With aspersions cast on the work of the Hadley CRU, I’m wondering how an alleged scientific conspiracy of this scale gets investigated. Who would investigate them? And how? Other climate scientists are tainted, either by association or by opposition. My search-fu is weak as it only turns up investigations of single fraudsters.
And do other researchers have to disregard the suspect data until the authors are vindicated? I’m a firm believer in the presumption of innocence, and cock-up over conspiracy, but does the scientific world so believe?