Recently e-mails were leaked from British climate science center, the climate unit at the University of East Anglia.
The University said it would investigate whether some of the data used to show global warming and climate change may have been manipulated. Reportedly certain bits of data have been left out or “modified”. Director Phil Jones has stepped down, pending the result of the investigation.
The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Jane Lubchenco, said the e-mails don’t address data from her agency or the U.S. space agency NASA, which both keep independent climate records that show dramatic global warming.
Yet this scandal has certainly given climate change skeptics some new firepower to discredit the whole idea of climate change being caused by man, but instead being a part of natural weather cycles.
While this certainly brings up big concerns about how affective things like Cap and Trade will truly be, skeptics of climate change certainly can’t expect this scandal to be enough to discredit all global warming advocates. I do believe this warrants a closer look into if this phenomenon is truly man made, or if it is simply one more great mystery of the planet that we have yet to fully understand; especially when the same scientists who will claim it’s man made will also acknowledge that the earth was covered in ice and snow 10,000 years ago. If that is true, then certainly global warming has been going on far longer then man has been industrialized. Leaving one to wonder about the true agenda of climate change advocates.