If these hacked e mails turn out to be legitimate it is going to be pretty bad for a while for the proponents of man made global warming. I am going to wait for more details to come out before jumping to any conclusions of my own but right now it does not look good. I do have to say that if the hacked e mails are false usually the people with their names attached come right out and say 'those are completely fake' like when the made up Rush Limbaugh quotes came out last month. But in this case all we are hearing is a lot of 'no comments' from the people who have their names attached to these e mails. Silence speaks a thousand words. Climategate: the final nail in the coffin of ‚ÄėAnthropogenic Global Warming‚Äô? ‚Äď Telegraph Blogs When you read some of those files ‚Äď including 1079 emails and 72 documents ‚Äď you realise just why the boffins at Hadley CRU might have preferred to keep them confidential. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be ‚Äúthe greatest in modern science‚ÄĚ. These alleged emails ‚Äď supposedly exchanged by some of the most prominent scientists pushing AGW theory ‚Äď suggest: Conspiracy, collusion in exaggerating warming data, possibly illegal destruction of embarrassing information, organised resistance to disclosure, manipulation of data, private admissions of flaws in their public claims and much more.