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Scientists in stolen e-mail scandal hid climate data
The Times (UK) ^ | January 28, 2010 | Ben Webster, Environment Editor, and Jonathan Leake

Posted on 01/27/2010 7:41:29 PM PST by neverdem

The university at the centre of the climate change row over stolen e-mails broke the law by refusing to hand over its raw data for public scrutiny.

The University of East Anglia breached the Freedom of Information Act by refusing to comply with requests for data concerning claims by its scientists that man-made emissions were causing global warming.

The Information Commissioner’s Office decided that UEA failed in its duties under the Act but said that it could not prosecute those involved because the complaint was made too late, The Times has learnt. The ICO is now seeking to change the law to allow prosecutions if a complaint is made more than six months after a breach.

The stolen e-mails , revealed on the eve of the Copenhagen summit, showed how the university’s Climatic Research Unit attempted to thwart requests for scientific data and other information, and suggest that senior figures at the university were involved in decisions to refuse the requests. It is not known who stole the e-mails.

Professor Phil Jones, the unit’s director, stood down while an inquiry took place. The ICO’s decision could make it difficult for him to resume his post.

Details of the breach emerged the day after John Beddington, the Chief Scientific Adviser, warned that there was an urgent need for more honesty about the uncertainty of some...

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: climateaudit; climategate; democrats; fraud; globalcooling; globalflipacoin; globalwarming; hoax; liberalfraud; scientificfraud; socialism; uk; un; usa

1 posted on 01/27/2010 7:41:30 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem
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2 posted on 01/27/2010 7:53:46 PM PST by Tawiskaro
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To: neverdem

at a minimum such a judgment ought to render everyone involved ineligible for any public employment or funding, ever

not to mention that they are unworthy of being employed or funded by any private entity which is not willing to be complicit in their frauds.

3 posted on 01/27/2010 7:55:20 PM PST by Enchante (Scott Brown is the "real" man that Obama fervently wishes he could be...... and never will be....)
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4 posted on 01/27/2010 8:01:27 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps; Para-Ord.45; rdl6989; mmanager; FreedomPoster; carolinablonde; bamahead; Delacon; ..
Thanx !


Beam me to Planet Gore !

5 posted on 01/27/2010 8:58:58 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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Thanks for the post; pic; comment; homepage! BTTT!

6 posted on 01/27/2010 9:06:15 PM PST by PGalt
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To: neverdem
It is not known who stole the e-mails.

If the e-mails were "stolen" then that means that the owner (the university) is not in possession of them anymore, which is not the case. The e-mails were revealed.

7 posted on 01/28/2010 7:35:10 AM PST by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Enchante

What it means is that every last person involved in this Scam should be immediately:


8 posted on 01/28/2010 8:51:24 AM PST by eyeamok
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Anyone else find the idea of a Government Information Comissioner alarming?

9 posted on 01/28/2010 9:48:51 AM PST by Palmetto Patriot
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well I agree with you in spirit but when we are talking about UK citizens acting in their UK employment, there’s not a chance in Hades they will be tried in the USA..... or even in the UK, probably

for the UK so-called “scientists” probably the most we can hope for is some professional embarrassment and marginalization, but we seem to be along way from that, even (so far as how the media and academe are still largely treating the scandal as nothing much to see here, move along)

10 posted on 01/28/2010 10:36:50 AM PST by Enchante (Obamanation: Pour sunlight into all of YOUR illegal campaign donations! Release all records!)
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