"The e-mails do nothing to undermine the very strong scientific consensus ... that tells us the Earth is warming, that warming is largely a result of human activity," said Jane Lubchenco, head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
She said the e-mails don't address data from her agency or the U.S. space agency NASA, which both keep independent climate records that show dramatic global warming.
But will independent confirmation from other respected agencies sway the nay-sayers?
I know I'm just pissin' in the wind. But I can't help myself.
Updater: And what Phil said too.