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date: Mon, 27 Sep 2004 16:52:15 -0400
from: Andy Revkin <anrevkatXYZxyzimes.com>
subject: couple things..
to: k.briffa@uea.ac.uk, t.osbornatXYZxyz.ac.uk

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again, hoping to talk to you tuesday if at all possible.
i'll be at 845 424 3530 (ny state) in a.m. east-coast time (home office).

couple thoughts via Mann>

1) he says VS et al selected both a model that is an outlier (more
sensitivitiy) and forcings (solar etc) that are 2 times the norm accepted
by most folks assessing paleo-versus-recent variability.

2) he also says that if this higher level of sensitivity is correct, this
means that anthropogenic forcing almost assuredly will produce even MORE
warming than IPCC projections etc. ( my reading of your commentary is that
you agree; is that a correct conclusion?)

And a question from me>
Is it correct that you are involved directly with modeling studies with von
storch et al via EU?
If so, does that present any potential conflict of interest (in terms of
having you review their work?)?

thanks for a call or email!



Andrew C. Revkin, Environment Reporter, The New York Times
229 West 43d St. NY, NY 10036
Tel: 212-556-7326, Fax: 509-357-0965 (via www.efax.com, received as email)


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