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Expert comment on warmest decade – recent data is not enough

December 9, 2009 by Kath  
Filed under Climate analysis, Expert Comment, News

The first decade of this century has been by far the warmest decade on the instrumental record according to the Met Office. New figures released in Copenhagen show that, despite 1998 being the warmest individual year, the last ten years have clearly been the warmest period in the 160-year record of global surface temperature maintained jointly [...]

Expert comment on the IGBP Climate Change index

December 9, 2009 by Kath  
Filed under Climate analysis, News

The IGBP Climate-Change Index announced today is the first attempt to distill the complexity of the Earth’s climate down to one number, in the same way that the Dow Jones Index condenses volumes of data into a single figure. Commenting on the index, Bob Spicer, Professor of Earth Sciences at The Open University, said: “Measuring [...]

Release more climate research data, urges academic

December 4, 2009 by Kath  
Filed under Expert Comment, Opinion, Policy

In the wake of hacked files from the Climate Research Unit, Darrel Ince, Professor of Computing at The Open University, says that scientists should release the program code used for computer simulations: “Software is notoriously difficult to make error-free— particularly scientific software.  Even software that has been produced by systems development companies with the highest [...]