Friday, 20 November 2009

Hot News...posted for the record...

...some are advising great caution, but this appears genuine. In particular note below... "I've just completed Mike's Nature hide the decline..." see also The Air Vent's take on the issue... This is the biggest news ever broken here. The first thing I have to say is that I have no connection to the source of these files. It was left as a link on my blog... These files are real IMO but they cannot be one hundred percent verified as such. How can we be certain but IMO, real. They were potentially scraped from multiple computers in my opinion by a hacker or an insider involved in some of the endless FOIA requests...

...from WuWT...Breaking News Story: Hadley CRU has apparently been hacked – hundreds of files released The details on this are still sketchy, we’ll probably never know what went on. But it appears that Hadley Climate Research Unit has been hacked and many many files have been released by the hacker or person unknown...but here is what I know so far: An unknown person put postings on some climate skeptic websites that advertsied (sic) 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
tobe 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 (sic)some of the emails just posted at Climate Audit on this thread: 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 JonesTo: mann@vxxxxx.xxxSubject: Fwd: John L. Daly deadDate: Thu Jan 29 14:17:01 2004

From: Timo H‰merantaTo:Subject: John L. Daly deadDate: Thu, 29 Jan 2004 12:04:28 +0200X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook, Build 10.0.4510Importance: Normal
Mike,In an odd way this is cheering news ! One other thing about the CC paper – just foundanother email – is that McKittrick says it is standard practice in Econometrics journalsto give all the data and codes !! According to legal advice IPR overrides this.
“It is with deep sadness that the Daly Family have to announce the sudden death of JohnDaly.Condolences may be sent to John’s email account (“Reported with great sadness
Timo H‰merantaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Timo H‰meranta, LL.M.Moderator, ClimatescepticsMartinlaaksontie 42 B 901620 VantaaFinland, Member State of the European Union
Moderator: timohame@yxxxxx.xxxPrivate: timo.hameranta@xxxxx.xx
Home page: [1]
Moderator of the discussion group “Sceptical Climate Science”[2]
“To dwell only on horror scenarios of the futureshows only a lack of imagination”. (Kari Enqvist)
“If the facts change, I’ll change my opinion.What do you do, Sir” (John Maynard Keynes)
Prof. Phil JonesClimatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0)xxxxxxSchool of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) xxxxxxUniversity of East AngliaNorwich Email p.jones@xxx.xx.xxNR4 7TJUK—————————————————————————-
From: Phil JonesTo: ray bradley ,, mhughes@xxxx.xxxSubject: Diagram for WMO StatementDate: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000Cc: k.briffa@xxx.xx.xx,

Dear Ray, Mike and Malcolm,Once Tim’s got a diagram here we’ll send that either later today orfirst 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 (sic) from1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline. Mike’s series got the annualland and marine values while the other two got April-Sept for NH landN of 20N. The latter two are real for 1999, while the estimate for 1999for NH combined is +0.44C wrt 61-90. The Global estimate for 1999 withdata through Oct is +0.35C cf. 0.57 for 1998.Thanks for the comments, Ray.
Prof. Phil JonesClimatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) xxxxxSchool of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) xxxxUniversity of East AngliaNorwich Email p.jones@xxxx.xxxNR4 7TJUK
From: Jonathan OverpeckTo: “Michael E. Mann”Subject: letter to SenateDate: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 16:49:31 -0700Cc: Caspar M Ammann , Raymond Bradley , Keith Briffa , Tom Crowley , Malcolm Hughes , Phil Jones ,,,, Tim Osborn , Kevin Trenberth , Tom Wigley

Hi all – I’m not too comfortable with this, and would rather not sign – at least notwithout some real time to think it through and debate the issue. It is unprecedented andpolitical, 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 climatechange.
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 doit.
What are the precedents and outcomes of similar actions? I can imagine a special-interestorg or group doing this like all sorts of other political actions, but is it something forscientists to do as individuals?
Just seems strange, and for that reason I’d advise against doing anything with out realthought, 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 ofthe 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 preferredtitle and affiliation). We would like to get this out ASAP.Thanks in advance,Michael M and Michael O
______________________________________________________________Professor Michael E. MannDepartment of Environmental Sciences, Clark HallUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesville, VA 22903_______________________________________________________________________e-mail: Phone: (434) 924-7770 FAX: (434) xxx-xxxxx
Attachment converted: Macintosh HD:EOS.senate letter-final.doc (WDBN/MSWD) (00055FCF)

Jonathan T. OverpeckDirector, Institute for the Study of Planet EarthProfessor, Department of GeosciencesMail and Fedex Address:Institute for the Study of Planet Earth715 N. Park Ave. 2nd FloorUniversity of ArizonaTucson, AZ 85721direct tel: +xxxxfax: +1 520 792-8795

...It appears that the proverbial Climate Science Cat is out of the bag.

Developing story – more later...


Nessa said...

Ok. I've had a couple G & T's tonight so I'm gonna have to come back later to wrap my brain around all this. Am I right in thinking you think "Global Warming" has been blown out of proportion?

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Ayrdale said...

Yes, Nessa you are. If this latest posting is genuine, this could be as they say, a smoking gun that blasts AGW apart. Watch this space...

Anonymous said...

This looks like the smoking gun all right. Cancel Copenhagen !

PM of NZ said...

Lies, lies and yet more lying climate change stats.


Ayrdale said...

Climategate, maybe. Greengate might net the whole stinking lot of them.

Anonymous said...

Greengate is here.