Thursday, January 12, 2012

Email 5120, 1997, the week before Kyoto: Phil Jones and Mike Hulme become "TV Stars!!" with "nicely timed" announcement that "1997 is on course to be the warmest year on record"; "Mike you looked very much like the Pope making very authoritive pronouncements!"

Email 5120

cc: date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 08:01:00 +1000 from: Neville Nicholls subject: Re: TV Stars!! to:,,, (Jim Salinger)

Hi Guys,

I haven't seen you on TV, but you are also the lead item on Australian ABC radio news and current affairs this morning. Well done (and nicely timed). Phil, I look forward to some interesting reactions from our mutual friend John Daly on this!

Regards, Papa Nino

Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 07:11:46 +1300 To:,, From: (Jim Salinger) Subject: TV Stars!! Cc:,

Dear Chris, Phil and Mike

I see you are now competing with Neville, except none of you were labelled the 'father of global warming'.

Well done - the NZ media is running hot, and it was nice to see you all on BBC World at 6 am this morning, as the lead story "British Scientists are about to announce that 1997 is on course to be the warmest year on record" and that "a change in climate is happening". I liked Chris showing curves of warming in the South Pacific, and Mike you looked very much like the Pope making very authoritive pronouncements!

We have re- released the material this morning, and it is now the No 1 item on Radio New Zealand news. This is very refreshing after all the recycled bunkem the skeptics have been putting out this week before Kyoto, and I am sure our Minister for the Environment, Simon Upton will like it, as he was getting frustrated at the industry lobbey, and the pro-industry press in NZ.

...Dr Jim Salinger

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The Protocol was initially adopted on 11 December 1997 in Kyoto, Japan

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[Where's 1997?] Four of the top 10 are now from the 1930s: 1934, 1931, 1938 and 1939, while only 3 of the top 10 are from the last 10 years (1998, 2006, 1999).

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