Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hacked E-Mails From Climatologists Discuss "Trick"

Hackers broke into the electronic files of one of the world's foremost climate research centers this week and posted online an array of controversial e-mails from prominent climatologists.

In an article yesterday, The New York Times described them in part as follows. "The e-mail messages, attributed to prominent American and British climate researchers, include discussions of scientific data and whether it should be released... In one e-mail exchange, a scientist writes of using a statistical 'trick' in a chart illustrating a recent sharp warming trend...Some of the correspondence portrays the scientists as feeling under siege by the skeptics’ camp and worried that any stray comment or data glitch could be turned against them."

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