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November 20, 2009

Hacked Emails Show Climate Change Scientists Committing Fraud

The climate always changes. It is in a state of constant flux, and thought to be primarily driven by the warming and cooling cycles of our sun (which has a climate of its own), a fact that disreputable scientists competing for billions in grant money have sought to minimize in recent years as they championed what can only be referred to as scare-mongering for dollars.

Via Hot Air, it seems that one of the major climate change advocacy centers recently had their email systems hacked and had their internal emails posted online. It seems that University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has been caught red-handed discussing techniques to generate fraudulent data:

From: Phil Jones To: ray bradley ,mann@xxxxx.xxx, mhughes@xxxx.xxx Subject: Diagram for WMO Statement Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000 Cc: k.briffa@xxx.xx.xx,t.osborn@xxxx.xxx

Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm,

Once Timís got a diagram here weíll send that either later today or
first thing tomorrow.

Iíve just completed Mikeís Nature trick of adding in the real temps
to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from
1961 for Keithís to hide the decline. Mikeís series got the annual
land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land
N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999
for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 with
data through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998.

Thanks for the comments, Ray.

Cheers
Phil

Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) xxxxx
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) xxxx
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email p.jones@xxxx.xxx
NR4 7TJ
UK

Somehow, I think Al manbearpig Gore will ignore this.

He's serial.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at November 20, 2009 09:18 AM
Comments

Bob, happy to see you have found what may be the hottest story in the climate debate. It is tearing up the climate skeptical blogs. How long before the press picks it up?

BTW, for those who wonder is it a fake? Nope! Hadley has confirmed the hacking and several of the skeptics whose emails were included have verified they are accurate.

One thing it does show is the potential Freedom of Information fraud!

Posted by: CoRev at November 20, 2009 09:28 AM

Well guys, if based upon that you claim that data was fudged it must be a slow news day or somebody desperately needs to cling to straws

Posted by: Alf at November 20, 2009 09:35 AM

Alf ... "somebody desperately needs to cling to straws..." And that somebody is you.

Marianne Matthews

Posted by: Marianne Matthews at November 20, 2009 09:52 AM

I'm cold. But that can't be thanks to global warming.

Posted by: DavidB at November 20, 2009 10:27 AM

American Power tracked-back with (a BIG roundup), 'Global Warming Hoax Breaks Wide Open as Hackers Target East Anglia Climate Research Unit!'.

Posted by: Americaneocon at November 20, 2009 02:50 PM

Alf's response is highly revealing. Check his email. He's a sock-puppet and he is slinging what they think is their best defense. Remember when Gibbs claimed to Jake Tapper, that anyone resorting to a dictionary to learn the meaning of the word "tax" was grasping at straws? Geithner uses a similar formulation. Note the advantages: no specific rebuttal is necessary. The whole point of the statement is that it is self-evidently... well what? Dismissible obviously but why? Neither the Alfs or Obamas of this world claim it is an outright falsehood because that in itself is a fact to be proven true or false. Indeed, given the metaphor, and the well-known effect of straws on camels, what they seem to be saying is that yes, this is true but trivial. Holder's evasions are rife with this gambit that relies on the confidence of the audience in the speaker. This vapid exhalation amounts in essence to an appeal to authority and that authority c'est moi. But this implies the proper tactical application of this revelation. Ignore it. The case against ACGW does not require that the other side be proven to be falsifying their work. It rests on the simple fact that there is no global warming, man-caused or otherwise. There is global cooling and it is ramping up. Or more accurately, down. The proper frontline response to the Warmies is simple laughter. If they persist in making their phony case then more meticulous data may be called for but keep this in reserve. It is a short range but powerful weapon. They must be teased into range.

Posted by: megapotamus at November 20, 2009 03:00 PM

Marianne, don't doubt Alf, he's thuper thereal

Posted by: MAModerate at November 20, 2009 03:01 PM

>>"if based upon that you claim that data was fudged it must be a slow news day"


The email discusses fudging the data!

I really think the cure for liberalism consists of teaching Americans to read while still young.

Posted by: Steve at November 20, 2009 03:06 PM

Hey, "Alf". Any relation to "Jim"?

Posted by: Steve at November 20, 2009 03:07 PM

This graphic explains most of what I know for CERTAIN about this issue:

http://i45.tinypic.com/iwq8a1.jpg

Posted by: NikFromNYC at November 20, 2009 04:33 PM

Steve wrote:

'I really think the cure for liberalism consists of teaching Americans to read while still young.'

That is precisely correct. The current fad of Whole Language (actually an extension of Whole Word, due to the obvious failure of Whole Word teaching) is fraud based on a falsehood, and it is maintained by an education establishment devoted to manipulating its customers (the students).

If a foreign power did what our own education colleges have done, it would (rightly) be considered an act of war.

Best regards, Peter Warner.

Posted by: Peter Warner at November 21, 2009 12:15 PM

2005; Email # 1120593115:

" From: Phil Jones
To: John Christy
Subject: This and that
Date: Tue Jul 5 15:51:55 2005

John,
There has been some email traffic in the last few days to a week - quite
a bit really, only a small part about MSU. The main part has been one of
your House subcommittees wanting Mike Mann and others and IPCC
to respond on how they produced their reconstructions and how IPCC
produced their report.
In case you want to look at this see later in the email !

Also this load of rubbish !

This is from an Australian at BMRC (not Neville Nicholls). It began from the attached

article. What an idiot.

The SCIENTIFIC COMMUNITY WOULD COME DOWN ON ME IN NO
UNCERTAIN TERMS IF I SAID THE WORLD HAD COOLED FROM 1998.

OK IT HAS BUT IT IS ONLY 7 YEARS OF DATA AND IT ISN'T STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT.

The Australian also alerted me to this blogging ! I think this is the term ! Luckily I don't live in Australia."


One's reminded of Welch to McCarthy,
"You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"

Posted by: IAmDigitap at November 22, 2009 08:49 AM

I am so happy. My common sense has been screaming at me all these years. The proof is finally here !! Where the HELL is that liar, Al Gore? He built his life around this fraud. Is the liberal media going to ask him any questions?

Posted by: Eric at November 24, 2009 01:17 PM

Can anyone direct me to the data from Norwich?

Posted by: Mike at November 25, 2009 05:12 PM