University Of East Anglia Inquiry Was A Whitewash
Posted by Tory Aardvark
There is always something unhealthy about an organsiation investigating itself which is why the investigations into the goings on of Phil Jones at the Climate Research Unit were carried out by like minded people not from the CRU, who made a point of not asking the right questions.
The result of the inquiry was never in doubt, everyone was exhonerated though Phil was a bit of a bad boy for destroying data and ignoring those pesky FoI requests.
Across the Atlantic the same whitewash was going on as Penn State cleared Michael Mann and his frigging hockey stick of any wrong doing.
Many people in MSM and the blogosphere cried foul but it was all swept and the carpet and the warming alarmists got away with it again, or so they thought.
The Global Warming Foundation has published an assesment of the inquiry and the conclusions are that key questions were not asked and others not pursued throughly enough.
The report The Climategate Inquiries, written by Andrew Montford and with a foreword by Lord (Andrew) Turnbull, finds that the inquiries into the conduct and integrity of scientists at the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia were rushed and seriously inadequate.
In particular, the report finds that:
* none of the Climategate panels mounted an inquiry that was comprehensive within their area of remit
* insufficient consideration in the choice of panel members led to a failure to ensure balance and independence
* none managed to be objective and comprehensive
* none made any serious attempt to consider the views and submissions of well-informed critics
* terms of reference were either vague or non-existent
* none of them performed their work in a way that is likely to restore confidence in the work of CRU.
Andrew Montford, the author of the GWPF report, said:
“The lack of impartiality manifested itself in the different ways the panels treated CRU scientists and their critics. While CRU justifications and explanations were willingly accepted without any serious probing, critics were denied adequate opportunity to respond and to counter demonstrably inaccurate claims.”
“All in all, the evidence of the failings of the three UK inquiries is overwhelming. Public confidence in the reliability of climate science will not be restored until a thorough, independent and impartial investigation takes place,” Andrew Montford warned. Hat Tip Watts Up With That
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Posted on September 14, 2010, in Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church Of Climatology, Climategate, Fear, Green Lies, Green Taxation, IPCC, ManBearPig, Social Engineering and tagged Anthropogenic Global Warming, Church of Climatology, Climate Change, Climategate, CRU, Phil Jones, University of East Anglia. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.