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More Climate Emails Hacked

Around 5,000 new, hacked emails from a climate research unit in the UK have been released on the Internet.

By | November 28, 2011

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Last week, 5,000 new emails and other documents hacked from the server of the University of East Anglia's (UEA) Climatic Research Unit were made available on a searchable database. The new data breach appears to be linked to a nearly identical incident two years ago, dubbed “Climategate,” when a batch of emails hacked from the Climate Research Unit ignited a controversy over whether the Unit’s researchers manipulated and withheld key climate data. Although several investigations have since exonerated the researchers from any wrongdoing, an anonymously authored document that accompanied the release of the emails stated that the latest batch of documents contains new evidence that the researchers massaged data and avoided Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, among other things, BBC News reported.

Although the majority of the emails have been “cherry picked” and taken out of context, according to the University of East Anglia, one of the most damning emails, has the unit director, Phil Jones, advising his colleagues to delete emails in response to FOI requests, ScienceInsider reported. The email reads: “<2440> Jones: I've been told that [the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] IPCC is above national FOI Acts. One way to cover yourself and all those working in AR5 would be to delete all emails at the end of the process.” Jones has acknowledged that he had been misinformed about the IPCC being “above” FOIA requests, according to ScienceInsider.

The release came one week before The United Nations Climate Change Conference, which began in Durban, South Africa today (November 28). Similarly, the original “Climategate” emails were released shortly before the Copenhagen Summit on climate change in 2009. “This appears to be a carefully-timed attempt to reignite controversy over the science behind climate change when that science has been vindicated by three separate independent inquiries and number of studies—including, most recently, the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature group,” the University of East Anglia said in a statement last week.

A police investigation is currently looking into the hacking.

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Avatar of: Boo_Bottoms

Boo_Bottoms

Posts: 8

November 28, 2011

"Out of context" my my to what lengths will these lying bastards go to cover their deceit! It is quite apparent that the scam known a Global Warming/Climate Change has finally been exposed. And all those who help perpetrate this fraud should spend the rest of their lives in jail.

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Thomas Baldwin

Posts: 2

November 28, 2011

Seriously, cursing.  Your comment should be removed for such inappropriate behavior.  Furthermore, you should judge your opinion not on emails, but on the science being conducted published and presented. That's how science works.   

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November 28, 2011

"Out of context" my my to what lengths will these lying bastards go to cover their deceit! It is quite apparent that the scam known a Global Warming/Climate Change has finally been exposed. And all those who help perpetrate this fraud should spend the rest of their lives in jail.

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November 28, 2011

Seriously, cursing.  Your comment should be removed for such inappropriate behavior.  Furthermore, you should judge your opinion not on emails, but on the science being conducted published and presented. That's how science works.   

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November 28, 2011

"Out of context" my my to what lengths will these lying bastards go to cover their deceit! It is quite apparent that the scam known a Global Warming/Climate Change has finally been exposed. And all those who help perpetrate this fraud should spend the rest of their lives in jail.

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November 28, 2011

Seriously, cursing.  Your comment should be removed for such inappropriate behavior.  Furthermore, you should judge your opinion not on emails, but on the science being conducted published and presented. That's how science works.   

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December 6, 2011

what i wonder is why the media makes such a noise with each scientific 'report' that claims man is the cause of climate change, but when other scientists release reports refuting this claim, one hears about them once and puff gone. i was blogging with one scientist who throws out all climate change data before the 1880's because he says they have no relevance because man was not burning fossil fuels? huh? ongoing climate change that has gone on for millions of years has no relevance? hello, mcfly!!!

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December 6, 2011

one should be asking a: why does the UN want to squeeze 'developed' nations for money while exempting the biggest polluters, India and China? b: does anybody really believe the UN has the worlds best interest in mind? can you say 'iraq's oil for food program??? c: why does the US continue to be a member of the anti US UN? the socialists around the world are jealous because of our capitalism has helped create the freest most productive population on earth. for a very long time now, people from all over the world has come here for freedom and opportunity. just look at all the illegal immigrants whose home country the politicians and bureaucrats have wrecked!

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December 6, 2011

what i wonder is why the media makes such a noise with each scientific 'report' that claims man is the cause of climate change, but when other scientists release reports refuting this claim, one hears about them once and puff gone. i was blogging with one scientist who throws out all climate change data before the 1880's because he says they have no relevance because man was not burning fossil fuels? huh? ongoing climate change that has gone on for millions of years has no relevance? hello, mcfly!!!

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December 6, 2011

one should be asking a: why does the UN want to squeeze 'developed' nations for money while exempting the biggest polluters, India and China? b: does anybody really believe the UN has the worlds best interest in mind? can you say 'iraq's oil for food program??? c: why does the US continue to be a member of the anti US UN? the socialists around the world are jealous because of our capitalism has helped create the freest most productive population on earth. for a very long time now, people from all over the world has come here for freedom and opportunity. just look at all the illegal immigrants whose home country the politicians and bureaucrats have wrecked!

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james cranford

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December 6, 2011

what i wonder is why the media makes such a noise with each scientific 'report' that claims man is the cause of climate change, but when other scientists release reports refuting this claim, one hears about them once and puff gone. i was blogging with one scientist who throws out all climate change data before the 1880's because he says they have no relevance because man was not burning fossil fuels? huh? ongoing climate change that has gone on for millions of years has no relevance? hello, mcfly!!!

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james cranford

Posts: 1457

December 6, 2011

one should be asking a: why does the UN want to squeeze 'developed' nations for money while exempting the biggest polluters, India and China? b: does anybody really believe the UN has the worlds best interest in mind? can you say 'iraq's oil for food program??? c: why does the US continue to be a member of the anti US UN? the socialists around the world are jealous because of our capitalism has helped create the freest most productive population on earth. for a very long time now, people from all over the world has come here for freedom and opportunity. just look at all the illegal immigrants whose home country the politicians and bureaucrats have wrecked!

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