The Wall Street Journal has published a selection of e-mails from the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom. If the tone of these e-mails do not prove the alarmists scientists are trying to destroy the skeptic scientists, I don’t know what will.
The Wall Street Journal has the selection, but here is just one e-mail from 1995 where Phil Jones, director of the CRU and global warming alarmist writes Michael Mann, an associate professor at Pennsylvania State University who is most noted as being one of the authors of the “hockey stick graph” showing a big up-tick in global temperatures.
My emphasis is added, but how much you want to bet these two will be up for a Nobel Prize next year?
I presume congratulations are in order – so congrats etc !
Just sent loads of station data to Scott. Make sure he documents everything better this time! And don’t leave stuff lying around on ftp sites – you never know who is trawling them. The two MMs have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyone. Does your similar act in the US force you to respond to enquiries within 20 days?—our does! The UK works on precedents, so the first request will test it. We also have a data protection act, which I will hide behind. Tom Wigley has sent me a worried email when he heard about it – thought people could ask him for his model code. He has retired officially from UEA so he can hide behind that. IPR should be relevant here, but I can see me getting into an argument with someone at UEA who’ll say we must adhere to it!
Are you planning a complete reworking of your paleo series? Like to be involved if you are. Had a quick look at Ch 6 on paleo of AR4. The MWP side bar references Briffa, Bradley, Mann, Jones, Crowley, Hughes, Diaz – oh and Lamb ! Looks OK, but I can’t see it getting past all the stages in its present form. MM and SB get dismissed. All the right emphasis is there, but the wording on occasions will be crucial. I expect this to be the main contentious issue in AR4. I expect (hope) that the MSU one will fade away. It seems the more the CCSP (the thing Tom Karl is organizing) looks into Christy and Spencer’s series, the more problems/issues they are finding. I might be on the NRC review panel, so will keep you informed.
Rob van Dorland is an LA on the Radiative Forcing chapter, so he’s a paleo expert by GRL statndards.
Hey Phil, if your information and data model is going to be used to form global climate policy and implement laws, taxes and regulations on the world’s population, you can bet your ass your data – in it’s absolute raw form with all of your calculations and formulas best be open source so it can be peered reviewed by scientists not on your payroll.
For those interested in some excellent and very detailed (science alert) coverage on the global warming hoax perpetuated by the CRU during the last 20 years or so, AJ over at Strata-Sphere has some very good posts.
Here’s the problem … I’m not a scientist and don’t have the background AJ Strata does when it comes to understanding the climate models used by organizations like the CRU. This subject is just way over the heads of most of the population, especially those who are so enamored with emotion instead of facts/actions/results and can easily be manipulated … which by definition includes all of you who voted for President Obama 😉