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Leaked Emails at Climate Research Unit Smash Global Warming Hysteria

November 24, 2009

The Met Office Hadley Centre

Well, somebody went and hacked into the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the U.K. last week. They came out with a bundle of 62 Megs-worth of what appears to be incriminating communication between Climate Change scientists – some 72 documents and 1079 emails in all. And then they went and published it all online. Cool, huh?

As you might imagine, there are lot of people really upset about this. Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) proponents are crying foul because of the illegal way the data was obtained. And they have a point. Not much unlike like the point ACORN proponents have about the way O’Keefe and Giles illegally obtained allegedly incriminating information about ACORN. Defenders of CRU, like with the defenders of ACORN, suspect that the published evidence “may have been edited.”  This cautions investigators that what they are reading, seeing, or hearing, might not be what was written, done, or said, which is helpful to know in any investigation.  As you might also imagined, there are a lot of people who are really excited about this, too. Like, take me for example.  I’m kind of feeling like I imagine Al Gore might have felt in those early days when he first learned about Jim Hansen (sometimes confused with Jim Henson, the guy who invented The Muppets).  Dr. Jim Hansen is the guy who invented Global Warming.

The British online science website , Real Climate,  lays out a scientific defense over this much-ado-about-nothing incident that includes such convincing arguments as Clearly no-one would have gone to this [hacking] trouble if the academic object of study was the mating habits of European butterflies.” You must admit, it’s tough to argue with that.  But their biggest beef is over the use of the word “Trick” that one climate scientist allegedly (because remember,  it might have been edited by the hacker) used when communicating with another climate scientist. You see,  the opponents are making a huge fuss over the use of the word “Trick.” This is yet another parallel with the illegal Giles and O’Keefe investigation. The opponents are taking “Trick” to mean “to trick” or “to fool” or “to bamboozle.” But the proponents are not interpreting it that way at all. They say the scientist used the word “Trick” to mean “a good way to deal with a problem.” And they say that’s how scientists talk.  After all, who would know better than scientists about that sort of thing? And as I’ve shown, “Trick” in today’s language is a multi-functional word.

But you can also see the opposition’s point when they argue that the word “Trick” was nestled into the scientist’s sentence,

“I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.”

While admittedly, excitement can cause people to leap to conclusions, when you add the verb “hide” in the same sentence with “Trick”, it might cause even a rational person to consider more carefully the intended meaning of the word “Trick” in that sentence.  If only a New World Government, individuals’ wealth and liberties, and certain Nations’ Sovereignty wasn’t hanging in the swing of this Man-Made Global Warming mess, I’d like to believe these folks would probably all just get along. But since that’s not the case, we are likely going to have to suffer through some more bickering over the word “Trick” for awhile.

Now, it should also be noted that Real Climate emphatically states that there is “confusion” with newspaper and blog reports and that CRU “…has absolutely nothing to do with the Hadley Centre which is a completely separate institution.” This apparently matters since Hadley happens to be the U.K.’s foremost climate research centre that provides the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with their official scientific data on Anthropogenic Global Warming.  Unfortunately, some mainstream reporters are combining the two institutions into their reports about this scandal anyway, so I guess that’s just another thing we’ll have to bicker about.

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45 Comments
  1. Fazal permalink
    November 24, 2009 6:21 pm

    It would appear that the release of the emails and the data was not the result of hackers but a leak (or release)from within the institution itself. Further, the assembled data appears to comply with various outstanding FOI requests that have yet to be officially complied with. Maybe someone just got tired of waiting?

  2. November 24, 2009 6:38 pm

    A keyword search engine now exists for the emails.

    Go to http://www.climatedepot.com for breaking news on Climategate.

  3. November 24, 2009 6:42 pm

    The emails – which appeared last week on a Russian website – appear to have been stolen from a university computer server.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1230635/Scientist-climate-change-cover-storm-told-quit.html#ixzz0XpqjJOJq

  4. Wolfgang Pflaum permalink
    November 24, 2009 8:22 pm

    This revelation of fraud on the part of scientists who are proponents of the global climate change is a great and timely exposure. This fraud is perhaps the greatest blemish on the integrity of the world scientific community in a century. There have been numerous other tricks done in the field of archeology. But the travesty of subverting scientific thought in order to achieve a political goal may recall the flat earth mess in the Middle Ages. I only hope that the general population does not get so cynical about science that it ignores the truly genuine evidence used in the search for truth. Just because there were these outrageous liars does not mean that other scientists should be broadly besmirched. Above all everyone should continue to question everything.

