'Climate-gate' Scandal Investigation Promised

By: associated press
By: associated press

LONDON (AP) - The University of East Anglia says it will
investigate whether scientists at its prestigious Climate Research
Unit fudged data on global warming.
Thousands of pieces of correspondence leaked to the Internet late last month have been seized upon by skeptics of man-made
global warming as proof that scientists conspired to hide evidence
that global warming was not as strong as generally believed.
The university says it will look through e-mails to see
"whether there is any evidence of the manipulation or suppression
of data."
The university has previously promised a probe, but didn't
specify what the investigation would encompass. Thursday's
announcement was the first acknowledgment that the data itself
would be examined.
The investigation will also examine the organization's data
security arrangements.

UPDATE:
LONDON (AP) - A British university says it's going to
investigate whether its scientists fudged data on global warming.
The question was raised after thousands of pieces of
correspondence among some of the world's leading climate scientists
were stolen from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of
East Anglia.
They were leaked to the Internet. And skeptics of global warming said the correspondence showed that scientists have been conspiring to hide evidence that global warming wasn't as strong as had been believed.
The theft and publication of the e-mails has been politically
explosive, just weeks before the U.N. summit on global warming.
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have grilled government scientists on the matter. One of the lawmakers, James Sensenbrenner, said the e-mails show that the world needs to
re-examine claims about global warming.
But Britain's climate change secretary today responded with name calling, brandishing the skeptics irresponsible and dangerous.


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