Saturday, February 04, 2012

Email 4291, May 2009, Trying for pre-emptive legalese shield against FOI requests

Email 4291

"Whilst an MoU is the appropriate way to document this type of
relationship, it won't be possible, even with prudent drafting, for it
to be used as a shield against requests for information under the FOI

"If you can detail the our relationship (the nature of the collab')with
UEA in an email to the 'legal' email inbox, one of the team will be in
touch to take this forward."

"we need to resolve our relationship with UEA's Climatic Research Unit as
shown by the current FOI request on the surface temperature record. We
have nothing in writing and that puts us on a sticky wicket. We'd like
to have writing for the next time it all blows up." [Hat tip: AJ]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For the life of me, I still can't figure out why these scientists wouldn't be chomping at the bit to expose their work to the entire world to prove once and for all that their research is correct, they're right, and the skeptics wrong. They talk about it, but they have yet to truly show their work. This, to me, is a big reason the public is getting not only suspicious, but disinterested in what the warmists are shrieking. At some point, guys, you're just going to have to grin and bare it. Or lose what's left of your credibility in the world at large.