Posted by Jeff Condon on December 5, 2011
I hope people realize that we have 5 times the emails of Climategate 1.0. The reading required is extraordinary and the story is far from done. I’ve got enough material for dozens of posts now and am working very hard to condense them into meaningful statements. In the meantime, things like this email jump out at you which just remind you the size of the machine that the global warming movement is.
Often we here the mantra of skeptics having the ear of Right Wing media, oil funded and the like…. Well here is an email from a reply to Soon and Baliunas who had the gall to conclude something outside of the consensus.
We issued the press release at 3:40 p.m. EDT Monday, July 7. It was sent to 900 science
writers worldwide on our distribution list and posted on EurekAlert!, the AAAS web site
for science press releases.
Almost immediately, we received requests for the full article from The New York Times,
USA Today, National Public Radio, Toronto Star, San Jose Mercury News, Cox Newspapers,
Richmond Times-Dispatch, and four freelancers. It was too late for most Europeans to
receive the release Monday, so we expect additional requests Tuesday morning.
Thanks to all for your help.
Public Information Manager
American Geophysical Union
2000 Florida Avenue, N.W.
At 09:45 AM 7/11/2003 -0400, Harvey Leifert wrote:
Mike and Phil,
Perhaps more relevant than which media have already carried the story, copies of your
Eos paper were distributed at a Senate briefing yesterday, and the minority (i.e.,
Democratic Party) staff is inviting Mike to appear at a hearing later in the month. (I
trust Mike got and responded to the message??)
I don’t remember anyone helping our reply to Steig et al.. which was a flawed work showing too much Antarctic warming and promoted in many hundreds of newspapers across the globe. Heck, I don’t recall any big media attention at all.