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Maybe I should and I would. I just can't pick any. What did you read? Which do you recommend? I'm going through the full list of his publications and I can see exactly one that apeears to be scientific:

Schneider, S.H. and R.E. Dickinson, 1976: "Parameterizations of Fractional Cloud Amounts in Climate Models: The Importance of Modeling Multiple Reflections", J. Appl. Meteorol., 15: 1050-1056.

but there's no .pdf attached so I can't tell for sure. Everything else could as well be written by a liberal arts major.

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Wow. Good list of references sashka. Keep up your good work!

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Sashka ?

OK, here are a few papers to start off with. Since you think that they?re all liberal-arts stuff, I?m sure you will be able to read them quickly. If you get through these, go to the Google Scholar second page ? you?ll find more.

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Publications. Only the 5 most recent displayed. View the complete list of publications.

Human-modified temperatures induce species changes: Joint attribution
Terry L. Root, Dena MacMynowski, Michael D. Mastrandrea, Stephen H. Schneider; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2005)

Probabilistic assessment of "dangerous" climate change and emissions pathways
Stephen H. Schneider, Michael D. Mastrandrea; Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2005)

Abrupt non-linear climate change, irreversibility and surprise
Stephen H. Schneider; Global Environmental Change (2004)

Are We Consuming Too Much?
Kenneth J. Arrow, Partha Dasgupta, Lawrence H. Goulder, Gretchen C. Daily, Paul Ehrlich, Geoffrey Heal, Simon Levin, Karl-Goran Maler, Stephen H. Schneider, David Starrett, Brian Walker; Journal of Economic Perspectives (2004)

Probabilistic Integrated Assessment of "Dangerous" Climate Change
Michael D. Mastrandrea, Stephen H. Schneider; Science (2004)

Google Scholar first page:
Scholar Results 1 - 10 of about 18,800 for Stephen Schneider. (0.04 seconds)

Fingerprints of global warming on wild animals and plants
? JT Price, KR Hall, SH Schneider, C Rosenzweig, JA ? - Nature, 2003 - nature.com
Over the past 100 years, the global average temperature has increased by
approximately 0.6 °C and is projected to continue to rise at a rapid rate ...
Cited by 202 - Web Search - frontiersinzoology.com - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - csa.com

Induced technological change and the attractiveness of CO 2 abatement policies
LH Goulder, SH Schneider - Resource and Energy Economics, 1999 - stephenschneider.stanford.edu
This paper investigates the significance of induced technological change ITC for
the attractiveness of CO abatement policies. We use analytical and ...
Cited by 93 - Web Search - ingentaconnect.com - ideas.repec.org - all 5 versions »

Extreme high-temperature events: changes in their probabilities with changes in mean temperature
LO Mearns, RW Katz, SH Schneider - Journal of Applied Meteorology, 1984 - ams.allenpress.com
Most climate impact studies rely on changes in means of meteorological
variables, such as temperature, to estimate potential climate impacts, ...
Cited by 81 - Web Search - ams.allenpress.com - adsabs.harvard.edu

Integrated assessment modeling of global climate change: Transparent rational tool for policy making ?
SH Schneider - Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 1997 - springerlink.com
One of the principal tools used in the integrated assessment (IA) of
environmental science, technology and policy problems is integrated ...
Cited by 78 - Web Search - kluweronline.com

What is" dangerous" climate change?
SH Schneider - Nature, 2001 - nature.com
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Climate Change 1995. Contribution of
working group I to the second assessment report of IPCC (eds Houghton, JT ...
Cited by 71 - Web Search - stephenschneider.stanford.edu - adsabs.harvard.edu - ncbi.nlm.nih.gov - all 7 versions »

Atmospheric CO 2 and climate- Importance of the transient response
SH SCHNEIDER, SL THOMPSON - Journal of Geophysical Research, 1981 - adsabs.harvard.edu
Title: Atmospheric CO2 and climate - Importance of the transient response Authors:
Schneider, SH; Thompson, SL Affiliation: AA(National Center for Atmospheric ...
Cited by 46 - Web Search - csa.com

Integrated assessment of abrupt climatic changes
M Mastrandrea, SH Schneider - Climate Policy, 2001 - iiasa.ac.at
Keywords: Emergent properties of coupled socio?natural systems; Integrated
assessment; Abrupt non-linear climate change; Thermohaline circulation; ...
Cited by 45 - View as HTML - Web Search - iis-db.stanford.edu - ingentaconnect.com - all 6 versions »

