Wednesday, March 31, 2010

UK Parliament report on ClimateGate released

Parliament chartered a special commission to study ClimateGate, and its report is now available. Its findings are mixed:

Scientists at a leading British climate research centre had a culture of withholding information from global warming sceptics but did not deliberately manipulate data to support their case, politicians said today.

In the first official report into the theft of emails from the unit last year, a British parliamentary committee said the messages did not contradict the mainstream scientific view that man-made emissions have contributed to rising temperatures.

Thousands of emails exchanged between scientists were published on the Internet days before world leaders met in Copenhagen for climate change talks last December.

The government has acknowledged that the ensuing row dented public confidence in the evidence underpinning man's role in raising global temperatures.

All in all, about what you'd expect.

1 comment:

GuardDuck said...

Was watching Jeopardy last night, one contestant stated unequivocally that global warming was a fact.

I asked the fiance later in the show: "the global warming believer is in last place - connection or just plain funny?"