UK Daily Mail
Aug 8, 2010
The BBC has apologised for ‘ill-judged’ remarks made by Today presenter John Humphrys during the ‘Climategate’ scandal last year.
Corporation chiefs said the host of the Radio 4 flagship programme should not have accused researchers at the University of East Anglia of ‘distorting the debate about global warming to make the threat seem even more serious than they believed it to be’.
Mr Humphrys made the remark in December after thousands of emails sent by scientists at the university’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) were leaked and put online.
The material was seen as being particularly significant because the United Nations uses CRU data in its official reports on climate change.
The stolen emails appeared to show that the unit’s head, Professor Phil Jones, and some colleagues had manipulated data and blocked Freedom of Information requests.
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