Climategate 2.0: Greenpeace hires East Anglia scientists pre-Kyoto

Dirty deeds done dirt cheap?

From the Climategate 2.0 collection, Greenpeace rents University of East Anglia scientists (via Mike Hulme) for some ghostwriting:

I am wondering whether you could help us with some urgent (paid) work we need doing for Kyoto. Or perhaps you can recommend someone else?

We want to produce a briefing that replies to all the usual climate ‘sceptics’ arguments, in the form of short questions and answers. The work would involve supplying short (single paragraph) answers to a list of about 15 to 20 questions. Unfortunately, we have (as usual!) a very tight deadline – Friday 3 October. We could pay standard rates for the work, and it would be fine to have a number of different people helping with the answers, provided one person could be responsible for meeting the deadline. The report would be published as a Greenpeace International one.

If you are unable to help, perhaps you could suggest someone else in your department who could – maybe with help from postgrads/postdocs in your department?

Thanks in advance for your help, I look forward to hearing from you.

BTW, Hulme has repeated contact with Greenpeace through the Climategate 2.0 contacts.

Here’s to you Mike Hulme:

The full e-mail is below.

cc: “Reddish, Iain”
date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997 16:16:16 +0100
from: “Wallace, Helen”
subject: Climate sceptics
to: ‘Mike Hulme’
Dear Mike,
I am wondering whether you could help us with some urgent (paid) work we
need doing for Kyoto. Or perhaps you can recommend someone else?
We want to produce a briefing that replies to all the usual climate
‘sceptics’ arguments, in the form of short questions and answers. The
work would involve supplying short (single paragraph) answers to a list
of about 15 to 20 questions. Unfortunately, we have (as usual!) a very
tight deadline – Friday 3 October. We could pay standard rates for the
work, and it would be fine to have a number of different people helping
with the answers, provided one person could be responsible for meeting
the deadline. The report would be published as a Greenpeace
International one.
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If you are unable to help, perhaps you could suggest someone else in
your department who could – maybe with help from postgrads/postdocs in
your department?
Thanks in advance for your help, I look forward to hearing from you.
Best regards,
Helen Wallace
Dr Helen Wallace
Senior Scientist
Greenpeace UK
Greenpeace, Canonbury Villas, London, N1 2PN
Tel: +44-171-865-8241
Fax: +44-171-865-8202

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