Despite Climategate, Republicans Remain Divided On Global Warming

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Despite Climategate, Republicans remain divided on global warming As the controversy surrounding the leaked emails from environmental scientists casting doubt on the validity of the data behind global warming continues, there are signs that there is substantial disagreement on the issue within the GOP.

Based on the leak, the United Nations (UN) announced a probe last week that will look into the allegations that some of its climate change research has been manipulated. Some lawmakers in Washington have called on the Obama administration to do the same, but it has so far refused to follow suit.

Among those pushing for an investigation in the United States is Representative Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) who said the government is failing in its responsibility to "ensure that U.S. policies are not driven by corrupted science and data," quoted by TheHill.com.

However, Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) has said the content of the emails has not changed her views on global warming. She added that "[scientists she consulted] tell me it does not change their own conclusions or their own research [showing that global warming is a man-made phenomenon]," according to the news source.

Meanwhile, Roger L. Simon and Lionel Chetwynd, who are both conservatives and members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, have demanded the Oscar that former Vice President Al Gore won two years ago for the environmental movie An Inconvenient Truth be rescinded.
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