An alternative selection of emails taken from the batch taken from UEA server that provided the basis for the 2009 'climategate' episode has emerged.
Early this morning, someone calling themselves 'Foia' posted this link on the comments pages of various climate skeptic blogposts. Recipients included US bloggers Wattsupwiththat and Climate Audit, and the Canadian blog Air Vent.
'Foia' seems not to have posted the link directly onto any UK blogs that we know about. The manner in which the files have been introduced mirrors the release of the first batch of emails in 2009.
...A commenter who has been going through the emails reports on skeptic blog Climate Audit that the latest email he can find is from 13th November, 2008, so it would appear that the emails are not the result of some new hacking incident at the University of East Anglia, but have rather been released strategically, presumably to coincide with preparations for the UN Climate Change Conference 2011 which will run from 28th November to 9th December.
...The BBC's Richard Black has written a brief article outlining what has happened. He notes (rightly) that reviews of the previous set of emails in the UK, and US, as well as a review of the IPCC, have cleared scientists involved of fraud and malpractice.
We will see if any clear evidence that undermines the science of climate change or casts these conclusions into doubt emerges from the emails. I'm doubtful - if there was juicier material yet to come out, it would have presumably been released in 2009 in what now looks even more clearly like a strike against the UN climate summit in Copenhagen.