I’m sure this alleged email is just out of context, nothing to see here, there’s really an implausible meaning that’s more reasonable than the plain reading and all the rest of what we’re told about the ClimateGate emails, but, well, I’m just saying (and, yes, you caught me trumping this up, emphases are indeed added):
From: “Mick Kelly” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Nguyen Huu Ninh (email@example.com)
Subject: NOAA funding
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2003 14:17:15 +0000
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NOAA want to give us more money for the El Nino work with IGCN.
How much do we have left from the last budget? I reckon most has been spent but we need to show some left to cover the costs of the trip Roger didn’t make and also the fees/equipment/computer money we haven’t spent otherwise NOAA will be suspicious.
Politically this money may have to go through Simon’s institute but there overhead rate is high so maybe not!