Thursday, December 29, 2011

1408.txt

date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 07:43:00 -0000 (GMT)
from: C.GoodessatXYZxyz.ac.uk
subject: cafe eavesdropping
to: k.briffaatXYZxyz.ac.uk, t.osbornatXYZxyz.ac.uk, p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk

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

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