East Anglia is not the same as Copenhagen

East Anglia hacking raises questions for many, no doubts for the IPCC.
Written by Harry Fuller, Contributor

The reverberations from the East Anglia center center hacking continue. Here's an interesting discussion of skepticism's role in testing scientific theories. Here's a blog on Wall Street Journal's site, notes for its pro-business stance. It pooints out thsat Exxon's seven million dollars worth of donations to think tanks that question global warming is dwarfed by the research grants given to the climate change study center in East Anglia. Follow the money says this blogger. He does not refute that glaciers and polar ice sheets are melting, however.

Meanwhile, the head of the U.N.'s IPCC says the hacking and the emails will have on effect on the IPCC's recommendations to the global warming conference in Copenhagen next week.


1) University of East Anglia hacked documents appear online. We now know that a month ago the same docs were apparently offered to a British reporter who did nothing with them. During that time the University apparently did NOT know it had been hacked. Duh.

2) Reaction to hacking. Some early responses claim deception and fraud.

3) Global warming skeptics trumpet the emails, ignore the illegality. See data tampering.

4) One hacked scientist sees the affair as part of the propaganda war. Critics of global warming see East Anglia as center of conspiracy to shut down those critics.

5) One left-wing paper finds no conspiracy, no cover-up but plenty of dull emails about lunch. Realclimate website says somebody tried to put the stolen docs on their site. They alerted the ripped-off university, hitherto oblivious to the global role they were about to play.

6) East Anglia hacking shows clear dividing line in opinions on einvornmental regulations. Rush Limbaugh says the docs were liberated by a whistleblower. ZDnet poll respondents heavily in favor of full disclosure of all global warming data and documents. One left-wing colunist calls for resignation of Eaat Anglia researcher prominent in the emails.

7) Hacking may have happened last month. Dr. James Hansen weighs in, science is solid but the emails show bad judgement. Republican Senator preparing for investigation of global warming research in U.S.

8) How the files bounces around before appearing online.

9) East Anglia: some data will be released. Some has been purged. [poll id="198"]

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