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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Global Warming Coverup Explodes

Recently emails from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia have come to light when computer hackers broke into the University's servers and posted hundreds of emails showing that some researchers manipulated data to prove global warming exists and hid data that showed contradicting evidence.

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In one leaked e-mail, the research center's director, Phil Jones, writes to colleagues about graphs showing climate statistics over the last millennium. He alludes to a technique used by a fellow scientist to "hide the decline" in recent global temperatures. Some evidence appears to show a halt in a rise of global temperatures from about 1960, but is contradicted by other evidence which appears to show a rise in temperatures is continuing.

Jones wrote that, in compiling new data, he had "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," according to a leaked e-mail, which the author confirmed was genuine.

More from another CBS News' article:

The leaked documents (see our previous coverage) come from the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia in eastern England. In global warming circles, the CRU wields outsize influence: it claims the world's largest temperature data set, and its work and mathematical models were incorporated into the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2007 report. That report, in turn, is what the Environmental Protection Agency acknowledged it "relies on most heavily" when concluding that carbon dioxide emissions endanger public health and should be regulated.

Last week's leaked e-mails range from innocuous to embarrassing and, critics believe, scandalous. They show that some of the field's most prominent scientists were so wedded to theories of man-made global warming that they ridiculed dissenters who asked for copies of their data ("have to respond to more crap criticisms from the idiots"), cheered the deaths of skeptical journalists, and plotted how to keep researchers who reached different conclusions from publishing in peer-reviewed journals.

One e-mail message, apparently from CRU director Phil Jones, references the U.K.'s Freedom of Information Act when asking another researcher to delete correspondence that might be disclosed in response to public records law: "Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4? Keith will do likewise." Another, also apparently from Jones: global warming skeptics "have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I'll delete the file rather than send to anyone." (Jones was a contributing author to the chapter of the U.N.'s IPCC report titled "Detection of Climate Change and Attribution of Causes.")

Congress may probe into this information, but wait..... seems those making noise and those wanting an investigation are Republicans.... birds are chirping loudly but no other sounds are coming from our Democratic politicians.

Democratic politicians are not the only ones trying hard to ignore the whole mess either.

Nope, as NewsBuster's points out spectacularly, the Houston Chronicle has an editorial headlined "As a crucial climate change conference nears, more evidence of a warming globe," completely ignoring the evidence showing the very same researchers hiding information to the contrary of their headline.

P.J. Gladnick, who wrote the NewsBuster's piece, noticed something extraordinary.

The Chronicle's readers won't let them cover up the contradicting evidence and are making sure to take the writer to task... big time.

Go look at NewsBuster's to see how the readers did more homework than the Chronicle did.

The Daily Mail reports that one of the scientists at the ehart of this major scandal, is being pressured to quit.

The scientist at the heart of the climate change scandal was under growing pressure to quit last night.

George Monbiot, a leading environmentalist, said Phil Jones should resign from the Climatic Research Unit over leaked emails that appear to show researchers suppressed scientific data.

More emails came to light yesterday, including one in which an American climatologist admitted it was a travesty that scientists could not explain a lack of global warming in recent years.

You can download and view all the emails for yourself from Wikileaks.

Climatic Research Unit emails, data, models, 1996-2009

Released November 21, 2009

This archive presents over 120Mb of emails, documents, computer code and models from the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, written between 1996 and 2009.

The CRU has told the BBC that the files were obtained by a computer hacker 3-4 days ago.

This archive includes unreleased global temperature analysis computer source code that has been the subject of Freedom of Information Act requests.
The archive appears to be a collection of information put together by the CRU prior to a FoI redaction process.

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PowerLine has done a fabulous job of downloading the emails and going through them and highlighting some of the most controversial.

Those articles can be found here, here and here.

A Google search using the keywords "East Anglia emails" brings up thousands of hits and a Google News search brings up even more.

This has exploded and the more information that comes out, the more damaging this is for everyone involved and it goes to show that despite attempts to cover up any data that contradicts the popular theory, it is now all public knowledge.