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04-16-2010, 06:40 AM

Climategate scientists cleared of wrongdoing

Chastised for being naive and disorganized

Climate change scientists at the centre of a row over man-made global warming were cleared of wrongdoing by an inquiry yesterday.

In a whitewash where the entire enquiry took one day

But the British researchers-- who came under fire when their emails were hacked, leaked and held up by skeptics as evidence they had exaggerated the case for man-made global warming -- were criticized for being naive and disorganized.

A nice euphemism for "they falsified data and lied and deleted data to avoid FOI requests"

A member of the inquiry, chaired by Ronald Oxburgh, a former British government advisor, said a well-known graphic used to illustrate rising temperatures was "exaggerated."

The words "panic monger" come to mind


David Hand, head of the Royal Statistical Society, said the "hockey stick" that became emblematic of the threat posed by climate change exaggerated the rise in temperature because it was created using "inappropriate" methods.

The words is "fraud"

The research, led by U.S. scientist Michael Mann, would have shown less dramatic results if more reliable techniques had been used to analyse the data. "The particular technique they used exaggerated the size of the blade at the end of the hockey stick. Had they used an appropriate technique the size of the blade of the hockey stick would have been smaller," he said.

Mann, another alarmist.

"The change in temperature is not as great over the 20th century compared to the past as suggested by the Mann paper." The "hockey stick" was used to warn the world of the threat of global warming by numerous individuals, including Al Gore in his Oscar-winning film An Inconvenient Truth and the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Said film being debunked as full of lies.

But skeptics immediately pounced on the graph and whole books have been written questioning its key finding. The Oxburgh report found the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia was "ill-prepared for being the focus of public attention" when critics began to question its figures on climate change.

The figures which of course very conveniently cant be checked, as the raw data was destroyed.

"We found a small group of dedicated if slightly disorganized researchers who were ill-prepared for being the focus of public attention," said Lord Oxburgh, an academic and the former head of Shell. "We found them to be objective and dispassionate and there was no hint of tailoring results to a particular agenda

While everyone else finds them to be a pack of blatant liars.

Jones lied. Gore lied. The IPCC lied.