The Birth of CGR Science
Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach
I was reading a study published in November 2011 in Science mag, paywalled of course. It’s called “The Pace of Shifting Climate in Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems”, by Burrows et al. (abstract here, hereinafter B2011). However, I believe that the Supplementary Online Information (SOI) may not be paywalled, and it is here.
The study has 19 authors, clear proof of the hypothesis that the quality of the science is inversely proportional to the square of the named authors. They study has plenty of flash, something akin to what the song calls “28 color glossy photos with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one”, like the following:
Figure 1 from B2011. ORIGINAL CAPTION: (A) Trends in land (Climate Research Unit data set CRU TS3.1) and ocean (Hadley Centre data set Had1SST 1.1) temperatures for 1960–2009, with latitude medians (red…
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