With the appearance of Professor Keith A Hunter's statement on `Science, Climate Change and Integrity` in the Royal Society of New Zealand website, his personal take on the controversies creeping up around the climate change has been apparent. Also, he has suggested the re-examination of attitudes on both parties to the argument.
The controversies mainly surround the issue of need for a more transparent approach in the reporting of scientific data. Professor Hunter has been advocating in favor of the move.
There are many others who are expressing their agreement with the demand of raising this transparency in data reporting. Jean-Claude Bradley has been recently quoted as saying, "It's sort of going away from a culture of trust to one of proof. Everybody makes mistakes. And if you don't expose your raw data, nobody will find your mistakes".
Those in favor of Hunter's statement say that being based on logical and critical analysis of scientific theories, Science is expected to appear more rational. Thus, the scientific information should be made transparent. They also argue that the data should be made public after the hypothesis research gets completed because the data is often funded publicly.