The American Government has suspended its funding of the University of East Anglia’s climate research unit (CRU), citing the scientific doubts raised by last November’s leak of hundreds of stolen emails.
The CRU has been the primary source of information for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which feeds data to governments and upon which they base their energy policies, including the allocation of huge sums of money to combatting "man-made global warming".
The official Oxburgh Inquiry, which looked into the 2009 Climategate scandal, said that researchers at the CRU were “subjective” and had cherry-picked data, but had done no wrong.
John Costella, an independent Australian scientist who studied the leaked emails, took a harsher line, referring to what he found as proof of “shocking misconduct and fraud.”
He believes there is sufficient evidence to support the hypothesis that a conspiracy existed between an inner clique of climatologists seeking to exaggerate the global historic temperature record.
It is alleged that politicized researchers created the illusion that late 20th century global warming was potentially catastrophic and attributable to human emissions of carbon dioxide.
Readers will remember that IPCC scientists became involved in a bitter argument just before the Copenhagen summit for allegedly: witholding information, exaggerating certain claims, suppressing the views of dissenting scientists, and using flawed research.
ND, habitat21, 20 Jul 2010.
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