In one e-mail, marked “highly confidential,” Professor Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia, an early British center for climate research, wrote to Professor Michael Mann at Penn State that it was important to keep skeptical science out of the report of the International Panel on Climate Change, which will be big stuff next month in Copenhagen. Professor Mann, in his e-mail, said that he and a colleague “will keep [skeptics] out somehow, even if we have to redefine what the peer-review literature is.” Professor Mann argues that the revealing e-mail messages are merely part of the “vigorous debate” necessary to suppress debate. George Orwell lives.

via PRUDEN: Trouble afoot for high priests – Washington Times.