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January 30, 2010

Inquiry: Scientists in stolen E-mail scandal hid climate data

Scientists at the University of East Anglia were encouraged to delete emails concerning claims that man-made emissions were causing global warming

More news you won’t be hearing about in the U.S. media.  They have a narrative to protect, and Obama has an energy tax bill to pass.  From the Daily Mail UK:

Scientist at the heart of the ‘Climategate’ email scandal broke the law when they refused to give raw data to the public, the privacy watchdog has ruled.  The Information Commissioner’s office said University of East Anglia researchers breached the Freedom of Information Act when handling requests from climate change sceptics.

But the scientists will escape prosecution because the offences took place more than six months ago.

The revelation comes after a string of embarrassing blunders and gaffes for climate scientists and will fuel concerns that key researchers are too secretive and too arrogant.  It will pile pressure on the director of the university’s climate change unit, Professor Phil Jones, who has stood aside while an investigation is carried out, and make it harder for him to return.

‘All we are trying to do is make the scientists follow their own professional rules by being open, transparent and honest,’ he said. ‘We are not trying to show that human beings don’t affect the climate, but to show that the science is not settled.’

Climate change sceptics welcomed the ruling and called for the Climategate inquiry to be made public. Lord Lawson, head of the Global Warming Policy Foundation, said it should also investigate whether the CRU denied opportunities to scientists trying to publish dissenting views.

Last week, the IPCC was forced to apologise after wrongly claiming the Himalayan glaciers could vanish within 25 years. Critics have also accused it of exaggerating the risk of tropical storms and hurricanes.  Earlier this week, Britain’s chief scientific advisor, Professor John Beddington, called on climate scientists to be more honest about the uncertainties of global warming.


If they can’t be prosecuted, these scientists should be stripped of their credentials for the taxpayers money they have wasted and for the careers they have attempted to destroy.  This should be front page news here in the U.S.  But since the utterly corrupt Establishment Media is run by Liberals these stories will simply die.  Here in the U.S. the big story is James O’Keefe and “Watergate Jr.”