"LONDON — E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don't support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press.
The 1,073 e-mails examined by the AP show that scientists harbored private doubts, however slight and fleeting, even as they told the world they were certain about climate change. However, the exchanges don't undercut the vast body of evidence showing the world is warming because of man-made greenhouse gas emissions.
The scientists were keenly aware of how their work would be viewed and used, and, just like politicians, went to great pains to shape their message. Sometimes, they sounded more like schoolyard taunts than scientific tenets.
The scientists were so convinced by their own science and so driven by a cause "that unless you're with them, you're against them," said Mark Frankel, director of scientific freedom, responsibility and law at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He also reviewed the communications.
Frankel saw "no evidence of falsification or fabrication of data, although concerns could be raised about some instances of very 'generous interpretations."
Obviously the AP has time to jump into this as it doesn't cover Barack Obama's problems, and aside from "fact checking" Going Rogue, seems to have not much to do. How "exhaustive" was this endeavor? Who knows, but excuse me if we don't take the word of the AP.
Simply that "vast body of evidence" cuts both ways and in fact the evidence against GW is just as vast.
Of course you need not wonder why the AP would do such a "fact check", considering the staggering 27,342 articles supporting GW it has issued make this about as suspect as Climategate itself.
UPDATE: Andrew Bolt uncovers the AP bias on this one.