Thanks for that link. I doubt you want anyone to really read what's there either. I'm SURE you would much rather people assume what you want them to about it. I suggest people dig into the list and see how easily things could be taken out of context and then there are pieces like this below. It's all a good read.
"2003: Michael Mann on questions from McIntyre and McKitrick: A "highly organized industry PR firm...is behind this effort"
These folks appear to have some very large industry groups behind them running the show, setting up forums for them on capitol hill (the latest sponsored by the infamous "Marshall Institute") and its best for scientists not to exchange any emails with them--they will only quote you out of context and misrepresent your comments. Please feel free to contact me to discuss further. So I strongly advise against any scientists communicating with these people. Understand that anything you send to them, you are giving to a highly organized industry PR firm that is behind this effort. An investigative reporter in the media may be revealing the dubious details behind this in an article in the near future. Please feel free to contact me to discuss further, mike"
Call me what you will Rog, but I'm here because you are the joke. The little snippet I copied from the above from the list kind of says it all. Here, I'll post it again for you. You are blind to your own BS;
People should understand that the list is edited by Tom Nelson with his own bias inserted into the titles like this piece. The bias is clear where he inserts 'Warmist' and 'Hoax' below in the title of the email. And then of course, these appear to be emails selected from many others since they are not in any chronological order;
Email 143, June 2007, your tax dollars at work: $1200 airfare, then $543 per day each to send warmists to Bermuda in high season for proposed climate hoax meeting
...b) Current US Government per diem for Bermuda during that period (April-November is high season): $373 (lodging) + $170 (meals and incidental expenses) = $543/day total (for comparison, total per diem during the balance of the calendar year drops to $454/day).
c) A travel contractor (e.g., Carlson Wagonlit for US Feds., or CIRES, or UK?) could probably do a person-by-person airfare calculation (based on where each participant needs to travel from). But for simplicity here is a gross estimate for each person attending (since clearly airfares may vary considerably): $1200 airfare (which US Feds. anyway are strongly encouraged to use). + $543 * 6.5 days = $3529 (too many days?). + miscellaneous expenses & surface travel costs (cabs, buses, etc.) = $300. Total: ~$5K/person.
d) How many people would you plan to support? Let's say a dozen (according to the SPWG website, there are presently 9 members). 12 x $5K = $60K.
e) Plus there might be local organizational costs (rental of a meeting space, if applicable; coffee/tea; workshop dinner; etc.): $5K?
Bermuda looks fairly pricey!
Too bad Rog, you cannot supply a more complete list and one untarnished by the bias of the blogger - Tom Nelson - seemingly a man without a face or history. If somebody hacked into our emails, and then took only the ones they thought could be damning, and then commented on them before showing them, I'm not sure the list could have relevence to anything. Even though that is what the list is supposed to be damning, it does not seem to succeed. People will see what they want to see in it and most importantly, people like you spin it however you will without the reader having knowledge of what it really is; Biased comments about a biased selection of emails.