Archive for October 25th, 2008

On October 14, 2008 Pielke posted ‘Dr. Richard Keen’s “Global Warming Quiz”

Dr. Richard Keen of the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (ATOC) at the University of Colorado has a very interesting set of questions that he has posted with respect to global warming. It can be viewed at


His class website, which illustrates his expertise in atmospheric science, is at http://atoc.colorado.edu/wxlab/atoc1050/Syl1050F08.htm.

His global warming quiz is quite informative.”

Which raises some interesting, amazing, and (in)convenient questions.  Specifically, why would two scientists Picking Some Cherriesout themselves as corrupt or incompetent?

You would think it is the sort of thing that they would want to keep quiet. Certainly nothing to be proud of.

Why do I say that? Let’s have a look at Keen’s Quiz

We start with some blatant cherry picking of historical data with a collection of historical examples of warm periods and extreme weather events.  This is followed by quoting

Thomas Jefferson “A change in our climate however is taking place very sensibly. Both heats and colds are become much more moderate within the memory even of the middle-aged. Snows are less frequent and less deep.” — Notes on the State of Virginia, 1778“1 and similar quotes from American and British figures.



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