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All IPCC definitions taken from Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Working Group I Contribution to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Annex I, Glossary, pp. 941-954. Cambridge University Press.

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Bob Loblaw

Bob Loblaw is the nom de plume of a recently-retired Canadian physical geographer with an educational background in climatology (especially microclimatology) and permafrost. After an undergraduate degree with specialization in freezing soils, he worked for three years in industry and research related to arctic pipelines. He returned to graduate school, earned a PhD specializing in climatology, became an untenured assistant professor at a major Canadian university, and then perished in the publish or perish system.

Turning to research and operational work in government, he has spent over 25 years working in a succession of national and international projects covering forest carbon dynamics, radiation monitoring, and instrumentation for automatic weather stations.

He has participated actively in the comments at Skeptical Science for the past 10 years, and is now participating as an author.



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