Posted by: New Class Traitor | November 20, 2009

A major embarrassment for AGW evangelists?

On screen (hat tip: YKWYA, thanks!):

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).

The FTP link first appeared on a blog called The Air Vent. The blog’s owner, identified as “Jeff Id”, downloaded the file, examined it, and posted a brief summary on his blog. Another commenter, identified as “Steven Mosher,” passed the information on to Steven McIntyre’s Climate Audit blog and to another blog, The Blackboard, run by a blogger identified as “Lucia.” Most recently, blogger Anthony Watts, who runs a blog titled “Watts Up With That?” mentioned the FTP archive in his own blog.

Read the whole thing. If true, this is dynamite stuff.

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  1. 20 years from now, people will look back at this era and shake their heads in mystified bemusement at the whole Global Warming fad.

    Because that’s all it really is — like bellbottoms, Hula Hoops and “I Like Ike” posters, just a passing fad, soon to be forgotten.

    I say in approximately 5 years, another so-urgent-I’m-gonna-SCREAM political pseudo-crisis will come down the pike, brewed up and crisply packaged by our too-clever leftist superiors, and by ten years from now it will have completely supplanted Global Warming as the bugbear everyone gets all hyped up about. 20 years in the future, it will be an historical curiosity.

    It was self-evidently a hoax from the very beginning. When I saw in Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” staged scenes of poor people fleeing inland from the onrushing seas, carrying their belongings on their heads as the Global-Warming-caused ocean levels rose and inundated all coastlines, I knew right then and there that we were dealing with emotional deception, not sound science. Because even if Gore’s hilariously hyperbolic charts (created by none other than John “forced abortion” Holdren) were true (which they aren’t), the oceans would rise in a worst-case scenario just a fraction of an inch per year, so that no one person would really notice much of a coastline change during his or her lifetime. It would take centuries to inundate low-lying areas — not minutes or hours, as “An Inconvenient Truth” would have us believe.

    Anyway, this news about the hacked emails revealing that the underlying data on which all global warming projections rely are in fact faked was not a surprise to me in the slightest. I would have been shocked if they weren’t faked.


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