[B]The Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. [/B]is typically referred to as one of the world’s leading climate research centers.
This institution produces much of the “science” cited by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
as the basis for their global-warming political agenda.
Last Thursday (November 19) someone hacked into one of the servers at the CRU and stole more than 1,000 internal emails and 3,000 internal documents.
This material was uploaded as a 61MB zip-file to a server in Russia, and from there it was distubuted onto the internet.
It has since gone viral.
[B]The stolen emails and documents show a systematic pattern of data manipulation on the part of the so-called “scientists” studying global-warming at the CRU. [/B]
The Director of the CRU has acknowledged that the data posted on the internet was, in fact, stolen from the CRU server;
he stated that the hacked server has been shut down, and the police have been brought in to try to track down the hackers.
[B]He has NOT disputed the authenticity of the posted emails or documents, and he has NOT refuted the allegations that CRU researchers faked some of the global-warming data they published, in order to hide the inconvenient truth that
the planet is, in fact, COOLING.[/B]
Some mainstream news media, such as the [I]The New York Times[/I] and the [I]The Washington Post[/I], have reported the hacking incident, while downplaying the significance of the stolen material; phrases like “fodder for global-warming deniers” reveal the bias of the mainstream media.
Here are some excerpts from websites and blogs where this story is being discussed:
[B]From the [I]Canada Free Press[/I] (canadafreepress.com): [/B]
"Global Warming is often called a hoax. I disagree because a hoax has a humorous intent to puncture pomposity. In science, such as with the Piltdown Man hoax, it was done to expose those with fervent but blind belief. The argument that global warming is due to humans, known as the anthropogenic global warming theory (AGW) is a deliberate fraud. I can now make that statement without fear of contradiction because of a remarkable hacking of files that provided not just a smoking gun, but an entire battery of machine guns.
“Someone hacked in to the files of the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) based at the University of East Anglia. A very large file (61 mb) was downloaded and posted to the web. Phil Jones Director of the CRU has acknowledged the files are theirs. They contain papers, documents letters and emails. The latter are the most damaging and contain blunt information about the degree of manipulation of climate science in general and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in particular.”
[B]From James Delingpoles’s blog at the [I]Telegraph[/I] (telegraph.co.uk): [/B]
"If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW. The conspiracy behind the Anthropogenic Global Warming myth (aka AGW; aka ManBearPig) has been suddenly, brutally and quite deliciously exposed after a hacker broke into the computers at the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (aka Hadley CRU) and released 61 megabites of confidential files onto the internet. (Hat tip: Watts Up With That)
"When you read some of those files – including 1079 emails and 72 documents – you realise just why the boffins at Hadley CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be “the greatest in modern science”. These alleged emails – supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory – suggest:
[li]“Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.”
[B]From [I]The Washington Post[/I] (washingtonpost.com):[/B]
"Hackers broke into the electronic files of one of the world’s foremost climate research centers this week and posted an array of e-mails in which prominent scientists engaged in a blunt discussion of global warming research and disparaged climate-change skeptics.
"The skeptics have seized upon e-mails stolen from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in Britain as evidence that scientific data have been rigged to make it appear as if humans are causing global warming. The researchers, however, say the e-mails have been taken out of context and merely reflect an honest exchange of ideas.
"University officials confirmed the data breach, which involves more than 1,000 e-mails and 3,000 documents, but said they could not say how many of the stolen items were authentic. "
Here are some links:
The Death Blow to Climate Science
Climate sceptics claim leaked emails are evidence of collusion among scientists | Environment | guardian.co.uk
James Delingpole – Telegraph Blogs
Global Warming’s Blue Dress Moment? The CRU EMail Hack Scandal � Roy Spencer, Ph. D.