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"I think a lot of people are skeptical about this issue in any case," de Boer told The Associated Press earlier Sunday. "And then when they have the feeling ... that scientists are manipulating information in a certain direction then of course it causes concern in a number of people to say 'you see I told you so, this is not a real issue.'"
E-mails stolen from the climate unit at the University of East Anglia appeared to show some of world's leading scientists discussing ways to shield data from public scrutiny and suppress others' work.
Those who deny the influence of man-made climate change have seized on the correspondence to argue that scientists have been conspiring to hide evidence about global warming.
"This correspondence looks very bad," de Boer said, but noted that the matter was being investigated by the university, police and the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate change. He also defended the research — reviewed by some 2,500 scientists — that shows man has fueled global warming by burning fossil fuels.
Originally posted by Dogdish
This morning's ABC News had the story along with Obama speech-clips telling everyone how important this (the Treaty) is for the world.
Of course, they threw in the fear tactic: what if China doesn't go along with this wonderful new world order?