by Judith Curry
Its a busy week in the climate blogosphere, reacting to the emails and also the UNFCCC Conference in Durban.
The previous thread on the emails now has over 800 comments, covering a wide range of issues. The skeptical blogosphere remains focused on the emails, although the 2nd round of emails has not really gone viral in the way that happened two years ago. The MSM seems to have concluded “not much to see here.”
I think this 2nd batch of emails is mainly of interest to the insiders that follow the climate debate closely. I have found most helpful those analyses that tie together a number of related emails into a narrative that provides context. Some examples of this that I’ve spotted:
- New Zealand Climate Change: Climategate 2 and the Corruption of Peer Review
- New Zealand Climate Change: Climategate 2 and the Corruption of Peer Review – Part II
- ClimateAudit: Direct Action at Harvard
- ClimateAudit: Severinghaus and hide the decline
- ClimateAudit: Behind Closed Doors: “Perpetuating Rubbish”
Any others that you have spotted?
In terms of defending or explaining the emails, we have:
- RealClimate: Two year old turkey
- CRU: Cherry picked phrases explained
- Forbes: Climategate 2.0 Looks more like Climatefluff 3 1/2
DeepClimate is auditing McKitrick.
The official UNFCCC web site on the Durban Climate Change Conference is [here]:
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, Durban 2011, will bring together representatives of the world’s governments, international organizations and civil society. The discussions will seek to advance, in a balanced fashion, the implementation of the Convention and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the Bali Action Plan, agreed at COP 13 in 2007, and the Cancun Agreements, reached at COP 16 last December.
Here are some articles that I have spotted that may be of interest, covering a range of perspectives:
- NYTimes: At meeting on climate change, urgent issues but low expectations
- Robert Stavins: Can the Durban climate negotiations succeed?
- Mother Jones: 5 things to know about the Durban climate talks
- WSJ: The great global warming fizzle
I’m hoping to hear from people who have been following this more closely than I have.