|2011-07-12 10:58:48||New feature: # of peer-reviewed papers by climate skeptics|
Jim Powell emailed me this cool suggestion:
Upon reflection, I realised we already had all the database infrastructure to display such a resource - we have deniers with photos, we have a database of peer-reviewed papers and the ability to link papers to deniers. What we have at SkS now is a very interesting and useful database and all we need to do to make it tell interesting stories is join up the various dots. Like a brain that grows more powerful by forming pathways between neurons :-)
So I just quickly coded up a webpage to show the # of peer-reviewed papers by each climate denier:
Of course this is not fit for public consumption until the data is curated a little. Jim is keen to help with making the connections in the database and if others want to help him build the database, here are the instructions on how to build it:
Hope this all makes sense. Let me know if you have any questions. Feedback on how to display the peer-review page is welcome (should I order them alphabetically or by # of papers?). I'm hoping once this page is considered ready for public consumption, someone will write a blog post to launch the page - probably the person who does the bulk of the legwork (Jim, perhaps?)
Need to distinguish peer-reviewed papers generally from peer-reviewed papers on climate science. For example, Willie Soon probably has tons of legitimate papers on astrophysics.