SPPI BLOGWATCH SERIES ♦ December 15, 2009
NETWORK ANALYST PROVES THAT
CRU ARCHIVE WAS LEAKED
by Terry Hurlbut
NETWORK ANALYST PROVES THAT CRU ARCHIVE WAS LEAKED
by Terry Hurlbut | December 7, 2009
A systems administrator with 15 years of experience in administering mail and other servers
with all the most popular operating systems, now has offered his expert opinion that the
CRU Archive was leaked, not stolen, as the anthropogenic global warming (AGW) alarmists
continue to insist to this day.
Lance Levsen, a registered user at the blog The Roadkill Diaries, also known as Small Dead
Animals, published his analysis earlier today. Anthony Watts of WattsUpWithThat
reproduced it on his own blog.
The question of who leaked the CRU Archive and why is more than academic. Senator
Barbara Boxer (D-CA) is on record assuming that the releaser of the archive was an outsider,
that this releaser obtained this information by breaching the cybernetic security of the East
Anglia Climatic Research Unit (CRU), and that if the Senate is going to investigate anything
(as Senator James M. Inhofe, R-OK, has demanded), then it ought to investigate the manner
in which the archive was obtained, with a view to criminal prosecution of the alleged data
thief or thieves.
More recently, the Sunday Telegraph (London) has openly speculated that the Russian
government, and more specifically its Federal Security Service (FSB), carried out the theft.
As evidence, they cite the alleged geographical location of the domain (tomcity.ru) at which
the archive was originally made available (Tomsk, Siberia, Russian Federation). They also
suggest that the Russians acted from one of two motives: either mercenary (hired by a third
party) or self-interest, connected either with their oil export trade or the 5 to 6 billion tons'
worth of unused CO2 emission credits that are about to expire. (More here.)
Watts and his user community have never believed that the Russians, or anyone else on the