[Coral-List] La Nina and global warming (dfenner dfenner)

Eugene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Mon Nov 8 14:16:52 EST 2010

Possibly it just comes down to whose numbers you want to believe. 
Lets just see what this winter brings. Meanwhile here are some 
polling results from Scientific American readers  to warm you up. 
>>Source: <http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=taking-the-temperature-climate-chan-2010-10-25>Scientific 
>>by <http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/observations/index.cfm?author=1677>Michael 
>>D. Lemonick
>>a <http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=climate-heretic>profile 
>>of Judith Curry in the November 2010 issue of Scientific 
>>American makes clear, the University of Georgia climate scientist 
>>has become an increasingly polarizing figure IN the past year or 
>>so. Once firmly in the mainstream, Curry says she was radicalized 
>>by the so-called Climategate affair. It crystallized her sense that 
>>the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in 
>>particular, had become corrupted by what Curry calls 
>>"groupthink"-the idea that questioning some of the facts asserted 
>>by the IPCC is tantamount to treason.
>>Yet Curry herself is convinced that some of those facts are 
>>seriously exaggerated, and that the IPCC has failed to acknowledge 
>>the real uncertainty in the science. As a result, she's been 
>>engaging with climate outsiders, including outright skeptics, and 
>>trying to force her colleagues to acknowledge some of what she 
>>considers serious flaws in the IPCC process. She's been denounced, 
>>sometimes vehemently, for her efforts.
>>So here's the central question: Is Curry a heroic whistle-blower, 
>>speaking the truth when others can't or won't? Or has she gone off 
>>the scientific deep end, hurling baseless charges at a group of 
>>scientists who are doing their best to understand the complexities 
>>of Earth's climate? Let us know what you think.
>>Click <http://www.surveymonkey.com/sr.aspx?sm=ONSUsVTBSpkC_2f2cTnptR6w_2fehN0orSbxLH1gIA03DqU_3d>this 
>>link for survey results (refresh the results page to update 


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