Details of investigation into CRU document hack likely to be made public next week

Details of investigation into CRU document hack likely to be made public next we

According to information forwarded by an unnamed source in-the-know, details pertaining to the analysis of the email and documents’ hack at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia (UEA) will likely be made public next week.

Though the UAE press office refrained from giving any official conformation about revealing the details of the university inquiry, the source said that the announcement of a chairperson for the investigation and terms of reference could be expected as early as Monday.

In the opinion of one of the senior climate scientists, the chairperson would have to be a highly respected individual who is acceptable in the position to mainstream climate scientists as well as skeptics; and should not have any strong connections to either of the two groups.

The apparent investigation move by the UEA underlines the fact that the University has acknowledged the prospective harm that the hacked CRU information has caused to its reputation, and are also anxious about clearing the institution’s name at the earliest.

As per BBC News, Professor Sir David King, an ex-government chief scientist, there are three significant issues that the inquiry, should look into: the cause of the leakage of CRU information and the payments involved, if any; the alleged behavior of the scientists revealed by the e-mails; and whether there would be any notable impact of the leakage on the scientific conclusion about global warming.

 

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