Welcome to the The Crutape letters. Blogging is the last thing on my to do list. But with the Climategate affair entering the investigation phase it seemed the right time to start a blog. I’m going to try to use the Blog to crowd source a response to the inquiry at UEA. We have a short deadline. This may not work as a method of putting together a response as I like to work alone. But the volume of work that has to be accomplished demands that I change that. My plan is simple. The inquiry has listed a series of questions that they will put to CRU. I intend to supply our own answers to those questions so that all the evidence is before the committee. Rules of the road.
1. Be on topic. I don’t have time to moderate comments.
2. Use the comments to suggest references, arguments, or flaws in what I have written.
3. Volunteer. There are too many questions for me to handle in the two weeks we have to respond. If you want to volunteer the process is easy. Send a mail to at climate audit if you are a regular there. Ask him to introduce you to me.
4. Real Names. If you want attribution in whatever work I submit, email me your real name.
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