Earth Science News  





.
CLIMATE SCIENCE
British climate change scientists cleared of dishonesty

by Staff Writers
London (AFP) July 7, 2010
Scientists at a top British climate research unit embroiled in a row over their work were cleared of dishonesty by an independent probe on Wednesday, although their lack of openness was criticised.

Climate change sceptics claimed hacked emails from the University of East Anglia's climatic research unit (CRU) showed the scientists had manipulated and suppressed key data to support a theory of man-made global warming.

The row was sparked when hundreds of emails were hacked from the servers of the university in eastern England and posted online.

But the concerns were largely dismissed by an independent review published Wednesday, and the university said it hoped the "conspiracy theories, untruths and misunderstandings" would now finally be laid to rest.

The Independent Climate Change Email Review found nothing in the hacked emails to undermine the conclusions of the United Nations' climate change panel, which won a Nobel peace prize for its 2007 study on global warming.

"On the specific allegations made against the behaviour of CRU scientists, we find that their rigour and honesty as scientists are not in doubt," the review concludes.

But the review into the "climategate" affair found the scientists had not been sufficiently open about their studies.

"There has been a consistent pattern of failing to display the proper degree of openness," the review concluded, pointing out that scientists had failed to meet requests made under Britain's Freedom of Information legislation.

It is the third review to clear the CRU scientists -- an independent panel and a parliamentary inquiry had previously found no wrongdoing -- and the university said it hoped the allegations had finally been rebuffed.

"An exhaustive independent review has exposed as unfounded the overwhelming thrust of the allegations against our science," said university vice-chancellor Professor Edward Acton.

"We hope that commentators will accurately reflect what this highly detailed independent report says, and finally lay to rest the conspiracy theories, untruths and misunderstandings that have circulated."

He added that Phil Jones, who had stepped aside as head of the CRU pending the investigation into the emails, had been appointed to the new post of the unit's director of research with immediate effect.

Jones said he was "extremely relieved" at the review's result, saying: "We have maintained all along that our science is honest and sound."




Share This Article With Planet Earth
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit
YahooMyWebYahooMyWeb GoogleGoogle FacebookFacebook



Related Links
Climate Science News - Modeling, Mitigation Adaptation



Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
CLIMATE SCIENCE
China to host new round of climate talks in October: report
Shanghai (AFP) July 5, 2010
China will host an extra round of climate talks in October before a UN summit in Cancun at year's end as nations attempt to devise a post-2012 treaty, state media said Monday, quoting a UN official. United Nations Environment Programme Executive Director Achim Steiner told the China Daily that the world body was working with Beijing to organise the meeting in the eastern port city of Tianjin ... read more

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  


CLIMATE SCIENCE
US government launches new website on Gulf oil spill

Thousands demonstrate over Italy quake help

Peru declares emergency after mining dam collapse

24 dead in China shuttle bus fire: govt

CLIMATE SCIENCE
Wake up, check Facebook

Apple to issue patch for iPhone 4 antenna woes

Apple hit with lawsuit over iPhone 4 antenna woes

New Multi-Year LTA With EADS Astrium To Power All GEO Satellites

CLIMATE SCIENCE
Cleaner Water Mitigates Climate Change Effects On Florida Keys Coral Reefs

La Nina likely to develop in coming months: UN weather body

More Fish Than Thought May Thrive In The Ocean's Depths

Oil spills boost arsenic levels in ocean: study

CLIMATE SCIENCE
Arctic Climate May Be More Sensitive To Warming Than Thought

US scientist in race to learn from Indonesia's dying glacier

China sets sail for the Arctic

Answer To What Ended The Last Ice Age May Be Blowing In The Winds

CLIMATE SCIENCE
China's AgBank raises 10 billion dollars in Shanghai IPO

AgBank prices Hong Kong IPO lower than expected

Salmon In Hot Water

US Approach To Farming Should Change To Meet New Challenges

CLIMATE SCIENCE
Romanians brace for Danube flood peak

Romania issues flooding red alert on the Danube

Weakened Alex leaves seven dead in northeast Mexico

Romania flood death toll climbs to 25: official

CLIMATE SCIENCE
Religious intolerance threatens Nigerian democracy: Jonathan

Chinese-built hospital risks collapse in Angola: state radio

U.N. pullback likely to worsen Congo wars

Foreign agents in shooting of Rwandan general: S.Africa

CLIMATE SCIENCE
U.S. government challenges Ariz. law

Tibetan Adaptation To Altitude Took Less Than 3,000 Years

A Butterfly Effect In The Brain

China To Hit 1.4 Billion As Medvedev Fears Falling Population In Russia's East


The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2010 - SpaceDaily. AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement