The details on this are still sketchy, we’ll probably never know what went on. But it appears that
University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has been hacked and many many files have been released by the hacker or person unknown.
Also follow the comment thread at Climate Audit.
What does it mean? I’d be careful as this could be a hoax. Or, it could be the unraveling of the global warming hoax. Too soon to tell, but interesting to note and follow to see if this gains traction.
11.21: Updated story to reflect that it is the East Anglia CRU, not Hadley CRU.