I am pleased to announce that there will be somewhat more balance in the 2011 SORCE Meeting – Decadal Cycles in the Sun, Sun-like Stars, and Earth’s Climate System on Sept. 13-16, 2011 in Sedona, Arizona
that I posted about on June 6 2011. I wrote in that post
“From my view, the invited attendees are not going to provide a balanced perspective of the issues in climate science. For example, why was not David Douglass, Graeme Stephens, Roy Spencer, Anastasios Tsonis and Sergev Kravtsov, or Dick Lindzen included in the Climate Sensitivity and Global Energy Imbalance session? They have a different perspective and conclusions than will be represented by the invitees listed in Session . This would have been an excellent opportunity for a constructive debate among the attendees.”
One of the scientists that I recommended has now been invited – David Douglass is now on the agenda as shown below.
The June/July 2011 SORCE Newsletter has the agenda for the session on Climate Sensitivity and Global Imbalance on Thursday, Sept. 15
Session 4 – Climate Sensitivity and Global Imbalance
Gerald North, Texas A&M University Climate Sensitivity
Brian Soden, Rosenstiel School, Univ. of Miami, FL Understanding Climate Feedbacks Using Radiative Kernels
Andrew Dessler, Texas A&M University Observational Constraints on the Water Vapor and Cloud Feedbacks
Kevin E. Trenberth, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado Tracking Earth’s Energy: From El Niño to Global Warming
David Douglass, University of Rochester, New York Recent Energy Balance of the Earth – Update
Seiji Kato, NASA Langley Research Center Interannual Variability of Top-of-Atmosphere Albedo Observed by CERES Instruments
Sebastian Schmidt, LASP, University of Colorado-Boulder The Spectral Radiative Effects of Inhomogeneous Clouds and Aerosols
Still not a well balanced session, but certainly better than it was.