|‘Climate emails hacked by spies’ – Interception bore hallmarks of foreign intelligence agency, says expert Sir David King||So all these climate revelations were a dastardly foreign plot – It hasn’t occurred to King that the emails might have been leaked by an insider|
|Quite simply, it’s the sophistication of the operation. I know there’s a possibility that they had a very good hacker working for these people, but it was an extraordinarily sophisticated operation. There are several bodies of people who could do this sort of work. These are national intelligence agencies and it seems to me that it was the work of such a group of people. I don’t think that it’s a coincidence that the stealing of the emails from the individuals involved in East Anglia was put out for publication one month before Copenhagen. That wasn’t a coincidence.
Sir David King, director of the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment at the University of Oxford, former chief scientific adviser of Blair and Brown. Awareness raiser for climate change, co-founder of the new £1 billion Energy Technologies Institute.
|The more interesting question is why the content of the emails might have been thought to have such an effect, as King apparently believes they did. Perhaps – let’s make a wild stab – it was because they revealed that the unit described as the world’s most authoritative source of evidence for the threat of man-made climate change had been trying to prevent the methodology behind its predictions from being made public via the Freedom of Information Act.
Dominic Lawson, opinion writer at The Independent newspaper, climate denier, compared Jacques Delors with Hitler and is married to Rosa Monckton: the sister of Christopher Monckton who compared young climate activists with the Hitler Jugend