Thursday, March 15, 2012


date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 11:45:29 -0700 (MST)
from: Tom Wigley <>
subject: Support for CRU
to: Mike Hulme <>

Dear Mike,

Bob Harriss (ESIG Director) says he'll be glad to support the CRU et al.
bid -- he may have already written to you. Eileen Claussen (Pew) told me
that Michael Grubb had also contacted her. She thinks he is a jerk; but
because of the formal contact from both groups, she thought it best to
support neither. Too bad.

By the way, if you want to play an underhanded trick, you could try to get
some *real* economists to express their opinions on Michael. I know that
Rich Richels and Jae Edmonds have a very low opinion of him (as do I). He
has no formal background in economics, even though he claims to do
credible economic analyses. Basically, he is a "greenie"; and he bends
his "science" to suit his ideological agenda. I don't know how you can
alert the people who are judging the two bids to this: but it may be
helpful to know the facts.

For what it is worth, I have a similarly low opinion of John Woods and
John Mason -- a couple clever "know-it-all"s in my view.



Tom M.L. Wigley
Senior Scientist
ACACIA Program Director
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307-3000
Phone: 303-497-2690
Fax: 303-497-2699

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