Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Oxburgh Report Released

After three weeks of work, the international panel headed by Lord Oxburgh to examine the research at the Climatic Research Unit submitted its five-page report to the University of East Anglia on April 12. Among its conclusions, the panel found no evidence of deliberate scientific malpractice at the CRU, but was surprised by lack of involvement by professional statisticians in an area (temperature data) that depends so heavily on statistical methods. In the second link Stephen McIntyre critiques the Oxburgh report calling it "flimsy and embarrassing," and in the third the Vice-Chancellor of the UEA calls the report "a great relief." The fourth link describes the views of Prof. David Hand, a member of the panel and head of the Royal Statistical Society, on the hockey stick graph.

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