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+ - Climate Research Hacked, emails online->

Submitted by brandaman
brandaman (1136955) writes "Hackers have broken into the data base of the Hadley GRU unit — one of the world’s leading alarmist centres — and put the files they stole on the Internet, on the grounds that the science is too important to be kept under wraps.

The ethics of this are dubious, to say the least. But the files suggest, on a very preliminary glance, some other very dubious practices, too, and a lot of collusion — sometimes called “peer review”. Or even conspiracy.

A warning, of course. We can only say with a 90 per cent confidence interval that these emails are real.

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http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/11/scientific_scandal_appears_to.html"

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+ - The Climatic Research Unit hacked, files leaked-> 5

Submitted by huckamania
huckamania (533052) writes "The Climatic Research Unit is widely recognised as one of the world's leading institutions concerned with the study of natural and anthropogenic climate change. Consisting of a staff of around thirty research scientists and students, the Unit has developed a number of the data sets widely used in climate research, including the global temperature record used to monitor the state of the climate system, as well as statistical software packages and climate models.

An unknown person put postings on some climate skeptic websites that advertised an FTP file on a Russian FTP server, here is the message that was placed on the Air Vent today:

"We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to be kept under wraps. We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents"

The file was large, about 61 megabytes, containing hundreds of files. It contained data, code, and emails apparently from the CRU. If proved legitimate, these bombshells could spell trouble for the AGW crowd.

Discussion and analysis of the leaked items can be found at http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/11/19/breaking-news-story-hadley-cru-has-apparently-been-hacked-hundreds-of-files-released/#more-12937. The BBC is also reporting but with few details http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8370282.stm."

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Comment: Cosmic Rays and Ice Ages (Score 0) 659

by abefij (#18641049) Attached to: Billions Face Risks From Climate Change
The science behind global warming doesn't support the doomsday scenarios put forth by Al Gore, the media, or even the IPCC. The claims they have made are unsupported by science, and they refuse to admit the weakness of their arguments. Why? Because they have an agenda they would like to see go forward regardless of whether global warming is a serious problem or not.

The key to understanding temperature trends on earth is the sun, and more particularly the solar wind. Solar wind mediates the global flux of Cosmic Rays. Cosmic rays mediate cloud formation, and clouds mediate incident solar radiation reaching the earth. Go to wikipedia and look up sun spots. Take a look at the nice graph showing solar activity as reflected in sun spot data over the last few hundred years. Note the period of low activity.
Now go to the page on the Little Ice Age. Look at the graph showing temperature trends. Note the that period of the little ice age is identical to the period of low solar activity from the previous page. _THIS IS NOT COINCIDENTAL_ There is a proven link.

If you want to learn about the relationship between solar activity, cosmic rays, cloud formation, and global temperature, visit http://www.sciencebits.com/ice-ages

The sun is now ending its most active period since records started, which means we are in for some cooling for the next couple of decades. I guess we will see who is right, who is really interested in science, who is really interested in politics, and who the sheep really are.

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