UN officials likened the Climategate controversy to Watergate today, claiming that computer hackers who stole thousands of e-mails sent by a senior climate scientist were probably paid to do it by people intent on undermining the Copenhagen summit.Climategate controversy has echoes of Watergate, UN says - Times Online
Achim Steiner, director of the UN Environment Programme, said the theft of e-mails had echoes of the Watergate scandal.
"This is not 'climategate' it's 'hackergate'. Let's not forget the word 'gate' refers to a place [Watergate] where data was stolen by people who were paid to do so. So the media should direct its investigations into that."
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Climategate controversy has echoes of Watergate, UN says - Times Online
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