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* [http://web.archive.org/web/20000816002511/http://www.oism.org/pproject/s33p36.htm 2000 version by Robinson A., S. Baliunas, Z. Robinson and W. Soon]
 
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20000816002511/http://www.oism.org/pproject/s33p36.htm 2000 version by Robinson A., S. Baliunas, Z. Robinson and W. Soon]
  
* [http://www.oism.org/pproject/s33p36.htm 2007 version by Robinson, A., N. Robinson and W. Soon]
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* [http://www.oism.org/pproject/s33p36.htm 2007 version by Robinson, A., N. Robinson and W. Soon] (hereafter RRS)
  
 
===Basic Errors===
 
===Basic Errors===
  
* In Figure 1, the dating of the Sargasso Sea record is 50 years out, because they misunderstand the use of 'BP' (Before Present) dates in paleo-records, which refers to before 1950 AD, not the present day.
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==== Figure 1 ====
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* The dating of the Sargasso Sea record is 50 years out, because they misunderstand the use of 'BP' (Before Present) dates in paleo-records, which refers to before 1950 AD, not the present day.
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* The 2006 plotted value is incorrect. Current SST in the Sargasso Sea region is about half a degree above 23 deg C line and while this was included in the original figure, it has been deleted here.
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* RRS state “The average temperature of the Earth has varied within a range of about 3°C during the past 3,000 years”. This is actually derived purely from Figure 1, and show refers the Sargasso Sea temperatures, not any kind of [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:1000_Year_Temperature_Comparison.png hemispheric or global compilation].
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* The notion of 'rebound' of climate from the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age Little Ice Age] has no support in the climate literature.
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* Humans exhaling CO2 do not contribute to accumulating GHGs.
 
* Humans exhaling CO2 do not contribute to accumulating GHGs.
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* Most of the graphs show amount of fuel burnt, rather than CO2 concentrations, or better still radiative forcing. No direct correlation is expected from hydrocarbon use to climate.
===Cherry Picks===
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* Neptune is not significantly showing a response to solar forcing [http://oposite.stsci.edu/pubinfo/pr/2003/17/paper.pdf “The nature of Neptune’s increasing brightness: evidence for a seasonal response”] Sromovsky et al (2003), [http://scienceblogs.com/stoat/2007/05/suggestive_correlations_betwee.php Suggestive correlations between the brightness of Neptune, solar variability, and Earth's temperature?] (Stoat)
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* "There is [no correlation] between hydrocarbon use and temperature". This is not true. Even between use and temperature there is a correlation, and between radiative forcing and temperature (the more appropriate comparison) the correlation is stronger.
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=== Cherry Picks ===
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* Only the Sargasso Sea record the only one used in the paper, rather than any of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperature_record_of_the_past_1000_years compilations]
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=== Journal ====
  
* Why is the Sargasso Sea record the only one used in the paper, rather than any of the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temperature_record_of_the_past_1000_years compilations]?
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* The [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journal_of_American_Physicians_and_Surgeons Journal of Physicians and Surgeons] is a very non-standard venue for climate science papers
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* [http://neurodiversity.com/weblog/article/91/strange-bedfellows Strange Bedfellows]
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[[Category: Scientific publications|OISM]]
 
[[Category: Scientific publications|OISM]]
 
[[Category: United States|OISM]]
 
[[Category: United States|OISM]]

Revision as of 19:51, 12 October 2007

The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine has promoted a paper on global warming entitled "Environmental effects of increased atmospheric carbon dioxide", which has had a number of incarnations since 1999.

Basic Errors

Figure 1

  • The dating of the Sargasso Sea record is 50 years out, because they misunderstand the use of 'BP' (Before Present) dates in paleo-records, which refers to before 1950 AD, not the present day.
  • The 2006 plotted value is incorrect. Current SST in the Sargasso Sea region is about half a degree above 23 deg C line and while this was included in the original figure, it has been deleted here.


  • RRS state “The average temperature of the Earth has varied within a range of about 3°C during the past 3,000 years”. This is actually derived purely from Figure 1, and show refers the Sargasso Sea temperatures, not any kind of hemispheric or global compilation.
  • The notion of 'rebound' of climate from the Little Ice Age has no support in the climate literature.
  • Humans exhaling CO2 do not contribute to accumulating GHGs.
  • Most of the graphs show amount of fuel burnt, rather than CO2 concentrations, or better still radiative forcing. No direct correlation is expected from hydrocarbon use to climate.
  • "There is [no correlation] between hydrocarbon use and temperature". This is not true. Even between use and temperature there is a correlation, and between radiative forcing and temperature (the more appropriate comparison) the correlation is stronger.

Cherry Picks

  • Only the Sargasso Sea record the only one used in the paper, rather than any of the compilations


Journal =