Some Verification Of Hadley CRU Files Hacked

I have posted Climate Files Hacked about the release by anonymous ftp of the contents of hundreds of files and thousands of e-mails. Some have questioned their authenticity. I have partial verification from Real or Fake.

Steve McIntyre (Comment#23773) November 19th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

I'm having trouble getting into CA right now.

I made up a pdf of the emails to help browse through them and it's over 2000 pages. Every email that I've examined so far looks genuine. There are a few emails of mine that are 100% genuine.

It is really quite breathtaking.

Yes. It is breathtaking.

Update: 20 November 2009 1009z reports that the Hadley Center admits that the files are real.

The director of Britain's leading Climate Research Unit, Phil Jones, has told Investigate magazine's TGIF Edition tonight that his organization has been hacked, and the data flying all over the internet appears to be genuine.

In an exclusive interview, Jones told TGIF, "It was a hacker. We were aware of this about three or four days ago that someone had hacked into our system and taken and copied loads of data files and emails."

"Have you alerted police"

"Not yet. We were not aware of what had been taken."

Jones says he was first tipped off to the security breach by colleagues at the website RealClimate.

WOW It is real. This is going to do a LOT of damage to the AGW Community. Big damage. recommends Air Con: The Seriously Inconvenient Truth About Global Warming

You might want to give it a look.

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 11.20.09 at 01:35 AM


The collapse of an end-times prophecy is an end-of-round bell. It's time to pick a new apocalypse, set our no-return date just beyond the horizon of collective memory, and start again. And again. Like always.

This is going to do a LOT of damage to the AGW Community. Big damage.

No. A little, of a sort, to some of them, personally, maybe, but I doubt it. One might get made an example of, so he can stand in for them all in history, if it doesn't go their way. But I think they know it will, so none will be singled out.

Who's the defamed and shunned false prophet of The Coming Ice Age? Of the Overpopulation Famine? Nobody is.

Make a representative list of the "Community" and track what becomes of them. My bet: They're heeled, some, but remain at the side of their (our) masters.

guy on internet   ·  November 20, 2009 12:31 PM

The cynic in me wonders if this will change much. Non-believers already assumed this stuff was going on. Believers won't care, saying the "fundamental truth about global warming" hasn't changed as a result of this leak.

I also wonder if it was an inside job. Perhaps somebody with a conscience, disturbed by efforts to waste trillions of dollars fighting climate change, when that money that could be spent more wisely?

SteveBrooklineMA   ·  November 20, 2009 1:51 PM


The Coming of the Ice Age didn't have identifiable names attached. Thanks to Real Climate, Climate Audit, Watts Up With That, and similar blogs there is now a cast of characters.

And the memory of being hoodwinked is usually good for about 25 years. It might last longer because the internet is a better memory.

M. Simon   ·  November 20, 2009 4:35 PM

Paul Erlich was a big coming ice age type and he's pretty big in the global warmmongering crowd.

I can't find the link, but he actually agitated for us to try to melt the polar ice caps or WE WERE ALL GONNA DIE!!!!!! from the coming ice age.

Now, of course, WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!1!!! from the north pole melting because of global worming.

Veeshir   ·  November 20, 2009 5:19 PM

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