Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Climategate II?

What has been billed as Climategate II has arrived on a Russian server via Tallbloke and others. As you might imagine, there are one or two people sniffing around to see what the files contain.

Can't see what the fuss is about, meself ... just another 5,000 e-mails showing the climate science "community" committing collective suicide - nothing a few "independent" scientific inquiries and a BBC documentary can't fix ... hide the recline, so to speak. Rather timely for Durban, though, one might think. Dellers is already on to it, the egregious Black has reported the arrival and the Press Association has put it on the wires.

No word from UEA yet as to whether the e-mails are genuine. It says it has "no evidence of a recent breach of its systems", which is hardly relevant. Its statement continues: "If genuine, (the sheer volume of material makes it impossible to confirm at present that they are all genuine) these emails have the appearance of having been held back after the theft of data and emails in 2009 to be released at a time designed to cause maximum disruption to the imminent international climate talks".