Skip to comments.Hacked: Sensitive Documents Lifted from Hadley Climate Center
Posted on 11/20/2009 8:41:38 AM PST by Red Badger
Well, this should get interesting.
The Hadley Climate Research Unit in Britain was hacked yesterday, apparently by Russian black hats, and thousands of sensitive documents, including emails from climate scientists dating back a decade, were posted online. More here.
Officials at Hadley, a leading global-warming research center, have apparently confirmed to an Australian publication that the documents are genuine.
The whole affair has much of the blogosphere alight. Blogs skeptical of man-made global warming see blood in the water.
Some of the old emails from scientists made public apparently make references to things like hid[ing] the decline, referring to global temperature series and different ways to slice and dice climate data.
In all, it seems there are more than 3,000 files in the hacked folders, which have been reposted in various places on the Internet.
The big Copenhagen summit had lost a lot of its appeal in recent days, as world leaders kept dialing down expectations for the climate talks. Maybe this will spice things up.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.wsj.com ...
Since they are worried about the climate of the world, doesn’t every citizen of the world have the right to know what they are saying and doing? It doesn’t belong only to them.
Not only did I want to have my own copy, I wanted the info to be wide-spread with no way for it to suddenly "disappear" from the internet.
The more people that have it in their hands, the more difficult it will be for the Warmists to deny its contents.
Wanted to read the docs at my pace.
some really interesting stuff in there.
I’ve got my copy on a flash drive. Will hide in a secure undisclosed location very soon.
why can’t these hackers get Bambi’s birth certificate!
The Hadley Center got into a bit hissy fit when an American non-global warmer asked for data, and they said it wasn’t to be released to him. He went to a British source, who found the data and handed it to him (the Brit had credentials apparently and could just ask for data).
This triggered a big fit and the Center said that their data was privileged data. Then a bunch of Brits stood up and said that it was already paid for by their taxes...so they couldn’t understand the necessity of keeping the data “secret”.
I’m guessing that some folks looked at the sloppy security at the Hadley server...and then got their associates of hacker fame to just lift every single important document out there and put it on a free server.
The Hadley guys? I’m guessing they are furious and trying to figure out how much damage this data might do to the global warming crowd.
The online NYT hasn’t posted the story.
There is a lengthy article on Oprah, however.
Their fraud and deceit is now open for ALL to view. I wonder if this will even make it on to the evening news from ABCNNBCBS.................
I thought she ate Denmark..........
Well, you know, sometimes the NYT is a little slow off the mark with this kind of thing.
I like cheese danish.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.