Hackers broke into the servers at a prominent British climate research center and leaked years worth of e-mail messages onto the Web, including one with a mysterious reference to a plan to "hide the decline" in data about temperatures.
The Internet is abuzz about the leaked data from the University of East Anglia's Climate Research Unit (commonly called Hadley CRU), which has acknowledged the leak of 61MB of confidential data.
Climate change skeptics describe the leaked data as a "smoking gun," evidence of collusion among climatologists and manipulation of data to support the widely held view that climate change is caused by the actions of mankind. The files were reportedly released on a Russian file-serve by an anonymous poster calling himself "FOIA."
I'm no expert on climate change. I am more of an expert in corruption and this is corrupt. Generally, if you're on the right side of a debate, you need not be corrupt.
On the other hand, it's nearly December and 53 degrees Fahrenheit here in Chicago. Just remember that the next time somebody claims it's really cold somewhere and claims that this must mean global warming doesn't exist.