from: "Jon Stewart" <Jonathan.stewartatXYZxyz.co.uk>
subject: RE: BBC science radio Climate Change
to: "Phil Jones" <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
Thank you very much for this, I'll have a proper read now. I appreciate your advice.
I'll perhaps try and touch base with you next week,
From: Phil Jones [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 22 May 2007 11:13
To: Jon Stewart
Subject: Re: BBC science radio Climate Change
A brief reply as I'm preparing for a meeting the rest of the
week. I'll be back in all next week and also all of June.
Other people you might like to contact are
Mike Schlesinger <schlesinatXYZxyzos.uiuc.edu> - been in the subject since
the 1970s, now more involved in policy issues in the US.
"Mitchell, John FB \(Chief Scientist\)" <john.f.mitchellatXYZxyzoffice.gov.uk>
- been in the subject as long on the climate modelling side. He is now
head of Climate Research at the Met Office.
There are others, but you have appear to have a critical number with these
two and those you had.
I guess it's taken 30 years to get to such a high level of acceptance/agreement
because the modelling has improved and things are beginning to happen in
There has also been 4 IPCC Reports each one stronger than the previous.
There is an interesting chapter at the start of the current 'Science/WG1'
report on the history of IPCC. You can get this from (details below). Look
at Chapter 1, which gives the predictions from the first 3 reports compared
to what has happened.
Even though the issue has the prominence it has, not much has
happened to reduce future impacts. Many govts are stalling and there is
still a band of skeptics making lots of waves trying to muddy waters.
The BBC is raising the issue at every opportunity, so you're doing your
We are very pleased to be able to tell you that the final checks and layout corrections to
our SPM, TS and Chapters are now complete. As a result we are making the final versions of
the Preface, SPM, TS, all Chapters, and Annexes (Glossary, List of authors, List of
reviewers, List of acronyms) publicly available from the WG1 home page (
http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/ ) today. The supplementary material (for those chapters that
have it) is nearly complete and will be added shortly.
At 18:24 21/05/2007, you wrote:
Dear Professor Jones,
The BBC is planning another radio programme on the issue of climate change. Unlike the
World Service programme you kindly took part in at the end of last year, this show (on
Radio4) will be looking back. We want to put climate change in its historical context,
and examine why it's taken 30 years to reach public/ political acceptance.
We're still in the early stages at the moment, but I was hoping to ask your advice on
people you think should be included. We're looking for pioneers in the field. I've
emailed your predecessor, Tom Wigley, along with people like James Hansen and Steve
Schneider. Are there other people who have been publishing/ talking about the issue
since the 1970s?
I'd be very grateful for any advice and guidance you can offer. You can reach me by
email, or on 020 7557 1026
Thank you very much for your help,
BBC Science Radio
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