Re: [asa] Hadley files stolen and published on the internet...

From: Murray Hogg <>
Date: Mon Nov 23 2009 - 14:09:12 EST

Thanks for the RealClimate link, John, I found the preamble to be pretty

Reality is, though, that just as with the question of Global Warming
itself, people will make what they want of the "data".

I'm going to maintain my previous diffidence to the contents of those
e-mails: wrenched out of context as they are, they don't in and of
themselves amount to a hill of beans. Predictably, however, people are
going to have a lot of fun pontification about their "obvious" meanings
and implications.

I sympathise with Keith's point, incidentally, but I'm tempted to the
utilization of mixed metaphors - something about the cat in the corner
of the sitting room, or trying to get the elephant back in the bag, or
something of that sort. Given the mileage the anti-GW partisans will
make of this material, I'm not sure what the ethical obligations now are
for those who want to offer some sort of realistic perspective on the


John Burgeson (ASA member) wrote:
> Thanks, Murray. posted an analysis of the hacking
> incident yesterday. I'll be looking at it later this week.
> I read with interest Janice's parting barbs at you (and me). I guess
> in some cases a person's character is determined by the character of
> their detractors! <G>
> I appreciate your insightful posts, even when I may not entirely agree
> with them.
> Burgy

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