Climategate

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See also: watergate

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Etymology[edit]

climate +‎ -gate

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Climategate

  1. A scandal involving the theft of computer records in November, 2009 which contained information about climate change research conducted at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England.
    • 2009, Laura Blenkinsop, "'Climategate': A primer on the email scandal", National Post, 11 December 2009:
      Over the Copenhagen climate conference lies the shadow of “Climategate,” emails and documents hacked from a server at the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in England.

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