Climate scientists from the University of East Anglia refused to provide the raw data observations on request opponents of the theory of human influence on the growth temperature. Direct instructions not to share this data was found in the 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 laid out 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 has no significant effect on 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 Centre for Climate Research of the University of East Anglia’s 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 intentional concealment of scientists and, in particular, Jones initial observational climate data.
In addition to letters to Jones with the orders does not provide information, obtained through observations in the stolen documents were found, please Jones to his colleague remove emails 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 — indicated that the Himalayas is completely freed from the ice in 2035. Later revealed, that this prediction was wrong.
According to British law actions University (refusal to provide data) violate the provisions of the Constitutional Act on freedom of information. As punishment for the offender may be fined, and its size is not limited. Sanctions, however, 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 canceled.