Some of the most prominent scientists pushing the theory of man-made warming hail from or have ties to the University of East Angliaâ€™s Climate Research Unit (CRU) in Norwich,England. CRU scientists have played a major role in the United Nationâ€™s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (aka IPCC). CRU has been described as the gatekeeper of the UNâ€™s global warming assessments. Their research is featured prominently in the UNâ€™s Assessment Reports (AR1, AR2, AR3 â€“ and AR4 is the latest) issued by the IPCC that are being used as justification for carbon trading schemes, higher energy taxes, tremendous new government regulation trillions of dollars in public investment and even plans for a new world government entity with the authority to supersede the sovereignty of the United States.
On November 17, 2009 reports of an information leak from CRU computers began to surface. Over 60 megabytes of emails and data files were anonymously posted on a Russian file server. Itâ€™s not currently known who is responsible for the leak. CRU blames computer hackers, but many have suggested an internal whistleblower may be responsible. Dr. Phil Jones, director of the CRU has confirmed that the emails and data are genuine. The emails and documents reveal that some of the worldâ€™s “foremost” climate researchers have engaged in a pattern of data manipulation, suppression of dissenting views, undermining of the peer review process, destruction of documents requested under Freedom of Information laws and outright fraud. Despite the tremendous implications of the climategate scandal, the mainstream media has been largely silent on the subject, so the No Cap and Trade Coalition put together this ad for the internet and fundraising is underway to fund it for broadcast television.