Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, vice-chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has said that the hacking of the Climategate emails was a "sophisticated and well-funded attempt to destroy public confidence in the science of manmade climate change."
What Jean-Pascal van Twat doesn't seem to have gotten into his thick head is that the the emails themselves do a perfectly good job of undermining public confidence. The emails demonstrate the long-term and widespread manipulation of data to produce false conclusions and produce an artificial image of climate change.
Seriously, is he not going to question the content of the emails? Is it OK to manipulate data and falsify results so long as no-one is caught doing it? I think he needs to look at the bigger picture here. He should be focusing less on the hacking of the emails and more on what the emails say about the myth that is man-made climate change. We have emails that reveal a long-term attempt to deceive the public on an important issue, and the IPCC are more concerned about the leak than the contents? Unbelieveable.
He's right on one thing though - Climategate is a lot like Watergate. Let's hope the results are the same and the crooks responsible for the climate change farce are all brought to justice and/or forced out of public office.