To: Tim Osborn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: update
Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2006 08:27:43 -0500
Cc: Keith Briffa <email@example.com>, Gavin Schmidt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Thanks, I agree. I don't think there is any need for you/Keith to do
this. We've pretty much got things under control at RC and it is
probably wise to hold your ammunition for any possible comment to
Science. In my view the McIntyre criticisms are weak and disingenous.But
what's new w/ that?
Tim Osborn wrote:
> Hi Mike and Gavin,
> thanks for the things that are doing at RC, it has developed into an
> excellent resource for this type of situation. I think we'll hold off
> from posting any reply to criticisms for the moment, I somehow don't
> think that we would even then make much headway with the hard-core
> critics. They might even submit some formal criticism to Science and
> we can reserve our response for that if they do.
> So, no need to hold up any comments etc., we'll just let things run.
> Sorry if this puts the onus upon you or others at RC, but the comments
> on this particular thread seem to be petering out anyway, so hopefully
> not too much left to deal with.
> Best wishes and thanks for your support,
> At 21:51 09/02/2006, Michael E. Mann wrote:
>> guys, I see that Science has already gone online w/ the new issue, so
>> we put up the RC post. By now, you've probably read that nasty
>> McIntyre thing. Apparently, he violated the embargo on his website (I
>> don't go there personally, but so I'm informed).
>> Anyway, I wanted you guys to know that you're free to use RC in any
>> way you think would be helpful. Gavin and I are going to be careful
>> about what comments we screen through, and we'll be very careful to
>> answer any questions that come up to any extent we can. On the other
>> hand, you might want to visit the thread and post replies yourself.
>> We can hold comments up in the queue and contact you about whether or
>> not you think they should be screened through or not, and if so, any
>> comments you'd like us to include.
>> You're also welcome to do a followup guest post, etc. think of RC as
>> a resource that is at your disposal to combat any disinformation put
>> forward by the McIntyres of the world. Just let us know. We'll use
>> our best discretion to make sure the skeptics dont'get to use the RC
>> comments as a megaphone...
>> Michael E. Mann
>> Associate Professor
>> Director, Earth System Science Center (ESSC)
>> Department of Meteorology Phone: (814) 863-4075
>> 503 Walker Building FAX: (814) 865-3663
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> Dr Timothy J Osborn
> Climatic Research Unit
> School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia
> Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK
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Michael E. Mann
Director, Earth System Science Center (ESSC)
Department of Meteorology Phone: (814) 863-4075
503 Walker Building FAX: (814) 865-3663
The Pennsylvania State University email: email@example.com
University Park, PA 16802-5013