“Climategate” report due Wednesday

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A review into the chain of emails from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) that caused an international scandal when they were leaked last year is due out on Wednesday.

The Independent Climate Change Email Review, headed by Sir Muir Russell, a former civil servant,  will examine emails between top climate scientists that climate skeptics say reveal secret deals done during the writing of reports for the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and efforts to cover-up of uncertainties in the evidence used to support anthropogenic climate change.

The highly anticipated findings from the independent inquiry will be a “game-changer” for climatologists, Mike Hulme, professor of climate change at the University of East Anglia, told The Guardian Newspaper. He said that climategate has already changed the tone of climate science. “The community has been brought up short by the row over their science. Already there is a new tone. Researchers are more upfront, open and explicit about their uncertainties, for instance,” he said.

Tune-in to Ecocentric on Wednesday for coverage of the results of the inquiry.