Frikendt, men… II

Diverse — Drokles on January 30, 2011 at 4:36 am

I sommer refererede jeg til nogle reaktioner på nogle undersøgelser af den klimaforskning og forvaltning af data, der var foregået på East Anglia universitetets klimaenhed (CRU) under ledelse af professor Phil Jones. De fandt at de to undersøgelskommisioner var utilstrækkelige da de ikke stillede de væsentligste spørgsmål, ikke gik i dybden med flere afgørende emner og mest af alt lignede en intern hvidvask.

En ny uafhængig undersøgelse bekræfter nu denne skepsis, der har fået panderynkerne frem hos flere parlamentsmedlemmer i Underhuset

TWO inquiries into claims that scientists manipulated data about global warming were yesterday condemned by MPs as ineffective and too secretive.

The row, which became known as Climategate, erupted in 2009 over allegations that researchers had deliberately strengthened evidence suggesting human activity was to blame for rising temperatures.

MPs on the Science and Technology Committee have now concluded that both probes into the scandal had failed to “fully investigate” claims that scientists had deleted embarrassing emails.

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They criticised the brevity of the appraisal panel report, at “a mere five pages”, and said both investigations should have been more open to the public.

The committee also said the emails review “did not fully investigate the serious allegation” relating to the deletion of emails and instead relied on a verbal reassurance that the messages still exist.

Though the committee was split over the credibility of the inquiries, an amendment put forward by Labour MP Graham Stringer which said that they had not been independent was voted down by members.

He said Lord Oxburgh appeared to have a “conflict of interest” because of his links to green businesses while the Emails Review panel included a former Climate Research Unit scientist.

Stemt ned eller ej så har det offielle England udtrykt skepsis ved det konsensus, der hævder ikke bare videnskabelig autoritet, men også moralsk. Og det sidste en nærmest guddommelig overhøjhed kan bære er tvivl om dets ufejlbarlighed.

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