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Has Science Become Politicized?

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On November 19, 2009, a whistle-blower in the U.K. leaked thousands of emails and documents central to a Freedom of Information request placed with the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. This institution had played a central role in the “climate change” debate: its scientists, together with their "international colleagues, quite literally put the “warming” into Global Warming"

The released email threads exposed the work of the scientists investigating possibly the most important issue ever to confront mankind. Yet instead of uncovering the deliberations of meticulous, careful and critical scientists employing a disciplined scientific method, we instead witnessed scientists deliberately manipulating data, hiding un-corroborative research, squelching dissent and seeking to blackball individuals whose own studies and opinions conflicted with any of their own findings of anthropogenic global warming.

These series of emails, which became widely known in the media as "Climategate" raised serious issues, not just about the climate change research, but about the nature of scientific research itself. 

This conference, linking scientists from around the world, will examine the question of whether the study of science has become increasingly influenced by the lures of grant money, fame and power leading to a form of politicization which many in the West could never have imagined. Join us for an intriguing examination of a very serious threat to the West and to the information it relies upon for prolonged continuity.