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GOP led probe found NO EVIDENCE that scientists manipulated data on climate change, thoughts?

A Republican-led federal probe of climate scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found no evidence that they manipulated data, after leaked e-mails in 2009 sparked the "climategate" controversy.

The investigation was conducted by the inspector general of the Commerce Department. It reviewed the 1,073 leaked messages, particularly the 289 that were exchanged with NOAA scientists, and interviewed NOAA chief Jane Lubchenco and her staff about them.

"We did not find any evidence that NOAA inappropriately manipulated data," the inspector general concluded in a recent report. It also cleared Lucbhenco for testifying before Congress that the e-mails did not weaken the science of climate change.

The probe was requested by Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the environment committee, who has called global warming "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people."

The e-mails were stolen in late 2009 from the Climatic Research Unit at Britain's University of East Anglia. Inhofe and other climate change skeptics suggested it was proof of a conspiracy to corroborate a near-unanimous consensus among scientists that the earth is warming due in part to human activities.

The investigation is the latest in a series of prior probes that exonerated the scientists of any misconduct. They were also cleared by Pennsylvania State University, the InterAcademy Council, National Research Council and the British House of Commons.



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sweet-a-kins

Asked by sweet-a-kins at 12:24 PM on Feb. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • "None of the investigations have found any evidence to question the ethics of our scientists or raise doubts about NOAA’s understanding of climate change science," said Mary Glackin, the agency's deputy undersecretary for operations, according to the New York Times.

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 12:26 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • We did not find any evidence that NOAA inappropriately manipulated data," the inspector general concluded in a recent report. It also cleared Lucbhenco for testifying before Congress that the e-mails did not weaken the science of climate change.


    The probe was requested by Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma, the top Republican on the environment committee, who has called global warming "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people


    The investigation is the latest in a series of prior probes that exonerated the scientists of any misconduct. They were also cleared by Pennsylvania State University, the InterAcademy Council, National Research Council and the British House of Commons.

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 12:27 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I think most people understood that it was blown way out of proportion for political reasons.

    Unfortunately a lot of people don't really care about science and they'll find a million reasons to discount anything that suggests that climate change is a problem.

    For some people the world will always be flat.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 12:51 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • I think most people understood that it was blown way out of proportion for political reasons.


    On CM, many of the regulars do not think this way and think climate change isnt real

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 12:55 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • GOP led probe found NO EVIDENCE that scientists manipulated data on climate change, thoughts?


    My thoughts are...you need a new hobby! Give it up already, no one cares about you being the "link queen." It's old, and you are re-hashing the same garbage.
    cbk_mom3

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 1:07 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • A natural process/cycle ...get it right sweet that is what MOST of us who do not buy into the man made crap think.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:08 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • see USR


    The evidence is in their face


    'and they deny


    even when republicans investigated...

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:09 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • "The department reviewed all 1.073 leaked emails, but focused on 289 that involved scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)."


    No wrongdoing no evidence that they manipulated data in reviewing emails.  Good for NOAA...  Doesn't change my opinion on Climate Change, though...

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:43 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • No wrongdoing no evidence that they manipulated data in reviewing emails. Good for NOAA... Doesn't change my opinion on Climate Change, though...

    Mine either. Too much evidence against it. Numbers were fudged. Tracks were covered. Some were exempt from FOIA.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:50 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

  • see...deniers


     

    sweet-a-kins

    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 1:56 PM on Feb. 25, 2011

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