penn State: "determined that Dr. Michael E. Mann did not engage in, nor did he participate in, directly or indirectly, any actions that seriously deviated from accepted practices within the academic community." (WSJ, 7/12/2010)

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