So, thousands more emails leaked from the servers of the University of East Anglia (there is still no evidence of hacking despite two years of police investigation) have been released into the public domain.
It is being described on Watts Up With That? as Climategate 2.0.
Interestingly, even before they have had a chance to see what has been released and what is being focused upon by AGW sceptics, UEA and Michael Mann have already declared that extracts of the emails are being taken out of context. As Jeff Id of the Air Vent puts it:
Out of context before we put them in context. I suppose that if you aren’t a certified UEA climatologist, you can’t read.
One wonders what alternative context this quote could possibly be in:
What if climate change appears to be just mainly a multidecadal natural fluctuation? They’ll kill us probably
Several Climategate 2.0 emails that stand out were sent by Mann and are note worthy for refering to the his efforts to push the man made global warming narrative as a cause.
It seems strange because I was led to believe that it was about science. No wonder Michael Mann is so desperate to prevent other emails of his falling into public hands. There is also more evidence in the leaked emails of Phil Jones encouraging people to delete emails in order to evade scrutiny through Freedom of Information requests, which possibly accounts for the ‘missing’ data he is unable to produce.
There are also some interesting Climategate 2.0 emails on the Air Vent originating from those chaps at our old friend, the Met Office. These include:
Observations do not show rising temperatures throughout the tropical troposphere unless you accept one single study and approach and discount a wealth of others.
My most immediate concern is to whether to leave this statement [“probably the warmest of the last millennium”] in or whether I should remove it in the anticipation that by the time of the 4th Assessment Report we’ll have withdrawn this statement
Is this a ‘temporary warming’ phenomenon we have not been told about? There’s also:
would you agree that there is no convincing evidence for kilimanjaro glacier melt being due to recent warming (let alone man-made warming)?
This ‘evidence’ lark seems to be a real pain, especially when it torpedoes some of the most frequently used anecdotes, such as Kilimanjaro’s icecap melting due to human activity. And another warmist shibboleth, the supposedly irrelevant Urban Heat Island effect gets a kicking with this observation:
By coincidence I also got recently a paper from Rob which says “London’s UHI has indeed become more intense since the 1960s esp during spring and summer.
There is much more besides. It is worth a few minutes of your time to sit down and read the selection of emails. Some of the responses are eye opening. Enjoy!