Hacker Releases New Climate Emails

    Climate emissions reduction forecast. EMBARGOED TO 0001 TUESDAY APRIL 21, 2009.
File photo dated 10/01/07 of Eggborough Power Station. The recession will help reduce climate emissions in the next two years, but the UK is set to miss long-term goals to make deep cuts in carbon dioxide by 2020, analysts warned today.  Issue date: Monday April 20, 2009. According to Cambridge Econometrics forecasts, CO2 emissions will fall by around 3\% a year in 2009 and 2010 but a continued reliance on coal and gas-fired power stations means that fossil fuels will make a significant contribution to meeting the country's energy needs up to the end of the next decade and emissions will fall more slowly from 2010. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Emissions. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire URN:7165395

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    Scientists were eventually cleared in the 2009 "climate-gate" email fiasco, but the anonymous hacker who stole the emails is back for round two: he has posted a new batch of email online, many of them written by the same scientists, addressing the same issues, and carrying the same tone. The University of East Anglia has confirmed that some of the emails are authentic and says it believes they were stolen in the same breach that led to the earlier release. Climate scientists believe the release is intended to derail a climate-change conference in Copenhagen.

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