As readers know, last week CEI scored a final court victory on the FOI request for GMU’s emails in the RICO20 case. In the final days, while GMU was prepared to release the emails under court order, the ringleader, Edward Maibach went off on his own and threw a volley of mud against the courtroom wall to see if anything would stick that would prevent the release. He failed miserably, and after just a couple of minutes hearing CEI’s counter-motion, directed that the emails be released “forthwith”.
The release consisted of boxes of paper that has the printed emails on them. This is a delaying tactic, one designed to make the petitioner jump through hoops to make former electronic documents electronic again so that they may be searchable. CEI had them scanned and has released them to me.
The result is one large PDF file of over 100 megabytes. There is a lot of information here, and thus it will benefit from a crowd sourced effort of examination, much as we did with the Climategate emails.
So here they are:
GMU-emails-20160527200127 (PDF 109 MB)
Note: if you can’t open/view this PDF, it probably has to do with your own computer not having enough memory, an updated PDF reader, etc.
GOOD NEWS! Commenter “cbone” made a searchable version of the PDF using a text scanner.
searchable-gmu-emails-20160527200127 (PDF 65MB)
Those that read these are welcome to post comments/excerpts below.
Tom Nelson finds this gem:
I’m surprised Trenberth didn’t go with 97%.
Here is another:
This one makes me laugh.