Will the BEST project silence global warming deniers and continue myths about surface temperatures?

The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature Study is a new, alarmist analysis of the surface temperature record, attempting to deny all criticisms leveled by "skeptics". Two big names involved are Richard Muller, who has brought to light a lot of information about "hide the decline" recently, and Judith Curry, a member of the "skeptic" movement. A number of prominent "skeptics" have praised the idea, like Fred Singer and Anthony Watts, but don't see it as being very credible with only alarmists being involved.

The group has started working on a draft paper based on their preliminary beliefs. Muller described their findings as follows:

“We are not seeing substantial global warming...None of the effects raised by the [alarmists] is going to have anything more than a marginal effect on the amount of global warming.”

Ken Caldeira, a true believer and adamant alarmist, who has seen the draft paper, said:

"Their preliminary results sit right within the results of NOAA, NASA, and HadCRU, confirming that prior analysis were correct in every way that matters. Their results confirm the reality of global warming and support in all essential respects the historical temperature analyses of the NOAA, NASA, and HadCRU."


Since the project is run by and has received praise from "alarmists" and "Eco-theologists", or whatever you want to call them, and has once again claimed to confirm the results of the other scientific groups that they agree with, like members of NASA GISS, do you think this will silence all the deniers and continue the myths about the surface temperature record?

4 Answers

  • DrM
    Lv 4
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    Interesting stuff, but anything coming from Berekely, or in the immediate vicinity is suspect in my opinion. What needs to happen are real, scientific studies, blind or double blind in nature, which shows exactly what is claimed by the alarmists is occuring, that a very small increase in CO2 will cause the effect of a warmer global average temperature. Everything else is just smoke and mirrors.

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  • andy
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Actually all this does is restate that we are warming up from a period known as the Little Ice Age. I highly doubt that this newest paper will shed any light on what the AGW supporters are trying to say which is that man is causing all of the climate change and nothing else matters not even water vapor doubling. Also, you must have missed the statement that says: "We are not seeing substantial global warming...None of the effects raised by the [alarmists] is going to have anything more than a marginal effect on the amount of global warming.”

  • 9 years ago

    The Deniers here were raving about Muller and Curry just last week. Uh oh, they are scientists doing research now, must be time to start trashing them.

    Notice how the deniers cling to political operatives but have to trash every single real scientist in the world.

    It is time to realize it is not the messagers you hate so much, it is the message. No matter who looks at physics the laws of physics remain constant. You can trash every scientist in the world, but soon or later you have to admit that you just hate scientists.

    Stay in school.

    Every tracking of temperatures is giving the same results.

  • 9 years ago

    Well, what more can I say. ALL THE FIRST FIVE ANSWERS ARE THE BEST.

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