"Stolen E-Mails Sharpen Brawl Between Climate Scientists and Skeptics"

"The University of East Anglia said yesterday that it was cooperating with police and launching its own internal probe into how thousands of e-mails and documents from its Climatic Research Unit ended up on the Internet last week, sparking an ongoing fight between climate scientists and skeptics who say the data breach suggests ethical lapses in the research community.

The incident came to light last Tuesday morning, when hackers attempted to post the stolen data on "RealClimate," a group blog maintained by many prominent scientists, including some quoted in the CRU e-mails.

Some of the e-mails and files are impolite, revealing deep grudges between scientists and skeptics. Others are mundane announcements of upcoming conferences or research trips.

But by the end of last week, climate skeptics were busy posting and analyzing CRU e-mails and files they say justify their objections to mainstream climate science, including the idea that humans are driving global warming."

Lauren Morello reports for ClimateWire in the New York Times November 24, 2009.

See Also:

"Climate Change Hackers Leave Breadcrumb Trail" (The Register)

"Varying Concerns About Climate Files"(Dot Earth)

Editorial: "Climate of Denial" (Washington Post)

"Scientist: Leaked Climate E-Mails a Distraction" (USA TODAY)

Blogger Calls on Morano, Ebell To Disclose E-mails (Huffington Post)

"Inhofe Seeks Probe of Climate Science" (Green Inc./NYTimes)

"University Climate Hackers: E-Mails Not the 'Smoking Gun' Deniers Claim" (Baltimore Examiner)

"Hackers 'Show Desperate Timing'" (Sydney Morning Herald)

"Climate Scientist Criticizes Skeptics, Press" (Capital Weather Gang/Wash Post)

"Climate Scientist at Centre of Leaked Email Row Dismisses Conspiracy Claims" (UK Guardian)

"Climate Change Scientist at Centre of Leaked Email Row 'Absolutely' Stands by His Findings" (London Telegraph)

"Global Warming Fraud Unmasked" (John Birch Society)

Source: ClimateWire, 11/25/2009