Fellow Dutchman Collin Maessen interviewed me via skype about our recent paper “Scientists’ views about attribution of global warming“:
Collin wrote a blogpost about it as well which is well worth a read, giving a bit of context from other opinion and literature surveys.
The interview starts off with the general findings regarding the level of consensus, then focusing on how this compares with previous studies, how the media coverage is slanted towards contrarian views, and he gives me a chance to talk about my favorite part, how aerosol cooling masks the greenhouse warming and how this makes the phrasing of the IPCC AR4 attribution statement, by focusing only on the greenhouse warming part, prone to being misinterpreted. These aspects were also discussed in my blogpost from last month.
Tags: aerosol cooling, AR4, attribution of global warming, Bart Verheggen, Climate Science Survey, Collin Maessen, Consensus, Environmental Science and Technology, greenhouse warming, IPCC, media coverage