Report Shows UK Climate Scientists Did Not Manipulate, Withhold Data
July 7, 2010
UK (ChattahBox) – After a lot of shouting from climate change skeptics that say 1,000 hacked emails from the University of East Anglia showed data had been manipulated or withheld to support their argument, a third report has completely cleared the scientists of all allegations.
It is hard to imagine why a third report from an independent source would be needed to clear their names, but they have, nevertheless, gotten it. The scientists did not withhold or misrepresent data, The Independent Climate Change Email Review were quoted by the BBC.
While the researchers were condemned for not being open enough in their research to follow by the full extent of the Freedom of Information Act, the reports themselves were found to be clear, accurate, and “their rigour and honesty as scientists are not in doubt.”
There isn’t much to say about this issue; people who have already jumped on the denial bandwagon gripped this non-issue with everything they have. Some still use ‘Climategate’ as some kind of proof against climate change, despite two previous reports showing there was no misconduct before this.
In fact, there was not a single shred of evidence within the hacked emails that support the undermining of presented data, which makes you wonder where the claims of seriously withheld information came from.
Hopefully, this will, at the very least, be enough to shut up the idiots who can’t come up with a rational argument to support their position. I don’t mind if you don’t believe in climate change, though I don’t understand that position. I do, however, mind the people who didn’t know that this ‘scandal’ had been disproved two, and now three, times.