BEST: What I agree with and what I disagree with – plus a call for additional transparency to prevent “pal” review

There’s lots of hay being made by the usual romminesque flaming bloggers, some news outlets and the like, over my disagreement with the way data was handled in one of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) papers, the only one I got to review before yesterday’s media blitz. Apparently I’m not allowed to point out…

A mathematician’s response to BEST

Doug Keenan, who readers may remember doggedly pursued and won some tree ring data that Queens University held back, was asked to comment of the BEST papers by the Economist. He posted up the full correspondence, including his critiques. There’s some interesting things in there. Since Dr. Muller and BEST want full transparency, in that…

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Sceptical Berkeley Scientists Say, “Human Component Of Global Warming May Be Somewhat Overstated”

From Dr. Benny Peiser and the Global Warming Policy Foundation via email. The Observatory, 21 October 2011 David Whitehouse The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Project has released its preliminary findings though not in a research journal but to the scientific community and the general public. Their trumpeted finding is not surprising – the world has…

The Durban ramp-up begins – now the Earth only warms by hemispheres, and not simultaneously – until now

From Lund University, a new way to blame modern man.  Look for more nuttiness like this as the Durban climate conference approaches. Read the conclusion of the paper below, which is a long winded treatise of speculation. New study shows no simultaneous warming of northern and southern hemispheres as a result of climate change for…