Another Investigation Exonerates the 'Climategate' Scientists

darthstar7/07/2010 1:54:54 pm PDT

re: #5 srjh

With five separate, independent investigations finding that the claims were rubbish, surely it’s time to put “climategate” to bed?

I’m hoping that the vindications will get the same coverage that the outrageous claims did, but I’m not at all confident about that. The negligence of many media sources on this has been truly appalling.

And we have conspiracy theorists claiming… conspiracy. Did anyone not see the whole thing coming, vindication, “whitewash” claims, and all?

That’s why the continued investigations are meaningless in the grand scheme of things. The initial lies got traction, media play, and lots of people were more than happy to cry “conspiracy!” over them. The exoneration of the scientists is boring. The truth, well, inconvenient (h/t Al Gore). Far better for the media to let this story die, so those who do continue to spew the lies can do so at their leisure, and when someone points to the five (or however many we end up with) investigations proving otherwise, they’ll simply say, “Well, it’s water under the bridge.” and idiot assholes will believe the lies still.