The "reviewers" admit that the CRU "may not have used the best methods" for analyzing temperatures and "failed to store its data and keep full records," but they say no lapses in integrity? What about all the emails conspiring to omit published research from skeptical scientists? What about the emails and computer designed to 'hide the decline'? Instead, the panel attempts to shift the blame solely on the IPCC for exaggeration. So, the alarmists have no resorted to finger-pointing to save their butts.
The scientific research into historical temperature records was misrepresented by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which failed to consider uncertainties the scientists had reported concerning the raw temperature data.
The inquiry panel of leading scientists, nominated by the Royal Society, said that the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit may not have used the best methods for analyzing temperature records. The Unit also failed to store its data and keep full records of exactly what it had done, preventing other scientists from checking all its findings.