Check out Bolt and Blair's posts regarding the hacking...
Climate scientists accused of 'manipulating global warming data' (UK Telegraph)Yeah, someone explained away the "tricking" of data as a technical, scientific term for, um, making it easier/better to understand.
Some of the world’s top climate scientists have been accused of manipulating data on global warming after hundreds of private emails were stolen by hackers and published online.
Published: 8:00AM GMT 21 Nov 2009
The material was taken from servers at the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit – a world-renowned climate change research centre – before it was published on websites run by climate change sceptics.
It has been claimed that the emails show that scientists manipulated data to bolster their argument that global warming is genuine and is being caused by human actions.
One email seized upon by sceptics as supposed evidence of this, refers to a “trick” being employed to massage temperature statistics to “hide the decline”.
Yeah. Like the expression "cooking the books" means, in accounting parlance, creative accountancy.
Hackers 'expose global warming con': Sceptics claim that leaked emails reveal research centre massaged temperature data (Mail Online)None of the other MSMs seems to have adopted the "AGW is a Scam" line... yet.
One of the world’s leading climate change research centres has been accused of manipulating data on global warming after thousands of private emails and documents were leaked.
Hackers targeted the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit and published the files, including some personal messages, on the internet.
Among the most damaging is one which appears to suggest using a ‘trick’ to massage years of temperature data to ‘hide the decline’.