Does This Mean Climategate's Finally Over?
An independent review panel in the United Kingdom has concluded that there was no malpractice committed by the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit. Here's the report's official wording, via Treehugger:
Great news. Whether this ruling will reverse the trend of declining public belief in man-made climate change remains to be seen. Head to Treehugger to read the full post and get more information.
We saw no evidence of any deliberate scientific malpractice in any of the work of the Climatic Research Unit and had it been there we believe that it is likely that we would have detected it. Rather we found a small group of dedicated if slightly disorganized researchers who were ill-prepared for being the focus of public attention. As with many small research groups their internal procedures were rather informal.
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