Advising UEA on independent scientific experts

12 February 2010

The Royal Society will provide advice to the University of East Anglia in identifying assessors to conduct an independent external reappraisal of the Climatic Research Unit’s key publications.

Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society, said: “It is important that people have the utmost confidence in the science of climate change.  Where legitimate doubts are raised about any piece of science they must be fully investigated – that is how science works.  The Royal Society will provide advice to the University of East Anglia in identifying independent assessors to conduct this reappraisal.

The names being put forward by the society will be acting as individuals, not representatives of the Society and the Society will have no oversight of this independent review.”

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