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 5:33 pm

      *It should be noted*

      Not the first time scientists have lied…

      http://biggovernment.com/2009/11/25/climategate-is-not-the-first-time-progressive-scientists-have-lied-to-the-world/#more-35950

  5. mkurbo permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:05 pm

    Daddy, why are we killing the polar bears with global warming ?

    Oh sweetie, come here and sit down for a minute. You see, certain scientists told the world some lies about this thing called global warming. Then, leaders from around the world supported those lies and told more lies of their own. Even our leaders here in America told us lies to about how this made-up thing would hurt people.

    Look peanut, these people did a really bad thing. Their lies have cost trillions of dollars and wasted people’s time and energy all around the world. But now these bad people have been caught lying so don’t worry, the polar bears will be fine and we will all be ok.

    Now I want you to go out and play and stop thinking about this stuff some people at school and other places have put in your head. Go out and have fun and just remember, don’t tell lies, they might affect the whole world someday.

    End of Story

  6. November 24, 2009 11:28 pm

    Here’s a great site (refuting the global warming scam):

    http://www.climatedepot.com/

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 5:24 pm

      Was looking at this a couple of days ago – yea, it is a great sight.
      Thank you for posting it here.

      Stay the course

  7. Norbert permalink
    November 25, 2009 1:40 am

    Daddy, why are we killing the polar bears with global warming?

    Oh sweetie, come here and sit down for a minute. You see, certain scientists told the world about this thing called global warming. They presented scholarly papers, peer reviewed articles, and even helped make a movie that tried to explain how complex data and statistical
    analysis can be used to understand why the earth is getting warmer.
    Even our leaders here in America tried to tell us that global warming would hurt us.

    Look peanut, no one listened to the scientists. We all know that science is just another way of promoting abortion and gay rights.
    So stop worrying about the polar bears. You’re going to grow up in a world where scientists promote only what’s in the Bible. There’ll be no computers. no TVs, no cancer treatment(most people will die of AIDS), no weather forecasting, no cameras, no video games, no space travel, frankly you won’t have to worry about any of this because when the polar bear goes you won’t be far behind.
    Now I want you to go out and play and stop thinking. Go out and have fun and just remember for God’s sake – Don’t worry be happy!
    End of history.

    • In the Know permalink
      November 25, 2009 7:37 am

      A movie? A movie was made, we presented papers that were peer reviewed? Your Peer review is invalid, the proof is in the emails. Your movie has been discredited on multiple levels. Get your head out of Al’s rectum. he took you for a ride, stole your money and gave it to communists. You know how good they are for the environment right? USSR, China, North Korea…all perfect models of green efficiency. You naive greens can’t deal with reality now so you continue to lie because you’re afraid the bullys that took over your movement are going to beat you up. You’re right to be afraid, the will beat you up. You are all in bed with some very nasty, dangerous people.

      • Nick permalink
        November 25, 2009 6:13 pm

        Quite insightful. You Delivered it raw and without additives.

        Thank you

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 6:11 pm

      Okay!

      You believe the proven liars and schemers, and I’ll believe in God.

      Happy Thanksgiving –

      Thank a scientist.

      I’ll thank God for living in America and I will vow to protect it from
      those who would worship faulty, cooked, science for their faith.

      You put your life in the hands of science, I’ll put mine in a benevolent God.

      Teach your children that God is a lie, and that Scientists are worthy of their worship. I will teach mine to pray. Okay?

      Can I get an Amen?

      • In the Know permalink
        November 27, 2009 5:10 am

        Amen!

  8. oldwolves permalink
    November 25, 2009 4:52 am

    The New York Slimes…Uh times has stated that they won’t run the details.

    “The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.”

    So what happened to all those papers the NYTimes exposed that hurt national security? …………………………………………………………..

