Monday, December 07, 2009
Climate Research Unit (CRU) scandal rocks the world. The Climatic Research Unit is widely recognized as one of the world's leading institutions concerned with the study of climate change. It consists of a staff of around thirty research scientists and students upon which developed countries around the world have relied on to make important environment policy decisions. As a result of CRU’s computers having been hacked their credibility is now being question around the world. It has been reported that on Saturday, the University of East Anglia, in eastern England, said in a statement the hackers had entered the server and stolen data at its Climatic Research Unit, a leading global research centre on climate change. The hackers reportedly stole more than a decade of correspondence between leading British and U.S. scientists, and posted about 1,000 emails and 3,000 documents on websites. Apparently, the methodology and computer coding at CRU has for decades been less than reliable calling into question whether any of these scientists claims about our weather or global warming are even accurate. Countries from around the world will be convening in Copenhagen, Denmark, including Prime Minister Stephen Harper and representatives from the Government of Saskatchewan. You really have to wonder why anyone would bother making the trip to Copenhagen other than to enjoy the trip as it is likely few will believe any thing coming out of this summit.