Climategate 3.0: Jones to Mann: ‘I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyone’

“[McIntyre and McKitrick] have been after the CRU station data for years. If they ever hear there is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyone.”

The e-mail is below.

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from: Phil Jones

subject: Re: For your eyes only
to: “Michael E. Mann”
Mike,
I presume congratulations are in order – so congrats etc !
Just sent loads of station data to Scott. Make sure he documents everything
better
this time ! And don’t leave stuff lying around on ftp sites – you never
know who is
trawling
them. The two MMs have been after the CRU station data for years. If they
ever hear there
is a Freedom of Information Act now in the UK, I think I’ll delete the file
rather than
send
to anyone. Does your similar act in the US force you to respond to
enquiries within
20 days? – our does ! The UK works on precedents, so the first request will
test it. We
also
have a data protection act, which I will hide behind. Tom Wigley has sent me
a worried
email when he heard about it – thought people could ask him for his model
code. He
has retired officially from UEA so he can hide behind that. IPR should be
relevant here,
but I can see me getting into an argument with someone at UEA who’ll say we
must adhere
to it !
Are you planning a complete reworking of your paleo series? Like to be
involved if you
are.
Had a quick look at Ch 6 on paleo of AR4. The MWP side bar
Cheers
Phil
At 13:41 02/02/2005, you wrote:
Phil–thought I should let you know that its official now that I’ll be
moving to Penn
State next Fall.
I’ll be in the Meteorology Dept. & Earth and Environmental Systems
Institute, and plan
to head up a center for “Earth System History” within the institute. Will
keep you
updated,
Mike
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.jones@uea.ac.uk
NR4 7TJ
UK

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One response to “Climategate 3.0: Jones to Mann: ‘I’ll delete the file rather than send to anyone’

  1. This was from the first set of Climategate emails.

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