Who Is Ready For Another Climategate Scandal?
The original “climategate” scandal broke in 2009, consisting of thousands of emails sent by top climate scientists (including those serving on the IPCC which won a Nobel Peace Prize along with Al Gore for their work) detailing efforts to manipulate data and suppress peer-reviewed papers critical of their work.
What appears to be a new batch of emails and other documents from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit has been released.
Contents include more than 5,000 emails and other documents, some relating to work with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
A similar release in 2009 triggered the “ClimateGate” affair and accusations of fraud that inquiries later dismissed.
The provenance of the emails has yet to be verified, but apparently one of the scientists involved (Penn State’s Michael Mann) has already confirmed at least some of the emails.
Interested parties are already combing the emails for items of interest, but Watts Up With That has already noticed something interesting with the nomenclature in the emails. Specifically the use of the term “the cause” over and over again.
As in a political cause and not, you know, a scientific endeavor to test certain theories with experiments and reach fact-based conclusions.
Telling isn’t it?
Meanwhile, the number of people who think that global warming claims are exaggerated continues to rise: