George launched into a 10-minute monologue/comedy routine chronicling how a few relatively benign e-mails snowballed into an epic PR nightmare for two socially inept scientists. The video above is edited down a bit but still captures the tale.
While Climategate failed to have the effect desired by climate denialists at the Copenhagen climate talks, Mobiot hopes that it will serve as a major wake-up call for universities and research institutes — as their scientists become more and more central in the politics of climate change, they will need to start manning up with some serious PR training.
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