Simulating the effects of climate change on tropical montane cloud forests
CJ Still, PN Foster, SH Schneider - Nature, 1999 - nature.com
Christopher J. Still*³, Prudence N. Foster² & Stephen H. Schneider* *
Department of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, ...
Cited by 43 - Web Search - stephenschneider.stanford.edu - cas.bellarmine.edu - csa.com - all 5 versions »

Detecting climatic change signals: Are there any ?fingerprints?
SH Schneider - Science, 1994 - adsabs.harvard.edu
Projected changes in the Earth's climate can be driven from a combined set of
forcing factors consisting of regionally heterogeneous anthropogenic and ...
Cited by 40 - Web Search

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Yes, it's worms like sashka who try to disrupt intelligent debate on climate change, a contrarian tactic that when uncovered is pitiful to say the least. Stephen H Schneider is a well qualified and respected member of the global warming scientific community as his homepage testifies, as does his Stanford University page. Pity he is not here - I'd like to watch sashka level these criticisms to his face. This whole contrarian argument is based on deceipt and I wouldn't waste my time on him JD. Bye bye sashka.

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Human-modified temperatures induce species changes: Biological -> irrelevant.


Probabilistic assessment of "dangerous" climate change: MC simulation over arbitrarily assigned probabilities.

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We do not recommend that our quantitative results be taken literally, but we suggest that our probabilistic framework and methods be taken seriously.

You call this science? Not only the probabilities are unknown; they are also arguable not knowable. I've seen term papers more meaningful than this. BTW, it's not peer-reviewed (I think). And why did you mention it twice?


Abrupt non-linear climate change, irreversibility and surprise: previous expanded. Workshop presentation. Not peer reviewed.


Are We Consuming Too Much?: Are you kidding me? How is this related to climate?


From your google search I'll simply highlight the keywords to underscore the irrelevance.


Fingerprints of global warming on wild animals and plants

Induced technological change and the attractiveness of CO 2 abatement policies

Extreme high-temperature events: changes in their probabilities with changes in mean temperature
LO Mearns, RW Katz, SH Schneider - Journal of Applied Meteorology, 1984
(This could be scientific but notice the year.)

What is" dangerous" climate change?... Contribution of working group I to the second assessment report of IPCC

Atmospheric CO 2 and climate- Importance of the transient response SH SCHNEIDER, SL THOMPSON - Journal of Geophysical Research, 1981 (This could be scientific but notice the year.)

Simulating the effects of climate change on tropical montane cloud forests

Detecting climatic change signals. -> OK, I'll count it as scientific.


Let's take the stock. One 6 pages long paper in the nineties (+ crap MC simulation), two in eighties and two in the seventies. Exactly what I meant.




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Your "cleverness" will be your undoing son.

Great paper BTW Irreversibility & Surprise.


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Sashka ?

Schneider?s Biography
Not so fast. Google has much more - at least 8 pages of publications by Schneider; I only pasted the first one. So he has written numerous scientific papers - far more than just five, even according to your filtered definition.

Moreover, some things you eliminated as irrelevant scientifically are certainly relevant in terms of impact of global warming ? effects on animals and plants are important ? everything being interconnected means these can effect human adaptability as well.

?Are we consuming too much? is written with K. Arrow, famous economist. Shows some flexibility. This is definitely related to global warming because, I?m sure you get it, CO2 is produced by human fossil fuel burning which is directly related to consumption.

Sure, Schneider has turned to activities like the IPCC. Fine. That?s responsible and appropriate for a senior scientist.

This exchange has only reinforced the fact that Schneider is a respected senior worker in the field with high-level positions in a leadership capacity including the IPCC, contributes to more than one subject, and has published numerous scientific papers. Schneider sees the whole picture.

Schneider?s Website
I recommend that anyone reading this thread consult Stephen Schneider?s website as an authoritative source for issues regarding global warming, including links to contrarians. For the record, Sashka, his website has a good description of the satellite saga ? if you had been consulting it you would have seen the problems with the satellite analysis long before I pointed them out to you.

Back to Global Warming Impacts
I suggest we stop discussing Stephen Schneider and get back to global warming impacts.
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Great paper here Jan.

Arctic Climate Change, WWF, 2005.


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Thanks, TJ. I?ll read it.
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Sashka –

Schneider’s Biography
Not so fast. Google has much more - at least 8 pages of publications by Schneider; I only pasted the first one. So he has written numerous scientific papers - far more than just five, even according to your filtered definition.

Moreover, some things you eliminated as irrelevant scientifically are certainly relevant in terms of impact of global warming – effects on animals and plants are important – everything being interconnected means these can effect human adaptability as well.

