When the Climate Gate emails came out I got ahold of the un-redacted copy before the email addresses were removed. I contacted Tom about an email interview. I told him I would not ask anything about Climate Gate and that I would classify myself as a sceptic. I also offered him final approval on the article I would write. He finally agreed. The first question was about a paper he had written showing that hurricanes had increased since 1970’s. The question was why did he pick 1970 when, had he gone back to the early 1900’s, there would have been no trend? And that was the last time I ever heard from him. Maybe he lost my email address….
The post 1940 cooling wrecked the hockey stick, so government climate scientists realized that they would have to make it disappear, in order to keep their funding coming in.
From: Tom Wigley <email@example.com>
To: Phil Jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 23:25:38 -0600
Cc: Ben Santer <email@example.com>
It would be good to remove at least part of the 1940s blip, but we are still left with “why the blip”.
Some of the most prominent cooling was in Iceland, so Tom and Gavin simply made it disappear.
They were also quite successful at making the cooling in the US disappear.
The global warming scam is a complete fraud, which is why a personality like Barack Obama is so attracted to it.