As most of AFTIC readers will know by now, the Berkley Earth Surface Temprature project has pre-released its set of four studies that are still pending peer-review and publication. Bombshell news: the earth has warmed pretty much exactly as all the other analyses have indicated. UHI and micrositing issues do not explain away the measurements.
I don’t have much to add to the dialogue, but here is a good place for locals to discuss and share links.
Watch the cllimate evolve here:
Update: here are a few relevant links:
- Primary sources are here
- The Economist gets there first
- Muller has an op-ed in the WSJ online
- Anthony Watts breaks the irony meter by complaining that we should all wait for peer reviewed publication before drawing any conclusions
- Andy Revkin comments
- Joe Romm gets into some detail
- The Guardian comments
- The New York Times