In what some are calling "Climategate 2" another review of thousands of emails from various scientists at the very center of the global warming computer models should have everyone concerned. The email dump comes two years to the day of a similar release stemming from Freedom of Information Act requests.
Regardless of your view on the issue of global warming, the apparent intentional cooking of the data by scientists in order to promote a political agenda, (fueled in large part by government funding to scientists and schools in expectation of certain results), is very troubling. Science should be transparent, fact based and impartial in order for the public to have confidence in its claims.
The emails make it pretty clear that many scientists at the center of climate change research understand that this is foremost a political issue. It also is clear that the scientists pushing a global warming model believe that their case is weak and very dependent upon doctoring the numbers and the data.
You can read more about this interesting story at these two Forbes Magazine links: