Friday, December 30, 2011


From: Jim Salinger <>
To: James Annan <>
Subject: Re: ENSO blamed over warming - paper in JGR
Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2009 15:08:02 +1200
Cc: Grant Foster <>,, "J. Salinger" <>,, Mike Mann <>,, Gavin Schmidt <>,

Dear James

From the Land of the Long White Cloud to the Land of the Rising Sun....

Should we not also inquire about their time line for publishing the
comment, and on the basis that is so serious, and the implications of
their flawed findings ask it to be expedited.


We also note that the paper is now being used as the basis of campaigns
against climate change policy and, should you decide to go ahead and
publish our comment, expedite its acceptance.


Auckland James

James Annan wrote:
> Grant Foster wrote:
>> James, since you can cover the page charges I suggest you handle the
>> actual submission (when the time comes). Would you be willing to
>> write the cover letter? Any other volunteers?
> Sure, I propose something like the below. I don't think there is
> anything to be gained by being overly combative wrt JGR.
> I look forward to the next final version of the paper :-)
> Covering Letter:
> Dear Sir/Madam,
> Please consider the attached manuscript for publication in the Journal
> of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres). We consider that the errors in
> the analysis of McLean et al are so serious that the publication of a
> Comment to correct the public record is amply justified. In view of the
> high profile of the issue, we would prefer if one of the senior editors
> could take charge of the editorial process.
> Yours sincerely..

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