A series of e-mails between scientists who serve as gatekeepers for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change leaked from the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has caused a firestorm of controversy that has yet to die down several months after the news first broke.
The incident, which has come to be known as “Climategate,” revealed longstanding efforts to manipulate, hide, and destroy scientific data that cast doubt on global warming alarmism. The late-November document leak also exposed pernicious tactics used to strong-arm the peer-review publishing process in order to keep skeptical scientists from publishing their findings.
Evidence of data tampering includes an email from Climatic Research Unit (CRU) head Phil Jones to fellow global warming alarmists reporting he had “just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps ... to hide the decline.”
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