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Posted on Dec 3, 2009
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Scientists beg to differ with the Saudis, saying the e-mails do not alter the picture of man-made warming.

The lead climate negotiator for oil-rich Saudi Arabia is making a big deal out of a batch of internal e-mails obtained from a climate research institute by a hacker, saying they will have a “huge impact” at next week’s U.N. global warming summit in Copenhagen. —JCL

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E-mails hacked from a climate research institute suggest climate change does not have a human cause, according to Saudi Arabia’s lead climate negotiator.

Mohammad Al-Sabban told BBC News that the issue will have a “huge impact” on next week’s UN climate summit, with countries unwilling to cut emissions.

Other scientists say the e-mails from the University of East Anglia do not alter the picture of man-made warming.

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By Jim Yell, December 4, 2009 at 9:24 am Link to this comment
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Global warming is the average temp of the world, not the specific temps in specific places. The loss of glacial ice is the proof of global warming. The huge swings of the weather triggered by the thermal distortions of global warming are further symptoms. Just because you are cold right now doesn’t mean there is no global warming. How ignorant can some people be?

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By skulz fontaine, December 3, 2009 at 11:08 am Link to this comment

Woke up this fine December morning and the outside ambient air temperature
was 11 degrees. And yes, that’s fahrenheit. Brrrr! So, where is all that global
warming crap that Al Gore prattles on and on about? I want some. You know,
global warming. 11 degrees is some cold gruel. Freaking freezing. Said tongue in
cheek kids so let’s not get histrionic. Still, 11 freaking bone chilling degrees. Yup,
I could use me some global warming right about now. Hey, maybe Al Gore could
bottle some “warming” and sell it along with his books.

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