Climategate 3.0: Jones says ‘I would ignore the so-called skeptics until they get to the peer-review arena’; Meanwhile Jones’ colleague works to prevent skeptics from publishing

“I would ignore the so-called skeptics until they get to the peer-review arena.”

Remember Mike Hulme conspiring with Wolfgang Cramer to keep skeptics out of the journal Climate Research?

The e-mail is below.

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date: Thu, 06 May 1999 18:51:01 +0100
from: Phil Jones

subject: Re: Straight to the Point
to: mann@snow.geo.umass.edu
Mike,
We’ll differ a bit on a few points, but let’s wipe the slate
clean and get back to improving our estimates of past changes
over the last millennium.
I must admit to having little regard for the Web. Living over
here makes that easier than in the US – but I would ignore the
so-called skeptics until they get to the peer-review arena. I know
this is harder for you in the US and it might become harder still
at your new location. I guess it shows though that what we are
doing in important. The skeptics are fighting a losing battle.
Cheers
Phil
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
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