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As those who follow science news should know, it turns out that the climategate scandal was utter bunk. The whole thing started when a group of climate deniers managed to steal the email logs from the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia. The emails appear to have shown that the researchers had (Gasp!) an opinion about whether their research was correct or not! They did not, however, show that they'd faked any research or lied about anything. Anyway, the folks who stole the emails sent them around to various news organizations, who obligingly blew them out of proportion and manufactured a scandal.
Currently everybody who had been accused of wrongdoing has been cleared, and a couple of newspapers have even admitted that they did wrong! Unfortunately these admissions will never receive the same level of press coverage that the original "scandal" did, so many of those who aren't as well educated about climate change science will think that the previous nonsense proves that it's fake or something.
Hat tip: Pharyngula
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