    Ah, I see. The NYTimes exposes only those who would thwart their liberal beliefs and will defend those wish to destroy our country from within.

    Hypocrisy = N Y Times.

  9. Big Easy permalink
    November 25, 2009 5:21 am

    Silly liberals. “Tricks” are for kids.

  10. Freeme permalink
    November 25, 2009 6:34 am

    THIS ‘WHISTLE-BLOWER’ IS A HERO!
    Lets give thanks on this the eve of Thanksgiving that there are Scientists that cannot be ‘bought and paid for’ by corrupt politicians working toward and for their Government’s take over of the planet by the Puppet Masters yanking their chains.

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 5:48 pm

      When the bribery is so globally systemic; when the necessity to publish journal stricles is threatened unless…; when no grant money is available for studies; when ridicule and shame are heaped upon you; when the entire media has the backs of the lying bullies; it is time to drop the scientific quest and perhaps pick up a weapon.

      It would appear that that time has come.

      Europe has always been push-overs. We beat them and gained our Liberty.
      Do we Americans still have that spirit or not?

      As I type this the enemmy is busier than we – they have censored the media about this incident http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/11/24/climategate-totally-ignored-tv-news-outlets-except-fox

      By ballot if possible, by bullet if necessary. That is the way our enemy thinks. That is also the way our founders thought.

      Obama is on his way to Copenhagen

      The American spirit of Liberty lives in me – I hope it does in you as well.

      Thank you so much for your comment

  11. Jimmy permalink
    November 25, 2009 7:49 am

    The author goes to great lengths to trivialize the term “trick” while all but ignoring the greater bombshell, “hide.”. Even if we were to translate trick into procedure, as scientists allegedly mean by it, this sentence is still damning. “I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature [procedure] of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline.” In either case, they are still hiding the correct data in order to skew the results as they see fit.

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 5:39 pm

      If the word “Hide” seems trivialized, it only indicates that I need to add more seasoning to my sarcasm. I was really shooting for the subtlety of adding the verb, as an “Oh, by the way….this word suggests that you are full of beans.”

      I will take your comment into consideration next time I’m serving a dish.

      No sarcasm inteneded in this statement – I reall appreciate it.

      Thanks,

      The Author

  12. November 25, 2009 8:43 am

    Ah, the right-wing political hacks are in full swing shouting that it’s all a conspiracy based on some emails from a half dozen scientists. Sure, they wrote some stupid things but the real question is: Where is the falsified data? Where are the compromised journal articles? These emails do not refute the entire body of evidence, 30,000+ studies produced by thousands of climate scientists. Those making the enormous hasty generalization that there is no AGW are those who have been saying such all along. Same political hackery, different day.

    • In the Know permalink
      November 25, 2009 9:07 am

      ¡mi dios!

      Engineer: Operation marginalization of dissenting facts under way sir!

      Captain: Excellent work commander, buy yourself and your entire damage control department a round of wheatgrass shots on me!

      Engineer: Thank you sir, you’re so gracious! Do you think when we finish supressing all of these facts we could visit the whitehouse and kiss “the One’s” feet?

      Captain: Perhaps son, perhaps.

      • Nick Chagouris permalink
        November 25, 2009 10:43 pm

        Bravo!

        Encore! Encore!

        Excellent.

    • oldwolves permalink
      November 25, 2009 3:38 pm

      JP

      “Where is the falsified data? Where are the compromised journal articles?”

      It’s over JP! The debate is over! You denying denier! How dare you compromise the integrity of the liars who have falsified their compromised data! I bet your one of those Holocaust deniers that believes that the Holocaust actually happened but wish to make others believe that you believe that others don’t believe your disbelief!

      I’m sorry. I must be making one of those hasty generalizations you mentioned.

      Care for a polar bear burger before you go?

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 5:50 pm

      LOL

      I’m speachless. Please, you do the talking.

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 6:17 pm

      Except fope one thing…..now we have proof.

      Thank you

  13. Liz Hippenstiel permalink
    November 25, 2009 9:04 am

    So they write, “hide” the “trick” in emails and think they won’t be found out??? Is this the genius intellect we trusted to take the earth’s temperature? Good grief.

