Not sure why: even the New York Times picked it up.
And nothing says the corrupt data is genuine like the vomit-like spin the named researchers are using to justify what they did and why.
A few are taking the tone of Dont hate us because were beautiful, in reference to the seemingly nasty posts where they refer to skeptics as idiots, mock critics with lampooning photos, and slam opponents of their pet theory. No, actually, we are more concerned with the fabrication and open manipulation of data.
Some are even pretty honest that they cannot explain the mismatched data. A smart few are refusing commentary at all. Lawyer up, guys.
Even smaller groups are reporting that this appears to be the real deal.
Borepatch is keeping a running commentary and plain language analysis of the situation at his site; lots of posts worth reading. A lot of his findings are not nearly as nice or equivocal as the NYTs, including emails that look very much like conspiracy to destroy evidence.
As key researcher Michael Mann writhes, It sounds incriminating, but when you look at what youre talking about, there’s nothing there.
Exactly, you doofus. And now you can kiss your multi-million dollar funding goodbye.
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.