Anyways, so I admit I haven't followed this story through, but if you all remember this thread: http://forums.civfanatics.com/showthread.php?t=342926&highlight=michael+mann that was about hacked emails that naysayers of global warming said showed scientists at the University of East Anglia and its correspondents to be making a bit of a conspiracy or that the scientists were unconfident in the proof for global warming. Well, just recently one of the top global warming researchers, Michael Mann, was cleared of any wrongdoing by a panel at his University. http://live.psu.edu/story/47378 And I dunno if this was ever posted (I searched briefly with search function), but back in April a report found that, "work has been carried out with integrity, and that allegations of deliberate misrepresentation and unjustified selection of data are not valid." (full report here: http://www.uea.ac.uk/mac/comm/media/press/CRUstatements/SAP) and here is a BBC link on that April report: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8618024.stm which states at the beginning of the article: now, for criticisms of the report, the article states how: But, this criticises the methodology of the report and not the content from what I tell. Overall, it seems investigations have found the climate research being done to be non-fraudulent. Interesting--critiques of global warming have not had their claims backed up. So, it appears that investigations into this "controversy" have found the scientists to have not done wrong. Certainly no "conspiracy" or falsification of data.