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 5:53 pm

      When the bribery is so globally systemic; when the necessity to publish journal atricles is threatened unless………; when no grant money is available for studies, unless….; when ridicule and shame are heaped upon you, if you question…; when the entire media has the backs of the lying bullies; it is time to drop the scientific quest and perhaps pick up a weapon.

      It would appear that that time has come.

      Europe has always been push-overs. We beat them and gained our Liberty.
      Do we Americans still have that spirit or not? The threat has never been greater.

      As I type this the enemmy is busier than we – they have censored the media about this incident http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/11/24/climategate-totally-ignored-tv-news-outlets-except-fox

      By ballot if possible, by bullet if necessary. That is the way our enemy thinks. That is also the way our founders thought.

      Obama is on his way to Copenhagen.

      The American spirit of Liberty lives in me – I hope it does in you as well.

      Thank you so much for your comment

  14. elaine schiff permalink
    November 25, 2009 11:11 am

    Dad-why do they say we are killing the polar bears??-Isnt it true that there are now MORE polar bears than ever?- How could we be killing them when there are more polar bears than ever??
    Oh child your too young for logic-your teachers and the Umer-libs will soon knock that out of your head–

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 5:56 pm

      You are SO right.

      See this: YouTube – HERITAGE FOUNDATION: “How Modern Liberals Think”

      This must be understood if there is any chance of victory.

      Thank you so much for your comment

  15. November 25, 2009 11:45 am

    The NYT has already said they won’t publish the emails because they weren’t intended for public consumption. Me thinks they understand debunking global warming is just as offensive to the religious fanatics as cartoons of Mohammad. Al Gore might issue a fatwa . . .

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 5:59 pm

      http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/11/24/climategate-totally-ignored-tv-news-outlets-except-fox

      Why be surprised? I’m sure you’re not.

      Is it not clear we are at war?

  16. peachey permalink
    November 25, 2009 2:35 pm

    Oh I get it now, they use a different dictionary than we do. Silly people, when will you learn that these learned, scientists and experts know more that you and I will ever know. The tragic irony of this is that by removing the accuracy and truthfulness from the science, they have removed and dishonored the scientific value of any data that they report. Liars never prosper, unless they scream “global warming” in today’s political enviroment where deceit and deception have found root.

    • Nick permalink
      November 25, 2009 6:04 pm

      This is cut and pasted from the Thesaurus.com.

      Either they, too, are owned by ‘The Source enemy’, or we have a serious branding problem. Probably both.

      This is what is inside our kid’s heads. They work very hard to plant it there – now, in this generation, we see the fruits of their labor. Now, we must get busy weeding the garden.

      You must realize that these so-called definitions are entirely Orwellian:

      From Thesarus.com:

      Main Entry: liberal
      Part of Speech: adjective
      Definition: progressive
      Synonyms: advanced, avant-garde, broad, broad-minded, catholic, enlightened, flexible, free, general, high-minded, humanistic, humanitarian, indulgent, intelligent, interested, latitudinarian, left, lenient, libertarian, loose, magnanimous, permissive, radical, rational, reasonable, receiving, receptive, reformist, tolerant, unbiased, unbigoted, unconventional, understanding, unorthodox, unprejudiced

      Antonyms: conservative, narrow, narrow-minded

      Thank you for your comment

  17. Nick permalink
    November 25, 2009 5:25 pm

    This is excellent – Many Thanks!

  18. Nick permalink
    November 25, 2009 5:30 pm

    Science needs to be “right-sized” in my opinion.
    Is it valuable? Unquestionably.
    Is it worthy of worship? Unquestionably not.

    “We don’t know one millionth of one percent about anything!”
    – Thomas Edison

    Who is worthy of honor? Those with doctorates and degrees?
    No. Only virtue my friend. Only virtue.

    Your comment is very much appreciated
    Thank you

  19. William James Ward permalink
    November 25, 2009 7:37 pm

    It is amusing but very expected that eventually the lies would be
    exposed. There never was any scientifically verified data given.
    The climate guides created by Harvard Scientists back in 1949
    which have stood the test of time were completely ignored, they
    disproved the false claims, but the liar crew headed by al gore, not
    the lower case, kept on lying. Now I was looking up liar and noted
    in my old websters dictionary that it is followed by libation, libel and libelous, then liberal. Do you think they lie, drink the cool aid,
    lie, lie in concert and prove they are liberals……..humm!

