The Big Question: Does ‘climate-gate' matter politically?
Of course ClimateGate matters politically, and the damage has only begun. This won't help their electoral prospects. It also has ramifications for health care: If you can't trust them on global warming, can you trust them on cancer screenings?
Obama Ignores ‘Climate-Gate' in Revising Copenhagen Plans
The White House is shrugging off the Climate-gate e-mails. “I think there's no real scientific basis for the dispute of (global warming),” White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said this week. And Obama's top science adviser, John Holdren, downplayed the e-mails Friday, telling Congress that the controversy involves a small group of scientists and how they have interpreted and shared global warming data.
Think ‘Climate-Gate' Is Nonevent? Think Again
President Obama's climate czar, Carol M. Browner, and White House spokesman Robert Gibbs might think that Climate-gate is a nonevent, but on Monday Pennsylvania State University announced that it was launching an investigation into the academic conduct of Michael Mann, the school's Director of the Earth System Science Center. … Dozens of researchers at other institutions could soon face similar investigations.
From Climate-gate to Google-gate to Who Was the Hacker Anyway?
Suddenly, though, on Monday December 1, Google stopped offering “climategate” as a choice to those who typed c-l-i and even to those who typed c-l-i-m-a-t-e-g-a-t. Strange.
What's become known as “Climate-Gate” may be about to explode on this side of the pond as well. Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute, has threatened a lawsuit against NASA if by year-end the agency doesn't honor his FOI requests for information on how and why its climate numbers have been consistently adjusted for error