Climate scientists from the University of East Anglia refused to provide initial observations at the request of opponents of the theory of human influence on the growth temperatures. Direct instructions not to share this data were found in e-mails stolen by hackers from the servers of the University, which is one of the most active organizations involved in the study of global warming. New details leading British newspaper The Times.
Thousands of documents relating to climate research, were posted by unknown hackers (although there were suggestions that hackers working from Siberia) in the open access on the eve of the 15th Conference on Climate Change held in Copenhagen. Skeptics who believe that human activity does not significantly affect the growth temperatures found in these papers is evidence that scientists deliberately falsified data on warming.
During the scandal, which by analogy with Watergate was called "Climategate", the head of the Center for Climate University of East Anglia, Phil Jones (Phil Jones) resigned from his post. Now opponents of the theory of anthropogenic nature of global warming claim that they have found evidence of deliberate concealment of scientists and, in particular, Jones initial observational climate data.
In addition to Jones' letters to the instructions did not provide information, obtained during the observations, the stolen documents were found, please Jones to a colleague Remove
e-mails related to the annual report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2007. This report was published the forecast time of melting of Himalayan glaciers — indicates that the Himalayas completely free of ice by 2035. Later found, that this prediction was wrong.
According to British law of the University (the refusal to provide the data) in violation of the constitutional freedom of information law. As punishment, the offender may be fined, and its size is not limited. However, sanctions are only possible within six months after the breach. Currently, the British Office for Data Protection is preparing to launch the process of revising the law so that the six-month limit was lifted.