In a recent interview with Slate magazine, where Al Gore was asked about the damage that the Climategate emails (Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University) could do to his man-made, global warming arguments. Gore discounted the emails with typical liberal spin, disregarding the facts:
To paraphrase Shakespeare, it’s sound and fury signifying nothing. I haven’t read all the e-mails, but the most recent one is more than 10 years old. These private exchanges between these scientists do not in any way cause any question about the scientific consensus. But the noise machine built by the climate deniers often seizes on what they can blow out of proportion, so they’ve thought this is a bigger deal than it is.
He went on to twice more refer to the emails as being over 10 years old:
So an e-mail exchange more than 10 years ago including somebody’s opinion that a particular study isn’t any good is one thing, but the fact that the study ended up being included and discussed anyway is a more powerful comment on what the result of the scientific process really is.
where the scientific consensus is concerned, it’s completely unchanged. What we’re seeing is a set of changes worldwide that just make this discussion over 10-year-old e-mails kind of silly.
The fact is that the most recent East Anglia email was mid November and there are hundreds of emails within the last few months or years. You can view the emails yourself via the searchable database at http://eastangliaemails.com/