Here on a Wednesday morning I am confronted by a variety of topics on which I would like to post:
- President Obama’s remarks on climate during his State of the Union address
- Congressional plans to introduce a carbon tax
- Planet 3’s spirited but fact-free defense of Peter Gleick and his theft and forgery of documents
- Real Climate’s post on Zeke Hausfather et al’s publication of a paper indicating that the Urban Heat Island effect is adequately compensated for in climate analyses
- Roger Pielke Jr.’s comparison of the British horsemeat scandal to false arguments about Xtreme Weather
My time is somewhat limited today so I have to (probably) choose. So–should I go after the news of national import (Obama’s speech and the carbon tax), even though many others will cover it and perhaps better than I?
Shall I write on the subject I have been covering most recently (Gleick)?
Should I go after a subject where I might have some relevant information (the Findus scandal with horsemeat is really a French and Romanian scandal exported to the UK, which may make comparisons with Xtreme Weather even more delicious)
Or the story that actually has relevance to discussion of climate change–Hausfather and friends’ publication of a paper that should (finally) answer Anthony Watts’ long-held questions about the quality of temperature measurements? (Update: Anthony Watts points out long-standing issues with station citing that the Hausfather et al paper don’t address here.)