I might as well illustrate real-time frustrations in dealing with the Hockey Team. I’ve written back on Jacoby’s stonewalling to Climatic Change (who have been trying and who at least got a refusal from Jacoby) as follows.
After receipt of the Jacoby response posted up yesterday, Climatic Change asked me to deal directly with Jacoby, saying that they had done all that they could do. Obviously, if Jacoby had been responsive in the first place, I wouldn’t have involved Climatic Change (who published the articles in question). Here’s my reply to Climatic Change.
Dear Dr. Schneider and Ms Kivel,
I contacted Jacoby directly without any acknowledgement, which is why I sought the intervention of Climatic Change, who published the Jacoby material. While you may feel frustrated in this matter, I have been seeking this information for over a year and still have gotten nowhere. I wanted to arrange for re-sampling last summer and will try again this summer.
At this point, we know that Jacoby attempted to re-sample the Ste Anne River, Gaspé site in 1991 and did in fact re-sample cedars in Gaspé in 1991, presumably close to the original sampling location. Let’s go through this in baby steps. Can you request Jacoby to do the following:
1. Provide the directions and maps that Jacoby used in 1991 in attempting to locate the Ste Anne River site.
2. Provide the directions and maps that Jacoby made in 1991 to document the location of 1991 sampling.
3. Provide the measurements made in 1991.
I apologize for continuing to involve you in this, but the fault lies with the original authors. As the journal of record, you still have responsibility in this matter. You have the possible recourse of retracting the Jacoby articles if he will not provide location information. If nothing else inspires cooperation from Jacoby, perhaps it is time to remind him of this possibility.
Regards, Steve McIntyre