"In the olden days, people would have checked with me before accusing me of wrongdoing. The pressure to be the first to blog is apparently winning."

[UPDATED 4:12 p.m.] Physicist Richard Muller, reacting after receiving an attack e-mail from Marc Morano of Climate Depot after testifying at a House climate hearing. The e-mail from Morano to Muller (I was evidently among many bcc’s) aggregated a batch of links to posts challenging Muller’s testimony (an example). 

Below you can read Muller’s full comment*.

In Marc’s tradition of providing email addresses of his subjects, here’s his: morano@climatedepot.com.

Muller’s full comment:

  • Some of the bloggers seem to be confused between land temperature data (which shows a greater rise) and the World temperature data (which includes the oceans).  It is remarkable how rapidly they accuse me of error or of lying. In the olden days, people would have checked with me before accusing me of wrongdoing.  The pressure to be the first to blog is apparently winning.      Rich

UPDATED, 4:12 p.m.: This post has been updated to reflect the following: Muller told me in a followup email that his reaction to Morano was sent only to me and accidentally began with “Marc,….”.