UPDATE 2: This post explains why an FOI on this matter is warranted.
UPDATE: Lewandowsky responds to some of the points here. Sadly, given his previous form, I can’t help but agree with one of the comments over at Bishop Hill:
I think they dreamed up their dramatic headline conclusion of “climate sceptics are nutters” and worked back from there.
Once they got headline exposure in a couple of major newspapers, their mission was accomplished. (source)
Just an update on this. I have submitted a formal Freedom of Information request to the University of Western Australia for copies of all of Prof Lewandowsky’s emails to climate blogs (any climate blogs) in relation to the ‘moon landing denial paper’ as I’m calling it (see here and here).
The University may seek to avoid disclosure on the grounds of confidentiality, but I think there is a strong public interest case to be made.