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cc: Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
date: Thu, 11 Oct 2007 09:48:14 +0100
from: Philip Brohan <philip.brohanatXYZxyzoffice.gov.uk>
subject: Re: data and source code request
to: Ian Harris <i.harrisatXYZxyz.ac.uk>

So he's a climate sceptic, with some professional expertise in
statistical inference. I'd have expected him to go for detection and
attribution, rather than basic data, but he's probably just following
the ClimateAudit lead.

If he wants help from us, he needs to persuade us that helping him
would be an effective use of our time - I'm not persuaded.

Philip

On Wed, 2007-10-10 at 17:31 +0100, Ian Harris wrote:
> Yup, we're being duped.
>
> However, the request is just as _valid_ as if it were from a
> Professor of Climate Studies, isn't it? It seems to me that if we
> protest about the position of the applicant we are certain to be seen
> to be wriggling on the hook, since he's probably been put up to it by
> a better-known skeptic?
>
> I agree we don't have a squeaky-clean story to tell here, but the
> potential for embarrassment will rise exponentially if we struggle
> first..
>
> Harry
>
> On 10 Oct 2007, at 17:14, Phil Jones wrote:
>
> >
> > Click on the link below and you'll see who the student's
> > supervisor is at Berkeley.
> >
> > As Mike says - it doesn't make any sense.
> >
> > Phil
> >
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> >> From: Michael Wehner <MFWehneratXYZxyz.gov>
> >> To: Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
> >> Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 08:16:25 -0700
> >> X-Mailer: Sun Java(tm) System Messenger Express 6.2-4.03 (built
> >> Sep 22
> >> 2005)
> >> Subject: Re: Fwd: data and source code request
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> >>
> >> Phil
> >> The supervisor is this guy:
> >> http://alice.berkeley.edu/content/carlos.php
> >>
> >> Does not make much sense,
> >> Michael
> >
> > 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
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>
> Ian "Harry" Harris
> Climatic Research Unit
> School of Environmental Sciences
> University of East Anglia
> Norwich NR4 7TJ
> United Kingdom
>
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