The Cherry Pick

January 31st, 2007

Posted by: Roger Pielke, Jr.

I am doing a lot of travel this week, and that means lots of time in airports with a wireless connection. So apologies for the bloggarea . . . all this discussion of cherry picking has led me to think it would be worth pointing to an earlier essay on this topic:

The Cherry Pick, May, 2004

Do note that this essay was written almost three years ago before I really figured out the language of “honest brokers of policy alternatives” that you’ll see in my new book.

2 Responses to “The Cherry Pick”

  1. Tim Clear Says:

    Considering the hundreds of thousands of “global warming” peer reviewed works, it’s easy to find many, many, supporting one’s personal position. The politicians at the IPCC will be doing it this week!

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  3. Benny Peiser Says:

    Hmm. I am wonder whether Tim may have a point. Could it be that the IPCC has cherry-picked one side in the hurricane/warming brouhaha?

    Or is Seth Bornestein perhaps just playing politics? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

    But if his story below turns out to be true, the IPCC would find itself in even worse trouble than it had to face as a result of the “hockey stick” shenanigans.

    Warming Linked to Stronger Hurricanes

    The Associated Press
    Thursday, February 1, 2007; 9:20 AM

    PARIS — Global warming has made stronger hurricanes, including those in the Atlantic such as Katrina, an authoritative panel on climate change has concluded for the first time, participants in the deliberations said Thursday.

    During marathon meetings in Paris, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change approved language that said an increase in hurricane and tropical cyclone strength since 1970 “more likely than not” can be attributed to man-made global warming, according to Leonard Fields of Barbados and Cedric Nelom of Surinam. …