This is not good, the CRU computer hack « Greenfyre’s
This is going to be politically costly no matter what. No matter how trivial the actual ‘in context’ revelations turn out to be, the public will remember the initial Denier spin. People like Inhofe and Morano will make sure that the most fraudulent version is constantly put forward as the “true, unspun” version.Eco Factory - Climategate: Leaked climate scientist emails expose manipulation
It will definitely influence the undecideds of the general public. I suspect more than a few lay supporters will feel profoundly betrayed as well. This will be seen as a significant breach by the entire scientific community, and even misinterpreted as somehow discrediting the basic science itself.
Mainstream media is yet to weigh in on the implications of climategate, which encompass some of the most prominent scientists, organizations, and universities in the world. Containing hundreds of emails, it may take days for pro-global warming commentators and climate skeptics to extract what bits of useful information are contained within. Green groups like Treehugger were quick to point out the illegality of the way this research was obtained, though the CRU publicly stated that they are investigating that this may have not been hacked from their server, but leaked by a researcher. Greenpeace released a statement in defense of climate change, saying "if you looked through any organization's emails from the last 10 years you'd find something that would raise a few eyebrows. Contrary to what the skeptics claim, the Royal Society, the US National Academy of Sciences, NASA and the world's leading atmospheric scientists are not the agents of a clandestine global movement against the truth."ClimateDepot.Com: Substantial Fraud in Climate Change Hoax?
RUSH: By the way, folks, I want to give you a website to go to when you get a chance. It's called ClimateDepot.com. Something fascinating has happened, and I was first alerted to this today by our official climatologist, Dr. Roy Spencer. "A hacker has gotten into the computers at Hadley CRU." That is Britain's largest climate research institute. They're a huge proponent of global warming. The hacker "seems to have uncovered evidence of substantial fraud in reporting the 'evidence' on global warming; the unlawful destruction of records to cover up this fraud" to keep it away from Freedom of Information Act requests, for example. Deceit in the entire operation. And the best place to get all the detail is Mark Morano, our former "man in Washington" on my TV show, who runs ClimateDepot.com. All the details are there. It's a great place to keep up on the global warming debate. He's probably single-handedly, in a civilian sense, the guy (other than me, of course) doing a better job of ringing the bells alarming people of what's going on here.Errors in IPCC climate science » Blog Archive » Selection of Prof Phil Jones and CRU emails from over a decade now searchable online
By the way, thank you for shutting down Mark Morano's website, ClimateDepot.com. We love doing that. I love shutting down people's websites. It doesn't last long, but a lot of people flooded his server at ClimateDepot.com.
It could have been released by a process as simple as a CRU staffer mistakenly leaving the file in a public part of the CRU FTP site.Global warming promotes kidney stones - COP15 United Nations Climate Change Conference Copenhagen 2009
By 2050 more than half of the US population will live in high-risk zones for kidney stones, and by 2095 this share will reach up to 70 percent. Risk of kidney stones is linked to temperature, as strong heat may decrease a person’s urine volume.