2011-04-01 18:23:34Alley is a star
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Hat tip to Things Break.  This looks like an excellent series to watch, and maybe feature at SkS:

2011-04-01 18:31:42
nealjking

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Looks good.

2011-04-01 20:54:39Richard Alley is a hero of mine
John Cook

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So if anyone wants to blog about this, be my guest!
2011-04-01 22:47:11
James Wight

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The trailer is way too heavy on the “I’m one of you” theme. It’s about as subtle as a sledgehammer.

2011-04-01 23:04:13
Ari Jokimäki

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Here's a rarely mentioned interview with Richard Alley. It's 57 minutes but I think it's worth it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfAswUeljQ0

2011-04-02 02:57:17nice
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Hehe agreed with James, but it still looks interesting.  I'll probably watch it.

2011-04-02 23:16:06No need to blog on this
John Cook

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Just spoke to Bud Ward from http://www.yaleclimatemediaforum.org/ who has seen the movie and read the book and offered to do a guest post on SkS reviewing it. So it's all sorted!

2011-04-03 03:34:06
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Thanks John!  Great stuff!

2011-04-03 03:57:23comment
Robert Way

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Alley is a "registered republican" that's interesting for the skeptics...

2011-04-03 03:58:59
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
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Robert, so is Kerry Emanuel I believe.....but for how much longer I wonder?  Unless of course their senators are perhaps not absolute idiots.

2011-04-03 15:41:50
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
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Good news on Bud doing the review, John.  Look forward to it.

Emanuel is from Massachusetts, which is a very liberal state, and thus its Republicans are quite moderate.  For example, Roscoe Bartlett (R-MA) was the one Republican in this week's hearing to actually make some intelligent statements (he basically said climate science doesn't really matter to Congress because we need to move away from fossil fuels for a number of other reasons).  They recently elected Scott Brown (R) to the Senate - one of the most moderate Republican senators in office.  So it's reasonable to be a Republican in MA.

Alley is in PA where they recently elected Pat Toomey (R) to the Senate.  Toomey is a denier, and I rather doubt that Alley voted for him.

Given the general anti-science attitude and climate denial of the current Republican Party, I can't imagine that climate scientists would vote for Republicans, even if they're registered with the party like Alley and Emanuel.

2011-04-07 10:05:29Alley review by Bud
John Cook

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Here's the blog post - goes live this afternoon:

http://www.skepticalscience.com/Richard-Alley-Operators-Manual-TV-Documentary-Book.html

2011-04-08 08:12:17
oslo

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How about a guide for total climate disruption - climate disruption for dummies? ;-)

The handbook would be from the guidelines given in this report:

Carozza, D.A., L.A. Mysak, and G.A. Schmidt, 2011: Methane and environmental change during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum (PETM): Modeling the PETM onset as a two-stage event. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L05702, doi:10.1029/2010GL046038.

- For CH4 to reproduce the characteristics of stage 2, however, it must be abruptly released. These results are therefore consistent with a catastrophic release of methane hydrate from sediment, followed by the oxidation of a part of this CH4 in the water column and the escape of the remaining CH4 to the atmosphere.

http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi?id=ca03320b

So if a doubling of CO2 gives 2-3 degrees C global warming, the methane gun will finish the rest to 5-9 degrees C (Zeebe et al. 2009).

(sorry for OT comment, but the Carozza/Schmidt paper is interesting)

2011-04-19 09:44:56Richard Alley
oslo

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First part of the series available here:

http://earththeoperatorsmanual.com/broadcast_info

2011-04-19 11:05:59
Daniel Bailey
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Just picked up Alley's book; will let y'all know (reading Hansen's Storms of My Grandchildren book right now).