Big news for “skeptics”

Big release yesterday from the Berkeley Earth project. Read the news at the BBC.

Climate change “skeptics” had hung their hopes on this project showing that scientists had lied and improperly calculated the increase in global temperatures. It included some scientists popular in the “skeptic” community, and was funded by some conservative groups (including the ever-popular Koch Brothers).

Alas, but the established science remains unscathed.

The leader of the project published a piece on the news in the Wall Street Journal. For the best round-up of reactions, check the post at Climate Crocks.

Update: Because I’m biased, here’s the excellent coverage at Ars.

Updated update: Last night, the Daily Show took this on.

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