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Have You Heard the One about the Climate Scientists’ Emails? (Getting tired of the same joke?)

, Deputy director, Center for Science & Democracy

Stop me if you’ve heard this one: computer hackers steal thousands of emails among climate change scientists from a university. They release the emails publicly just days before important climate change negotiations are set to begin. Climate change-denying bloggers and their friends in Congress take the emails out of context to accuse climate researchers of scientific misconduct and justify their conspiracy theories, and the media plays along. Read more >

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