“Are we consuming too much” is written with K. Arrow, famous economist. Shows some flexibility. This is definitely related to global warming because, I’m sure you get it, CO2 is produced by human fossil fuel burning which is directly related to consumption.

Sure, Schneider has turned to activities like the IPCC. Fine. That’s responsible and appropriate for a senior scientist.

This exchange has only reinforced the fact that Schneider is a respected senior worker in the field with high-level positions in a leadership capacity including the IPCC, contributes to more than one subject, and has published numerous scientific papers. Schneider sees the whole picture.

Schneider’s Website
I recommend that anyone reading this thread consult Stephen Schneider’s website as an authoritative source for issues regarding global warming, including links to contrarians. For the record, Sashka, his website has a good description of the satellite saga – if you had been consulting it you would have seen the problems with the satellite analysis long before I pointed them out to you.



Jan,

If you really don't see a world of a difference between both quality and quantity of scientific contribution of Schneider and people like Lindzen, Held or Pierrehumbert then I rest my case.

It's certainly appropriate for a senior scientist to be on panels etc. But it's appropriate in addition to doing science, not instead of. Then again other people become senior by doing science which he did little of (we can go through all his papers if you think there is anything else there).

His site is not uninformative but so biased that I have no interest to read it. Perhaps to my own detriment, as your example shows.
 
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Sashka ?

OK, one more post about Schneider. You keep changing the criteria. For the record, no, although I haven?t read Schneider?s papers, I don?t know but probably wouldn?t assume they technically measure up to those of Lindzen and Pierrehumbert, or since you put him in the same category, Held. This doesn?t mean Lindzen is right. Since you brought up Held and Lindzen, as you know Held has written a paper stating why various of Lindzen?s critiques have been rejected. It also doesn?t mean that Schneider isn?t a competent scientist and that he hasn?t done good work. He has written many published papers ? scientific according to your definition, along with many others related to global warming. I?m not about to go through them, and I?m not competent to judge them. You said: ? Gavin Schmidt who defended Steven Schneider as a "senior worker in the field". This implies confidence in Schneider?s record. I?ll take Gavin?s word for it. In any case, this is not a fruitful discussion.

How about if you apply some of your considerable knowledge and talent to tear apart some of the better-known contrarians. I?m not talking about Lindzen here but the people who influence public opinion, like Patrick Michaels. How about a critique of his linear theory, or whatever it is? I?d really like to see what you have to say.

Re Schneider?s website ? needless to say I disagree. In any case, since you say that you have no interest in reading what?s in it, I don?t see how you can be so categorical. Tell you what. How about if you show me a website that you consider unbiased on global warming; I?d be quite interested ? and I?ll look at it.
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Jan,

Re: Lindzen. Even if he is occasionally wrong and no doubt very stubborn, it doesn't change the fact that he is a leading atmospheric scientist of his generation. Remember that GW theories critique is just a small fraction of his work. You saw his publication list. Now compare randomly selected papers. Look just for level of math involved, that's an easy criterion.

Re: the Schneider's site. I did try to read about the hockey stick controversy there. You can try the same. If you can discern from Schneider's presentation exactly what McIntyre and McKitrick's criticisms are (and what other criticisms of the original MBH work emerged later) then again I'll rest my case.
 
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Sashka ?

Still waiting for your acerbic critique of Patrick Michaels? linear theory or whatever it is. Michaels is very influential and his contrarian views are used politically to justify the present US government?s denial policy toward global warming. He plays a role on Wilmott too ? ppauper likes to quote him (see the scientific thread). So how about it?
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Seems like the business community is not willing to wait around for the contrarians on this (as expected). The only people the contrarians are fooling are themselves.

The Finance of Climate Change.


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Jan,

I'm not familiar with Michaels' work. I don't want to spend time on getting into it because it seems waste of time. He's not influential in the scientific community anyhow. People who would listen to him because he says what they like to hear are not going to listen to me anyway.
 
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Jan,

I'm not familiar with Michaels' work. I don't want to spend time on getting into it because it seems waste of time. He's not influential in the scientific community anyhow. People who would listen to him because he says what they like to hear are not going to listen to me anyway.

I thought you two were like colleagues or something.



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Patrick Michaels: Waste of Time
You said: I'm not familiar with Michaels' work. I don't want to spend time on getting into it because it seems waste of time. He's not influential in the scientific community anyhow. People who would listen to him because he says what they like to hear are not going to listen to me anyway.

OK, fine. I agree with you.

Some More Contrarians
Here is a list of some more contrarians who have received publicity and attacked mainstream global warming science. I would like to know your opinion. Are you familiar with their work? If so, who? Has the work of any of these people been influential in the scientific community for global warming?

