“ I also note where each author ranked in my overall listings [of climate research papers]. None of these four [skeptics] even made it into the top 200.
Meanwhile the skeptics include three names with zero hits on “climate” and another two with just one match.”
Actually I don’t know Jim at all. He’s just some Dude who showed up here as a commenter last Dec 10th. A Virgo apparently, likes birding and sailing … may like Pina Coldas for all I know. But when I saw the work he was doing my reaction was “You’re insane! A wonderful, magical, beautiful type of insane.”
You see, Jim is clearly a Tycho Brahe type of guy. Someone who crunches unbelievable volumes of information so someone else can come along, stand on Jim’s shoulders, and look brilliant (or at least really tall).
So what do you do when some troll says that there were only “26 UN authors” of the IPCC report? How about showing them a table listing all 619 IPCC AR4 wg 1 contributing authors, by citation and works on climate, including institutions where they work? (no, they are/were NOT employed by the UN)? Would that help?
Or when they say “there is no evidence”, would a table of the 2726 most cited authors, linking their work and websites come in handy?
How about a table of those 2726 climate scientists and signatories of public declarations on climate (pro and con) broken down by actual climate work, institutional affiliation, etc?
How about breakdowns and facts on every signatory of the seven “Skeptic” declarations? Or would any of the facts given below be helpful in some discussions or articles about climate change science and politics?
- none of the 619 contributing authors to AR4 wg1 have signed any of the five public declarations of ‘skepticism;’
- 157 of the 619 have signed one of the four ‘activist’ statements I’ve identified;
- just one of the 619, Dr. Christopher Landsea, has resigned over differences on the treatment of hurricane risks;
- of the sixteen people interviewed in Martin Durkin’s climate skeptic film The Great Global Warming Swindle only John Christy was on AR4 wg1 (and there are real problems with how Durkin interpreted and presented the views of those interviewed.)
- of the top 500 most cited authors in the larger list, just 23 (4.6%) have signed any climate skeptic declaration, while 184 (37%) — nearly ten times as many — have signed an ‘activist’ statement (aside from the IPCC reports themselves.) [Note: these stats may vary slightly as I update the list with new names and stats.]
Useful? well Jim Prall’s got your back!
Throw in some occassional posts like a quick guide to some of the best sources for popular science writing on climate, or the rather interesting fact that the 2009 climate skeptics’ conference in New York had 42 co-sponsors (coincidence?) and you’ve got one hell of a resource.
Jim is a treasure, and I’m not the only one who thinks so ( Jim Prall is making a list, Excellent compilation of IPCC WG1 authors). So what are you waiting for? stop wasting time here and go check him out.
In terms of total annual rainfall, most of the United States became “wetter” over the 20th century. Most of this increase, however, is being expressed in “extreme” rainfall events, which are now more frequent and even more extreme than they were in the 1950s. Earth Gauge
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Denier “Challenge” aka Deathwatch Update: Day 274 … still no evidence.
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