December 3, 2009 2:21 PM

Commentary: 'Climategate' emails don't prove Earth isn't warming

Sorry to burst the balloons of global warming skeptics out there: Climategate is a dud. Sure, it's a catchy title, implying that a huge conspiracy surrounds the hundreds upon hundreds of e-mails that were reportedly hacked and recently released from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in England. But in reacting to the e-mails, some people have leaped to absurd conclusions. The first is that this incident "proves" climate change is not occurring.

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