Dr. Richard Muller of the newly minted Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project decided that the world just had to hear from him despite only doing a preliminary analysis of temperature records that amount to only 2% of the entire record database. Muller had promised Anthony Watts of the surfacestations.org that a full analysis of the data, utilizing all the advanced techniques previously discussed, would be conducted before any pronouncements. So much for the word and honor of a Berkeley scientist.
The group of scientists headed by Muller also promised badly needed transparency in their climate science research effort, which has been solely lacking from the IPCC's Climategate scientists and from the major climate research agencies. As Luboš Motl, the renowned physicist, notes, the transparency claim was just a global warming alarmist's façade:
"I watched much of the hearings – together with the text-based exhibitions of Gavin Schmidt et al. for the Science magazine...Concerning BEST, I am confused about yet another thing – the promised transparency about everything. As far as I can see, BEST is currently offering an even worse transparency, at least to me, than any other previous team. Is that just me? I can’t even get the final data. And they’re already presenting “results” to the Congress?...I think that they have done *nothing* out of the things that they have promised.
REPLY: Bingo, Anthony"
As the headline says, "From BEST To WORST" ASAP.
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