Friday, January 11, 2013

Start Reading

The draft US National Climate Assessment Report was released today.  RTFR.  Comments are open.  Slow news day.  That is all.

Eli is thinking of trying to organize a crowd sourced review of part of the Report.  The first step, of course is to find a part or parts of the report where the Rabett Run hive mind could contribute.  It is worth remembering that a few years ago we actually got a paper published this way and it would be fun to try something like that again. 


8 comments:

Flakmeister said...

The is an error in the opening paragraph of the midwestern section...

29 trillion should be 2.9 trillion...

Could a well connected bunny pass this on to the relevant folks?

EliRabett said...

Thanks. Surely. As a first step Eli will register as Eli Rabett of Rabett Labs:)

Anonymous said...

I'll use this opportunity to note that ∆2°C = ∆3,6°F. Also, they have occasionally used squared foot that makes the calculations difficult because there are so many different kinds of feet, one has to know how to square the circumference of the foot to get this. But anyway , this might be a good report, for it'll catch some of the attention of the auditers and expert reviewers. Now they may not notice the IPCC plan to take over the universe that is printed in watermark to the drafts spread all over in the net, print those out and you'll see. (assuming sarc-tag is optional here @ Rabetts') CaptCha says 'rents Nea' which sounds quite appropriate here (Nea - new in commons' latin c.f. Neapoli the city from the 1st century that has to be seen).

Anonymous said...

oops, Nea Πόλης, it's all Greek!

Magnus Westerstrand said...

Another place where comments are open...
New paper mixing "climate feedback parameter" with climate sensitivity... "climate feedback parameter was estimated to 5.5 ± 0.6 W m−2 K−1" "Another issue to be considered in future work should be that the large value of the climate feedback parameter according to this work disagrees with much of the literature on climate sensitivity (Knutti and Hegerl, 2008; Randall et al., 2007; Huber et al.,
2011). However, the value found here agrees with the report by Spencer and Braswell 10 (2010) that whenever linear striations were observed in their phase plane plots the slope was around 6Wm−2K−1. Spencer and Braswell (2010) used middle tropospheric temperature anomalies and although they did not consider any time lag they may have observed some feedback processes with negligible time lag considering that the tropospheric
temperature is better correlated to the radiative flux than the surface air 15 temperature. The value found in this study also agrees with Lindzen and Choi (2011) who also considered the effects of lead-lag relations."

Open for interactive discussion.
http://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/4/25/2013/esdd-4-25-2013.html

bill said...

OT somewhat, but Matt Ridley has turned up at Tim L's to refute his two most recent posts, and I'm sure that... well, you know; the bunnies, popcorn, etc.

Easty now, don't spook him - you know they startle easily...

Magnus Westerstrand said...

Got my popcorns... http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lig3p4uXej1qbdwboo1_500.gif

Hank Roberts said...

Just a reminder that there are other urgent interventions needed to deal with stupid policies and practices. We need to change our ways -- quite broadly.

More reasons why:
http://toxicevolution.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/masters-of-evolution/

"back in 1990, the late Joshua Lederberg, a Nobel Prize winning molecular biologist said, “Some people think I am hysterical, but there are catastrophes ahead. ..."
...
" One of the most obvious actions is reduction, reduction, reduction. We’ve squandered precious and effective drugs because we had little respect for the power of evolution, and insufficient understanding of bacterial genetics. Now we know better (though really we ought to have known better way back in 1940, when Alexander Fleming, who discovered penicillin first warned us), and the first step is to rein in antibiotic use. Seemingly obvious, but easier said than done...."