Skip to comments.Scientists in stolen e-mail scandal hid climate data
Posted on 01/27/2010 7:41:29 PM PST by neverdem
The university at the centre of the climate change row over stolen e-mails broke the law by refusing to hand over its raw data for public scrutiny.
The University of East Anglia breached the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to comply with requests for data concerning claims by its scientists that man-made emissions were causing global warming.
The Information Commissioner’s Office decided that UEA failed in its duties under the Act but said that it could not prosecute those involved because the complaint was made too late, The Times has learnt. The ICO is now seeking to change the law to allow prosecutions if a complaint is made more than six months after a breach.
The stolen e-mails , revealed on the eve of the Copenhagen summit, showed how the university’s Climatic Research Unit attempted to thwart requests for scientific data and other information, and suggest that senior figures at the university were involved in decisions to refuse the requests. It is not known who stole the e-mails.
Professor Phil Jones, the unit’s director, stood down while an inquiry took place. The ICO’s decision could make it difficult for him to resume his post.
Details of the breach emerged the day after John Beddington, the Chief Scientific Adviser, warned that there was an urgent need for more honesty about the uncertainty of some...
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at a minimum such a judgment ought to render everyone involved ineligible for any public employment or funding, ever
not to mention that they are unworthy of being employed or funded by any private entity which is not willing to be complicit in their frauds.
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If the e-mails were "stolen" then that means that the owner (the university) is not in possession of them anymore, which is not the case. The e-mails were revealed.
What it means is that every last person involved in this Scam should be immediately:
ARRESTED,TRIED, CONVICTED, AND THEN HANGED FOR TREASON AGAINST THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES
Anyone else find the idea of a Government Information Comissioner alarming?
well I agree with you in spirit but when we are talking about UK citizens acting in their UK employment, there’s not a chance in Hades they will be tried in the USA..... or even in the UK, probably
for the UK so-called “scientists” probably the most we can hope for is some professional embarrassment and marginalization, but we seem to be along way from that, even (so far as how the media and academe are still largely treating the scandal as nothing much to see here, move along)