Now where’d I leave my hockey stick?
The police investigation into the so-called “ClimateGate” affair is over.
Norfolk Constabulary says there is no realistic prospect of finding the culprit within the statutory time limit of three years since the 2009 offence.
The theft and release of e-mails from the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit provoked a huge furore over the integrity of climate science.
Police say the theft was “sophisticated and orchestrated”, and that no-one at the university is implicated.
“The complex nature of this investigation means that we do not have a realistic prospect of identifying the offender or offenders and launching criminal proceedings within the time constraints imposed by law,” said Detective Chief Superintendent Julian Gregory, the officer in charge of the investigation.
“The international dimension of investigating the World Wide Web especially has proved extremely challenging.”
Especially for the climate change hoaxers, who were exposed as frauds for the world to see. Now, when will the authorities get around to investigating the warmers for perpetrating this scam?