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Breaking News Story: CRU has apparently been hacked hundreds of files released
Watts Up With That? ^ | 19/11/2009 | Anthony Watts

Posted on 11/20/2009 1:39:35 AM PST by jsh3180

UPDATE: Response from CRU in interview with another website, see end of this post.

The details on this are still sketchy, we’ll probably never know what went on. But it appears that University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has been hacked and many many files have been released by the hacker or person unknown.

http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/cru/annrep93/cru.jpg

UPDATED: Original image was for Met Office – corrected This image source: www.cru.uea.ac.uk

I’m currently traveling and writing this from an airport, but here is what I know so far:

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.

It contained data, code, and emails from Phil Jones at CRU to and from many people.

I’ve seen the file, it appears to be genuine and from CRU. Others who have seen it concur- it appears genuine. There are so many files it appears unlikely that it is a hoax. The effort would be too great.

Here is some of the emails just posted at Climate Audit on this thread:

http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=7801#comments

I’ve redacted email addresses and direct phone numbers for the moment. The emails all have US public universities in the email addresses, making them public/FOIA actionable I believe. From: Phil Jones To: mann@vxxxxx.xxx Subject: Fwd: John L. Daly dead Date: Thu Jan 29 14:17:01 2004

From: Timo H‰meranta To: Subject: John L. Daly dead Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 12:04:28 +0200 X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.4510 Importance: Normal

Mike, In an odd way this is cheering news ! One other thing about the CC paper – just found another email – is that McKittrick says it is standard practice in Econometrics journals to give all the data and codes !! According to legal advice IPR overrides this.

Cheers Phil

“It is with deep sadness that the Daly Family have to announce the sudden death of John Daly.Condolences may be sent to John’s email account (daly@john-daly.com) “ Reported with great sadness

Timo H‰meranta xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Timo H‰meranta, LL.M. Moderator, Climatesceptics Martinlaaksontie 42 B 9 01620 Vantaa Finland, Member State of the European Union

Moderator: timohame@yxxxxx.xxx Private: timo.hameranta@xxxxx.xx

Home page: [1]personal.inet.fi/koti/hameranta/climate.htm

Moderator of the discussion group “Sceptical Climate Science” [2]groups.yahoo.com/group/climatesceptics

“To dwell only on horror scenarios of the future shows only a lack of imagination”. (Kari Enqvist)

“If the facts change, I’ll change my opinion. What do you do, Sir” (John Maynard Keynes)

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Prof. Phil Jones Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0)xxxxxx School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) xxxxxx University of East Anglia Norwich Email p.jones@xxx.xx.xx NR4 7TJ UK —————————————————————————-

References

1. http://personal.inet.fi/koti/hameranta/climate.htm 2. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/climatesceptics From: Phil Jones To: ray bradley ,mann@xxxxx.xxx, mhughes@xxxx.xxx Subject: Diagram for WMO Statement Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000 Cc: k.briffa@xxx.xx.xx,t.osborn@xxxx.xxx

Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm, Once Tim’s got a diagram here we’ll send that either later today or first thing tomorrow. I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline. Mike’s series got the annual land and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH land N of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999 for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 with data through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998. Thanks for the comments, Ray.

Cheers Phil

Prof. Phil Jones Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) xxxxx School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) xxxx University of East Anglia Norwich Email p.jones@xxxx.xxx NR4 7TJ UK

—————————————————————————- From: Jonathan Overpeck To: “Michael E. Mann” Subject: letter to Senate Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 16:49:31 -0700 Cc: Caspar M Ammann , Raymond Bradley , Keith Briffa , Tom Crowley , Malcolm Hughes , Phil Jones , mann@xxxxx.xxx, jto@xxxxx.xx.xxx, omichael@xxxxx.xxx, Tim Osborn , Kevin Trenberth , Tom Wigley

Hi all – I’m not too comfortable with this, and would rather not sign – at least not without some real time to think it through and debate the issue. It is unprecedented and political, and that worries me.

My vote would be that we don’t do this without a careful discussion first.

I think it would be more appropriate for the AGU or some other scientific org to do this - e.g., in reaffirmation of the AGU statement (or whatever it’s called) on global climate change.

Think about the next step – someone sends another letter to the Senators, then we respond, then…

I’m not sure we want to go down this path. It would be much better for the AGU etc to do it.

What are the precedents and outcomes of similar actions? I can imagine a special-interest org or group doing this like all sorts of other political actions, but is it something for scientists to do as individuals?

