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Climate e-mail hack ‘will impact on Copenhagen summit’

Richard Black
BBC News [1]
Thursday, December 3, 2009

E-mails hacked from a climate research institute suggest climate change does not have a human cause, according to Saudi Arabia’s lead climate negotiator.

Mohammad Al-Sabban told BBC News that the issue will have a “huge impact” on next week’s UN climate summit, with countries unwilling to cut emissions.

Scientists say the e-mails from the University of East Anglia do not alter the picture of man-made warming.



Meanwhile, India has set a target for curbing the rise in its CO2 emissions.

Environment minister Jairam Ramesh pledged to cut India’s emissions intensity – the amount of greenhouse gases produced for every unit of GDP – by 20-25% by 2020, “if we get support from the international community”.

Full story here. [1]