Climategate: Science Of A Scandal
Confirmed for BBC Four on 14 November at 9pm to 10pm
Thursday 14 November
Thousands of emails hacked from the world-renowned Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia seemed to suggest that climate scientists had been deliberately manipulating data to exaggerate evidence of climate change, a conspiracy that was the holy grail of climate change deniers.
The battle between the scientists and their critics over climate science and data transparency resulted in a media storm, public misinformation, a criminal investigation, multiple inquiries and death threats.
With the email controversy continuing to be cited by climate change sceptics - among them President Donald Trump - this film is a timely insight into the battle over fact and scientific enquiry - and the realities of climate change.
Pictured: Michael Mann, Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University
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