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The unauthorized release of more than 1,000 e-mails from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, UK, in November 2009 had a profound effect on the public's perception of climate science. With the fall out from ‘Climategate’ still reverberating around the world, this online collection brings together all of Nature's coverage of the affair and its implications for the scientific enterprise.

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  • Closing the Climategate

    The official inquiry might have exonerated scientists, but attitude changes are needed for science to ensure it holds the public's trust.

    Nature 468, 345 ( )

  • A question of trust

    It isn't enough to explain the facts of climate change very, very clearly. Building public trust requires researchers to change their practices.

    Nature 466, 7 ( )

  • Science subpoenaed

    The University of Virginia should fight a witch-hunt by the state's attorney general.

    Nature 465, 135 ( )

  • Climate of fear

    The integrity of climate research has taken a very public battering in recent months. Scientists must now emphasize the science, while acknowledging that they are in a street fight.

    Nature 464, 141 ( )

  • Climatologists under pressure

    The official inquiry might have exonerated scientists, but attitude changes are needed for science to ensure it holds the public's trust.

    Nature 462, 545 ( )



  • Climate: The hottest year

    The release of climate-science e-mails last November ripped apart Phil Jones's life. He's now trying to patch it back together.

    Nature 468, 362-364 ( )

  • Climate science: An erosion of trust?

    Many climate researchers worry that scepticism about global warming is on the rise. Jeff Tollefson investigates the basis for that concern and what scientists are doing about it.

    Nature 466, 24-26 ( )

  • The real holes in climate science

    Like any other field, research on climate change has some fundamental gaps, although not the ones typically claimed by sceptics. Quirin Schiermeier takes a hard look at some of the biggest problem areas.

    Nature 463, 284-287 ( )


  • Defeating the merchants of doubt

    As climate scientists battle climate sceptics, they should note that we have been here before, say Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway. History holds lessons for how researchers can get their message across.

    Nature 465, 686–687 ( )

  • IPCC: cherish it, tweak it or scrap it?

    As calls for reform intensify following recent furores about e-mails, conflicts of interest, glaciers and extreme weather, five climatologists propose ways forward for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

    Nature 463, 730-732 ( )

  • Reaffirming climate science

    The conclusion that our planet is warming thanks to human activity must not be forgotten amid discussion of research ethics, say climatologists Hans von Storch and Myles Allen.

    News ( )

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  • Lessons from Climategate

    The Climate Files: The Battle for the Truth About Global Warming.

    Nature 467, 157 ( )

  • Embracing an uncertain future

    A history of climate modelling shows that forecasts that acknowledge uncertainty will be the way forward, argues Myles Allen.

    Nature 466, 31 ( )