Thursday, December 29, 2011


From: Ben Santer <>
Subject: Re: Good news! Plus less good news
Date: Thu, 29 Jan 2009 12:16:33 -0800

Dear Phil,

Congratulations on the AGU Fellowship! That's great news. I'm really
delighted. I hope that Mr. Mc "I'm not entirely there in the head" isn't
there to spoil the occasion...

With best regards,

Ben wrote:
> Ben,
> Meant to add - hope you're better! You were missed at
> IDAG. Meeting went well though.
> I heard during IDAG that I've been made an AGU Fellow.
> Will likely have to go to Toronto to Spring AGU to collect it.
> I hope I don't see a certain person there!
> Have to get out of a keynote talk I'm due to give in
> Finland the same day!
> Cheers
> Phil
> Ben,
> I'm at an extremes meeting in Riederalp - near Brig. I'm too
> old to go skiing. I'll go up the cable car to see the Aletsch Glacier at
> some point - when the weather is good. Visibility is less than 200m at
> the moment.
> It is good news that Rob can come. I'm still working on
> Keith. It might be worth you sending him another email,
> telling him what he'll be missing if he doesn't go. I think
> Sarah will come, but I've not yet been in CRU when she has.
> With free wifi in my room, I've just seen that M+M have
> submitted a paper to IJC on your H2 statistic - using more
> years, up to 2007. They have also found your PCMDI data -
> laughing at the directory name - FOIA? Also they make up
> statements saying you've done this following Obama's
> statement about openness in government! Anyway you'll likely
> get this for review, or poor Francis will. Best if both
> Francis and Myles did this. If I get an email from Glenn I'll
> suggest this.
> Also I see Pielke Snr has submitted a comment on Sherwood's
> work. He is a prat. He's just had a response to a comment
> piece that David Parker, Tom Peterson and I wrote on a paper
> they had in 2007. Pielke wouldn't understand independence if it
> hit him in the face. Both papers in JGR online. Not worth you
> reading them unless interested.
> Cheers
> Phil

Benjamin D. Santer
Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
P.O. Box 808, Mail Stop L-103
Livermore, CA 94550, U.S.A.
Tel: (925) 422-3840
FAX: (925) 422-7675


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