The ClimateGate Scandals: What has been revealed and what does it mean?

by William Yeatman on April 28, 2010

in Blog, Features

On April 16th, the Cooler Heads Coalition and the Heritage Foundation hosted a briefing on Climategate by Dr. Patrick J. Michaels, Senior Fellow in Environmental Studies, Cato Institute and Joseph D’Aleo, Executive Director, ICECAP, and Consulting Meteorologist.

The scientific case for catastrophic global warming was already showing signs of weakening when the Climategate scientific fraud scandal broke in November 2009.  This release of thousands of computer files and emails between leading global warming scientists showed evidence of data manipulation, flouting of freedom of information laws, and attempts to suppress publication of research that disagreed with the alarmist “consensus.”

Climategate has raised many questions about the reliability of key temperature records as well as the objectivity of the researchers and institutions involved, but it is far from the only global warming-related controversy.  It has been followed by revelations that some of the most attention-grabbing claims in the 2007 UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report – the supposed gold standard of climate science – were simply made up.  Before laws regulating energy use are enacted that could well cost trillions of dollars, it is crucial to understand the extent to which the alleged scientific consensus supporting global warming alarmism has been discredited by these scandals.  Join us for a discussion featuring two scientists who have closely studied Climategate.

Click here to view video of the briefing.

Saxon April 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm

Never let up on this scandal! The Progressive Liberals are back to defending global warming and lying about it more than ever! Tell everyone you know. This blog is doing great work, keep it up!

Poptech May 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm

The video link is down and says it has been removed.

Zoe May 10, 2010 at 8:21 am

I think this is a great outlook on our enviroment and what our problems are.

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