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by John Charlton & Doug Cook

(Nov. 20, 2009, 11:30 PM) — The BBC is reporting that an unidentified group of Russian computer hackers has attacked the computers of a leading British Research Institute which has argued for dire changes to human behavior on the basis of their scientific studies showing the advance of Global Warming at alarming rates.

While this would be a minor story, otherwise, what was revealed when the hackers published on the net, the files which they stole, is what is making rounds tonight across the web.  It seems that the staff of the institute parsed data to advance the Global Climate-change agenda.

First, the fact of the theft and breach of security. The BBC in an unsigned on-line report writes:

E-mails reportedly from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU), including personal exchanges, appeared on the internet on Thursday.

A university spokesman confirmed the email system had been hacked and that information was taken and published without permission.

An investigation was underway and the police had been informed, he added.

“We are aware that information from a server used for research information in one area of the university has been made available on public websites,” the spokesman stated.

“Because of the volume of this information we cannot currently confirm that all of this material is genuine.

“This information has been obtained and published without our permission and we took immediate action to remove the server in question from operation.

“We are undertaking a thorough internal investigation and we have involved the police in this enquiry.”

Those who have studied the published internal documents, however, find that they indict the institute for fraud.  It seems from the published emails, that science researchers and administrators inside the Climate Research Unit of University of East Anglia engaged in collusion to adjusting scientific findings to suit their preconceived political opinions, and did not actually submit in their entirety the true scientific data which they reported their published findings. Though it has not been independently determined if the published emails and documents are authentic, the rapidity at which the Institute and British authorities are moving to protect the data seem to confirm their authenticity.

The East Anglia institute, according to the BBC is one of the major players in the Global Climate scam:

Researchers at CRU, one of the worlds leading research bodies on natural and human induced climate change, played a key role in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) fourth assessment report, which is considered to be the most authoritative report of it’s kind.

This is the very report cited in the proposed text of what has become to be known as “The Copenhagen Treaty.” The actual working document is entitled, “The Framework Convention on Climate Change,” and the recent version was approved by the “Ad-Hoc working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action” under the U.N. Convention, at Bonn, Germany, Aug. 10-14, 2009.

The Post & Email is in the process of publishing a legal analysis of the treaty (Part I, Part I), to explain and expose the errors upon which it is based and the dangerous grab-for-power politics which underlies it.

For those who actually wish to see the over 1,000 alleged stolen documents, which implicate the researchers of the East Anglia Institute in Climate fraud, they were originally published at a site in Romania at http://ftp.tomcity.ru/incoming/free/FOI2009.zip.  The file was published on the web at 9:57 am on 11-19- 2009, but has since been pulled from the net.

Yesterday Anthony Watts, the publisher of Watts Up With That, explained the contents of this file in a short report:

An unknown person put postings on some climate skeptic websites that advertised an FTP file on a Russian FTP server, here is the message that was placed on the Air Vent today:

We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to
be kept under wraps.

We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents

The file was large, about 61 megabytes, containing hundreds of files.

Watts says many of the emails emanated from public Universities in the United States of America, and that the quantity of the data released by the hackers argues for its authenticity.  Indeed, The Post & Email judges that 61 megabytes represents nearly 10 years of work by the average typist.

Watts publishes a sample of the incriminating emails.

This controversy is also being followed at http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=7801#comments

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  1. Well now Al, what do you think about this latest revelation? Oh oh, looks like the jig is up. Your dirty scheme has been uncovered, and you are in deep doo-doo. Ho-boy. This would be a good time to stay out of sight for awhile . . say, about 100 years . until this dies down. Oh no – bet you forgot about John Coleman and his 30,000 scientists that are suing you, didn’t you. Do you suppose this latest information will help their case at all, and do you think they’ll use it? Yeah, I’ll bet it will and they do. They are as mad and fed up with you as the rest of us. Payback time, Al.

