Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Spring Has Sprung: When Will We Hear from the Independent Climate Change E-Mail Review?

"Meteorologists define spring as March to May."--Independent Climate Change E-Mail Review

On February 11, 2010, The University of East Anglia announced that the Independent Climate Change E-Mail Review had been formed and would investigate the so-called "Climategate" allegations which arose after a series of hacked emails from UEA's Climatic Research Unit were posted on the Internet.

Sir Muir Russell is leading this academic investigation, but the Norfolk Constabulary are investigating criminal offences in relation to the hacking of the UEA's server and have been assisted by the National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit (NETCU).

The Information Commissioner is examining Freedom of Information and Data Protection issues. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has a site that explains Environmental Information Regulations. I think this page has some interesting information. The page begins by noting:

The Environmental Information Regulations give you the right to obtain information about the environment held by public authorities, unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential.

The Independent Climate Change E-Mail Review has met with the Norfolk Constabulary and the Information Commissioner’s Office and will remain in touch on matters of mutual interest.

The Financial Times (4-15-10) reports:

There have been indications that the hackers could have been based in Russia, and some experts believe they may have been hired by sceptics based in the US.

The University of East Anglia has asked the Review team to submit its report in spring 2010. It is now spring, and the suspense is killing me!

Who done it?

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