A database of peer-reviewed papers on climate change

I'm already finding the Global Warming Links page a useful resource with many links to webpages on specific skeptic arguments. Thanks to all those who've been submitting links. However, I received an email from Mark this morning making the worthy point that links should be about quality, not quantity. And the best indication of quality is the amount of peer-reviewed literature. As it so happens, the directory is set up so when you submit a new link, you can flag it as peer-reviewed. So it was quite straightforward to set up a page that displays all peer-reviewed papers for each skeptic argument.

Of course, laying out the usual disclaimers, I haven't spent that much time populating this list. Over the last few years, I've only been adding skeptic peer-reviewed papers to the database. Since I created the directory on March 2, I've begun adding peer-reviewed papers that rebut skeptic arguments but only sporadically. Most of the peer-reviewed papers I cite throughout this website aren't even listed yet (although I did just go through yesterday's post on Greenland ice mass loss and add Khan 2010, Velicogna 2009, Vermeer 2009, Pfeffer 2008 and Kopp 2009).

So if you're a climate wonk with too much time on your hands, please feel free to submit any peer-reviewed papers to our links database (yes, I've added this as another way you can support Skeptical Science). There are plenty of peer-reviewed links scattered throughout this website. Particularly rich lodes can be found in the positives and negatives of global warming and the evidence for global warming. However, if you really want to hit the mother-lode, strap yourself in then head over to AGW Observer. The creator of this site, Ari Jokimäki, has dedicated himself to collecting links and abstracts of every peer-reviewed papers on climate change that he can get his hands on (and as if that's not enough, he's also organised translating Skeptical Science into Finnish).

Posted by John Cook on Wednesday, 31 March, 2010

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