1. Sallie Baliunas and Willie Soon
2. Michael Crichton
3. Bjørn Lomborg
4. Arthur B. Robinson
5. Frederick Seitz
6. S. Fred Singer
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Why give precious airtime to these no-gooders? Can we have a list of real climate change scientists please and NOT a list of faux-politicians masquerading as scientists. Bah.


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In today?s news: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20051114/sc_nm/plague_dc_1

Climate change could spread plague: scientists

By James Kilner
Mon Nov 14, 6:23 AM ET

Warmer, wetter weather brought on by global warming could increase outbreaks of the plague, which has killed millions down the ages and wiped out one third of Europe's population in the 14th century, academics said. Migratory birds spreading avian flu from Asia today could also carry the plague bacteria westward from their source in Central Asia, Nils Stenseth, head of a three-day conference on the plague and how it spreads, told Reuters on Monday. "Wetter, warmer weather conditions mean there are likely to be more of the bacteria around than normal and the chance of it spreading to humans is higher," he said.

The European Union-funded group has just finished analyzing Soviet-era data from Kazakhstan which show a link between warmer weather and outbreaks of the plague. This analysis was important as it had not previously been clear whether warmer conditions encouraged the bacteria, fleas and rats to grow or killed them off, Stenseth said. Plague bacteria are often carried by fleas on rats. "But if it becomes too hot it would kill off the fleas and rodents," he said.

Many scientists say a build-up of heat-trapping gases from burning fossil fuels is pushing up temperatures around the world and changing Earth's climate.

KILLER BACTERIA

The plague -- caused by the virulent, aggressive and mutating Yersinia Pestis bacteria -- periodically breaks out in Kazakhstan and other Central Asian countries and has been carried around the globe by fleas on the back of rats, birds and in clothing for centuries, Stenseth said. "If you treat it with antibiotics in a few days it should be all right, but if you leave it any longer there is a 60 percent chance of death."

In the 14th century the plague killed around 34 million people and some academics believe it reappeared every generation, including the Great Plague of London in 1665-66. "The link is very important and it is also important to link it back to the Black Death in the 1300s because there were the kind of weather conditions then -- warmer and wetter -- that we predict for the future," Stenseth said. "After 1855, when it (plague) reappeared again, there were once again similar weather conditions."

Scientists are still unsure why the plague originates in Central Asia. It has spread throughout the world, including recently to east Africa, and this is due at least partly to birds. "Many, many bird species are spreading bacteria from one place to another, from one rodent to another, by carrying fleas," Stenseth said. "That birds spread the bacteria is not in question but how important that is in the big picture is not yet clear." Unlike the bird flu virus, which infects and kills domestic birds, plague-carrying fleas do not harm the birds that carry them.
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Excerpt from an article in today?s news: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/16/AR2005111602197.html?referrer=email&referrer=email

Climate Shift Tied To 150,000 Fatalities

Most Victims Are Poor, Study Says

By Juliet Eilperin
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, November 17, 2005; A20

Earth's warming climate is estimated to contribute to more than 150,000 deaths and 5 million illnesses each year, according to the World Health Organization, a toll that could double by 2030. The data, being published today in the journal Nature, indicate that climate change is driving up rates of malaria, malnutrition and diarrhea throughout the world.

Health and climate scientists at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, who conducted one of the most comprehensive efforts yet to measure the impact of global warming on health, said the WHO data also show that rising temperatures disproportionately affect poor countries that have done little to create the problem. They reached their conclusions after entering data on climate-sensitive diseases into mapping software.

"Those most vulnerable to climate change are not the ones responsible for causing it," said the study's lead author, Jonathan Patz, a professor at the university's Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and its department of population health sciences. "Our energy-consumptive lifestyles are having lethal impacts on other people around the world, especially the poor." The regions most at risk from climate change include the Asian and South American Pacific coasts, as well as the Indian Ocean coast and sub-Saharan Africa?

Just this week, WHO officials reported that warmer temperatures and heavy rain in South Asia have led to the worst outbreak of dengue fever there in years. The mosquito-borne illness, which is now beginning to subside, has infected 120,000 South Asians this year and killed at least 1,000, WHO said? Climate change can contribute to such diseases as diarrhea, malaria and infectious illnesses in a number of ways?

Researchers have also documented an association between rising temperatures and deaths stemming from air pollution, since warmer, sunnier days trigger atmospheric reactions that worsen harmful smog. Patrick L. Kinney, a professor at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, was the co-author of a study last year in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives that predicted global warming alone could prompt the rise of smog-related deaths in the New York City region by 4.5 percent by the middle of this century, compared with the 1990s?
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