New NASA climate change site

Discussion in 'Environmental Discussion' started by Alric, Feb 24, 2010.

  1. ems1

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    Alric do I have to break out the emails about blocking skeptics from the peer review process? We all know thats what they did:D
     
  2. Alric

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    I'd like to see that too, No one can block anyone from publishing papers on a journal. From the emails all you can see is a group of coauthor deciding not to publish in a journal because of contrarian tendencies.
     
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    Maybe he's complaining about denialist papers being rejected from peer-reviewed journals when those papers fail to pass scientific muster.
     
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    If ones looks at the journals, one will see publications that tend to support 'the concensus' (if you like) in climate change research, and others that oppose it. Most recently I could mention a new estimate of Alaskan glacier melt over the last 40 years reduced by about 50%. It's in Nature Geoscience.

    OTOH if one relies on climate blogs (pro or con), they might not realize this. Really, it's up to you to form your opinions on these matters.
     
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    The conclusion from the study you mention.

    "Ice loss from Alaskan glaciers since 1962 is evidently smaller than previously thought. However, thinning (sometimes over 10 m/year, as in the Columbia glacier) and glacial retreat remain considerable. Moreover, the spectacular acceleration in mass loss since the mid-1990s, corresponding to a contribution of 0.25 to 0.30 mm/year to sea-level rise, is not in question and proves to be a worrying indication of future sea-level rise."

    It is not up to "you" to "make up your mind". You either accept the scientific consensus, come up with new data or simply become a denier.
     
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