Monday, April 9, 2012


date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 15:17:34 +0000
from: Tim Osborn <>
subject: Fwd: Re: new(?) attack on your work
to: Keith Briffa <>

Keith - thought you might like to see Mike's response about the new paper - Tim

>Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 09:35:15 -0500
>To: Tim Osborn <>
>From: "Michael E. Mann" <>
>Subject: Re: new(?) attack on your work
>Dear Tim,
>There is clearly a problem at GRL now. I don't know which editor is
>allowing these papers in (Soon et al, now this one), but its clearly
>beyond our control.
>The paper is all crap. I don't think I'll respond. "RealClimate" already
>discredits their PCA centering convention claims, and our papers in
>review and in press make this all moot...
>They can continue trying to go after MBH98--It's now chasing a ghost,
>since we've all moved on to other methods, and other results, which
>support the same contention.
>I can't allow myself to be sidelined with this sort of crap any further,
>At 09:30 AM 1/12/05, Tim Osborn wrote:
>>Hi Mike,
>>with the aim of keeping you informed, rather than upsetting you, I
>>thought I should forward you this manuscript from McIntyre and McKitrick
>>- I've been told that it has just been accepted by GRL, though I can't
>>vouch for that. None of the UEA lot reviewed it!
>>You may already have seen it or know about it - I see you've already
>>addressed some points about centre-ing of data prior to PCA on
>> Anyway, in case you haven't seen it, it's attached.
>>Dr Timothy J Osborn
>>Climatic Research Unit
>>School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
>>Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
>>phone: +44 1603 592089
>>fax: +44 1603 507784
> 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

Dr Timothy J Osborn
Climatic Research Unit
School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

phone: +44 1603 592089
fax: +44 1603 507784


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