"'Converted' Skeptic: Humans Driving Recent Warming"

"Richard Muller, a cantankerous but creative physicist at the University of California, Berkeley, who once derided climate change research, then dove in with his own reconstruction of terrestrial temperature changes and confirmed substantial warming, has now concluded that recent warming is 'almost entirely' human caused."

"He claims his new analysis, which has been posted for public review but has not yet been peer reviewed (more on that below), provides an even firmer view of human-driven warming than the 2007 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Here’s the general flow of events, which are — as Keith Kloor noted overnight — 'great fodder for the long-running soap opera, "As the Climate World Turns."'

Muller’s team last fall submitted four papers summarizing its review of a vast array of temperature records spanning two centuries to the journal JGR Atmospheres and posted them and supporting data and other material at the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature, or BEST, Web site. (The papers have not been published yet and one of my first questions for Muller and his team now is have they been accepted?)"

Andrew C. Revkin reports in his Dot Earth blog via the New York Times July 28, 2012.


Op-Ed: "The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic" (New York Times)

"Climate Change Study Forces Sceptical Scientists To Change Minds" (Guardian)

"Prominent Climate-Change Denier Now Admits He Was Wrong" (Tribune Washington Bureau)

"Ex-Sceptic Says Climate Change Is Down To Humans" (BBC News)

"Richard Muller: 'Humans Are Almost Entirely The Cause' Of Climate Change" (Huffington Post)

"Oil Industry-Funded "BEST" Study Finds Global Warming Is Real, Manmade" (Wunderground)

"A New Release From Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature" (Climate Etc.)

Several climate skeptic posts responding to Muller (Watts Up With That)

"Muller’s Star Turn in Climate Soap Opera" (Collide-a-Scape/Keith Kloor)

Source: Dot Earth, 07/30/2012