‘Climategate’ at centre stage as Copenhagen opens December 8, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
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‘Climategate’ at centre stage as Copenhagen opens
Times Online, December 7, 2009
The “Climategate” row took centre stage on the opening day of the Copenhagen climate summit today as the world’s leading oil exporter intervened to question the scientific consensus on man-made global warming.
As 15,000 delegates from 192 nations began what was billed as the “last, best chance” to avert a catastrophic rise in sea and air temperatures, Saudi Arabia’s chief climate negotiator, Mohammed al-Sabban, spoke from the floor to say that e-mails hacked from a UK research centre had shaken trust in the work of scientists.
He was not the first to mention the Climategate scandal. In his opening address to the conference, Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the Nobel prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said the hackers had been trying to undermine the work of his organisation.
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