Key GOP Senator Pushes for Probe Into Climate Change Research

Sen. James Inhofe told the Washington Times in a radio interview Monday that he will press for a probe into whether the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “cooked the science” to make global warming appear real.

FoxNews.com
November 24, 2009

A Republican lawmaker is calling for an investigation into whether a U.N. panel “cooked the science” on climate change following the publication of more than 1,000 private e-mails that global warming skeptics say proves the threat is overstated.

Sen. James Inhofe, the top Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, told the Washington Times in a radio interview Monday that he will press for a probe into whether the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “cooked the science to make this thing look as if the science was settled, when all the time of course we knew it was not.”

“This thing is serious, you think about the literally millions of dollars that have been thrown away on some of this stuff that they came out with,” the Oklahoma Republican said.

Inhofe’s call is being driven by reports that hackers last week broke into the electronic files of the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in Great Britain, one world’s most prominent climate research centers, and posted e-mails in which scientists discussed global warming research and dismissed climate change skeptics.

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