• Climategate Clearings Fail to Convince

    • Date: 29/09/10

    As chronicled in this space, several British reviews and several more in the United States have largely cleared the institutions and individuals implicated in the East Anglia hacked e-mail imbroglio. It’s becoming clear, however, that the reviews have not put to rest concerns about the process of climate science and climate policy formulation. Writing this […]

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  • People Who Matter: The Climategate Keeper

    • Date: 28/09/10

    50 People Who Matter 2010 | 32. Stephen McIntyre Climategate Keeper Stephen McIntyre. Credit: Getty Images When the mining expert Stephen McIntyre challenged the basis of climate science on his blog, he became a figurehead for many climate-change sceptics. His subsequent involvement in the 2009 “Climategate” controversy at the University of East Anglia (he was […]

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  • Republicans Promise Climategate Investigation If They Win U.S. Elections

    • Date: 23/09/10

    House Oversight and Government Reform ranking member Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is promising to give a “careful relook” at climate change science in the wake of last year’s “Climategate” scandal if Republicans take over the House. “That doesn’t mean that global warming isn’t happening,” Issa told The Hill on Wednesday. “It means that we have to […]

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  • Climategate Fallout: Don’t Let Personal Views Cloud Scientific Integrity

    • Date: 23/09/10

    Researchers should make it clear that they are going beyond their professional expertise when they make recommendations about the policy implications of their research, according to a new international agreement on research integrity. The “Singapore Statement” was drawn up before the Second World Conference on Research Integrity, which took place in the island state in […]

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  • New Revelation Casts Further Doubt On Royal Society, UEA And Lord Oxburgh

    • Date: 16/09/10

    The Oxburgh Report stated: “The eleven representative publications that the Panel considered in detail are listed in Appendix B. The papers cover a period of more than twenty years and were selected on the advice of the Royal Society.” This statement has been questioned ever since the publication of the Oxburgh Report. That the Royal Society […]

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  • Former Civil Service Chief Calls For Climate Shakeup

    • Date: 14/09/10

    The former head of the civil service has called for a new approach from scientists and policy makers to restore waning trust in climate scientists. Speaking to The Register, Lord Andrew Turnbull, former cabinet secretary and head of the Home Civil Service between 2002 and 2005, says the University of East Anglia’s internal enquiries into […]

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  • Who Recommended Oxburgh?

    • Date: 13/09/10

    Who recommended Oxburgh to chair the Science Appraisal Panel? Who indeed? In their press statement announcing the “Science” Appraisal Panel, the University of East Anglia stated: His [Oxburgh’s] appointment has been made on the recommendation of the Royal Society, which has also been consulted on the choice of the six distinguished scientists who have been […]

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  • UEA “Welcomes” Untrue Muir Russell Finding

    • Date: 12/09/10

    Shortly after the release of the Muir Russell report, I criticized their wrongheaded and untrue finding that there had not been an outstanding FOI request at the time of the notorious Jones’ request to delete all emails seeking information on IPCC correspondence that, in Fred Pearce’s words, was a ‘subversion” of IPCC policy on openness […]

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