Climate Correspondent Was Forwarded CRU Emails Five Weeks Before They Were
Weather presenter who was discussed by scientists in the “climategate”
emails says he was forwarded the material more than five weeks before it
was made public on the internet.
Hudson, a weather presenter and climate correspondent for the BBC, notes
on his blog “I was forwarded the chain of e-mails on the 12th October,”.
says he saw the exact emails that were either hacked or leaked from the
Climate Research Unit at East Anglia University placed on the internet last
e-mails released on the internet as a result of CRU being hacked into are
identical to the ones I was forwarded and read at the time and so, as far
as l can see, they are authentic.” Hudson notes.
the publication of a 9th October article Hudson wrote for the BBC entitled
“whatever happened to global warming?“, in which he questioned
the science behind the theory of human induced warming, the BBC correspondent
was discussed within emails to which several of the CRU climatologists were
privy, including Kevin Trenberth, Michael Mann, Tom Wigley and Philip D.
article, which pointed out that there had been no increase in global temperatures
since 1998, spurred Kevin Trenberth, one of the leading authors of the IPCC
report on climate change to make the following comment within the private
emails to his colleagues:
fact is that we can’t account for the lack of warming at the moment
and it is a travesty that we can’t.”
scientist Michael Mann of Penn State University also commented on Hudson’s
disappointing to see something like this appear on BBC. its particularly
odd, since climate is usually Richard Black’s beat at BBC (and he
does a great job). from what I can tell, this guy was formerly a weather
person at the Met Office.
do something about this on RealClimate, but meanwhile it might be appropriate
for the Met Office to have a say about this, I might ask Richard Black what’s
reported yesterday, in addition to showing that the scientists manipulated
data to “hide the decline” in global temperatures, the thousands
of leaked emails have already revealed several references to efforts by
the CRU scientists to exclude skeptical warming viewpoints and evidence
from important scientific publications and the media at large.
is confirmed that the emails were forwarded to the BBC’s Paul Hudson
on October 12th, it would provide a strong indication that the source of
the leak is an insider at the CRU, rather than an external hacker.
says he is in the process of providing a more detailed write up on the matter.