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Climate science vindicated for umpteenth time – Deniers still demand Inquisition
[Via Climate Progress]

Inspector General’s Review of Stolen Emails Confirms No Evidence of Wrong-Doing by NOAA Climate Scientists

Report is the latest independent analysis to clear climate scientists of allegations of mishandling of climate information

Another day, another independent review finds that emails of climate science do nothing to undermine the overwhelming data-driven understanding that humans are changing the climate and that if we keep listening to the deniers, unrestricted emissions of greenhouse gases will bring multiple catastrophes to countless future generations.

What a surprise (see “The first rule of vindicating climate scientists is you do not talk about vindicating climate scientists“).

The headlines are from the NOAA release, which continues:

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Thingslike this will have no effect on the denialists:

At the request of U.S. Sen. Inhofe, the Department of Commerce Inspector General conducted an independent review of the emails stolen in November 2009 from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, and found no evidence of impropriety or reason to doubt NOAA’s handling of its climate data.

or this:

The Inspector General’s report states specifically:

  • “We found no evidence in the CRU emails that NOAA inappropriately manipulated data comprising the [Global Historical Climatology Network – monthly] GHCN-M dataset.” (Page 11)
  • “We found no evidence in the CRU emails to suggest that NOAA failed to adhere to its peer review procedures prior to its dissemination of information.” (Page 11)
  • “We found no evidence in the CRU emails to suggest that NOAA violated its obligations under the IQA.” (Page 12)
  • “We found no evidence in the CRU emails to suggest that NOAA violated its obligations under the Shelby Amendment.” (Page 16)

Climategate will continue to be an article of the denialist’s faith for some time. It sustains their Cargo Cult World.

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