As someone who is somewhat sceptical of the argument that the world is warming dangerously due to human emissions of carbon dioxide, I've been following the "Climategate" (oh, blimey!) incident with interest.
If you haven't heard of this you could be forgiven as the MSM have made very little of the incident - particularly on the BBC - despite the incredible revelations that have been made. Essentially it comes down to this - someone hacked or "acquired" a large number of emails and other info from the Hadley Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia (UEA).
These emails have been confirmed as genuine and reveal - amongst other things - a conspiracy by a small number of highly politicised scientists to hide, manipulate and massage data with the clear intent of promoting the dubious Anthropogenic Global Warming theory through both the IPCC, scientific journals and the MSM. As Booker says, it is a huge scandal for science which makes it all the more incredible that the coverage has been so thin.
This small group of scientists have repeatedly sought to prevent other independent scientists from reviewing the methods and data used to promote the AGW theory, denying them access to data and computer code which would allow them to test the conclusions of this small group of AGW proponents.
It is these people who like to label sceptics as "deniers" - but now we see who the real deniers are. They are a disgrace to the scientific community.