The results are out, and the recent British Parliamentary enquiry into the CRU email leak found no evidence
The Commons Science and Technology Committee criticised UEA authorities for failing to respond to requests for data from climate change sceptics.
But it found no evidence Professor Phil Jones, whose e-mails were hacked and published online, had manipulated data.
It said his reputation, and that of his climate research unit, remained intact.
The committee said much of the data that critics claimed Prof Jones had hidden, was in fact already publicly available.
But they said Prof Jones had aroused understandable suspicion by blocking requests for data.
The MPs’ report acknowledged that Prof Jones “must have found it frustrating to handle requests for data that he knew – or perceived – were motivated by a desire to seek to undermine his work”. (More from BBC News)
Good news. But… what’s the bet we haven’t heard the last of this one?
To quote a commentor from Reddit:
“How could an official inquiry – which is essentially no more than a group of educated people carefully analysing the facts of the case – trump an angry mob whose knowledge of the issue comes from newspaper headlines?”