LONDON – Computer hackers have broken into a server at a well-respected climate change research center in Britain and posted hundreds of private e-mails and documents online — stoking debate over whether some scientists have overstated the case for man-made climate change.
Some climate change skeptics and bloggers claim the information shows scientists have overstated the case for global warming, and allege the documents contain proof that some researchers have attempted to manipulate data.
Jones wrote that, in compiling new data, he had "just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e., from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline," according to a leaked e-mail, which the author confirmed was genuine.
If our planet's climate wasn't really affected (all that much) by the manufacturing and energy-generation activities of mankind, then the creation of expensive Cap & Trade legislation, worldwide carbon-offset trading markets, green energy conversion economies---and the gifting of hundreds of billions of dollars to economically-developing nations---wouldn't really make much sense, would it?
But that is exactly what a proposed Global Climate Treaty would do. The treaty would help "save the planet" by mandating that Western industrialized nations donate technology, and a percentage of their wealth, to economically-developing nations---so they can become greener. If it weren't for the unquestionable integrity of (politically-funded) research scientists (warning us of the effects of man-made climate change)---then such a treaty would simply sound like a global socialism scheme.