Here are more of the reported emails.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was one of the winners of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, and a professor at The University of Arizona was one of only 33 lead authors on an IPCC assessment report released earlier this year.
Jonathan Overpeck, director of the UA’s Institute for the Study of Planet Earth and professor of geosciences and atmospheric sciences, was a coordinating lead author, Chapter 6 (Paleoclimate), for the IPCCs fourth assessment report.
“This is pretty awesome, says Overpeck. “So much work went into this on the part of so many scientists. The recognition is a reflection of the impact that climate science is having. It’s also a reflection that society is moving from questioning climate change to realizing that it’s happening and discuss what to do about it.”
The fourth assessment report, which focused on the science of climate change, presented expert consensus on greenhouse gas levels, global land and ocean temperatures, sea level rising, changes in sea ice and predictions of future change.
“Jonathan Overpeck is that rare individual that is a superb scientist who is also capable of fully organizing the points of view of many to come up with a cohesive and inclusive document,” said Joaquin Ruiz, dean of the UA College of Science.
Overpeck believes that it is appropriate to recognize climate change as a peace issue. “Climate change is the biggest environmental challenge that humankind has had to deal with on an international scale. Climate change will force humans to cope with water shortages, a difficult and changing food supply, rising sea level and the resulting human migrations and environmental refugees. We have a chance here to anticipate these possible impacts and to reduce them, thereby reducing the likelihood of human suffering and conflict.”
Overpeck also was pleased that the IPCC will share the award with Al Gore. “It’s an honor for the scientific community to share this with him, says Overpeck. “Vice President Gore, like no other politician, has really taken the time to understand the science and to communicate it. Many in the scientific community feel that the work that Al Gore is doing is very valuable because he’s getting the science out to the public in a way most scientists could only dream of.”
A faculty member at the UA since 1999, Overpeck received his undergraduate degree in geology from Hamilton College, and his advanced degrees from Brown University. After graduation, he spent five years as a research scientist at Columbia University before moving on to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to work on its paleoclimatology program.
The IPCC, a group representing over 180 governments, operates under the auspices of the U.N. Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization. It commissions assessments of global climate change by hundreds of scientists who are experts in the field.
Can you change the title to “More Information on the Hadley CRU Hacking Story.”
I found enough to be sure of what I’m talking about. These really *are* the big boys.
Here is another;
“Okay, heres one (possible/probable) criminal part:”(Deleting e-mails which have been requested thru FOIA)
From: Phil Jones
To: Michael E. Mann
Subject: IPCC & FOI
Date: Thu May 29 11:04:11 2008
Can you delete any emails you may have had with Keith re AR4?
Keith will do likewise. Hes not in at the moment minor family crisis.
Can you also email Gene and get him to do the same? I dont
have his new email address.
We will be getting Caspar to do likewise.
I see that CA claim they discovered the 1945 problem in the Nature paper!!
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 email@example.com
Anyone want to get Phil Jones on the phone?
Deep Cool the Mole within Hadley CRU « Watts Up With That?
“As some WUWT readers may have learned from reading Climate Audit, an anonymous source deep within Hadley CRU has provided Steve McIntyre a copy of a data file he has been seeking but has had his FOI requests to Hadley seeking the same file, rebuked.”
Ive seen the data. As I posted last night on Climate Audit:
You know, not everyone in every organization believes in everything the organization does. This is why we have leaks in the White House and people like Deep Throat that provide evidential tidbits with guidance like follow the money.
Steve has shared this data and the source with me, as a way of verification, and I can vouch for both the validity of the data and of the source ip address. It truly comes from deep within the organization. Anthony
While the CRU data file is not the most current, it is the most current one the mole could produce for us.
But most importantly this will not deter Steve in his FOI requests, he writes:
And by the way, just because Ive got a version of the data doesnt mean that Im going to give up trying to get the data through FOI. Quite the opposite.
Indeed. Better to get it through the front door.
I mentioned to Steve this morning via email that in addition to verifying the source, I was able to come up with a photo of the anonymous mole in CRU. Ive sent him a copy.
h/t to commenter John S. at Climate Audit for the Deep Cool moniker.
26 07 2009