Just seems strange, and for that reason I’d advise against doing anything with out real thought, and certainly a strong majority of co-authors in support.

Cheers, Peck

Dear fellow Eos co-authors, Given the continued assault on the science of climate change by some on Capitol Hill, Michael and I thought it would be worthwhile to send this letter to various members of the U.S. Senate, accompanied by a copy of our Eos article. Can we ask you to consider signing on with Michael and me (providing your preferred title and affiliation). We would like to get this out ASAP. Thanks in advance, Michael M and Michael O

______________________________________________________________ Professor Michael E. Mann Department of Environmental Sciences, Clark Hall University of Virginia Charlottesville, VA 22903 _______________________________________________________________________ e-mail: mann@xxxxxx.xxx Phone: (434) 924-7770 FAX: (434) xxx-xxxxx http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/faculty/people/mann.shtml

Attachment converted: Macintosh HD:EOS.senate letter-final.doc (WDBN/MSWD) (00055FCF)

Jonathan T. Overpeck Director, Institute for the Study of Planet Earth Professor, Department of Geosciences Mail and Fedex Address: Institute for the Study of Planet Earth 715 N. Park Ave. 2nd Floor University of Arizona Tucson, AZ 85721 direct tel: +xxxx fax: +1 520 792-8795 http://www.geo.arizona.edu/Faculty_Pages/Overpeck.J.html http://www.ispe.arizona.edu/ It appears that the proverbial Climate Science Cat is out of the bag.

Developing story – more later

UPDATE1: Steve McIntyre posted this on Climate Audit, I used a screen cap rtaher than direct link becuase CA is overloaded and slow at the moment.

UPDATE2: Response from CRU h/t to WUWT reader “Nev”

http://briefingroom.typepad.com/the_briefing_room/2009/11/hadleycru-says-leaked-data-is-real.html

The director of Britain’s leading Climate Research Unit, Phil Jones, has told Investigate magazine’s TGIF Edition tonight that his organization has been hacked, and the data flying all over the internet appears to be genuine.

In an exclusive interview, Jones told TGIF, “It was a hacker. We were aware of this about three or four days ago that someone had hacked into our system and taken and copied loads of data files and emails.”

“Have you alerted police”

“Not yet. We were not aware of what had been taken.”

Jones says he was first tipped off to the security breach by colleagues at the website RealClimate.

“Real Climate were given information, but took it down off their site and told me they would send it across to me. They didn’t do that. I only found out it had been released five minutes ago.”

TGIF asked Jones about the controversial email discussing “hiding the decline”, and Jones explained what he was trying to say….


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KEYWORDS: agw; algorestroke; econuts; forgery; fraud; globalwanking; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; globullwarming; gorebalism; hadleycru; humiliation; smokinggun
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HOLY CROW!! The smoking gun to finally destroy the fraud of global warming appears to have arrived. Hacking of the Hadley Climate Research Unit in Britain where all the bigger names (Mann, Jones, Briffa, et al) in the AGW fraud spout their lies from. Huge file of 61 megabytes released by the hacker in which the various players admit to changing data, etc. etc. etc.

Not to be facetious, but this is HUGH and SERIES, indeed.

CRU has now admitted the data released is real and they have cancelled all existing passwords to their site.

Visit the link to this post and you'll find links to other places to follow this most excellent development.

1 posted on 11/20/2009 1:39:38 AM PST by jsh3180
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

For your ping list, hot damn!


2 posted on 11/20/2009 1:44:34 AM PST by jsh3180
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To: jsh3180; All
What I have found so far:

Ruh Roh! The Hot Air Cult gets exposed once again:

The Sound Of All Hell About To Break Loose

The Hadley Climate Research Unit has been hacked;

An unknown person put postings on some climate skeptic websites that advertsied 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.

It contained data, code, and emails from Phil Jones at CRU to and from many people.

I’ve seen the file, it appears to be genuine and from CRU. Others who have seen it concur- it appears genuine. There are so many files it appears unlikely that it is a hoax. The effort would be too great.

Here is some of the emails just posted at Climate Audit on this thread: http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=7801#comments

Yowza.

Air Vent link here.

h/t ChrisinMB

Posted by Kate at 12:07 AM| Comments (54)
"The implications of the revelations of the information in the hack is mind-numbing."
"This truly is a remarkable release of data, for it not only shines yet another light on the global warming farce, but it shows you what a joke the so-called "peer review" process is in area of climate science. We all knew the thing was a racket, and these files are the clearest evidence of that yet."

