Sunday, October 30, 2011

More on the BEST infighting

To add yet more confusion to my earlier post on the confusion emanating from the BEST camp, note that the blog Curry Quotes gives this sentence from one of BEST's papers:
Though it is sometimes argued that global warming has abated since the 1998 El Nino event (e.g. Easterling and Wehner 2009, Meehl et al. 2011), we find no evidence of this in the GHCN land data. Applying our analysis over the interval 1998 to 2010, we find the land temperature trend to be 2.84 ± 0.73 C / century, consistent with prior decades.

-- Robert Rohde, Judith Curry, Donald Groom, Robert Jacobsen, Richard A. Muller, Saul Perlmutter, Arthur Rosenfeld, Charlotte Wickham, Jonathan Wurtele, “Berkeley Earth Temperature Averaging Process”
If I was a member of the BEST team, I would be very angry at the way some of my colleagues are being taken advantage of by media looking for yet another climate scrum, aiding those media in that quest, and airing their dirty laundry in public. I would also suspect some of them like seeing their name in the newspaper a little too much.

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