Excellent article du Wall Street Journal qui en dit un peu plus que le Monde ( je cite : « En réalité, sur les quelque 1 073 échanges de courriels rendus publics, seule une expression, sortie de son contexte, peut jeter le trouble ») sur les courriers électroniques privés échangés depuis plus de treize ans entre les climatologues du CRU et leurs collègues américains et européens publiés sur le web par des pirates informatiques la semaine dernière.
Global Warming With the Lid Off
The emails that reveal an effort to hide the truth about climate science.
The two MMs have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the U.K., I think I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyone. . . . We also have a data protection act, which I will hide behind. »
So apparently wrote Phil Jones, director of the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) and one of the world’s leading climate scientists, in a 2005 email to « Mike. » Judging by the email thread, this refers to Michael Mann, director of the Pennsylvania State University’s Earth System Science Center.
We found this nugget among the more than 3,000 emails and documents released last week after CRU’s servers were hacked and messages among some of the world’s most influential climatologists were published on the Internet. The « two MMs » are almost certainly Stephen McIntyre and Ross McKitrick, two Canadians who have devoted years to seeking the raw data and codes used in climate graphs and models, then fact-checking the published conclusions—a painstaking task that strikes us as a public and scientific service. Mr. Jones did not return requests for comment and the university said it could not confirm that all the emails were authentic, though it acknowledged its servers were hacked. (more…)