Tagged: Muir Russell

Climategate: the missing context - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 11, 2010

The Muir Russell report into the “climategate” email affair has its good parts (the seven points on page 154 make certain prominent CRU critics and their “free the data” campaign look — how shall I put it — less than competent, more than disingenuous), but it also exemplifies a key failing of all the investigations [...] … Read More

A new journalistic fiction - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Jul 09, 2010

Of all the comments on Muir Russell’s climategate report the one that resonated most with me was that of Oxford physicist Myles Allen (pictured). “What everyone has lost sight of is the spectacular failure of mainstream journalism to keep the whole affair in perspective.” When the Guardian is part of that failure the word ‘spectacular’ [...] … Read More

Climategate — Journalist withdraws and apologises - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 08, 2010

Hot Topic has an informative article covering the the Independent Climate Change Email Review chaired by Sir Muir Russell (see Climategate’s final fizzle). The report can be downloaded here (FINAL REPORT). It’s 160 pages and appears very thorough. But it will take a little time to read. Listen to the press conference where the report [...] … Read More

Climategate’s final fizzle - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jul 08, 2010

Phil Jones and the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit have been exonerated (again). The final instalment in the trilogy of reports into the stolen emails affair, the Independent Climate Change Email Review chaired by Sir Muir Russell (pdf), finds that “their rigour and honesty as scientists are not in doubt” and could find [...] … Read More