(If you don't already know what "climate change" or "global warming" is, read Weart's excellent write-up first.)
In 2009, a UK climatology centre, the Climatic Research Unit of the University of East Anglia, was hit by a cyber-attack. E-mails and data were stolen, and published on the Internet in two batches, once in 2009 shortly before the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, and once in 2011 shortly before the conference in Durban, South Africa. Global warming `skeptics' -- people who dispute that the Earth is warming due to mankind's burning of fossil fuels -- quickly used the e-mails to portray global warming as being a hoax, and tried to manufacture a 'Climategate scandal' of climate science.
This blog comments on SwiftHack -- the cyber-attack on climate science -- and seeks to uncover the truth behind the events surrounding the attack.
For background and more, see the links on the right side of the page.
If you have any information pertaining to the CRU cyber-attack which you think I show know about, please e-mail me at