Australian publication Investigate and the Australian Herald-Sun are reporting that leaked e-mails expose a conspiracy to hide detrimental information from the public that argues against global warming:
The internet is on fire this morning with confirmation computers at one of the worlds leading climate research centres were hacked, and the information released on the internet.
A 62 megabyte zip file, containing around 160 megabytes of emails, pdfs and other documents, has been confirmed as genuine by the head of the University of East Anglias Climate Research Unit, Dr Phil Jones.
In an exclusive interview with Investigate magazines TGIF Edition, Jones confirms his organization has been hacked, and the data flying all over the internet appears to have come from his organisation.
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.
As HotAir.com , which has posted a number of the emails, notes: “Do scientists use data to test theories, or do they use theories to test data? Scientists will claim the former, but here we have scientists who cling to the theory so tightly that they reject the DEHE data. Thats not science; its religious belief.”
Update: Wesley Smith raises a point that I should have noted earlier. Hacking private email accounts is a crime and should be fully prosecuted. Questions should still be asked about the content of the emails but that has no bearing on the legitimacy of the tactics used to aquire the information.