US: Climate scientist exonerated over research

A climate scientist at the centre of the climate-change debate has been exonerated of allegations of research misconduct, reports UPI.

Michael C Mann, Director of Penn State's Earth System Science Centre, has been a target of climate change sceptics who have accused him of manipulating data, Chemical & Engineering News reported recently. "No direct evidence has been presented that indicates the subject [Mann] fabricated the raw data he used for his research or falsified his results," a report by the National Science Foundation inspector general said.

Mann was one of a group of scientists whose e-mails were hacked from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom and made public in late 2009 as alleged evidence of manipulated data.
Full report on the UPI site