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(Tim) It wasn't until my thirties that I learned scientists lie, too. They just use different techniques. So no surprise tonight when I read that someone hacked the servers of a global warming advocacy group called the Climatic Research Unit of University of East Anglia and posted thousands of their e-mails, papers, and other correspondence on a Russian server for all the world to read. It's caused big problems:

Global warming alarmists are scrambling to save face... The messages ...reveal correspondence

between British and American researchers engaged in fraudulent

reporting of data to favor their own climate change agenda.

Summing up the damage the documents have done, climatologist Patrick J. Michaels said: "This is

not a smoking gun, this is a mushroom cloud."

The report...


The e-mails implicate

scores of researchers, most of whom are associated with the UN's

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), an organization many

skeptics believe was created exclusively to provide evidence of

anthropogenic global warming (AGW).

Among the IPCC elite embarrassingly, if not criminally, compromised

is Phillip D. Jones, a Ph.D. climatologist at the University of East

Anglia whose work figured prominently in the IPCC Third Assessment

Report of 2001. Jones also contributed significantly to the IPCC Fourth

Assessment Report in 2007 (AR4), but he failed to follow through when

skeptical investigators asked to review raw data associated with that

report. They announced intent to use UK Freedom of Information laws to

obtain the data, so Jones sent the following e-mail

to one of his collaborators: "Mike, Can you delete any e-mails you may

have had with Keith re AR4? Keith will do likewise.... Can you also

e-mail Gene and get him to do the same?... Will be getting Caspar to do

likewise." The Mike in this message is Michael Mann, professor of

meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, whose influential "hockey

stick" graph warning of pending global warming eco-catastrophe was

found by a congressional investigation to be fraudulent.

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