Last night, as I was reading through the highlights of the newest batch of Climategate emails, I decided to start tweeting some of the high  (low) points.  You can follow me on twitter at twitter.com/stu_gbp.  You can read more on all the new email fun from scientists that are setting trillions of dollars of global policy here.

 

But for now, some of the early stand out moments from Climategate 2…

 

Climategate 2: “One way to cover yourself…would be to delete all emails at the end of the process”.

 

Climategate 2: “I am not convinced that the “truth” is always worth reaching if it is at the cost of damaged personal relationships”

 

Climategate 2: “the important thing is to make sure they’re loosing the PR battle. That’s what the site [Real Climate] is about.”

 

Climategate 2: “What if climate change appears to be just mainly a multidecadal natural fluctuation? They’ll kill us probably”

 

Climategate 2: “the science is being manipulated to put a political spin on it…might not be too clever in the long run.”

 

Climategate 2:”I find myself…being very skeptical of the quality of all reconstructions, yet sounding like a pro greenhouse zealot here!”

 

Climategate 2: “This is just downright dangerous. We need to communicate the uncertainty and be honest.”

 

Climategate 2: “Basic problem is that all models are wrong – not got enough middle and low level clouds.”

 

Climategate 2: “Any work we have done in the past is done on the back of the research grants we get – and has to be well hidden.”

 

Climategate 2: “500 million people are expected to watch The Day After Tomorrow. We must pray that they pick up that message.”

 

Climategate 2: “there have been a number of dishonest presentations of model results by individual authors and by IPCC”

 

Climategate 2: We “Need to convince readers that there really has been an increase in knowledge – more evidence. What is it?”

 

Climategate 2: The government wants “the story to be a very strong one and don’t want to be made to look foolish.”

 

Climategate 2:”Somehow we have to leave them thinking OK, climate change is extremely complicated,BUT I accept that people are affecting it”

 

Climategate 2: “I agree with Nick that climate change might be a better labelling than global warming”

 

Climategate 2:”would you agree there is no convincing evidence for kilimanjaro melt being due to recent warming-let alone man-made?”

 

Climategate 2: “He’s skeptical that the warming is as great as we show inEast Antarctica…I cannot argue he is wrong.”