Senator Barbara Boxer Wants Climate E-mail Hacking Probed

WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 (UPI) — The leaking of e-mails purporting to undermine climate change theories should be criminally investigated, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said Wednesday.

The e-mails, written by British scientists at the University of East Anglia, were obtained by hackers and show the director of the university’s Climate Research Unit talking about ways to strengthen the proofs for global warming, The Hill newspaper reported.

Critics of climate change point to the e-mails as evidence of deceit in global warming theories.

“You call it ‘Climategate’; I call it ‘E-mail-theft-gate,’” Boxer, the top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, said during a committee meeting. “The main issue is, ‘Are we facing global warming or are we not?’ I’m looking at these e-mails, that even though they were stolen, are now out in the public.”

The committee’s top Republican, Sen. James Inhofe, has asked that the e-mails be the subject of a committee hearing. The Hill reported Boxer may grant his request, but said that criminal investigations would be part of any hearings.

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2 Responses to “Senator Barbara Boxer Wants Climate E-mail Hacking Probed”
  1. J Livingston Seagull says:

    Madame Boxer is more concerned the emails prove that the global warming numbers have been cooked for years…something that undermines her credibility and so many other eco-Nazis. I hope her “criminal” investigation includes the criminal scientists who conspired to hide the truth from the world and who villified highly credible journals and scientists that were not buying the dogma of the Truth Hiders.

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