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Data Breach Embroils Climate Scientists
20 November 2009 5:14 pm
Hackers who breached East Anglia's Climate Research Unit servers have provided explosive new fuel in the climate data wars. The data exposed in hundreds of megabytes stolen from the research center include more than a thousand e-mails among climate scientists, many of them prominent, and dozens of files. The information has inspired a feeding frenzy among bloggers who oppose the standard line on climate change.
Top scientists who are quoted include Michael Mann of Pennsylvania State University, University Park, and Kevin Trenberth and Tom Wigley of NCAR. The discussions in them—likely released with timing aimed to undermine the process in Copenhagen—include debates over the inadequacy of scientific reviews, efforts to interpret climate data, and discussions on deleting e-mails after receiving Freedom of Information Act requests that could conceivably get some of the scientists in trouble.
RealClimate's take is here.