Climate Science Writer…. Smack Down!!!!

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Over at Juduth Curry’s excellent climate blog Climate Etc, there is an interesting conversation going on concerning a rebuttal by The Economist against an article from The New Republic which was a rebuttal against a previous article from the Economist!

Got that? Yeah, it gets complicated after a while. But it’s fun to watch as things don’t go a planned for the Consensus crowd. David Appell, who is a science journalist, and who should know better than to make this next statement, makes this unequivocal statement:

David Appell | June 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm |

Where exactly did the IPCC say surface temperature would rise 0.2 C each and every decade?

In which AR was that?

To which this response is immediately offered:

David Springer | June 20, 2013 at 9:44 pm |

Yer a science righter, Appell? Is it past the kid’s bedtime who does your research for you? This took me 10 seconds to find. Google ipcc warming per decade. It’s the top hit.

Answer: AR4

Climate Change 2007: Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis

Projections of Future Changes in Climate

For the next two decades, a warming of about 0.2°C per decade is projected for a range of SRES emission scenarios.

Step up your game or go back to the junior league where you belong.

Ouch! That had to hurt.

There’s more on that thread, but I’ve got to go work now. Will revisit later.

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