Unusual for me to post an open thread mid week, but this has unexpectedly turned into a very busy week for me. Responding to the follow up questions is turning into as much work as the original testimony (even with all that help from my friends :) )
As soon as my testimony is finished, I will finish the next post in the greenhouse series, which is on the clear sky sensitivity to doubling CO2. There is also growing interest of more in depth discussion on issues raised by the Miskolczi paper, I am thinking of a thread on water vapor observations; one of the reasons you haven’t encountered much about the climatology of water vapor is that this topic makes the issues surrounding atmospheric temperature climatologies look like child’s play. Would appreciate your feedback on technical topics to discuss in the near term. I am gradually building up to feedbacks etc.
I would also be interested in hearing about what has struck you in the blogosphere in the past week. Here are a few things that caught my eye:
- Over at collide-a-scape and RealClimate, they are discussing the pros and cons of control of methane and soot.
- BishopHill points out that there is a new annotated version of the 3 volumes of the AR4 with hyperlinks at accessIPCC.com. Haven’t checked it out yet, but given the time i spend poring through the AR4, this has to be helpful
- Roger Pielke Jr has an interesting post on Five Books, about his top five picks on the subject of climate change
- Bill Hooke has an essay on earth science education.
- And of course there is the COP in Cancun, I’ve barely had time to keep up with that
Moderation note: this one is wide open, I hope that some stimulating dialogue develops including ideas for new posts.