Everyone of us would have heard or read about global warming that is affecting our mother earth. From this, we have the Kyoto Protocol and subsequent declarations made by various leaders of the free world to save mother earth from the continuous build up of carbon dioxide. The build-up of heat apparently caused ice loss across the globe, from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Both Greenland and Antarctica. Claims of rising temperatures apparently impacted animal and plant species worldwide. It become so politicized over the last 15 years that it is often extremely difficult to discern the truth.
In November 2009, the servers at the University of East Anglia in Britain were illegally hacked and emails were stolen. When a selection of emails between climate scientists were published on the internet, a few suggestive quotes were seized upon by many claiming global warming was all just a conspiracy. A number of independent enquiries have investigated the conduct of the scientists involved in the emails.
The emails and climate data became the subject of intense debate, calling to question assumptions on global warming. The legitimacy of climate science was severely shaken by leaked emails dubbed the 'Climategate'. The 'Climategate' scandal revealed that corruption of climate science is a worldwide problem and is not confined to just Britain’s climate research centre.
It was alleged that 'Climategate' shows strong evidence of fraud, and may show smoking-gun proof of a cover-up by climate scientists to exaggerate the existence, causation, and threat of global warming.
If not for the hackers, the world would not have known about the extent and the goings on behind the research into the global warming issue. The global scientific community for climate study would not have had the 'healthy' debate post the hacking about their work on climate change.
So did the hackers do a world of good for the general public across the world? Who said all hackers are bad and have criminal intent. We leave it to the readers to decide.