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date: Fri Jul 30 12:30:37 2004
from: Mike Hulme <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: Re: Odd phone call
to: Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>

Phil,
No - this is bona fide. We have had 2-page entries in previous COP booklets (as have lots
of organisations in science, policy) although we negotiated a lower rate than the one you
cite.
The woman we (elaine jones) negotiated with was an ENV graduate!
Mike
At 16:47 27/07/2004 +0100, you wrote:

Mike,
Just had a very odd phone call from someone purporting to be in a UN Agency
called something like 'Raising the Awareness of Climate Change'. She asked me
about our research projects and then said I could take out a 2 page piece on CRU
for distribution to all govts and all attendees at the COP meeting in Buenos Aires
later this year. She gave me a long list of orgs. who do this - included CNRS,
Uni of Berne and the Tyndall Centre ! Then said it would cost �6500 to do this !
Are you doing this?
I got more alarmed when she said they expect 10K people to go to Argentina
because Russia will sign Kyoto at the meeting !
Sounds like a scam. Is it?
Cheers
Phil
Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk
NR4 7TJ
UK
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