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  •  I hadn't heard that; do you have a link? (4+ / 0-)
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    pontechango, Matt Z, yaque, CMYK

    I do notice that you're pushing the same meme downthread and in other diaries.  In any case, it sounds like we're in agreement that a disgruntled colleague with an agenda may be behind this appalling effort to politicize science.  I certainly hope that we are also in agreement that nothing in the emails affects the vast body of scientific work on climate change beyond one small group of British scientists.

    •  agree and disagree.. (0+ / 0-)

      this is not "one small group".. these guys are key players in what goes into the IPCC reports, so let's not minimize their stature in this field.

      I do agree that "nothing in the emails affects the vast body of scientific work on climate change".

      That said.. they really need to be more transparent.

      They've been theorizing a lot (actually somewhere between educated guessing and wild speculations) over at Climate Audit.

      It had to be an inside job..

      Not sure if you are aware of this, but apparently this file was originally uploaded to RealClimate.org and then deleted.

      Here's a discussion and there is a fairly reasoned comment by "Mr Pete" that makes a lot of sense.

      More on the "RC Hack"

      Here's one I do not believe:

      "Never assume malice where stupidity will do".
      Here’s his scenario.

      The collation of files was made by the university in connection with the FOI appeal – an appeal that they were going to thoroughly document because of all the publicity during the summer. They then used the intranet server to share the file among interested parties for the FOI review on Nov 13.

      And then between Nov 13 and Nov 17, someone came along and found this astonishing file sitting on the server. Sound impossible?

      As one of the commenters mentions, you wouldn't put these kind of emails together for a response to an FOIA request...

      "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - G. Marx

      by Skeptical Bastard on Thu Nov 26, 2009 at 09:11:48 AM PST

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