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Insulting/embarrassing emails FOISA request.

In reply to a comment from not banned yet I posted a reply with online links to the case


Apr 4, 2013 at 10:12 AM | Registered CommenterMartin A

1. Well done Martin A.

2. Those who like funny videos, and those who were discussing Revkin the other day, should check out the video "NASA hangout on sea level and global warming" at Dot Earth at the moment. I've only watched the first 15 minutes but so far it's a parade of "NASA scientists" using suggestive, alarmist phrases, then admitting that they don't actually know what's going to happen. Revkin does not miss this and looks increasingly skeptical: "You were saying all this back in 1988. Doesn't science advance?"

Shortly before I stopped watching, they present a graph supposedly showing sea level rise accelerating, but it's from a North Carolina salt marsh. I remember reading a few things on WUWT about sea level rise in North Carolina, for example:
Has Revkin had the wool pulled over his eyes again?

Apr 4, 2013 at 8:41 AM | Unregistered CommenterSJF

Thank you Messenger. You are absolutely right.

Apr 4, 2013 at 8:38 AM | Registered CommenterMartin A

Martin A : 9.49, 3 April

I think you are referring to the paper by Dr Rob (not Colin) Wilson of St Andrew's University.

Apr 4, 2013 at 8:07 AM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

Re: Stern - I wonder if he'll read this?:

An audit of Carbon Neutral Government:

(cross posted on the Economist thread)

Apr 3, 2013 at 11:13 PM | Unregistered Commenternot banned yet

Davey and Paxman - Newsnight

Increase of £22 by 2020!

Davey's Lamp is going out! Sadly so are ours!

Apr 3, 2013 at 11:03 PM | Registered CommenterGreen Sand

Met Office: "March was the Joint Second Coldest on Record".

Where's Dr. Vicky Pope when you need 'er? C'mon Vicky.... repeat after me..... "This is consistent with global warming and after this brief hiatus blah blah blah."

Apr 3, 2013 at 10:47 PM | Unregistered CommenterBrent Hargreaves

Recent lecture from economist Nicholas Stern says:

When achieved, low-carbon growth will be more energy-efficient, more energy secure, more community based and inclusive, safer, quieter, cleaner and more bio-diverse.

but for some reason, this wonderful world won't just happen...

Expenditure involved in making the transition to a low-carbon economy should be analysed as an investment, rather than only a net cost (many co-benefits outside climate change). Most is not a direct cost to the public purse, largely private


Good policy [is] needed to drive this industrial revolution – different from past revolutions

Slides and video here (I've only read the slides)

Apr 3, 2013 at 10:39 PM | Registered CommenterRuth Dixon

Maybe y'all should issue a prize to the contributor who can do the most to discourage climate scientists from contributing to BH. MartinA has to be in contention...

Apr 3, 2013 at 10:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterBitBucket

On 5 June 2012, Dr Colin Wilson of St Andrews University posted a guest post on the Bishop Hill blog entitled "Large-scale temperature trends".

In a comment, he said that BH commenters had sent him insulting/embarrassing emails. Despite requests to reveal these emails, nothing was forthcoming. I made an FOISA request for the emails and the University of St Andrews refused my request. I asked for the decision to be reviewed but again they refused my request for the emails.

I appealed to the Scottish Information Commissioner and, on 14 March 2013, she ruled that the University had failed to comply with my request under both FOSIA and EIR's.

Unless they appeal on a point of law, they must reveal the insulting/embarrassing emails by 30 April 2013.

See the last comment on (Dunno why it has not popped up to the top of Discussion.)

Apr 3, 2013 at 9:49 PM | Registered CommenterMartin A

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