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Nov 24, 2009 8:00 AM by Associated Press

Scientist: Stolen e-mails show nasty politics of global warming

A leading climate change scientist says hackers breaking into a university's computer server and then posting researchers' documents online show the "nasty" politics of global warming.

Hackers broke into The University of East Anglia, in eastern England, and stole about a decade's worth of data from its Climatic Research Unit. Keven Trenberth, head of the the climate analysis section of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, says the hackers may have intended to affect discussions in a climate-change summit in Denmark.

At least 65 world leaders will attend the Copenhagen summit in December as representatives of 191 nations seek agreement on a new global treaty on limiting emissions of greenhouse gases.

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