"This is not a smoking gun, this is a mushroom cloud" that’s how world-renown climatologist Patrick J. Michaels described revelations contained in a 61Mb ZIP file that shows the systematic attempts by climate "scientists" to lie, manipulate evidence, and go to extraordinary lengths to stop the publication of any information or data which did not support the man-made global warming theory. As Andrew Bolt puts it, this scandal could well be “the greatest in modern science”.

In this leaked files are 1079 emails and 72 documents  that thoroughly expose the lie underpinning Al Gore’s "Inconvinient Truth". Remember this, as Congress tries to ram the job-killing economy-destroying multi-billion-dollar-tax-hike called "cap & trade" down our throats – that it is all based on a lie, and this lie is being exposed.

To me, the most stunning of these emails is the line"I’ve just completed Mike’s Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) amd from 1961 for Keith’s to hide the decline." Scientific process indeed...

In another email, Phil Jones, the director of the East Anglia climate center, suggested to climate scientist Michael Mann of Penn State University that skeptics’ research was unwelcome: We “will keep them out somehow — even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is!” Neither man could be reached for comment Sunday. In another  e-mail , following a Freedom Of Information Request, Phil asks one of his collaborators, Michael Mann, creator of the fraudulent "hockey stick" graph "Mike, Can you delete any e-mails you may have had with Keith re AR4? Keith will do likewise…. Can you also e-mail Gene and get him to do the same?… Will be getting Caspar to do likewise."  In a previous email he states "“If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyone”?"

As renowned Australian Economist, Professor Sinclair Davidson, noted:

A lot of media coverage has focussed on that one email, where Phil Jones uses the word ‘trick’. The public might focus on that email too – but it could very easily be legitimate. What is not legitimate, however, are the attempts to subvert the peer-review process, refusal to make data available to journals, attempts to manipulate the editorial stance of journals, attempts to avoid releasing data following FOI requests, tax evasion, rejoicing at the deaths of opponents, manipulation of results, apparent misappropriation of grant money, and threats to physically assult rivals.

You can read a full summary here or a description of all the emails here.