More:

For those who were saying that climategate wouldn’t get into the media:

Hadley CRU hacked with release of hundreds of docs and emails

Top story tomorrow.

Also

http://www.climateaudit.org

Spreading.

3 posted on 11/20/2009 1:45:05 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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To: Apple Blossom; BabyBMW; theKid51

ping


4 posted on 11/20/2009 1:49:11 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: jsh3180

Interesting if true.

— Gertrude Stein


5 posted on 11/20/2009 1:56:48 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: jsh3180

6 posted on 11/20/2009 1:56:58 AM PST by Daffynition (What's all this about hellfire and Dalmatians?)
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To: backhoe

“Deep Cool” – the Mole within Hadley CRU « Watts Up With That?

“A Mole
by Steve McIntyre on July 25th, 2009

OK, folks, guess what. I’m now in possession of a CRU version giving data for every station in their station list” .

In their refusal letter, the Met Office described adverse consequences of disclosing CRU station data, an event that apparently would let loose the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=6634


7 posted on 11/20/2009 2:40:34 AM PST by widdle_wabbit
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To: jsh3180

ping


8 posted on 11/20/2009 2:42:22 AM PST by swisher
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To: jsh3180

What do the files basically say? Climate Change is a ruse to get cash?


9 posted on 11/20/2009 2:54:08 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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10 posted on 11/20/2009 2:56:20 AM PST by Leisler (We don't need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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To: Dallas59

That they were heavy in to omission, data distortion, manipulation. In a phrase, junk science. It exposes them not as cool, rational scientists, but hack true believers.

It’s bad, very bad.

This is to Climate what Bellesiles fraud in his Arming America was to gun history.


11 posted on 11/20/2009 3:01:41 AM PST by Leisler (We don't need a third party we need a conservative second party.)
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To: Leisler; Marie Antoinette; listenhillary

bookmarking/pinging


12 posted on 11/20/2009 3:04:57 AM PST by Big Giant Head (Running my computer bare naked for over a year with no infections at all.)
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To: jsh3180; grey_whiskers; markomalley; scripter; Defendingliberty; WL-law; Normandy; ...
Very interesting development, to say the least.

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

13 posted on 11/20/2009 3:10:25 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Limit all U.S. politicians to two terms: One in office and one in prison!)
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"It’s bad, very bad."

I'm ordering a truckload of popcorn for this sucker and I'm going to take up drinking so I can down it with a beer!

We have a minister for climate change here in Oz...so the entertainment factor will be right up close and personal like.

14 posted on 11/20/2009 3:10:37 AM PST by mitch5501 (Yeah,but is it shatterproof?)
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Hope it buries any cap and trade ideas Obammy has....and exposes him.


15 posted on 11/20/2009 3:10:42 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: widdle_wabbit

Thanks for the link!


16 posted on 11/20/2009 3:14:41 AM PST by backhoe (All Across America, the Lights are being relit again...)
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Found this interesting bit in some of the data(within 167752455.txt) :

I may have inadvertently had a hand in this millennium graph! I recall getting a fax from Jack with a hand-drawn graph, that he asked me to review. Where he got his version from, I don't know. I think I scribbled out part of the line and amended it in some way, but have no recollection of exactly what I did to it. And whether he edited it further, I don't know. But as it was purely schematic (& appears to go through ~1950) perhaps it's not so bad. I note, however, that in the more colourful version of the much embellished graph that Stefan circulated ([1] http://www.politicallyincorrect.de/2006/11/klimakatastrophe_was_ist_wirkl_1.html the end-point has been changed to 2000, which puts quite a different spin on things. They also seem to have fabricated a scale for the purported temperature changes. In any case, the graph has no objective basis whatsoever; it is purely a "visual guess" at what happened, like something we might sketch on a napkin at a party for some overly persistent inquisitor..... (so make sure you don't leave such things on the table...).

17 posted on 11/20/2009 3:16:08 AM PST by Lurkus Maximus
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bttt


18 posted on 11/20/2009 3:16:10 AM PST by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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will any of these revelations see the light of day in the MSM?


19 posted on 11/20/2009 3:23:04 AM PST by visualops (Freepin' Pre!)
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SWEET!!


20 posted on 11/20/2009 3:24:10 AM PST by sneakers
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