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D.C., November 20, 2009—Scientists
engaged in major global warming research and data collection have waged and
discussed an internal smear and data manipulation campaign targeting critics of
catastrophic global warming predictions. This was revealed when unknown hackers
this week broke into the database of the University of East Anglia’s
Climatic Research Unit (CRU)—an academic institution that has for decades
compiled raw climate science data. The CRU, embroiled in another recent scandal
after it admitted deleting much of its raw data, has since acknowledged the
authenticity of the hacked e-mails.
Statement by Myron Ebell , CEI Director of
Energy and Global Warming Policy
The posting of private data files
from the Climatic Research Unit in England reveals the sleazy,
unseemly side of a number of the leading scientific proponents of global
warming alarmism, including CRU Director Phil Jones, Michael Mann, Ben Santer,
and Kevin Trenberth. It is clear that some of the “world’s leading
climate scientists,” as they are always described, are more dedicated to
promoting the alarmist political agenda than in scientific research. Some
of the e-mails that I have read are blatant displays of personal pettiness,
unethical conniving, and twisting the science to support their political
Anyone who assumed that these so-called
scientific authorities in the debate were providing the straight scientific
facts is going to have to think again. We have argued for many years that
much of the scientific case for global warming alarmism was weak and some of it
was phony. It now looks like a lot of it may be phony.
Statement by Christopher C. Horner, CEI Senior Fellow and author of Red
How Global Warming
Alarmists Use Threats, Fraud and Deception to Keep You Misinformed , on BigGovernment.com .
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