Friday, November 25, 2011

Snippets from Climategate 2.0

Some snippets with commentary from the most recent batch of Climategate emails.

1. Email exchange between Phil Jones and Journalist. Jones answers in italics.

One of your speciality is paleoclimatology. It is necessary to study the dinosaur age to be able to predict the near future or which is the most outstanding period for studying? 

 No! The only recent period that is relevant for the future is the last 2000 years. For earlier periods back to the dinosaurs, the boundary conditions were different. The amount of day hours at different latitudes changes enough prior to 2000 years ago. Back with the dinosaurs the continents were in different positions.

Seems James E. Hansen and Makiko Sato would disagree!