You know what you get when you mix science and politics? You get politics, period. Hockey Stick Charlatan Michael Mann gets the worst of it from this batch of emails (but a lot more are coming).
<3373> Bradley: I’m sure you agree–the Mann/Jones GRL paper was truly pathetic and should never have been published. I don’t want to be associated with that 2000 year “reconstruction”.
<3115> Mann: By the way, when is Tom C going to formally publish his roughly 1500 year reconstruction??? It would help the cause to be able to refer to that reconstruction as confirming Mann and Jones, etc.
I love it when highly-credentialed scientists use scare quotes. And triple question marks. The only thing separating these emails from notes passed in junior high is little hearts over the i’s and talking about how much they hate that new cheerleader who transferred in from Central.
But don’t worry, Bobby. Teacher can’t collect our IPCC class notes!
Jones: I’ve been told that IPCC is above national FOI Acts. One way to cover yourself and all those working in AR5 would be to delete all emails at the end of the process
Briffa: UEA does not hold the very vast majority of mine [potentially FOIable emails] anyway which I copied onto private storage after the completion of the IPCC task.
P.S. And NASA’s James Hansen has a financial scandal. He’s taken over $1 million in outside money to promote global warming theory and failed to disclose it as required by his government contracts. Because all scientists are exactly like Mr. Spock on Star Trek in that they’re above petty jealousies and the quest for material gain and personal glory.