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Friday, November 20, 2009

Scientists Behaving Badly

Apparently some place called University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit got hacked. Their emails and data on global warming climate change are all over the internet. There was initial caution that the data and emails might have been fakes but they have since been confirmed to be the real deal. Why should anyone care about information hacked from the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit? Well only because they've apparently been massaging their data to get the desired results with regard to global warming climate change. The desired result being that the planet is warming and that the warming is the fault of mankind. So much for the integrity of the scientific process.

There's a post full of updates here, the most amusing of which so far is, "UPDATE VI. The BBC declines to cover this story, preferring a piece on mammoth dung."

Reactions from our part of the globe can be found here. Both posts provide access to the leaked information for you to evaluate for yourself.

Dare one hope that this could bring about the death of cap and trade and other schemes designed to manipulate global climate in an attempt to halt global warming climate change? Now that's some hope and change that I could believe in.

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  2. I don't know, I looked at this here: http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2009/11/the-cru-hack/ and it seems to explain that nothing nefarious is going on. Also, the BBC might have not covered it because covering leaked/stolen private emails is unethical.

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  3. Oh there's much much more to the conversation than what Realclimate.org has to say on the matter. And reporting on leaked/stolen private, even classified information hasn't seemed to cause all that much concern about ethics in the past. Curious that it becomes a concern now.

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