Tim Osborn is one of the Climeros'** targets [thanks to Marco for that, although Eli has chosen to exercise his dyslexia a bit] because of various Emails made public after the theft of the CRU file, but the questions has always been what was edited out of the Emails that have been made public. One of the constant whines from our friends the Climero's has been about how Osborn, as a member of the International Journal of Climatology editorial board maneuvered to get Santer, et al. published as a full paper, rather than as a reply to Douglass, Christy, Singer and not Knox. Santer has already had his say on this at Real Climate, Osborn has his in his submission to the Parliamentary Committee on Science and Technology pointing to what was made public by the theives
"just heard back from Glenn. He's prepared to treat it as a new submission rather than a comment on Douglass et al."and what was not
provided undue favour to Santer, because Douglass et al. would not have a right to reply if the Santer article was treated in this way.
This is false. What was not released in the disclosed emails, however, was my discussion with the journal's editor, where I note:Comments
"He (Santer) has done a substantial amount of new work that will be included, hence it is more than just a comment on Douglass et al."
With this proper context, it now becomes clear that the reason for treating the Santer article as a new submission was because it deserved to be treated in that way - it reported many new scientific findings. It is worth also noting that treating the Santer article as a new submission does not in any way reduce the opportunity for Douglass et al. to respond to Santer - via a comment on Santer et al. or via their own new submission to this journal or any other.This is strong evidence that the quote miners who stole the CRU Emails have been, let us say, economical with the electrons, providing misleading selections.
**They are big and I is small and that is not fair, oh nos!