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date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 16:03:24 -0500
from: "Michael E. Mann" <>
subject: Fwd: Your concerns with 2004GL021750 McIntyre
to:,,,, phil Jones <>, keith Briffa <>

Dear All,
Just a heads up. Apparently, the contrarians now have an "in" with GRL. This guy Saiers
has a prior connection w/ the University of Virginia Dept. of Environmental Sciences that
causes me some unease.
I think we now know how the various Douglass et al papers w/ Michaels and Singer, the Soon
et al paper, and now this one have gotten published in GRL,

Subject: Your concerns with 2004GL021750 McIntyre
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 14:42:12 -0600
Thread-Topic: Your concerns with 2004GL021750 McIntyre
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From: "Mackwell, Stephen" <>
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Dear Prof. Mann
In your recent email to Chris Reason, you laid out your concerns that I presume were the
reason for your phone call to me last week. I have reviewed the manuscript by McIntyre,
as well as the reviews. The editor in this case was Prof. James Saiers. He did note
initially that the manuscript did challenge published work, and so felt the need for an
extensive and thorough review. For that reason, he requested reviews from 3 knowledgable
scientists. All three reviews recommended publication.
While I do agree that this manuscript does challenge (somewhat aggresively) some of your
past work, I do not feel that it takes a particularly harsh tone. On the other hand, I
can understand your reaction. As this manuscript was not written as a Comment, but
rather as a full-up scientific manuscript, you would not in general be asked to look it
over. And I am satisfied by the credentials of the reviewers. Thus, I do not feel that
we have sufficient reason to interfere in the timely publication of this work.
However, you are perfectly in your rights to write a Comment, in which you challenge the
authors' arguments and assertions. Should you elect to do this, your Comment would be
provided to them and they would be offered the chance to write a Reply. Both Comment and
Reply would then be reviewed and published together (if they survived the review
process). Comments are limited to the equivalent of 2 journal pages.
Steve Mackwell
Editor in Chief, GRL

Professor Michael E. Mann
Department of Environmental Sciences, Clark Hall
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22903
e-mail: Phone: (434) 924-7770 FAX: (434) 982-2137

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