Monthly Archives: October 2011

BEST implications for peer review

by Judith Curry

The issuing of the BEST press release prior to peer review of the papers raises some interesting and provocative issues.

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Discussion with Rich Muller

by Judith Curry

I had a 90 minute meeting with Richard Muller this evening.

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Mail on BEST

by Judith Curry

I just received this email via Peter Webster from a friend in the UK:

Hi Peter 
Woke up this morning to hear on the News that Judy is dismayed about something. What is Judy upset about? 

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Tropospheric and surface temperatures

by Donald Rapp

Santer et al. (2005) emphasized that “a robust feature” of climate models is that increasing greenhouse gas concentrations will amplify warming in the middle and upper tropical troposphere (compared to the surface). It was then with some consternation that they noted that the data do not support this prediction; indeed, surface warming typically exceeds tropospheric warming.

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Is there any good news for the environment among Evangelicals?

by Ken Wilson

It’s not been a good year for the environment or for evangelicalism. I received an especially pained email from Carl Safina, our church’s  “adopted scientist.”  Carl and I, secular scientist and evangelical pastor, have worked together to bridge the historic divide between our respective communities. But my team isn’t making that easy lately. Case in point: Carl bemoaned the fact that prominent evangelical presidential candidates are anti-science; Governor Perry of Texas, for example, denies climate change while calling constituents to pray for rain in a time of drought (a predicted effect of climate change.)

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Candid comments from global warming scientists

by Judith Curry

Roger Pielke Sr has a fascinating, even mind-boggling, post that draws from an article by Paul Voosen in Greenwire entitled “Provoked scientists try to explain lag in global warming.”

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Defending the Uncertainty Monster paper

by Judith Curry

I’ve completed a revised draft of my response the to Reply to our Uncertainty Monster paper.

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