Saturday, November 21, 2009


A huge batch of computer files from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (CRU) in Norwich, UK, have mysteriously appeared on the blogs of various climate skeptics. The most recent reports indicate that hackers are responsible.

What the files seem to show, in the words of Australian columnist Andrew Bolt, is:
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.
Here is a brief account of some of the disturbing details. Here is an account of how the scandal seems to have broken out (at the end of this one are links that enable you to access the entire archive). For a these-things-will-happen sort of account, go here.

From what I have seen of them, they are a rather shocking picture of how academics act when they have lots of money and power, and a political agenda in which the end justifies the means.

1 comment:

Lester Hunt said...

"Boy, is this fun to watch unfold. It's too bad this isn't bigger news in the US. It's nice when us IT savvy folks can put our skills to good use."

The above comment was left by Matt Oliver, but the server seems to have lost it.

Yes, Matt, a number of people have notice that this story has gotten little play in the so-called mainstream media. Gosh, I wonder why?