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date: Tue May 28 17:24:59 2002
from: Mike Hulme <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
subject: Fwd: schell
to: t.d.davies

Trevor,
Well, the good news is that John is now citing his Tyndall affiliation!
The bad news is Tom's reaction to it! TMLW will be even more annoyed if John gets a
Royal-Society Wolfson Merit Award - I have just had a meeting with Brian Summers about this
and we think we can get an application in my the end of June.
Mike

Date: Tue, 28 May 2002 09:19:25 -0600
From: Tom Wigley <wigleyatXYZxyzr.edu>
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To: Mike Hulme <m.hulmeatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
CC: t.d.davies@uea.ac.uk, Keith Briffa <k.briffaatXYZxyz.ac.uk>,
Phil Jones <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
Subject: schell
Mike,
Every time I see things like this I cringe ....
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2002 BERLIN CONFERENCE ON THE HUMAN DIMENSIONS OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL
CHANGE
Berlin, 6-7 December 2002
Plenary speakers include Rajendra Pachauri, chair of the
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; Oran Young, chair of the IHDP
Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change project; and
John Schellnhuber, director of PIK and research director of the Tyndall
Centre for Climate Change Research.
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You know I have no respect for this guy. My position is fully
justifiable;
one just has to look at his background and training, and his publication
and citation records. Quite clearly, he has contributed nothing of value
to
the science. But even a very competent person could not possibly hold
down
two responsible, full-time jobs like this. Is he being paid only 50% by
both
institutions? Is he spending 50% of his time at UEA? Has he contributed
anything significant to the research or research initiatives/planning of
the Tyndall Centre?
I ask these questions because of my concerns for UEA, ENV, and the
Tyndall Centre, as a Professor in ENV, and to let you know that (unless
I can be convinced otherwise) I intend to raise the issue of the
continuation of his employment at an ENV Professorial meeting. From what
I
know, he has not met the contractual obligations of his appointment and
so could legally be dismissed. At the very least this issue needs to be
discussed.
Tom.

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