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Hacked files expose massive global warming con

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21 Nov 09 - One of the world’s leading climate change research centers has been accused of manipulating data on global warming after thousands of private emails and documents were leaked.

Hackers broke into the electronic files of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) in Britain and published 61 megabites of confidential files on the internet, files in which prominent scientists engaged in a blunt discussion of global warming research and disparaged climate-change skeptics.

The CRU, which tracks long-term changes in temperature, has repeatedly refused to provide detailed information about the data underlying their temperature records that (supposedly) show global warming.

          So what’s the big deal? This matters because The University of East
         
Anglia's Climatic Research Unit
(CRU), usually works together with the
          Hadley center (HadCRUT3),
one of the four official sources of global
          temperature data used by the IPCC.

Skeptics point to the leaked e-mails as evidence that scientific data has been rigged to make it appear as if humans are causing global warming. The research center massaged temperature data, they say. Global warming is fabricated! Meanwhile, the researchers insist that the e-mails have been taken out of context.

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.

Professor Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, who features in many of the email exchanges, said "I'm not going to comment on the content of illegally obtained emails. However, I will say this: both their theft and, I believe, any reproduction of the emails that were obtained on public websites, etc, constitutes serious criminal activity. I'm hoping the perpetrators and their facilitators will be tracked down and prosecuted to the fullest extent the law allows."

          As if manipulation of the data were not the bigger problem here.
          Mann was creator of the infamous and now discredited - and, in my
          opinion, fraudulent - hockey-stick graph. The graph miraculously
          made the Medieval Warm Period disappear.

In an e-mail from 1999, the center's director, Phil Jones, alludes to one of Mann's articles in the journal Nature and writes, "I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (i.e., from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."

Myron Ebell, director of energy and global warming policy for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, said the email exchanges show researchers have colluded to establish the scientific consensus that humans are causing climate change.

"It is clear that some of the 'world's leading climate scientists,' as they are always described, are more dedicated to promoting the alarmist political agenda than in scientific research," said Ebell. "Some of the e-mails that I have read are blatant displays of personal pettiness, unethical conniving, and twisting the science to support their political position."

In one e-mail, Ben Santer, a scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, offered to beat up skeptic Pat Michaels, a senior fellow at the libertarian Cato Institute, out of sympathy for Jones.

Another message has been interpreted as an attempt to control the publication of
research carried out by skeptical scientists.

One way of doing this would be by loading the panel of researchers who review papers ahead of publication with experts who are ‘on-message’.

Talk of a figure being ‘shoehorned’ into a report from the UN’s International Panel of
Climate Change appears in another of the documents.

“If you own any shares in alternative energy companies I should start dumping them NOW,” said writer James Delingpole.

See the following links for more.

Climate Scientists Accused Of Twisting Warming Data
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/climatechange/6619796/Climate-scientists-accu sed-of-manipulating-global-warming-data.html


Climategate - The Global Warming Fraud Revealed 
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/jamesdelingpole/100017393/climategate-the-final-nail-in- the-coffin-of-anthropogenic-global-warming/


Hackers Expose Global Warming Hoax
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1229740/Hackers-expose-global-warming-Claims-leake d-emails-reveal-research-centre-massaged-temperature-data.html

http://gatewaypundit.firstthings.com/2009/11/man-bear-pig-is-dead-emails-prove-global-warming-junk-science-conspiracy/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/nov/20/climate-sceptics-hackers-leaked-emails

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34079149/ns/us_news-washington_post

Thanks to Bill Sellers, Craig Adkins, Lyn Clark, Benjamin Napier, Doug McIntyre, Hans Schreuder, Eric Worrall , Greg Bunt, Richard Lacaba, Piers Corbyn, Bob Ashworth, Marcus Christopher, Jeff Rense and many, many others for these links


About CRU: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/about/

About Met Office Hadley Centre: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climatechange/science/hadleycentre/
Thanks to John Akin for these two links

 

  

 

 

 

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