    Obama will continue the lie, al golum will continue the lie, the liars
    are congenital and we are stuck with them until the next electorial
    change.The worst of this may be in coming to understand that the duped
    were duped and will never admit it but will continue to what I remember
    as a child hearing, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling…” and
    for the left it will always be that way. Let you’re light shine
    people and keep on exposing the false ones.

  20. Ike permalink
    November 25, 2009 9:51 pm

    – NASA’s Latest Discovery: SUN HEATS THE EARTH (American Thincker, June 05, 2009) – Robert Calahan at NASA’s Goddard Space Center could be in big trouble — for telling the truth. Here is a headline for an article in the Daily Tech: “NASA Study Acknowledges Solar Cycle, Not Man, Responsible for Past Warming”… World’s Largest Science Group Rejecting Man-Made Climate Fears…
    – Pentagon/NASA: Global Warming/Global Cooling… THE PENTAGON WARNS CLIMATE CHANGE WILL BRING GLOBAL CATASTROPHE… Now the Pentagon tells Bush (Guardian.co.uk., 22 February 2004): climate change will destroy us… Britain will be ‘Siberian’ in less than 20 years:
    http://cristiannegureanu.blogspot.com/2009/07/worlds-largest-science-group-rejecting.html

  21. jallen permalink
    November 26, 2009 7:10 am

    Consider – The emails were not a result of a hacker’s activity. They were also not going to be produced under a FOIA request.

    Rather, they are the residual emails comprising those which had already been *sanitized* from the CRU systems to illegally prepare an incomplete reponse for a future (likely successful) FOIA request.

    Note that there is a very small percentage of personal chatter that typically make up close colleague’s communication. Therefore, it points to a previous culling.

    Theory: These are deleted emails from a sanitized batch which were foolishly or purposely archived and/or discovered by an insider (perhaps the sanitizer himself). The insider then had pangs of conscience or an axe to grind and released them surreptitiously.

    Also, data fabrication and algorithm manipulation are not at all the important issues here.

    The travesty is that they were peer-reviewing each other’s work! They had control of their own process. It was a closed-loop system comprised of several dozen researchers in an incestuous academic relationship.

    • Nick Chagouris permalink
      November 26, 2009 2:41 pm

      Intriguing consideration.
      I appreciate it.
      – the author

  22. Carterthewriter permalink
    November 26, 2009 2:57 pm

    Now that the government has an interest in GM & Chrysler, note the safety vioations exposed in their competions from Japan.

    It just seems that every proposal made by our government has a hidden agenda within every damned one of them. It’s out of control, PERIOD!

  23. Nick Chagouris permalink
    November 26, 2009 3:32 pm

    Barack Obama: “President Government”

    How did our present day society grow (wrong word) SHRINK to such a disconnect with the Founders and our principles of freedom they gave us?

    How is it that our kids have so little regard, and practically zero reverence for the KEY to our liberty – limited government?

    I think if we, the parents, refuse to swallow the responsibility, we will never fix the problem. We MUST own this. We must be accountable.

    There will always be would-be despots, nacissists, megalomaniacs, and tyrants waiting for fertile soil where they can take root. Obama is a weed growing from the soil WE neglected.

    It is beginning in our SCHOOLS. They have taken our children. Why aren’t we there monitoring the curricula? Have we, at home, instilled in them the appreciation for living in the greatest nation in the history of mankind? Have we explained to them why it is that?

    We should be greatful on this day and give thanks for “President Government” for the light he shines on our own defects and deficits. The cost of freedom is eternal vigilance and we allowed this to happen on our watch.

    Now, what are we going to do about it? Admitting I made a mistake is the same as saying “I’m smarter today than I was yesterday.”

    Americans pull together and clean up NYC after 9/11. We assist and lend our toil and give money for the relief of natural disasters all the time. That’s the American way.

    There is clean-up work to be done. When it is complete shall we say, Never Again?”

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