it has now been revealed that individuals posing as network technicians recently attempted to infiltrate another climate data center operated by the Government of Canada.
According to sources at the University of Victoria, two people claiming to be network computer technicians presented themselves at the headquarters of the Canadian Centre for Climate Modeling and Analysis and tried to gain access to the data servers. When challenged by an employee, the two individuals hastily left. The timing of this attempted break-in is very suspicious given that it occurred so closely on the heels of the release of hacked emails and data from a similar facility housed at the Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the UK.
Again regardless of what may be found in the emails of scientists, what matters is knowing exactly what has been compromised (if anything) and how that affects our picture of the climate system. Vague claims of misconduct don’t invalidate the science, nor do they justify the grandiose claims that have been made.