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ClimateGate Roundup: Sunday Edition

John on December 6, 2009 at 1:52 pm

First up, if you only read one summary of the ClimateGate e-mails, read this one. Steven Hayward does the best job yet of putting everything in context and pointing out what is significant and why.

But the big news today comes from the scrappy Daily Mail which appears to have discovered the source of the leak [HT: JammieWearingFool]

An investigation by The Mail on Sunday has discovered that the explosive hacked emails from the University of East Anglia were leaked via a small web server in the formerly closed city of Tomsk in Siberia.

The UN’s climate chief tells the AP that the e-mail leak is very damaging:

“I think a lot of people are skeptical about this issue in any case,” de Boer told The Associated Press earlier Sunday. “And then when they have the feeling … that scientists are manipulating information in a certain direction then of course it causes concern in a number of people to say ‘you see I told you so, this is not a real issue.’”

Meanwhile, the NY Times’ public editor is explaining why this wasn’t a big story.

So far, I think The Times has handled Climategate appropriately — a story, not a three-alarm story.

Finally, the climate change scandal that is not getting enough coverage is this one:

the Copenhagen Post Online brings word of an exploding scandal in the Scandanavian nation involving massive fraud in the trading of the Danish CO2 Quotas Register. That’s Denmark’s cap-and-trade system in which companies buy and sell carbon emissions credits.

And a related story here:

The United Nations body in charge of managing carbon trading has suspended approvals for dozens of Chinese wind farms amid questions over the country’s use of industrial policy to obtain money under the scheme.

It almost sounds as if the carbon trading system is rife with fraud. I’m sure the NY Times will get right on the story.

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