The weight of evidence on the British Invasion

In honor of Independence Day, Marc Boslough writes what would have happened if Paul Revere were a climate scientist.

“The weight of evidence suggests that it is ‘very likely’ (probability greater than 90%) that the British are coming. I am not advocating any specific mitigation or adaptation response.”
Paul Revere, if he had been a climate scientist

“We should refrain from asserting that the British are (or are not) coming without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon information that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts.”
Fox News, if cable TV had existed in 1775)

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Comments:

  1. Related: “2° if measured by land, 1° if by sea” -Paul Revere, PhD
    by Scott Johnson, apropos: "Allowable carbon emissions lowered by multiple climate targets"
    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature12269.html
    http://www.climate.unibe.ch/~steinach/climate_targets/
    ars.to/12n2Y0f


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