As wildfires in the US and Europe rage the folks over at climate denial blog “Watts up at that?” think the most pressing issue is to dig up some old emails they’ve sourced from a FOI request:
First look: ‘Hit on the head with a hockey stick’ – some selected emails from the recent NOAA FOIA release 2 years later
Posted on August 22, 2012 by Anthony Watts
Readers may recall this yesterday: NOAA releases tranche of FOIA documents – 2 years later. I have a few to share from CEI now.
Here’s one email, right after Climategate1, that is uproariously funny, given NRO’s response to Dr. Michael Mann today.
Apparently – gasp! – Mr Watt’s has found out that an individual that refuses to read the blog of Andrew Revkin:
The Team is unhappy with Andrew Revkins post CG1 questions on IPCC, one refuses to look at his blog anymore.
Yes, how salacious.
It’s the process of “chumming” – throwing out bits of offal as bait to attract sharks. In this instance, the “chum” is some rather innocuous emails between scientists and journalists who are saying the same things they’ve said in public for years.
But the regular readers of WUWT are lovin’ it, thrashing about in an orgy of “OMG this proves everything dunnit!?!”
No doubt the world will take little note of this attempt to generate sound and fury that actually signifies nothing…