Dead Denial Walking. (Yet another) Confirmation of Global Warming. Can We Get Real Now?
October 20, 2011
Anthony Watts and others who have energized climate skeptics by claiming to poke holes in research showing substantial recent warming have their work cut out for them.
Richard Muller, a noted Berkeley physicist who’s been a strident critic of climate campaigners, has released a much-anticipated new package of studies, along with all of his team’s data and methods, that powerfully challenges one of the prime talking points of pundits and politicians trying to avoid a shift away from fossil fuels.
The assertion has been that the world hasn’t really warmed — just the thermometers — due to expanding asphalt and concrete around cities and other locations housing weather stations.
In an email, study Co-author Robert Rohde says:
Our results are very similar to prior work (though with smaller error bars). Even though we have included a variety of innovative techniques in our analysis that approach potential biases in new ways we arrive at essentially the same conclusions as prior studies.
More on this story soon as the material is analyzed.