It’s worth going back every so often to see how projections made back in the day are shaping up. As we get to the end of another year, we can update all of the graphs of annual means with another single datapoint. Statistically this isn’t hugely important, but people seem interested, so why not?
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Open thread for various climate science-related discussions. Suggestions for potential future posts are welcome.
Three more commentaries by experts not associated with RealClimate.
It’s worth noting that Allen has published commentary that is critical of RealClimate.
Comments on this should be posted under the Hansen post.
Guest Commentary: An Open Essay on “ClimateGate”
Kim Cobb, Georgia Tech
Since the widespread distribution of stolen e-mails originating from the University of East Anglia, I have become increasingly distressed by the way that the internet and media machinery has digested their content. As a climate scientist, I have always been sensitive to the direction the wind is blowing on climate change, and it has become increasingly clear to me that more scientists need to add their voices to the debate. I learned early in my career that it is far better to address the issues raised by global warming skeptics head on rather than ignore their attacks and let public sentiment evolve in an information battleground that has been ceded to their arguments. More »
Several people have written saying that it would be useful to have an expert opinion on the state of the surface temperature data from someone other than RealClimate members.
Here you go:
You don’t get more expert than Jim Hansen.