VUW: Records mentioning scientist Patrick Frank

Chris Johnston made this Official Information request to Victoria University of Wellington

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From: Chris Johnston

Dear Victoria University of Wellington,

Please provide any records (including but not limited to internal/external: documents, emails, notes, minutes, text messages, or social media messages) mentioning scientist Patrick Frank.

For context - so that you can correctly identify the individual - some links relevant to his work are mentioned in the links below.
1) This is the peer reviewed paper (published on 6 September 2019) which finds that the statistical techniques used for forecasting global surface air temperature have not used an appropriate error propagation technique - and are therefore unreliable forecasts for the IPCC or governments to be using for policiy decisions.

2) This is Patrick Frank's blog about his paper when it was published - which was rather scathing and impolite.

Yours faithfully,

Chris Johnston

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