date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 18:55:47 -0400
from: "Wahl, Eugene R" <wahleatXYZxyzred.edu>
subject: RE: Past Millennia Climate Variability - Review Paper - reminder
to: "Phil Jones" <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
Thanks for the well wishes. Thanks for all your work on IPCC (and all
over), it is a real boost to the community of climate science.
The Supreme Court decisions are really heartening. It was fascinating
to here the official administration spin last night -- i.e., OK, this is
an important decision, but it is really not going to have any
significant impact on CO2 emissions over the long haul. How they can
say that with a straight face is beyond me; I think to the cap and trade
program we've had here for SO2 and how successful that has been, beyond
expectations in terms of cost vs. reduction. Why CO2 would not have a
likelihood of being reduced at least to some meaningful degree with a
similar tool is hard to argue I would think.
Dr. Eugene R. Wahl
Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred NY, 14802
From: Phil Jones [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2007 4:43 AM
To: Wahl, Eugene R
Subject: RE: Past Millennia Climate Variability - Review Paper -
Thanks for the update. Hope you fully recover soon.
I've forwarded this to Tim, in the expectation that this will
spur him along.
I'll do some work on the paper over our long Easter break
- Thursday to Tuesday inclusive.
Been busy with the IPCC Chapter proofs recently, but they
should be finished by tomorrow.
Saw the Supreme Court ruling from Monday. Given those
idiots on Climate Audit something to talk about!
At 04:06 03/04/2007, Wahl, Eugene R wrote:
>I have had a breakthrough on what I've been doing concerning
>protocols to test reconstructions in climate model environments. [I
>abandonned the formal outline route, which in the end was hindering
>my thought rather than helping it. Instead, I have approached
>things in a slightly more visual-oriented format, which really is
>I just now sent a draft of what I've done off to Caspar for review,
>as a co-author on section 6.1. I asked him for feedback at the
>earliest possible time he can, as I'm now finally in a place to move
>ahead solidly. I also have reminded him recently concerning the
>forcings material you asked me to mention to him.
>Finally, I now realize that the work I have been doing is really
>more directly targeted at sections 3.3 and 3.4 than at section 6.1
>-- as I had before assumed (although it still has at least some
>relevance to 6.1). I have put together quite some detail, and thus
>I imagine I should communicate this to Tim. Indeed, I will send it
>to him just after this message. He might well find it interesting,
>and I want to avoid the situation in which he and I duplicate effort
>unnecessarily. I seem to remember you mentioning that he had not
>gotten much of a start yet, and perhaps what I have done can fit in
>nicely. We'll see.
>I'm not sure about timing on all of this [and in fact my term ends
>in mid-May and not March]. In any case, I think I did intend to get
>you a text by now, but obviously that hasn't worked, and illness has
>been an issue (still is in fact). However, progress now is good,
>and so is momentum. I'm going ahead with a final portion on
>significance benchmarks and validation overall, which I will send to
>co-authors as soon as I can. Hopefull, I can soon get some feedback
>from Tim and Caspar, and then move forward with some dispatch on this
>That is the news I have. Thanks for your work on this.
>Dr. Eugene R. Wahl
>Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies
>1 Saxon Drive
>Alfred, NY 14802
>From: Phil Jones [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Mon 3/26/2007 6:42 AM
>To: Christoph Kull; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org;
>EWWO@bas.ac.uk; Eduardo Zorita; email@example.com; Janice Lough;
>Juerg Luterbacher; Keith Briffa; Tim Osborn; Ricardo Villalba; Kim
>Cobb; Heinz Wanner; Jonathan Overpeck; Michael Schulz; Eystein
>Jansen; Nick Graham; Francis Zwiers; Caspar Ammann; Michael E. Mann;
>Gavin Schmidt; Sandy Tudhope; Tas van Ommen; Wahl, Eugene R
>Cc: Williams, Larry; Thorsten Kiefer
>Subject: Past Millennia Climate Variability - Review Paper - reminder
> > Dear All,
> It seems that progress on this paper from our enjoyable Wengen
> meeting is painfully slow! I'm reminded about it as I've just
> some revised text from Janice about the corals, I'm expecting an
> ice core summary from Tas van Ommen fairly soon. I have text
> from Juerg on documentary material. Gene Wahl
> said he would send something during March when term finished.
> I saw Francis two weeks ago and he promised something soon.
> IPCC will be out soon, so we can no longer use this as an
> So, the bottom line question is are we still working (as a group)
> putting a paper together?? I know from reviewing articles, that
> of you are submitting papers, so you all can't be too weighed down
> with work. I don't want to go back to PAGES and EPRI and say we're
> not bothering, so can you all give me a date by which you'll send me
> something. I know about the corals and ice cores, and the others
> mentioned above.
> Think of this as a last call at the airport. You are delaying the
> will offload your luggage soon! I think the review will be really
> can all find the small amount of time to put it together.
>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
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