News Item: Climate Research Unit's Server Hacked - the stories it can tell
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Sunday 22 November 2009 - 14:42:56

A server belonging to the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit was hacked and a large file containing documents and emails was obtained. A number of these documents seem to indicate an attempt to manipulate data and public opinion. No Longer Supported

"Wow!" hardly seems to cover it. There is a huge amount of material here and people are still going through it. No one is denying that this data is legit but we have spent some time investigating it ourselves and have concluded that to fake this much data would be extremely difficult. Even the IP numbers of the mail servers shown in the messages check out (on both the to and from email servers). The data is legit, now the question remains what impact will this have and why hasn't CRU taken action against some of the people involved?

Many of the documents seem to be concerned with hiding scientific results that don't agree with them. There are also references to destroying data. Some email messages actually suggest that others destroy data before its discovered under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (and ironically all of these documents were contained in a folder called "FOIA"). So the next time someone says that "scientists would never fake or manipulate data" here is evidence that they would. (all names listed in the documents and quoted below are to be presumed innocent until fired and publicly humiliated).

Lets start with a little overview video put together by the people at Popular Technology

You can keep up with this topic at Climate Audit and at the Watts Up With That? blog.

Now here are just a few quotes from the documents.

"I can't see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow - even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!" Phil Jones, CRU

"And don't leave stuff lying around on ftp sites - you never know who is trawling them. The two MMs have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I'll delete the file rather than send to anyone."

"The two MMs" refers to McKitrick (a Canadian economist and professor at the University of Guelph, Ontario. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Fraser Institute), McIntyre (of fame). These two have been two of the biggest thorns in the side of those wishing to skew data towards the warming argument and they do it simply through analyzing the data.

From: Phil Jones (
To: "Michael E. Mann" (
Subject: IPCC & FOI
Date: Thu May 29 11:04:11 2008

Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4? Keith will do likewise. He's not in at the moment - minor family crisis. Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same? I don't have his new email address.
We will be getting Caspar to do likewise. I see that CA claim they discovered the 1945 problem in the Nature paper!!
Cheers Phil

From: Phil Jones (
To: "Michael E. Mann" (
Date: Thu Jul 8 16:30:16 2004

[...] I can't see either of these papers being in the next IPCC report. Kevin and I will keep them out somehow - even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is !
Cheers, Phil

From: Phil Jones
To: ray bradley ,, -email-
Subject: Diagram for WMO Statement
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000
Cc: -email-,

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.


Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email -email-

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