So since I’m actually interested in this, I’ve been working up my plans to dig a level deeper into the state of climate research.
The first round will be pretty straightforward; I’m going through IPCC WG1 AR4 Report and pulled out the chapter on the “Historical Overview of Climate Change Science” (pdf). The plan is to pull out the papers cited in this chapter and review the availability of the supporting data and models.
As a side note, I’ll try and assemble pro and con commentary on the papers so we can see what the state of play looks like.
This is going to be a fair amount of work; it would be (shockingly) sped up pretty substantially if I could get people to help. I’ll have a list of papers up over the weekend…