The Reviews into the University of East Anglia's Climatic research Unit's E-mails - Science and Technology Committee Contents

Memorandum submitted by Douglas J Keenan (UEA Reviews 02)

  This letter concerns the upcoming oral evidence sessions on the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia. I am the sole person to have made a substantiated allegation of fraud against a researcher at CRU. The allegation was published in a peer-reviewed paper. It has also received substantial media coverage; in particular, The Guardian had a front-page story about my allegation: the story was positive, despite The Guardian being a strong advocate of action on global warming. Indeed, the evidence for fraud is conclusive—and it does not require scientific training to understand.

The report by Lord Oxburgh et al claimed to assess the integrity of the researchers at CRU. Yet it ignored the allegation.

  The report by Sir Muir Russell et al does discuss the allegation: Section 6.6 is devoted to this. That section, however, does not consider any of the evidence for the allegation. Instead, the section claims that the head of CRU, Phil Jones, denied the allegation. The claim is false, and would be obviously irrelevant even if it were true.

  Neither Oxburgh nor Russell contacted me.

Douglas J Keenan

September 2010

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