Climategate 3.0: Mike Hulme’s BBC appearance likened to ‘Pope making very authoritive pronouncements’

“I am sure our Minister for the Environment, Simon Upton will like it, as he was getting frustrated at the industry lobbey, and the pro-industry press in NZ.”

The e-mail is below.

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cc: n.nicholls@bom.gov.au, m.manning@niwa.cri.nz
date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 07:11:46 +1300
from: j.salinger@niwa.cri.nz (Jim Salinger)
subject: TV Stars!!
to: ckfolland@meto.gov.uk, p.jones@uea.ac.uk, m.hulme@uea.ac.uk
Dear Chris, Phil and Mike
I see you are now competing with Neville, except none of you were labelled
the ‘father of global warming’.
Well done – the NZ media is running hot, and it was nice to see you all on
BBC World at 6 am this morning, as the lead story “British Scientists are
about to announce that 1997 is on course to be the warmest year on record”
and that “a change in climate is happening”. I liked Chris showing curves
of warming in the South Pacific, and Mike you looked very much like the
Pope making very authoritive pronouncements!
We have re- released the material this morning, and it is now the No 1 item
on Radio New Zealand news. This is very refreshing after all the recycled
bunkem the skeptics have been putting out this week before Kyoto, and I am
sure our Minister for the Environment, Simon Upton will like it, as he was
getting frustrated at the industry lobbey, and the pro-industry press in
NZ.
Neville probably hasn’t told you, but Australia seems to be recording
regularly 45 C somewhere in the continent – these must be near records for
the time of year.
Must away, but well done.
Antipodean Jim
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