The Hoskins emails are much fewer in number but there are still some gems:
27 Feb 2010 12:56 Davies emails Rees:" Ron and we settled on a list of 13 possible candidates for SAP membership. The target will be ~6 but we will need to have a larger choice to account for non-availability." The list is largely redacted. There are also some handwritten reversals of redactions which appear to read: "We see [redacted], Kelly, Huppert [redacted] Hand being mainly neutral" with respect to recent climate change (some neutral at the most)." Later on he says: "Out of these 13, we would hope to get 6 with a suitable range of expertises, and a range of 'attitudes' towards recent warming/greenhouse gases - from those who already see it as a problem, but without being right in the middle of the climate science community, to those which will come to it with a questioning objectivity". This rather gives the impression that panel members were to be onside or objective. Which reminds me of this.
28 Feb 2010 12:11 Hoskins emails Rees and Davies saying the proposed list of names for the Oxburgh panel is good.
March 2010: The emails re the list of papers already revealed at CA appear again in this set.
14 April 2010 13:28 Hoskins emails Fiona Fox of the Science Media Centre in the wake of the release of the report. Fox has just told Hoskins about the press conference. Hoskins says: "In the bullet:
There are lots of uncertainties in this area of science and CRU should be commended for highlighting these at every turn - but not everyone who has used thier work has highlighted the range of uncertainty and that is unfortunate - the blame for mis-representation of CRU's work is spread very widely
did he elaborate on the last phrase?"
In the same email from Fox, there is this: "[The report] was 'non-trivial' if we had found CRU guilty as charged the scientists would have probably never worked again"
14 April 2010 13:57 Fox replies: "Hi Brian - well he specifically mentioned a leaflet published in 1999 by WMO which used a graph without any of the caveats that [redacted] used. But to be fair he also cited NGOs and the media as being amongst those who take CRU's work and struggle to include the caveats ... he was specifically asked if governments have mis-used it and he ducked the question"
14 April 2010 15:17 Oxburgh to Hoskins: "Thanks, Brian - I don't have the IPCC stuff to hand but as a good example, take the WMO brochure 'WMO statement on the status of the Global Climate in 1999' - the cover has a temperature scale between present and 1OOOAD. Three curves shown - one attributed to Jones, one to Briffa and one to Mann - no error bands in the illustration and a rather cursory reference in the text inside! We all understood how and why this happened, it's just not fair to blame this on CRU!