The University of East Anglia, in Norwich, England, said hackers last week stole about a decade's worth of data from a computer server at the university's Climatic Research Unit, a leading research center on climate change.
About 1,000 e-mails and 3,000 documents have been posted on Web sites and seized on by climate change skeptics who say the correspondence shows collusion between scientists to overstate the case for global warming, and evidence that some have manipulated evidence.
You can read the massive archive of e-mails at this site. (Note: The authenticity of all the e-mails posted on the site has not been confirmed.)
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., a global warming skeptic, said Tuesday that he’d begun an investigation into what he alleges to be the manipulation of global warming research.
Meanwhile, the White House said Wednesday that at the international climate summit in Copenhagen next month, President Barack Obama will offer to reduce greenhouse gas emissions “in the range of” 17 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 83 percent by 2050.
Read the White House announcement here.