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December 10, 2004 8:49 PM   Subscribe

RealClimate is a blog written by nine working climatologists from around the world (all experts in their field), focusing on explaining climate science, providing context to current reports in the mainstream media, and rebutting the fallacious arguments of carbon lobby hacks. (via World Changing)
posted by stbalbach (6 comments total)
It looks like they want to do for climatology what the Panda's Thumb does for evolution. Good.
posted by homunculus at 9:03 PM on December 10, 2004

Nice, but I can't be bothered to read it right now. I'll look at it the day after tomorrow.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 9:07 PM on December 10, 2004

"Thus we will not get involved in political or economic issues that arise when discussing climate change."

Good luck.

posted by 1016 at 9:17 PM on December 10, 2004

This is cool (in the nonmeteorological sense). Thanks, stbalbach
posted by naturesgreatestmiracle at 5:10 AM on December 11, 2004

Good find, thanks stbalbach.

1016 - sometimes it is nice to know when facts are facts. Otherwise you sometimes end up like these asshats.
posted by fatllama at 8:58 AM on December 11, 2004

1016, you are right. The following was found in one of their currently front page posts:

"Sadly, in recent years we have become accustomed to a ritual in which the publication of each new result on anthropogenic climate change is greeted by a flurry of activity from industry-funded lobby groups, think tanks and PR professionals, who try to discredit the science and confuse the public about global warming."

On a more serious note, a friend of mine who is quite well informed on this subject suggests that there is one huge issue no one is talking about, at least with any visibility, that's going to smack us all in the face in the next decade: rising ocean temperature. Forget about global warming 50, 100 or 200 years from now, this could cause a general sealevel rise of more than a meter before 2015!
posted by billsaysthis at 5:31 PM on December 11, 2004

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