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Those emails - leaked

Dr Vicky Pope, Head of Climate Change Advice at the Met Office says CRU emails "leaked", not hacked, not stolen, not crime against humanity....
Bishop Hill points out that "In the last twenty four hours, both Phil Willis, the chairman of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee and Mike Hulme, professor of environmental sciences at the University of East Anglia, have referred to "leaked emails".

It seems to be the official view now.

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Can't say I'm too surprised. Hasnt this always seemed the most likely way the info escaped?

From the very detailed content, dates, precise relevance, names of those involved etc it has always felt like someone who was very close to the front line had assembled exactly what they knew was needed to show the outside world was was going on. If it was just an indiscriminate trawl of info via a hack from the outside we'd have had mails about going to pub for lunch tangled up with the good stuff.

Can't say I'm too surprised. Hasnt this always seemed the most likely way the info escaped?

From the very detailed content, dates, precise relevance, names of those involved etc it has always felt like someone who was very close to the front line had assembled exactly what they knew was needed to show the outside world was was going on. If it was just an indiscriminate trawl of info via a hack from the outside we'd have had mails about going to pub for lunch tangled up with the good stuff.

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