    You know, we have been paying for, and putting up with, your nonsense every day for years in everything we buy or sell, everything that is manufactured (what little survived your assault), our cars, our homes, our food, our clothes, our furniture, our fuel, our water, our energy, packaging of every product, even our toilets. You have lied to and scared the daylights out of little children (the earth is dying, sob) and half of the adults (the dumb ones anyway) with your stupid movie. Talk about wasted resources. I have to use ten cents worth of soap and water to clean a one-cent can for recycling. When I open my Big Mac box or bag my groceries I have to wonder if I’m using recycled toilet paper. Because of your lies we have to put up with cars that don’t run properly and aren’t safe (a plastic car??), baby clothes that don’t have the best fire retardant, building, including homes, that aren’t as solid and safe as they could be, forest fires that rage out of control because we can’t properly manage forests, fertile farm land that sits idle because of your silly fish (and you are the ones who say we can’t feed the world), dams that would provide irrigation, food, jobs and reduce flooding but can’t be built or must be torn down, bugs and predators we can’t kill, crap in our fuel, light bulbs that don’t light, toilets that don’t flush, and to top it off, you tax on everything that you haven’t screwed up yet. You want to send the price of our heat into the stratosphere (a carbon meter on my chimney next?), install smart meters on our homes so you can regulate (ration) our electricity use, put us on a bicycle so we will reach our destination cold, wet and/or sweaty, make us sit around home in near darkness, and limit our baths/showers to one a week. You prevent us from using the property we bought as we wish, you want us all to live in a little cramped apartment in the city, and you stop us from building a house anywhere close to the size of yours. You have tried to take away our BBQs, hairspray and lawnmowers, and now you’ve started on our TV’s and meat. In parts of my home state of Oregon you have bankrupted our fishing and timber industry, leaving people with little more than welfare, illegal drugs, and social security to live on. I can’t cut down a lousy tree that is threatening my house, and I’m prohibited from cleaning up the area near a stream on my own property. Companies have been forced to spend millions to clean up somebody else’s mess, and apparently your SuperFund (that we paid for) has been robbed by your buddies. And now it’s been proven that the only hot air we needed to be concerned about came directly from you. We have had to pay for all your lies, and guess who has reaped a fortune – yeah, Al, we know it’s you. We saw your houses, cars, airplanes. We see where you go, how you travel, and what you do. We know, Al, and we want our money back!

    There is a law that applies to what you have done to our country. It’s called RICO. Your crimes fit the definition perfectly.

    Al Gore, or Algae as I call him, is a pimple on the butt of humanity. It is time he is busted (in court), made to flap in the breeze from one of his wind mills until everything (his money) is drained and he is dry and sparkling clean (broke). Then he can go out and find a job like the rest of us. Oh – and Al, you look like a used car salesman to me. You’ll do fine there – people expect them to lie.

  2. Good work keep it up. I have felt that this was all bunk from the beginning. This is our world and we should take good care of it but this has been about nothing more than control.

  3. I look forward to an expose of just exactly how they fudged scientific “facts”.

    We have already learned that the proponents famous “hockey stick”graph of temperatures was a lying farce. Just what next will we find out?

  4. I’ve been following this fascinating story since it first appeared on Watts Up With That? (WUWT) on Thursday. So far there are over 1,200 comments on this story, many of which reveal further bits of hacked data, mostly more embarrassing emails. There will probably be even more revelations over the weekend as more people have free time to explore more thoroughly the massive amount of data released.

    Also, I’ve read that that 61 meg file is a zip file; when decompressed it expands to approx. 150 meg that includes emails as well as other documents.

    What is telling right now is how the guilty and their apologists are now using the “out of context” defense. Ever notice how those who have committed an embarrassing or illegal act always seem to trot out that “out of context” defense when they’ve been exposed? This usually seems to precede statements being made through attorneys as the exposé expands.

    Should posturing politicians hold hearings in Congress (plenty of U.S. scientists involved in attempts to short-circuit FOI requests), don’t be surprised at the number of scientists thrown under the bus just to salvage Al Gore’s ‘save the planet’ movement. The scientists won’t be faulted for their goofy science – just for getting caught and looking bad.