Orange Punch columnist Mark Landsbaum is fast to report any obscure study that promotes his position that climate change or global warming is a complete farce.Â He’s penned a number of posts pretty much dismissing the concept of climate change.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that the much balloyed ClimateGate scandal on the other side of the pond is much ado about nothing.Â Does that make it a global warming “oops” moment?
And more importantly, when will Mark report on it and dismiss it?
From the story, this statement:
Nine months ago there was an unjustified attack on the scientific integrity of researchers at the University of East Anglia and, as a result, on climate science as a whole. Emails stolen from this university were selectively misused to make serious allegations about the work of the Climatic Research Unit [CRU below] and the people who worked there or were connected to it. Some people accepted those misrepresentations at face value without question and repeated them as fact.
Today, for the third and hopefully for the final time, an exhaustive independent review has exposed as unfounded the overwhelming thrust of the allegations against our science. We hope that commentators will accurately reflect what this highly detailed independent report says, and finally lay to rest the conspiracy theories, untruths and misunderstandings that have circulated.
Sir Muir Russellâ€™s team concludes about the staff of CRU that â€œtheir rigour and honesty as scientists are not in doubt.â€ Furthermore, they â€œdid not find any evidence of behaviour that might undermine the conclusions of the IPCC [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] assessmentsâ€ and, the report states, there was â€œno evidence to substantiateâ€ allegations of perversion of the peer review or editorial process. In summary, the report dismisses allegations that our scientists destroyed or distorted data, tried to pervert peer review and attempted to misuse the IPCC process.