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Let me be straight about the facts.
The e-mails were supposedly stolen by hackers, but all of the e-mails haven’t yet been confirmed as authentic. There is an investigation in determining their authenticity. Assuming they’re authentic, the investigation will also determine precisely what was written in what context and what was the intended meaning of the comments (see above linked post for some preliminary analysis). As such, the scientists in question are innocent until proven guilty. Libelous attacks by climate change contrarians (what some call ‘denialists’) should be ignored.
Furthermore, I’ve so far seen no evidence that anything stated in the e-mailes contradicts or undermines the entire field of climatology. The allegations are directed at a small number of scientists and all of the e-mails came from just one organization. Assuming the allegations are true, it would be conspiracy theorizing to assume that these few scientists have enough control of the entire climatology field to alter all of the data in the world or that there is a secret cabal of climatologists controlling all research and publications.
It is only fair and rational to ignore the conspiracy theories, but let us consider the implications of the more reasonable allegations against the specific scientists in question. Even if we dismiss the data from these few scientists, there still is plenty of data from other sources that confirms the exact same conclusions of these scientists. The consensus of climatologists includes scientists from all over the world including many highly respected scientists. If anyone plans on trying to attack every climatologist in the world and dismiss all climatology research ever done, I’d love to see them try.
I think it’s time that people look at the facts instead of trying to run away from them. Just my humble opinion.