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Climategate: Stunning Deception and Misconduct at UK Warming Research Center Revealed
Written by Daniel   
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 18:13

From Daily Tech

Hackers have released an archive of emails from a prominent UK climate research center, the CRU, which detail stunning academic misconduct and fraud concering global warming research. The emails indicate multiple researchers, including the center's director engaged in such gross academic misconduct that it makes college cheating look kosher by comparison.

The CRU describes itself as "Widely recognised as one of the world's leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change."  (Source: University of East Anglia)
Climate researchers at the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit may have intentionally and artificially skewed temperature data in studies

The field of global warming is a fascinating facet of atmospheric science.  Unfortunately, few are approaching the topic from an unbiased perspective -- the majority is dead set on proving it, while other are equally passionate about disproving it, or at least removing the implication that man may play a role in global warming.  Both sides have been found to falsify data, withhold information, or otherwise distort views on the topic, reportedly.  Notably internal investigations found that the Bush administration worked to silence climatologists at NASA who published pro-warming papers.  Likewise, James Hansen, the leading climate scientist at NASA, was found to be engaging in an equally deceptive game of altering temperature data to make warming look more serious than it was.

Now a stunning new example of biased science and policy has come to light.  The University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit, one of the UK's top climate research centers, has been hacked by an unknown party, who release an archive of the emails and data from the center, which can be viewed here.  The emails in the archive contain evidence of misconduct, casting climate research done at the center in a new light.

A spokesperson for the center confirmed the breach, stating to BBC News, "We are aware that information from a server used for research information in one area of the university has been made available on public websites. Because of the volume of this information we cannot currently confirm that all of this material is genuine.  This information has been obtained and published without our permission and we took immediate action to remove the server in question from operation.  We are undertaking a thorough internal investigation and we have involved the police in this enquiry." [More...] [Comments...]



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