Link to the Oxborough report here. The highlights are surprisingly honest:

We saw no evidence of any deliberate scientific malpractice in any of the work of the Climatic Research Unit and had it been there we believe that it is likely that we would have detected it. Rather we found a small group of dedicated if slightly disorganised researchers who were ill-prepared for being the focus of public attention. As with many small research groups their internal procedures were rather informal.

Also:

We cannot help remarking that it is very surprising that research in an area that depends so heavily on statistical methods has not been carried out in close collaboration with professional statisticians.

The final word:

We saw no evidence of any deliberate scientific malpractice in any of the work of the Climatic Research Unit and had it been there we believe that it is likely that we would have detected it.

So remind me again: where is the report as to who orchestrated this hack in the first place?

 

One Response to Second CRU enquiry clears researchers of any wrong-doing

  1. oebele bruinsma says:

    No malpractice, but bad science!

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