Radio New Zealand
December 6, 2009
[efoods]Climate sceptics say leaked emails from the University of East Anglia in England show scientists have exaggerated how much human behaviour is warming the planet, reports the BBC.
But the UN Panel on Climate Change say scientists around the world support the evidence of global warming.
The vice president of the IPCC, Jean Pascal van Ypersele says there was a purpose in the leaking of the emails.
He claims unnamed conspirators could have paid for Russian hackers to break into the university computers to steal the emails.
Professor van Ypersele says the theft was a scandal and was “probably ordered” to disrupt the confidence negotiators have in the science.
He says even if the evidence of those scientists is removed, it does not change anything to the IPCC conclusion.