With Tom Karl's retirement the folk over at the Watt's Shop are busy with the time machine, coming up with the idea that Tom Peterson is going to be the follow on. Peterson, of course retired about a year ago himself. Zeke pointed this out to only moderate grumbling and Tony Willard (cause he is a backwards kind of guy) did some strikethrough action. Bunnies can read all about it at Sou's
Now some, ok Eli to be sure, have the lack of sense to go back to the original, and indeed great fun to be had, among which Roger Sr. still grumbling that TomP really didn't respect him in detail. Roger, of course, runs the forgettery about his dissing all and sundry, but the treasure is the last comment from Pat Michaels. To be more to the point the last line in the last comment, but just to help, here is the whole thing which has some interesting implications:
pat michaels August 4, 2016 at 5:40 pm
Hey, Tom, I’m pretty sure you’re reading these comments. Some are a bit ad-hom. But I have important questions for you.
You were the science chief for the first (2000) National Assessment. I found that the two models used, the CCM2 and the Met Office one, resulted in a larger residual error AFTER applied to 10-year running means of the global temperature average than what was in the raw data. In other words, they added noise to signal.
You wrote back that indeed I was correct But you went forward. This is EXACTLY like a physician prescribing a treatment that he or she knows will cause more harm than good. It’s unethical, pure and simple. What you did was noticed and created a great distrust of anything out of NCDC.
Why did you do it? Was it worth it?
I saved your job in 2000. You were on a hit list and I had you taken off because I thought you were a straight shooter. Seven months later what is detailed above happened.Hmm. Hit list, 2000. . . got Bob Watson but appears to have missed Jim Hansen too, so this is probably something that pat had a hand in putting together in his dream of getting a real job, but who has the Emails?
An imaginative bunny might even think about who or what was on the drafting team. The link to the incoming Bushies was almost certainly through the Marshall Institute and ran through Dick Cheney via Star Wars links. Fred Seitz and Jastrow were still alive but if Pat Michaels was involved, then it is not a bridge too far to believe that a few august members of the American Association of State Climatologists of which Pat Michaels was an unusual member were also involved. Perhaps Eli would enter the name of R A Pielke Sr. Be good bunnies and drop the guy a line, he don't listen to Eli anymore ont he Tweets. Other names that occur are Roger Srs. buddies George Taylor and David Legates.