Climategate 3.0: Jones to Mann, May 20, 2005 — ‘The skeptic pillars are tumbling!’. Turns out to be counting chickens…

Counting the chickens way before they hatched, no?

The e-mail is below.

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date: Fri May 20 13:45:26 2005
from: Phil Jones

subject: Empire Strikes Back – return of proper science !
to: “Michael E. Mann”
Mike,
Just reviewed Caspar’s paper with Wahl for Climatic Change. Looks
pretty good.
Almost reproduced your series and shows where MM have gone wrong. Should
keep
them quiet for a while. Also they release all the data and the R software.
Presume
you know all about this. Should make Keith’s life in Ch 6 easy !
Also, confidentially for a few weeks, Christy and Spencer have admitted
at the Chicago CCSP meeting that their 2LT record is wrong !! They used the
wrong
sign for the diurnal correction ! Series now warms – not quite as much as
the surface
but within error bands. Between you and me, we’ll be going with RSS in Ch 3
and there will be no discrepancy with the surface and the models. Should
make Ch 3
a doddle now ! Keep quiet about this until Bern at least. Can tell you
more then.
RSS (Carl Mears and Frank Wentz) found the mistake !
The skeptic pillars are tumbling !
Cheers
Phil
Prof. Phil Jones
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