Climategate: Science of a Scandal – BBC4

How a data breach suggesting the evidence of climate change had been exaggerated is explored in the BBC4 documentary Climategate: Science of a Scandal

With climate change sceptics now including someone as powerful as United States President Donald Trump in their number, BBC4 documentary Climategate: Science of a Scandal is a timely look at an incident 10 years ago when thousands of climate scientists’ emails at the world-renowned Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia were hacked, resulting in massive controversy and the suggestion that evidence of climate change had been exaggerated.

Timothy Osborn Climategate: Science of a Scandal

Professor Timothy Osborn had his emails hacked, as we see in Climategate: Science of a Scandal on BBC4

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Here, key players involved in the emails, such as Professors Michael Mann (pictured top) and Timothy Osborn, recall the incident, which resulted in a media storm, pubic misinformation, a criminal investigation and even death threats.

Later, there’s another chance to see Dr Hannah Fry’s Climate Change by Numbers, which discusses the three key numbers that clarify the important questions about what’s happening to our planet.

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TV Times rating: ****