• US Government Halts Funds For Climate Unit

    • Date: 18/07/10

    The American government has suspended its funding of the University of East Anglia’s climate research unit (CRU), citing the scientific doubts raised by last November’s leak of hundreds of stolen emails. The US Department of Energy (DoE) was one of the unit’s main sources of funding for its work assembling a database of global temperatures. […]

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  • Russell Inquiry: Whatever Happened To FOI2009?

    • Date: 17/07/10

    Ever since I nervously downloaded a file named FOI2009.zip from a rather dodgy sounding Russian server one November night last year, there has been a nagging question troubling me. When the terms of reference for the Russell Inquiry were announce it seemed certain that, whatever shortcomings this so-called independent inquiry might have, an answer to […]

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  • A Climate Absolution?

    • Date: 16/07/10

    The latest study purporting to absolve the scientists involved in November’s Climategate scandal was published last week. On predictable cue, the news was followed by a letter from our admirers at the United Nations Foundation and the Natural Resources Defense Council urging us to “set the record straight” on “these bogus scandals.” Having devoted considerable […]

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  • Russell Inquiry: Why Were McIntyre, McKitrick, Holland And Keenan Not Interviewed?

    • Date: 14/07/10

    In Chapter 3 of the Independent Climate Change E-mails Review (otherwise known as the Russell Report), which is entitled Terms of Reference and Method of Enquiry, the authors have this to say: We recognise that natural justice requires that those in respect of whom findings will be made should have an opportunity to be heard: this does […]

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  • Peter Foster: Checking The Hockey Team

    • Date: 10/07/10

    The third British investigation into the Climategate scandal — led by former civil servant Sir Muir Russell — amounts, at best, to a greywash. No reason, it claims, to doubt the honesty of the scientists related to the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia (which commissioned the review). However, buried within the […]

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  • Parliament Misled Over Climategate Report, Says MP

    • Date: 10/07/10

    Parliament was misled and needs to re-examine the Climategate affair thoroughly after the failure of the Russell report, a leading backbench MP told us today. “It’s not a whitewash, but it is inadequate,” is Labour MP Graham Stringer’s summary of the Russell inquiry report. Stringer is the only member of the House of Commons Select Committee […]

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  • Information Commissioner Finds CRU Crew Guilty

    • Date: 09/07/10

    Climatic Research Unit director Phil Jones was being whisked back to his desk at the University of East Anglia by the University’s Russell enquiry yesterday. But with exquisite timing, the Information Commissioner’s office chose the same day to confirm that CRU had twice broken the Freedom of Information regulations – once by ignoring the request, […]

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  • Labour MP Calls For Climategate Re-Assessment

    • Date: 08/07/10

    GLOBAL warming scientists were yesterday slammed for not being open with the public over the “climategate” scandal. An inquiry into emails leaked from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) criticised it for withholding information about the extent of global warming. However, it also concluded that researchers had been responsible and honest. It […]

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