Climategate email about our Antarctic paper.
He's skeptical that the warming is as great as we show in East Antarctica -- he thinks the "right" answer is more like our detrended results in the supplementary text. I cannot argue he is wrong. -- Eric Steig
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O/T and FYI in case you haven’t seen it
“Bad news for the US Electric Vehicle industry”
“The Department of Labor plans to add lithium-ion batteries to a list of products whose components are known to be made using child or forced labour. This means that there is not a single EV assembled in the U.S. today that would fully qualify for the $7,500 per unit subsidy contained in the IRA. That’s a huge financial hit to Ford, GM, Toyota and other U.S. auto-assemblers if it is not changed – OR – if the U.S. doesn’t somehow develop its own mining and processing industries for these critical minerals, an effort that would take decades and hundreds of billions more dollars than are contained in the Inflation Reduction Act.”
My comment – not you personally but
“now you’ve voted for it you can see what you got”
Green electric so bad that bad isn’t a sufficient adjective.
I’ve thought about writing on it. Maybe I will.
The strange thing about tge Steig et al paper was that it was so preposterously, even comically wrong……. The measured warming on the peninsula was in clear conflict with the Steig modeled warming. yet it nobody said a peep until you and co-authors showed the obvious errors.
You nailed it. Everyone knew but nobody said anything . Any temperature station, pick one.
That he took lead author as a young newbie was a poor choice. Should have picked mann to be the lamb.
Can’t remember if it was Ryan or Nick that figured out that in the pile of nonsense they mixed the regressor/regressand (those boys are amazing). But the avhrr data had more slope which the purveyors of the data said don’t use this slope’ but the steig team did it in full view.
Nick has become my favorite climatologist.
The strange thing about the Steig et al paper was that it was so preposterously, even comically wrong……. The measured warming on the peninsula was in clear conflict with the Steig modeled warming pattern. Yet nobody said a peep until you and co-authors showed the obvious errors. Steig et al was a garbage paper, and it is good you guys pointed that out. Other people came later and showed that, if anything, the higher elevations in Antarctica *should* get slightly cooler, not warmer, with rising atmospheric CO2.
Sorry about the semi-duplicate…. not sure how that happened.