Okay, this is insanity. Desmog Blog is reporting that earlier this week two "technicians" showed up at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis at the University of Victoria and attempted to gain access to the computers there. When their identities were questioned the two "technicians" vanished.
The story's been verified by a UVic spokesman in an interview with the National Post.
Okay... let me get this straight.... climate deniers from Rex Murphy to Rush Limbaugh are crowing about how some emails hacked a few weeks ago show that there's "collusion" among scientists to squash debate about climate science. "It's an environmentalist conspiracy!" they're squawking.
Meanwhile, these same scientists' emails were hacked, their offices have been broken into, and now mysterious, undercover agents are showing up attempting to break into their computers. Doesn't this pretty clearly suggest that there is ACTUAL COLLUSION among climate deniers and ACTUAL CRIMINAL ACTIVITY by climate deniers going on to discredit legitimate climate science?!?!?!
That all this stuff is exploding in the news right now -- in the lead up to the Copenhagen Conference on Climate Change -- just goes to prove that what James Hoggan and the climate science community have been saying all along is true: there is an organized effort taking place among climate liars, deniers, hacks and morons to derail any action on climate change.
And... as Hoggan ably proves in Climate Cover-Up, support and funding for the activities of these deniers and cranks is coming from the fossil fuel industry.
Call me crazy, but if it squawks like a conspiracy, and slinks around in the shadows pretending to be a computer technician like a conspiracy, maybe it's a conspiracy. I'm just saying....
Regardless, whatever paranoid behaviour the CRU scientists exhibited in those emails is looking entirely justified right about now.
This is outrageous. My fury is boundless.