M. Hulme emails:
1554.txt Wed, 5 Mar 1997
Ed Cook to Keith Briffa
Not only nepotism – getting ‘jobs for the boys’ – but an indication that the climate community knew full well about ‘the decline’ in 1997. Doesn’t this add weight to the allegation that Mann knowingly hid the decline in MBH1998?
My nomination for a CC visitor in the future is Keith Briffa from the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia. He is doing some very interesting work with multi-millennial tree-ring records covering much of the Holocene and is working on understanding the cause(s) of a very large-scale change in the response of trees to climate (e.g. over most of Siberia) that has resulted in an anomalous divergence between temperature and tree rings since ca. 1950.