Thursday, February 02, 2012

Email 1408, Dec. 2006, UEA's Clare Goodess reports to Briffa/Osborn/Jones on her eavesdropping session next to McIntyre and Wilson

Email 1408

date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 07:43:00 -0000 (GMT) from: subject: cafe eavesdropping to:,,

Dear all

Thought you might be interested to hear of my encounter this afternoon, sitting anonymously (without name badge) in a cafe round the corner from the AGU venue.

The two sitting at the next table turned out to be Stephen McIntyre (no afiliation on his name badge) and Rob Wilson (Edinburgh). They were talking so loudly it was difficult not to follow the conversation in full. This included a critique of Mann, Moberg, von Storch, Wigley etc. etc and most disturbingly a discussion of the peer review system. Tim and Keith featured quite prominently in the latter!

It was tempting to reveal my identify - but more interesting to listen in detail. I can tell you more next week!

BEst wishes Clare

1 comment:

Tony Mach said...

Why would a discussion of the peer review system be "disturbing"? And would a discussion be more "disturbing" than what Mann et al. do with regards to peer review?