You know who owns the story of Climategate II?

It is not some investigative journalist, or journalists who have free time on their hands and demand money to follow their hobbies.

It is Tom Nelson.



  1. Maurizio Morabito (omnologos)

    Isn’t there a message saying some IT guy was making a copy of Briffa’s emails so he could take them home? Of course in IT as soon as there is one copy, there are two copies..

    I wonder why the local police can’t put together these simple logical steps?

  2. Shub Niggurath

    Yes. There are emails about all of Briffa’s emails being copied onto a portable. There are emails about how emails were being backed up on thumb drives and deleted wholesale.

    I wonder why can’t the police put it together too. Well, consider the ‘official’ storyline

    [1] A hacker broke into a CRU server and stole the emails
    [2] A hacker uploaded the emails first to Realclimate’s server. File was taken down.
    [3] The same guy uploaded the second set to a Russian server. Tallbloke gets the first download
    [4] The police have to pay a visit to TB in order to access the virginal copy of the second download (one theory, as per TB)

    If [4] is true, i.e., if the cops wanted a fresh copy of the CGII files so badly (that they have to send six people to his home), do they not want a fresh copy of the CG I files as well?

  3. Shub Niggurath

    I guess I am forgetting Charles de Menezes.

    A possibility therefore is that the police want to go after the guy who found the files, but don’t want to look too deeply into how he might have gotten them in the first place.

  4. earthdog

    Briffa and Jones were busy little buggers, weren’t they? I can’t believe Hansen’s name doesn’t appear in all this, or does it? Does Hansen run in a different circle?