Global Warming was not a topic that I generally gave much thought
until the release of FOI2009.zip into the wild. Yes, I have a copy.
BTW, if I were investigating the leak, I would be looking to the
people who have administrative access to the mail servers and other
servers that had copies of the documents. I assume the log files are
still available for user log ins. sudo also keeps logs.
Anyway, I saw a tweet about ESR talking about the CRU (which I had no
knowledge of at the time). So my first experiences were from the
skeptics on AGW. Well I'm a skeptic myself. I didn't simply stop
there. Serious accusations were made and they too have to be proven. I
ended up looking at realclimate.org, 350.org, and other resources.
Resources I was not previously aware of.
The evidence for AGW has become more compelling in my mind.
So regardless of the harm caused by FOI2009.zip being set free, it is
not all bad. I bet I'm not the only new person thinking about AGW
seriously now. Before December, I didn't even know what AGW was. Sure,
I had heard of the green house effect. I knew there was debate on
global warming. But I didn't think about it.
I'm sure I'm not the only one to start thinking about the CO2. Heck, I
always thought volcanoes produced more of it than human activity did.
So much for that idea:
On Dec 2, 9:41 pm, Ken Caldeira <kcalde...@globalecology.stanford.edu>