Climategate review: University announces new inquiry into climate science

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LONDON – The University of East Anglia says it will conduct a new review of the science published by its scandal-hit Climate Research Unit.

The university says the presitigious Royal Society science academy will help find independent scientists to run the new inquiry.

The Climate Research Unit is at the center of a controversy over claims that scientists there and elsewhere tried to suppress or spin the science of global warming.

Leaked e-mails appeared to show researchers stonewalling climate skeptics and discussing ways to dodge Britain’s Freedom of Information laws.

An inquiry led by former government bureaucrat Muir Russell is already investigating, but the university said Thursday that it also wanted an audit of the Climate Research Unit’s scientific work.