Wednesday, 6 January 2010 9:36 AM

Climate change still happening despite hackers

Proclaimations of the demise of climate change are unfortunately premature. There appears to be politically motivated action to undermine the science of climate change. Because of this campaign, the University of East Anglia has initiated an independent investigation into the the CRU email hack, the full details of which are in the link provided below.

I would encourage readers to inform themselves from various sources, always being weary of the source's motivations and bias.

The Union of Concerned Scientists states: "The manufactured controversy over emails stolen from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit has generated a lot more heat than light over the past two weeks. The email content being quoted does not indicate that climate data and research have been compromised. Most importantly, nothing in the content of these stolen emails has any impact on our overall understanding that human activities are driving dangerous levels of global warming. Media reports and contrarian claims that they do are inaccurate."

Official University of Easy Anglia Press Release
http://snurl.com/uea_cru

Debunking Misinformation About Stolen Climate Emails in the "Climategate" Manfuactured Controversy
http://snurl.com/ucsusa

1700 UK scientists come forward to reaffirm climate science
http://snurl.com/1700ukscientists

Are the CRU data "suspect"? An objective assessment.
http://snurl.com/cru_assessment

AP IMPACT: Science not faked, but not pretty
http://snurl.com/ap_assessment

Climate science questions and facts
http://www.csiro.au/resources/Climate-questions-science-facts.html
http://climatechange.gov.au/en/climate-change/science.aspx
http://www.skepticalscience.com/argument.php
http://debunking.pbworks.com/

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