In the last few hours, thousands of emails have been leaked to internet forums detailing a massive conspiracy to fudge climate change results to make the results look more influenced by carbon emissions and cover-up any inconsistencies that may lead to alternative theories regarding climate control. Given the high controversy of this subject, it’s important to understand the potential for deception, and any evidence from either side must be taken with a grain of salt. Nevertheless, the controversy is causing quite a storm.
The documents, from the Climate Research Institute at East Anglia University are being scrutinized now, and seem on first inspection to be authentic. The 62 MB file was first uploaded to internet forum site, “The Air Vent” early yesterday. Many of the emails detail the disdain researchers have for those uncooperative scientists who are attempting to discredit thousands of hours worth of expensive research done by those involved in the controversy. Some names mentioned are Phil Jones, and Michael Mann who coined the “hockey stick” diagram.
“I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith’s,” so one email goes, “to hide the decline.” Clearly we see here that if these emails are indeed authentic, then this is quite possibly one of the greatest conspiracies to surface from the scientific community since the Alternating Current Wars. And according to “Investigate” magazine, operating from Australia, Dr. Phil Jones has verified their authenticity. Dr. Jones’ analysis holds with it much weight, and many are now giving a second look to what would otherwise have merely been a “well crafted hoax.” Now as the controversy continues, many climatic science sites are taking the emails very seriously.
Little is known about the hacker, FOIA himself, but many are considering he could be either an external hacker who somehow broke into the network at EAU, or an insider who couldn’t stand the corruption he was seeing. Of course it could also be one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated. Nonetheless, with the Copenhagen Treaty talks fast approaching, which could ultimately create an intergovernmental set of restrictions that could essentially pave the way for global government (a move many are terrified of).
If this is real, then not only is the entire emissions control movement based on fudged, false, or downright fabricated data, the entire globe is faced with a far more terrifying prospect.
What if climate change legislation is merely a human reaction to want to be able to control our environment? Mankind has not often faced defeat in the face of environmental change for several hundred years. At least not on a global scale. What if the data suggesting the melting of ice caps on other planets is real and directly related to Earth’s warming? It’s important to look into this sort of allegation without taking the evidence worth investigating as standalone proof. The only question is, how much more can this controversy heat up?