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James, not just the source but references to it are also not accessible.
I tired a search for one of the folders mbh98-osborn.zip either to find it or comments on it and many of the first page links are impossible to access.
Perhaps this is the "cyberwar" we are hearing about?
No cyberwar, it's just that the handful of servers hosting the file only have so much bandwidth to go around, and they are probably getting tens of thousands of requests a minute. Of course the more people who start hosting it, the less easy it would get for the authorities to stomp on it, and it will become exponentially easier to get hold of. Wait a couple of days.
That said, the BBC article suggests that the CRU did get the original host to pull the files.
As with most leaks of information the authorities would rather remained private (e.g. Trafigura), it is increasingly difficult to stop in practice. By now, there is no point in their even trying.
A viable link at:
Downloading but not opening till I virus scan it.
According to the Christopher Booker page on the Daily Telegraph, Number watch is a site he watches.
I hope he is reading this and will comment in the Telegraph.
Could be interesting.
Success downloading from:
(I may have had success from the bitstream souurce but not sure till i figure out how that works)
The University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit
is distinct from the Hadley Centre, which is in Exeter, the opposite side of the country from East Anglia
There is now a story up at the BBC concerning the former place:
but nothing about Hadley.
I'm not sure I like this. It speaks of sloppiness along the line somewhere. Perhaps just an inncocent mistake.
How quickly things can move.... there is now a searchable data base of the emails on line at: