One of the more controversial issues in WG2 arose out of Robert Muir-Wood’s calculations on climate-related damages – Pielke Jr taking issue
http://rogerpielkejr.blogspot.com/2010/02/ipcc-mystery-graph-solved.html and http://rogerpielkejr.blogspot.com/2010/01/hot-on-trail-of-ipcc-mystery-graph.html.
Muir-Wood was a Contributing Author to IPCC AR4.
Earlier this year, I attempted to obtain data used in the underlying publications in order to carry out statistical analyses. I wrote on four occasions.
On Jan 27, 2010, I wrote as follows:
Dear Dr Muir-Wood, Could you please provide me with a digital version of the time series used in the production of Figure 12.5 through 12.9 and Tables 12.A.1 and 12.A.2 of Miller, Muir-Wood and Boissonnade, An exploration of trends in normalized weather-related catastrophe losses. Thank you for your attention, Steve McIntyre
In response to my fourth request, Muir-Wood was on holiday and, contrary to Muir-Wood’s total failure to respond, a secretary responded as follows:
Robert is on holiday this week. By copying Auguste [Boissonnade], I am hoping he can help you.
Needless to say, Boisonnade didn’t provide the data either.
Muir-Wood does not work for a public agency – he is employed by Risk Management Solutions (who Bob Ward used to work for.) I asked Ward for assistance, but he refused.