Friday, December 04, 2009

Did UK scientists manipulate global warming data?

The UN panel on climate change wants an investigation into whether or not UK scientists manipulated global warming data to boost the argument it is man-made. The allegations emerged after e-mails written by members of the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia were posted on the internet. Robert Watson, one of the government's chief scientific advisors, has called for all the raw data to be published. UK Police are investigating whether computers were hacked.

BBC reports:
The UN's Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading body for assessing climate change science. The organisation's chairman Dr Rajendra Pachauri told BBC Radio 4's The Report programme the claims were serious and he wants them investigated. "We will certainly go into the whole lot and then we will take a position on it," he said. "We certainly don't want to brush anything under the carpet. This is a serious issue and we will look into it in detail." READ MORE