21 Oct '11, 4pm

Climate Study Does Not Placate Skeptics

As we noted on the blog on Thursday, a new study intended to address critiques of climate science by skeptics has confirmed that “global warming is real” and the world’s average land temperature has risen by about 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit since the mid-1950s. The findings , released by a group of scientists and statisticians at the University of California known as the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project, were welcomed by climate scientists and advocates of climate policy action, who had been hoping that skeptics would finally have to cry uncle. Not so fast. At least one of those skeptics, Anthony Watts, had written in March on his climate-themed blog, Watts Up With That , “I’m prepared to accept whatever result they produce, even if it proves my premise wrong.” But neither Mr. Watts nor other longtime critics of climate science reached by The Times seemed satisfied w...

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