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ALG in the News: Climategate: Falsified Research Scandal Rocks the UK Energy Crisis, Global Warming Fraud, and the Environment

  • On: 12/15/2009 09:23:17
  • In: Energy Crisis, Global Warming Fraud, and the Environment

  • ALG Editor’s Note: In the following featured commentary from The Weekly Press in Philadelphia, ALG’s own Senior Editor of News is featured.


    Climategate: Falsified Research Scandal Rocks the UK Energy Crisis, Global Warming Fraud, and the Environment

    By Robert Romano

    “[T]he criterion of the scientific status of a theory is its falsifiability, or refutability, or testability.”—Karl Popper, “Science as Falsification,” 1963.

    Karl Popper must be rolling over in his grave.

    As world leaders prepare to meet in Denmark next month to discuss the implementation of the Copenhagen Protocol (the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol designed to cap carbon emissions in industrialized nations) one topic certain to be the buzz amongst attendees—at least unofficially—will be the growing “Climategate” scandal that is currently rocking the United Kingdom.

    Apparently, computer hackers broke into the servers of the University of East Anglia’s (UEA) Climatic Research Unit. There, they found and published emails showing that researchers deliberately manipulated climate “change” data to hide the actual decline of the Earth’s temperatures.

    What makes this highly significant is that, according to UEA’s website, the Climatic Research Unit’s data sets are “widely used in climate research, including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system.”

    The site also boasts that the “Climatic Research Unit is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change.” At least, they were.

    According to the UK Telegraph, “Around 1,000 emails and 3,000 documents were stolen from UEA computers by hackers last week and uploaded on to a Russian server before circulating on websites run by climate change skeptics. Some of the correspondence indicates that the manipulation of data was widespread among global warming researchers.”

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