Climategate. Maybe the documents were leaked, not hacked

WSJ says maybe it wasn’t Russian hackers, as one theory has it, but rather a result of Freedom of Information requests. Someone inside East Anglia found the docs and deliberately released them into the wild.

The documents show EAU scientists were trying to spin the data their way, which while this might be human, is also utterly foreign to the scientific method. They certainly have managed to screw things up for the rest of us.

They base their conclusion that it was an inside job on a detailed analysis, Comprehensive network analysis shows Climategate likely to be a leak, by WattsUpWithThat, which I find quite credible.

4 thoughts on “Climategate. Maybe the documents were leaked, not hacked

    1. However, the forensics implied that the email data was so widely scattered around various computers that an outside attack would be extremely difficult. This was based on computer geek stuff, not climate politics.

      One email apparently said they had the FOI stuff ready but didn’t want to release it.

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