Climategate 3.0: NYTimes Revkin — A true Climategate insider

When Phil Jones sends an e-mail complaining about a skeptic to only Michael Mann, Gavin Schmidt and the NYTimes Andrew Revkin — (and no other media person other than Revkin), that’s evidence of Revkin’s special status within the group.

The e-mail exchange is below.


subject: The web page is up about the Yamal tree-ring chronology
to: Gavin Schmidt , Michael Mann ,
Andrew Revkin

Gavin, Mike, Andy,

It has taken Keith longer than he would have liked, but it is up. There
is a lot to
read and understand. It is structured for different levels. The link goes to
the top level.
There is more detail below this and then there are the data below that.
You can either go to our main page
[1] then click on the link
or directly here
I’ll let you make up you own minds! It seems to me as though McIntyre
cherry picked for
There is an additional part that shows how many series from Ch 6 of AR4
used Yamal – most
didn’t! Also there is a sensitivity test of omitting it – which comes from
Supplementary Info with Osborn and Briffa (2006). As expected omitting it
makes very little
difference. To get to this follow the links from the above link.
McIntyre knows that the millennial temperature record is pretty robust,
otherwise he would
produce his own series. Similarly the instrumental temperature is even more
robust, which
he also knows.
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

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