Uh Oh! Get Ready For Climategate 2011
Climategate 2009 was a bust, and at seems another wrongdoer has leaked emails on purpose just before another UN summit. They may be from the same batch as the 2009 leak at the University of East Anglia (UEA), which issued a statement saying:
“This appears to be a carefully-timed attempt to reignite controversy over the science behind climate change when that science has been vindicated by three separate independent inquiries and number of studies – including, most recently, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature group.”
A text file included with the batch, apparently written by someone involved in the release and headed “FOIA 2011 – Background and Context”, reads: “‘One dollar can save a life’ – the opposite must also be true…
“Poverty is a death sentence. Nations must invest $37 trillion in energy technologies by 2030 to stabilize greenhouse gas emissions at sustainable levels.”
It then picks a number of phrases from the email batch, whose senders and recipients include UEA’s Phil Jones and Keith Briffa, and Michael Mann from Penn State University in the US.
The excerpts talk of issues such as “science being manipulated to put a political spin”, the deletion of emails to avoid Freedom of Information (FoI) requests, and agreeing on a “message”.
UEA says these extracts “have been completely taken out of context”.Click here for reuse options!
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