Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Climategate: Leaked Before it Was Hacked

The Climate Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Hadley at Hadley was leaked before it was 'hacked'.

Paul Hudson, weather presenter and climate correspondent for the BBC posted on November 23 on his blog, that whilst he was busy performing his forecasting duties, he had been sitting on the information since ... October 12 (!). He promised to comment on his page as soon as he could free up some time.

The story broke only on November 19! The discrepancy has never been explained, until today. Climategate was leaked before it was hacked. When Hudson didn't do anything with the information, the whistleblower(s) - in the run up to Nopenhagen - had to take other measures to break the story.

Read it all. Should the BBC take down the page, the screenshot is below.


New information reveals that the now-famous break-in of the computers at the University of East Anglia— which revealed that in a few instances leading climatologists seemingly massaged data to show more global warming and discussed excluding contradictory research— in fact, may not have been the act of an intruder. A detailed analysis of the East Anglia’s files by Canadian network engineer discloses that the emails and documents were likely leaked by an internal source, spotlighting a perennial but often neglected threat — old-fashioned espionage or whistle-blowing. (...) >>>

Update:

Is Paul Dennis the hero of the piece?


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