Did Climategate Expose Global Warming Fears as Unfounded?

Sen. James Inhofe says yes, cites E-mails; climate expert Joseph Romm says the science is clear.


For years, scientists have warned that greenhouse gases were behind global warming and predicted catastrophic consequences. Still, many have scoffed, especially after so-called climategate E-mails suggested data had been manipulated. Did the scandal expose climate-change fears as overblown?
Edited by Steve St. Angelo




James Inhofe
Oklahoma Republican and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works

Call it the global warming crackup, an unfolding proc­ess of contradictory claims about glaciers, weather, and scientists asserting a consensus when none exists. Global warming alarmists can't make up their minds because the entire basis for their energy rationing project has collapsed into a mess of errors, exaggerations, and deceit. Let me explain.

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Joseph Romm
Physicist, climate expert, and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress

Big Oil wants us to remain addicted to oil, a major source of carbon pollution. So it and other special interests have conducted an aggressive disinformation campaign for more than a decade to convince Americans that there's a major disagreement among scientists on the dangers posed by carbon pollution, just as the tobacco industry disputed the science to keep smokers addicted...


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