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.


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

subject: Empire Strikes Back – return of proper science !
to: “Michael E. Mann”
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
them quiet for a while. Also they release all the data and the R software.
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
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 !
Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
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