article at CBS,
The e-mails show some of the world's top experts decided to exclude or manipulate some research that didn't help prove global warming exists.From Betsy's Page today, Garbage in, Garbage out, the BBC investigated the base coding that was used to collate the climate data.
1998 was the hottest year since record-keeping began...but the temperature went down the next year, and it's only spiked a couple times since.
An e-mail exchange in 1999 shows scientists worked hard to demonstrate an upward trend. They talk of using a "trick" to "hide the decline" in global temperatures.
It worked like this: when temperature readings extrapolated from tree rings showed what looked like a decline in temperatures from the 1980s to the present, the scientists added in measurements taken later by more modern instruments, which gave them the answer they wanted.
The scientists say the e-mails are being misinterpreted.
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