As the summit on global warming opens in frigid Copenhagen, climate alarmists at the United Nations and within various national governments — along with their media allies — are struggling mightily to contain the Climategate e-mail scandal. The leaked e-mails of correspondence among top climate alarmists is exposing the hype underlying the “science” they have been using to claim there is a global-warming “crisis” and to justify calls for global taxes, global regulation, and global social regimentation. The alarmist network is frantically worried that the untimely release (from their perspective) of the e-mails will undermine their efforts to “seal the deal” on a binding global agreement.
Some of the high-profile scientists involved in the e-mail scandal are now the subjects of official investigations. Dr. Phil Jones, the head of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at Britain’s East Anglia University (EAU), and one of the most influential climate alarmists, has stepped down from his position while an independent review board looks into the incriminating e-mails by Jones and other CRU researchers.