POSTED: Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 6:05pm
UPDATED: Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 3:03am
TYLER-It's called "climate-gate" and the new discovery has some calling out scientists for what they've said has always been a hoax.
The argument has been going on since the 1980s and now skeptics believe they have a smoking gun, shooting down the theory of global warming.
The scandal now dubbed "climate-gate" is showing a very ugly side of climate science and perhaps politics. Hundreds of private e-mail messages and documents hacked from a computer server at a british university are causing a stir among global warming skeptics.
The e-mail messages allegedly written by some very prominent American and British climate researchers, brazenly discuss the destruction and hiding of data that did not support global warming claims.
One of the leaked e-mail reads, "We can't account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can't," published by The Washington Post.
Other leaked e-mails show the researchers blasting those who didn't buy into their doomsday scenarios, even threatening them.
Pat Michaels, a climate scientist at the CATO Institute, was on the receiving end of the threats after one of the leaked e-mails talked about one of the researchers wanting to "beat the crap" out of Michaels.
Michaels recently appeared on Fox News to address the threats.
"The real problem here is the e-mails showing these guys trying to intimidate the editors of the major scientific journals and succeeding," Michaels told Fox News.
You can see James Inhofe's views at this link:
Pat Michaels and Dan Weiss discusses "Climategate" on FOX News:
Minnesotans for Global Warming made a video of "Climategate":