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New Batch Of Emails Causes Climategate Part 2
2011-11-23 06:09:35

A British university is saying that another batch of emails has been released that are similar to those that caused a global climate controversy in 2009. University of East Anglia spokesman Simon Dunford said that a small sample of the 5,000 emails examined by the university "appears to be genuine." The university said in a statement that the emails did not appear to be the result of a new breach, but the same breach that took place in 2009. It believes that despite being old emails,...

2010-07-07 14:15:00

Climate scientists have emerged from an inquiry with their reputations still intact. The Independent Climate Change Email Review was set up by the University of East Anglia (UEA) after over 1,000 emails were hacked into through its servers. Climate "skeptics" claimed that the emails proved that UEA scientists manipulated key climate data involving climate change. However, these accusations are largely dismissed by the report. The review did not discover anything in the emails to undermine...

2010-05-07 11:00:00

Over 250 scientists in the U.S. defended climate change research on Thursday against "political assaults," while at the same time warning that any delay in tackling the issue heightens the risk of a planet-wide catastrophe. The scientists targeted critics that have urged postponing action against climate change due to problems with research shown during a series of hacked e-mail scandals that are collectively known as "climategate." "When someone says that society should wait until...

2010-04-14 11:05:00

Scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) have been cleared of intentional wrongdoing in the "Climategate" scandal by an independent review panel. The review board, which was chaired by former House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology head Lord Ron Oxburgh, had been asked by the university to review the incident, which dated back to November 2009. At that time, hackers attacked a CRU server and managed to obtain a number of different emails...

2010-03-31 12:15:00

The House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee has found no evidence that professor Phil Jones and his fellow climate researchers at University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) manipulated data, but urged the scientists to provide easier access to their work in the future. The hearing, which was held in response to the "Climategate" controversy surrounding emails obtained by hackers that suggested that the climate scientists may have manipulated their findings, exonerated...

2010-03-03 05:55:00

A British climate researcher at the heart of the Climategate row scandal admitted he wrote some "pretty awful" emails to skeptics when he refused their requests for data. However, Phil Jones, of the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, said his decision not to release the data about temperatures from around the world was right, and it was not "standard practice" to do so. "I have obviously written some pretty awful emails," Jones told British lawmakers in response to a...

2010-02-11 12:45:00

Just months after a series of leaked e-mails from university researchers started the affair known as "Climategate," a panel of independent experts have now begun investigating the case, BBC News reported. Sir Muir Russell and a team of experts will investigate how e-mails from the UK's Climatic Research Unit (CRU) appeared on the web and will consider if the e-mail exchanges between researchers show an attempt to manipulate or suppress data "at odds" with scientific practice. Preliminary...

2010-01-28 12:30:00

The Information Commissioner's Office found that a university unit involved in a controversy over stolen e-mails on climate research breached rules by withholding data, BBC News reported. Messages hacked in November showed that requests under the Freedom of Information Act were "not dealt with as they should have been," officials said. However, experts say too much time has passed for action against the University of East Anglia, but the UEA says part of a probe into the case will consider...

2009-12-04 13:15:00

The University of East Anglia announced Thursday it is formally investigating whether scientists at its prestigious Climatic Research Unit falsified data on global warming studies, The Associated Press reported. In late November, emails between some of the world's leading climate scientists were stolen from the university and leaked to the Internet. As a result, skeptics of man-made global warming say the emails are proof that scientists have been conspiring to hide evidence showing that...

2009-12-02 14:10:00

The University of East Anglia said Tuesday that the chief of a prestigious British research center caught in a storm of controversy over claims that he and others suppressed data about climate change has stepped down pending an investigation, The Associated Press reported. Phil Jones, whose e-mails were among the thousands of pieces of correspondence leaked to the Internet late last month, will relinquish his position as director of the Climatic Research Unit until the completion of an...

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