Norfolk police have announced that their investigation of the hacking (ie theft) of emails from the Climatic Research Unit has been closed. The police say that there is no realistic prospect of any charges being brought.
“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.”
The release of the stolen emails sparked worldwide controversy, though I was convinced at the time that the scandal was no serious threat to the science. Such has proven to be the case, though that doesn’t stop ’skeptics’ occasionally still clinging to the affair.
If you’re one of those who is still convinced that climategate proves that climate change is a hoax, I share this video for your edification.