6 July 2006 IPCC Correspondence of John Mitchell

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From: David Holland

Dear Ms Archer,

Information Request in accordance with the
Environmental Information Regulations 2004

I hereby request electronic copies of all correspondence sent or
received on or about 6 July 2006 by Professor John Mitchell in
connection with his work as a Review Editor of the IPCC Fourth
Assessment Report. DN FER0238017 issued last month has
unambiguously ruled that information relating to the IPCC
assessment process is subject to the EIR.

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one or more of the following keywords in the text or subject
heading and be two or from the following individuals. I have also
appended a copy of an email which was disclosed to me and, which
the information I am requesting likely relates to.

Keywords
IPCC, WGI, WG1, working group, publication, deadline(s),
guideline(s), in press, coordinating, lead, authors, TSU,
government, expert reviewer, timetable, suggestions, comments

Names
Bergen, Eugene Wahl, Caspar Ammann, Stephen McIntyre, Ross
McKitrick, Keith Briffa, Tim Osborn, Phillip Jones, Brian Hoskins,
Susan Solomon, Martin Manning, Melinda Tignor, Jonathan Overpeck,
Jean Jouzel, Eystein Jansen, United States of America

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From: [email address]
[mailto:[email address]]On Behalf Of IPCC-WG1
Sent: 03 July 2006 16:30
To: [email address]
Subject: [Wg1-ar4-er] IPCC Working Group I Guidelines Document on
Publication Deadlines

Dear Colleague,

Following the Government and Expert review of the Working Group I
contribution to the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, the attached
guidelines are being provided to clarify how recent scientific
literature related to review comments may be included in the final
draft. Please feel free to distribute this information among your
colleagues.

Thank you for your interest in the work of the IPCC.

Best regards,
WG1 TSU

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
IPCC WGI TSU
NOAA Chemical Sciences Division
325 Broadway DSRC CSD08
Boulder, CO 80305, USA
Phone: +1 303 497 7072
Fax: +1 303 497 5686/5628
Email: [email address]

Yours sincerely
David Holland

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Dear Mr Holland

Please find attached a letter regarding your recent request for
information.

Kind regards

FOI Manager
Met Office Alexandria 1
Fitzroy Road Exeter Devon EX1 3PB United Kingdom
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"in confidence" and may be covered by contractual, legal or other
privilege. If you are not the addressee, you may not use or copy it to any
other person. If you receive this e-mail in error, then please contact the
sender as detailed above.

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Readers should note that the Under Secretary of State for Defence refused to release this email, writing to Tim Boswell MP on 28 August 2008 that it was because it was:

"information that if disclosed would be likely to prejudice relations between the United Kingdom and the IPCC and would be likely to inhibit the the free and frank provision of advice or the the free and frank exchange of views for the purpose of deliberation."

This important email from Jonathan Overpeck to John Mitchell was eventually released on 23 September 2010 by the MOD in a private email, but with Overpeck's name redacted. On 19 November 2010 UEA in response to their reference FOI_10-122 UEA released it without any redaction. It is Appendix D in the zip file at: http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/49...

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