Thinly Whitewashed

Sir Muir Russell’s attempt to bury “Climategate”, the scandal uncovered last year by a whistleblower on the staff at the CRU, has proved less than successful.

Even his carefully chosen committee was forced to admit that activities at the University of East Anglia fell far short of normal scientific standards and public obligations.

Though his report presents the situation in the best possible light, it is clear that climate scientists perverted and corrupted the usual processes and procedures.

They manipulated data, suppressed unsupportive research, bullied colleagues, threatened editors of academic journals, and let their political views trump their scientific instincts.

It is also clear that the process of “peer review” was used as a weapon and that the scientific community needs to take a long hard look at this sacred academic cow.


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