It’s a story that broke first in Europe, but is making its way here. (I heard about it on NewsFifty, which is constantly adding links.) Here’s the story, briefly: Hadley GRU is one of the major climate change advocacy organizations. Hackers broke into its database and discovered more than a thousand emails and documents indicating that scientists were colluding with the organization to push the “man made global warming” mantra — irrespective of the actual data. Indeed, in many cases, it appears that the organization, sometimes working with the scientists, was falsifying the data to push the agenda. This stuff pre-dates Al Gore’s “frog in the blender” (or do I mean “frog in the boiling water”?) campaign, but it surely informs the campaign, which started shortly after and continued during this information creation period.
Here, for your shock and enjoyment, are some samples of those emails. By the way, I’ve kept the bolding that Andrew Bolt, at the Herald Sun, did when he printed up these emails.
From: Phil Jones
To: ray bradley ,mann@XXXX, mhughes@XXXX
Subject: Diagram for WMO Statement
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 13:31:15 +0000
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 XXXX
School of Environmental Sciences Fax XXXX
University of East Anglia
Well, as the Church Lady would say, “isn’t that special?” Or how about this one, written almost exactly a decade later:
From: Kevin Trenberth
To: Michael Mann
Subject: Re: BBC U-turn on climate
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2009 08:57:37 -0600
Cc: Stephen H Schneider , Myles Allen , peter stott , “Philip D. Jones” , Benjamin Santer , Tom Wigley , Thomas R Karl , Gavin Schmidt , James Hansen , Michael Oppenheimer
Well I have my own article on where the heck is global warming ? We are asking that here in Boulder where we have broken records the past two days for the coldest days on record. We had 4 inches of snow. The high the last 2 days was below 30F and the normal is 69F, and it smashed the previous records for these days by 10F. The low was about 18F and also a record low, well below the previous record low.
This is January weather (see the Rockies baseball playoff game was canceled on saturday and then played last night in below freezing weather).
Trenberth, K. E., 2009: An imperative for climate change planning: tracking Earth’s global energy. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 1, 19-27, doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2009.06.001. [PDF] (A PDF of the published version can be obtained from the author.)
The fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment and it is a travesty that we can’t. The CERES data published in the August BAMS 09 supplement on 2008 shows there should be even more warming: but the data are surely wrong. Our observing system is inadequate.***
Horrifyingly,these confessions of the evidence of absence and the absence of honest evidence go on and on and on.
This is a huge story, and you would be doing yourself and world a big favor if you would make sure to broadcast it. It’s only if we keep the pressure on that the MSM will ever so reluctantly acknowledge the existence of this data.