Most people have heard about how the Wikileaks release of confidential emails harmed US diplomacy. But did you know these emails also revealed sordid and embarrassing US activities related to global warming politics? According to the UK Guardian, the Obama State Department tried to dig up dirt on nations opposed to its climate change position, used foreign aid to try to buy political support, and mounted a secret diplomatic offensive to overwhelm opposition to the Copenhagen climate accord in 2009. Coming on the heels of Climategate and other mounting scientific questions, this revelation of diplomatic strong-arming will only add to public mistrust about the whole global warming issue.
January 17, 2011 by CFACT,
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