Thursday, December 3, 2009

Has ‘Climategate’ forced businesses to reconsider human-caused global warming?

The high-tech community has a vested interest in this story - since it was one of them that released the emails.

Has ‘Climategate’ forced businesses to reconsider the validity of the theory of anthropogenic, or human-caused, global warming?

Less than a week ago, hackers broke into the database of the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, U.K. and published 1079 emails and 72 documents on the Internet, some authored by prominent American and British climate researchers.
That would normally just be a security story if not for what was written in some of the e-mails, which suggest that some of the scientists at the center colluded to exaggerate and manipulate global warming data to support the notion that human activity is causing, at least in part, global warming and climate change. Read more.

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