Given Mr. Jones’ fre­quent ref­er­ence to de­stroy­ing e-mails and the en­su­ing crit­i­cism from of­fi­cials at his uni­ver­sity for his de­struc­tion of them, the full ex­tent of the global-warm­ing de­cep­tion is un­likely to ever be known. But rev­e­la­tions to date are con

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Anglia, wrote in an e-mail: “I can’t see ei­ther of th­ese pa­pers be­ing in the next IPCC re­port. Kevin [Tren­berth] and I will keep them out some­how — even if we have to rede­fine what the peer-re­view lit­er­a­ture is!” Mr. Jones and Mr. Tren­berth, head of the Cli­mate Anal­y­sis Sec­tion at the U.S. Na­tional Cen­ter for At­mo­spheric Re­search, were con­tribut­ing that no such thing occurred.” Mr. Tren­berth, how­ever, would not an­swer sev­eral ques­tions about why Mr. Jones would make the claim he did to other aca­demics. Mr. Tren­berth also de­clined to an­swer any ques­tions about whether he had ever talked to Mr. Jones about th­ese top­ics.

Pro­fes­sor Michael E. Mann, di­rec­tor of the Earth Sys­tem Sci­ence Cen­ter at

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