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CM

"Climate scientists have lashed out at journalists, bloggers and lobbyists"

Yeah because it plays into the hands of skeptics.

From the article:
"Excessive statements about the decline of Arctic sea ice...."

A moron that decides it all a load of bollocks because they've heard about Arctic ice declining is......a moron. Really, what does it matter what morons think?

CM

Where's your post on the
on forged letters sent by the coal industry to oppose climate action that the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming are holding a hearing about?

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1009/28885.html

Thomas Everth

Indeed CM. I watched the DVD: "Who killed the electric car" finally. It is a great lesson and documentary in how Oil and the US auto-motive industry conspired to shoot a development down that in 2001-2003 could have laid the groundwork for a flourishing electric vehicle industry in the US by now. It backfired of cause. A bankrupt US must now import its plug-in Priuses from Japan...
Meanwhile my home converted electric Toyota Starlet is chugging along nicely...
As with GW: Nature will no doubt settle the debate herself. There is no escape from that...!

CM

Of some relevance.....

"Science journals crack down on image manipulation

US figures show that incidents have jumped in the past two years.

Natasha Gilbert

More science journals are taking action to tackle the growing problem of falsified and manipulated images in papers submitted to them for publication.

At a meeting on plagiarism in London last week, Virginia Barbour, chief editor of PLoS Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Public Library of Science (PLoS), which is headquartered in San Francisco, California, said that the problem of image manipulation has "crept up" on journal editors since the advent of software such as Photoshop."

http://www.nature.com/news/2009/091009/full/news.2009.991.html

As for the 'Philip's Universal Atlas of the World' pictures - it all depends what the caption says and the context in which it's being used. Having the same cloud cover suggests to me that they aren't pretending to show two different satellite images.

It's like Gore showing some CGI from ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ in AIT. Some people got their panties in a wad because the ice shelves breaking up were simulated. Just bizarre.

Thomas Everth

Also, as long as the outline of the ice as depicted is correct, then the image could be excused as making the data more readily conceptualized by the general public by super imposing the ice cover over a perspective image such as these. As long as there was a note saying that it's an artists rendition of the data for purpose of visualization.
Printed Atlases often use artists renditions to show data.

CM

How else do you show a clear visual representation?

Typical denial alarmism (again just like the CGI in AIT). Desperation stuff.

robk

"Typical denial alarmism"

Damn, I thought the pictures were typical alarmist denialism! :-D

CM

If they're accurate, there can't be any alarmism involved.....

robk

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