Nov 27 2009
I have been of the opinion the ‘hackers’ at CRU were insiders fed up with the direction of CRU. There are many candidates seen in the emails who were trying to do the right thing (fix code, address outside comments, produce a better conclusion) who would seem to be great candidates.
The CRU Climategate data is too coherent Â and obviously a well selected subset of what was likely produced and discussed inside CRU over the last decade. Now we learn the probable ‘whistle blower’ had access to this data for a month or more. And recall the first response from CRU was to suspend internal accounts.
I wonder if there is a large scale insurrection inside CRU since Mann, Jones, Briffa and Schmidt were so over the top and the code and data were so shoddy? This is a lot of data from a lot of places and times – looks like more than one person. Not out unrealistic.