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cc: Eduardo Zorita <>,,,,, Philip Brohan <>, Hans von Storch <>, Keith Briffa <>,
date: Fri, 28 Apr 2006 12:03:32 +0100
subject: Re: recent exchange in Science, Wahl et al, Storch et al
to: Tim Osborn <>

Hi Tim,
Eduardo pointed me at it as well. I did find it rather an attack. Even
contemplated adding a comment but decided I did not have enough time to
do it as I was writing a briefing note for Defra on the comments. I've
attached it!
On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 11:49, Tim Osborn wrote:
> Thanks for the reprints of the comment/reply, Eduardo, which are
> indeed interesting.
> Did you already see the article just posted at which
> discusses these papers (and also mentions Burger and Cubasch, 2005):
> Seems rather biased and the tone is certainly not constructive.
> I really hope that the discussion of bias in reconstructions will
> proceed in a much more constructive way at the PAGES/CLIVAR meeting
> in Wengen in June, which will be attended by me, Keith, Eduardo and
> some of the authors of this article. We will do our
> best to ensure that it is constructive and good-spirited!
> Cheers
> Tim
> Dr Timothy J Osborn
> Climatic Research Unit
> School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
> Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
> e-mail:
> phone: +44 1603 592089
> fax: +44 1603 507784
> web:
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