Chris is a distinguished scientist.
De Freitas received both his Bachelors and his Masters at the University of Toronto, Canada, after which he earned his Ph.D. as a Commonwealth Scholar from the University of Queensland, Australia. During his time at the University of Auckland, he has served as Deputy Dean of Science, Head of Science and Technology, and for four years as Pro Vice Chancellor. He is Vice President of the Meteorological Society of New Zealand and is a founding member of the Australia-New Zealand Climate Forum as well as serving on the Executive Board of the International Society of Biometeorology from 1999-2001. He has written extensively in popular media on an array of environmental and climate-related issues. The New Zealand Association of Scientists has made him a four-time recipient of their Science Communicator Award.As the Poster says - "The post is very long, but please stick with it. The story unfolds, and is worth the effort if you really want to see what is going on." The Poster mentions that IPCC head Rajendra Pachauri was cc'd to many of the e-mails and so he can not claim ignorance.
If anyone has doubts that the IPCC, CRU scientists are dishonest, this post will convince you that they are crooked. Read it all at New Zealand Climate Change - here.