Cimate-gate Scientists Cleared of Misconduct Allegations

Cimate-gate Scientists Cleared of Misconduct Allegations

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Solar-eclipse.jpgAn independent commission in Britain cleared climate-change researchers of charges of academic misconduct Wednesday, completing an inquiry begun after hundreds of e-mails from the scientists were released to the public.

The commission, chaired by a Scottish university administrator, was the latest to find no evidence that researchers embroiled in the “Climate-gate” scandal had violated academic standards. After examining e-mails and research from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit, the commission said, “we find that their rigor and honesty as scientists are not in doubt.”

The university also investigated and found “no evidence of any deliberate scientific malpractice” in the e-mails.

(READ more in Washington Post, or more in the Scotland Herald)