In the Real World, Accuracy Counts
Posted by Jeff Id on July 20, 2014
I received a notice of new publications today, and along with it a graphic linking to yet another Antarctic doom paper. In it, the link uses the flawed Steig 09 temperature plot of the Antarctic taken from the cover of Nature. A particularly interesting choice considering that GRL published the corrected version (our paper), and Nature carried the flawed version proudly displayed right on its cover.
For those of us who care about little things like accuracy in science, this is a realistic appearance of Antarctic temperature trends over that same timeframe. Of course the actual measured temperatures in the West Antarctic (lower left in particular) don’t appear quite as doom-worthy.