The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) project has released new results finding that global warming is caused almost entirely by humans. The head scientist, Richard Muller, says the evidence has changed his mind. Others — including a climatologist on the BEST team — are still not convinced.
Meanwhile physicist Michael Mann is annoyed that Muller and his group acted as if they couldn’t trust previous science:
Its [sic] great that he’s reaffirmed what we already knew. But for him to pretend that we couldn’t trust this entire scientific field until Richard Muller put his personal stamp of approval on their conclusions is, in my view, a very dangerously misguided philosophical take on how science works. It seems, in the end — quite sadly — that this is all really about Richard Muller’s self-aggrandizement 🙁
Read about it here.