Archive for May, 2005

I christen thee … Samizdat!

Monday, May 30th, 2005

In 1625, King Gustav of Sweden commissioned a warship, the flagship of his fleet, to be called the Vasa. Built to the king’s own specifications, the ship would be the largest in the world — a fitting symbol of Sweden’s naval might. August 10, 1628 was a sunny day, and crowds turned out to see […]

Jaworowski Changelog

Monday, May 30th, 2005

Point #9 modified This point was about how Jaworowski was wrong about a “clear inverse correlation” between depth and CO2 concentration. As Gavin correctly pointed out in the comments, the Greenland data was a poor choice for purposes of illustration, because the presence of dust and other contaminants makes the Greenland CO2 record unreliable. This […]

The Golden Horseshoe Award: Jaworowski and the vast CO2 conspiracy

Tuesday, May 17th, 2005

In Dashiell Hammett’s story The Golden Horseshoe, much of the action takes place in a bar of that name in Tijuana. At one point the narrator, an operative for the Continental Detective Agency, kills a few strategic seconds by studying the decorations: I was reading a sign high on the wall behind the bar: ONLY […]

Jaworowski’s 1994 review article in ESPR

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

Locating this article was a bit of an adventure. During the discussion on Deltoid of Jawarowski’s 2004 statement, the subject of Jaworowski’s publication history (or lack thereof) in peer-reviewed journals came up. Environmental Science and Pollution Research is one such, so it seemed reasonable to look for the Jaworowski paper on ESPR’s web page. You’ll […]

Jaworowski et al.‘s 1992 article in The Science of the Total Environment

Sunday, May 15th, 2005

This paper is lengthy (at 57 pages), and lavishly endnoted (with 177 references in the bibliography). In this paper, Jaworowski, Segalstad and Ono present a listing of supposed problems with ice-core gas measurements. Here’s the title and abstract: This paper fails to present any coherent explanation of why ice core measurements in general should be […]

Fonselius and the history of CO2 measurement

Saturday, May 14th, 2005

This figure in Jaworowski’s statement is reprinted from his article in The Science of the Total Environment 1992, and his related argument seems as odd as it did then. About the figure he says: In Figure 2 encircled values show a biased selection of data used to demonstrate that in 19th century atmosphere the CO2 […]

Mulvaney et al. on H2SO4 inclusions

Thursday, May 12th, 2005

Throughout Jaworowski’s statement, his primary rhetorical tactic is to cite a good paper, by reputable researchers[1], in a way that does nothing but obscure the issue. One key element of this smokescreen is his assertion that “[I]ce cores do not fulfill the essential closed system criteria. One of these is a lack of liquid water […]

A note on Fair Use

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

It is my hope that this blog will serve to add some value to a number of ongoing debates of great interest to the public (meaning “stuff I care about.”). In the process, I will often have occasion to quote a paper, article, web posting, subway ballad or graffito. When I need to do that, […]