Friday, November 20, 2009

The University of East Anglia's Hadley Climatic Research Centre appears to have suffered a security breach earlier today, when an unknown hacker apparently downloaded 1079 e-mails and 72 documents of various types and published them to an anonymous FTP server. These files appear to contain highly sensitive information that, if genuine, could prove extremely embarrassing to the authors of the e-mails involved. Those authors include some of the most celebrated names among proponents of the theory of anthropogenic global warming (AGW).

UPDATE: Booyah!

Also, Tim Blair, Kate McMillan and others are updating regularly.

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The post title´s from an article that can be found here at

This could quite possibly be, as Kate McMillan puts it, The Sound Of All Hell About To Break Loose for the happy little AGW "scientists."

The Air Vent blog first broke the story here yesterday, after he found the files left as a link on his blog. He has since been reading and posting some of the particularly damning evidence against these so-called scientists. For example:

In the alleged email [found here], a world famous “scientist” (a very loose interpretation of his job) apparently colludes with a bunch of others to refute a publication which does not conform to the ‘consensus’. He takes it to the point where he intends to put pressure on the Journal to remove the editor that allowed publication. You instantly realize the power these people have over the outcome of science.

He´s posted more here today on "how they [AGW types] collude to eliminate people they don’t agree with." And the actual file is available here, among other places.

The comments are going crazy on Watt´s Up With That (almost 600 so far) and Climate Audit (with about 200 because it´s running slow).

Thanks to one balsy hacker. As Jeff Id of Air Vent put it:

I’ll say this delicately – this person risked one f**k of a lot to show us this data.