Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup

The Week That Was: 2014-01-25 (January 25, 2014)  Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.” Leonardo da Vinci [H/t Climate Etc.] Number of the Week: 1 in 100,000 over 70 years ################################################### State of the Union:…

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Science magazine: Demanding reproducibility up front

Lance Wallace writes Science magazine has instituted a new policy requiring authors of preclinical studies to state their statistical plans (sample size estimation, treatment of outliers, etc.).  See editorial by the new Editor in chief, Marcia McNutt (p. 229, volume 343, 17 Jan 2014). This reads as though it were written by McIntyre, Montford, Wegman….

Why Aren’t Global Surface Temperature Data Produced in Absolute Form?

The title question often appears during discussions of global surface temperatures. That is, GISS, Hadley Centre and NCDC only present their global land+ocean surface temperatures products as anomalies. The questions is: why don’t they produce the global surface temperature products in absolute form? In this post, I’ve included the answers provided by the three suppliers.…