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Climategate: A Step by Step Analysis

John P. Costella –
January 20, 2010

A painstakingly detailed review of the Climategate e-mails bolsters the picture they paint of deliberate data manipulation by "scientists" bent on blaming mankind for climate change.

"Climategate Analysis," published by the nonprofit Science & Public Policy Institute, presents all the leaked e-mails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit -- in chronological order, with commentary.

John P. Costella, the 149-page report's author, does a tremendous service by documenting, step by step, how science was perverted to advance misguided ideology, cynical politics and personal and professional interests.

Mr. Costella says massive "research" funding -- with strings attached requiring production of "evidence" backing preordained alarmist "findings" -- helped spread such venality far and wide among scientists. What Climategate reveals and his report itemizes is "science" unworthy of the name -- and on a vast scale.