date: Fri, 9 May 2008 12:57:43 -0700
from: Jonathan Overpeck <jtoatXYZxyzrizona.edu>
subject: Re: request for all correspondence related to IPCC
to: Tim Osborn <t.osbornatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
Dear Tim, Keith and Colleagues: I'm sorry to hear that you are been
asked to go beyond the IPCC process that we agreed to when we began
our involvement with the IPCC AR4. This process was set up in an
intergovernmental context, and was designed to be open and
transparent. There was no agreement to share email beyond the
original senders and recipients. Thus, please do not share any of my
email correspondence with you without my prior approval.
With regard to your questions, please see my responses below in BOLD.
>(i) whether you have any concerns if we were to release any emails
>etc. that you may have sent to us (it is entirely possible that any
>correspondence that we release may be posted on certain websites);
I DO NOT APPROVE OF ANY RELEASE OF ANY EMAIL IN WHICH I WAS EITHER
THE SENDER OR RECIPIENT.
>(ii) whether you or your institutions have received similar requests;
I DO NOT KNOW OF ANY SIMILAR REQUEST.
>(iii) and, if you have received similar requests, what your response
>has been / will be.
I DO NOT CONSIDER IT APPROPRIATE TO SHARE MATERIALS, INCLUDING
EMAILS, THAT WE AGREED WOULD NOT BE SHARED AS PART OF THE IPCC
Best of luck, Peck
Jonathan T. Overpeck
Director, Institute for the Study of Planet Earth
Professor, Department of Geosciences
Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences
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