Published 20th November 2009 - 20 comments - 1687 views -
It looks as if the website of the "respected" Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia is experiencing difficulties, which lends credence to reports that its servers have been hacked. Among the files that have been "released" is this e-mail. If its contents are real, a major scandal is brewing. One that could do serious damage to the global warming argument:
From: Phil Jones
To: ray bradley ,firstname.lastname@example.org, mhughes @xxxx.xxx
Subject: Diagram for WMO Statement
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000
Cc: k.briffa @xxx.xx.xx,t.osborn @xxxx.xxx
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) xxxxx
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) xxxx
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email p.jones @xxxx.xxx
You can read lots more of the correspondence here. No one wants to believe that the professionals have been falsifying the numbers, but if it turns out to be true…
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