“Disaster is we only get 250 and they ended up getting 400.”
The e-mails are below.
date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 12:38:42 +0100
from: Rob Swart
subject: Re: addresses
to: Mike Hulme
Let’s go for the numbers! I will check Norwegian and Greek names with the
NRP secretariat and try to find a way to get the email-addresses in addition
to the surface mail addresses.
At 09:37 AM 10/14/97 +0100, you wrote:
>Joe and Rob,
>We currently have 497 email addresses in our database, with another
>few dozen to go. The ranking is as follows:
>plus others 37
>I think we especially need more contacts for Greeks (1) and Norway (1). Any
>suggestions?? I am not including people with fax numbers only since this
>to messy and time-consuming for us.
>Joe and Rob – you seem to have contrasting views about the inclusivity of this
>process. Joe going for quantity and Rob for quality. How do we reconcile?
>are arguments both ways, but I think I tend to go for quantity (we avoid
>to act as judge of competence and we safeguard ourselves against the skeptics
>getting a similar letter with alternate views signed by more scientists
>Disaster is we only get 250 and they ended up getting 400. In this sense the
>media are only interested in numbers.
>What do you both think?
>About timing … Joe, we are partly in the hands of WWF here. They are
>money up to organise this and make sure the press come along and their view
>present is late Nov. I will wait for their formal response, but I’m
>take their advice on this. They are the experts here ….
>Would it help to email you our Excel file with all the addresses in for you
>to fill in any obvious personal omissions?
>Dr Mike Hulme tel: +44 1603 593162
>Climatic Research Unit fax: +44 1603 507784
>School of Environmental Sciences email: firstname.lastname@example.org
>University of East Anglia web site: http://www.cru.uea.ac.uk/~mikeh/