2011-04-30 07:47:46Endorsements from scientists
John Cook

john@skepticalscience...
124.187.6.188

I'm finally doing what Anna Haynes has been saying I should do for ages - collect comments from scientists about SkS and publish them on a webpage. Here's the under construction page:

http://www.skepticalscience.com/endorsements.shtml

Now I don't want this to become like every other project I begin - a good idea that languishes and is never completed, so I will go live with this soon, within a week. If anyone can think of a scientist they know who might be willing to say something good about SkS (particularly if they've used SkS in some way), please either get in contact with them (if you know them) or let me know (via john@skepticalscience.com or in this thread) and I'll contact them. Feedback on this page welcome too.

2011-04-30 08:03:51
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
stomatalaperture@gmail...
199.126.232.206

This is a great idea, and it won't make Anthony happy either :)

I promised to move on this a while ago John, and life then got too busy.  I can try and email a couple of scientists outside of the federal government-- government scientists in Canada are muzzled so won't be able to say anything even if they wanted to.

On a side note, finally submitted the revisions on my bloody paper this afternoon, the reply to the reviewers was almost twice the length of the original manuscript.  Anyhow, a good reason to enjoy a few cold ones tonight.

2011-04-30 08:13:33Making Anthony unhappy
John Cook

john@skepticalscience...
124.187.6.188

That may have played a part in my motivation to do this sooner than later :-)

Congrats on the paper.

2011-04-30 08:26:19
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
stomatalaperture@gmail...
199.126.232.206

Thanks John.  Have a great weekend.

2011-04-30 08:30:04
Albatross
Julian Brimelow
stomatalaperture@gmail...
199.126.232.206

Just a thought-- of course being as juvenile as they are, WUWT will then add a list of discredited and pseudo-scientists to their blog, but that will simply present a great opportunity for SkS to highlight their incompetence ;) 

2011-04-30 09:12:09other scientists
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
dana1981@yahoo...
64.129.227.4

Barry Bickmore

John Bruno

Ove H-G

Naomi Oreskes

John asked me if an endorsement from Mann would be more of an addition or detraction.  My first thought was that the deniers would jump all over it.  But it would be a prominent name to add, and he'd likely be willing to give a good endorsement.  Thoughts?

2011-04-30 09:35:03
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey
yooper49855@hotmail...
97.83.150.37

I sent requests to Jeremy Weiss and Mauri Pelto.

Get who you can get, whether it's Mann, Jones, Trenberth or Hansen.

Congrats, Albatross!  Have a cold one for me (I'm on Mr. Mom detail tonight so I shall have to abstain).

2011-04-30 09:35:13Just emailed John Bruno
John Cook

john@skepticalscience...
124.187.6.188

I asked him a few weeks back, just sent a reminder.

Naomi and Ove are both travelling at the moment so I'll nag them when they get back :-)

2011-04-30 15:25:49
nealjking

nealjking@gmail...
84.151.33.225

What about the RealClimate folks?

2011-05-01 02:55:48RC
dana1981
Dana Nuccitelli
dana1981@yahoo...
69.230.97.203

We haven't had any luck getting responses from Scmidt or Hansen.  But you could try emailing them at contrib@realclimate.org John.

2011-05-01 08:18:27
oslo

borchinfolab@gmail...
90.149.33.182

SkS endorsed by Cicero climate research institution in Norway - via google translate.

Quote:

- Want to follow the discussion as advocates for healthy skepticism in climate research, visit the website Sceptical Science continuously updated by the physicist John Cook.

I can ask for a more formal quote, if neccessary.

2011-05-02 15:00:11Updated with Mauri Pelto
John Cook

john@skepticalscience...
124.187.6.188

Thanks to Daniel who contacted Mauri, have added his quote.

Also emailed Naomi and Ove as well as a few other scientists I'm in contact with - Peter Gleick and Jim Powell.

And created a short URL:

http://sks.to/endorse