From the blog formerly known as Green, Inc. (Climate Study Does Not Placate Skeptics):
As we noted on the blog on Thursday, a new study designed 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. ...
Surprise! Keep reading for the goofy reasons:
1. The "BEST" study used 60 years of data instead of 30
2. There were spelling errors in the report
3. Lack of peer review
Number 1 is a virtue, 2 is easily corrected (and invalidates most papers submitted to peer-reviewed journals) and 3, I'm sure, is in the works.
Note: Boone Economist Studies TCM (travel cost method).