Anyone interested in climate change will be aware of this already, but a second tranche of damaging emails seems to have been released anonymously as with the original Climategate two years ago. The proximity of upcoming COP17 jamboree in Durban is hardly likely to be a coincidence.
I've been checking all day and early signs suggest the emails are genuine, but this is very much a tentative conclusion.
I first saw the story here http://tallbloke.wordpress.com/ this morning.
WUWT is onto it here http://wattsupwiththat.com/
and http://www.bishop-hill.net/ will be an excellent place to go as the story unfolds.
I don't need to say this, but forget the BBC as a source of information - it isn't likely to be reliable and certainly won't be comprehensive.
If it's real , then enjoy the fun !!