Sunday, December 06, 2009

'Biblical intensity' in search for sign of man-made global warming-and getting money to prove it--ClimateGate email

From East Anglia emails: "For climatologists, the search for an irrefutable "sign" of anthropogenic warming has assumed an almost Biblical intensity.
  • The leading figures of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), claim that, in all probability, they have seen it. Last summer [ed: 1996], the IPCC's scientific working group, chaired by former UK Meteorological Office boss Sir John Houghton, concluded that "the balance of evidence suggests a discernible human influence on global climate". But it is like the "balance of evidence" suggesting BSE causes CJD. The judgment is far from "beyond reasonable doubt".
  • The case remains "not proven"." 1996, from Fred Pearce email
From: Fred Pearce <>
To: keith briffa
Subject: new sciwentist feature
Date: 13 Oct 96 10:32:49 EDT (regarding email above re: search of 'Biblical intensity'
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  • From Free Republic: Money moved around so as to avoid banking regulations:

7 Mar 96 Shiyatov tells Briffa "Also, it is important for us if you can transfer the ADVANCE money on the personal accounts which we gave you earlier and the sum for one occasion transfer (for example, during one day) will not be more than 10,000 USD.

Please, inform us what kind of documents and financial reports we must represent you and your administration for these money."

  • Mon, 17 Jun 96 Stepan Shiyatov said to Briffa "We hoped to use some money of the ADVANCE project. But we have not received this money until now and the program of collecting during this summer will be reduced. Some days ago I received an information that the INTAS-RFBR project was rejected. The competition was very high."
  • 17 Sep 1996 Keith Briffa to Mike Salmon "Dear Stepan I have received the receipts. Thankyou.


5 May 97 Stepan Shiyatov says "After our long silence we would like inform you about our sucesses, problems and plans." and says "That is why we and E.Vaganov ask you to transfer each of us 7-8.000 USD until the end of June from the ADVANCE project, if it is possible. Last summer, when I was in England, you promised to help us with money to organise field works this year."

  • 5 June, 1997 Stepan Shiyatov says
  • "anderstanding your difficulties with transfering money and I think the best way for us if you will bring money to Krasnoyarsk and I give you a receipt."

17 Jun 97 Stepan Shiyatov repeats 5 June, 1997 email

9 Sep 1998 "Stepan G. Shiyatov" says to Briffa "Rashit could not be able to go to the Yamal Peninsula for collecting subfossil wood this summer as a result of deficiency of money. I am glad that we have been successful in INTAS proposal.

Yesterday I have sent by post the signed form (official power of attorney). If you have any additional information concerning this grant, please give me know."

  • Oct 2 1998 Keith Briffa sends email to stepan and evag "I have received the real signed Power Of Attorney form from Stepan , but not from Eugene. It seems I must have both . I am a bit reluctant to forge Eugene's signature! We will need to think about how the money should be handled" and goes on to say "I have looked at the remaining money and I think I can give you each a final payment of between 4000 and 4500 US dollars.

And more......

Oct 6 2000 Briffa tells Stepan and Eugene "I have asked INTAS for an extension on the report period. Stepan some problem has now arisen regarding your final payment . I have asked Janet to sort this out and contact you directly."

  • 31 May 2001 Stepan Shiyatov tells Briffa "I have sent you the necessary form to transfer the money for my name, but the Ekaterinburg Branch of Bank for Foreing Trade did not receive the money until now. Do you know the reason?"
  • Jun 8 2001 Briffa appologizes to Stepan Shiyatov "I still expect we will get the money outstanding - just late . Sorry.""...
Above excerpts via*********

August 1996: ""Attachment 4 shows the original Sydney data overlaid against the 11-year
  • It would appear that the solar cycle does indeed affect temperature.
(I tried the same run on the CRU global temperature set. Even though CRU
must be highly smoothed by the time all the averages are worked out, the
11-year pulse is still there, albeit about half the size of Sydneys).

Stay cool.

John Daly

Attachment Converted: c:eudoraattachSydney.gif"*******



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