Climategate – Scandal Investigation Exposed As Fraud!

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As Real Climate has crowed, there have been three investigations that cleared climate science of any wrongdoing in the Climategate scandal. Each investigation has its problems, but we’ll focus on the second one.

The Oxburgh inquiry, was tasked to investigate the quality of the science that has been produce by faculty of East Anglia University, England’s top climate research center and the home of the hacked Climategate e-mails, and assess the behavior of the scientist leading the climate science department, Dr. Phil Jones. First off, the final report was only five pages long. We already knew that the very small list of papers that were reviewed by the Oxburgh panel, twelve to be precise, were cherry-picked to provide as little damning evidence as possible – none of the papers reviewed were those that skeptics have issues with. We already knew that NOT ONE SKEPTIC of note was interviewed to discuss possible issues to be looked into. Well, now we find out that the papers that were chosen, were not only chosen by the University being investigated, East Anglia, but were given final approval by the very same Dr. Phil Jones, the man at the center of the entire Climategate controversy.

Yes, you read that right. The guy under investigation got to approve of the papers used as evidence to exonerate him in the Oxburgh report.

OK. When Congress investigates BP on their safety record, then it would be perfectly fine to not only chose a small list of drilling sites where BP has not had any problems, but PB should be able to approve of the sites to be investigate. I’m sure that will sit well with everyone.

Oh, and BTW, the man who spearheaded this investigation may have had a bit of a conflict of interest:

Climate sceptics questioned whether Lord Oxburgh, chairman of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association and the wind energy company Falck Renewables, was truly independent because he led organisations that depended on climate change being seen as an urgent problem.

Of course, COI’s only matter when it’s a skeptic, doesn’t it.

1 Comment to “Climategate – Scandal Investigation Exposed As Fraud!”

  • GayPatriot » Selective Investigation of Climategate Scandal — July 21, 2010 @ 6:54 am

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