Betting The Climate


I wrote about climate modeler James Annan's proposed bet on global warming earlier this summer. Now he's found some takers.

Annan, who works with the Japanese Earth Simulator supercomputer, has been trying to call out climate "skeptics" for a while and two Russian solar physicists, Galina Mashnich and Vladimir Bashkirtsev, have now ante'd up.

According to the Guardian:

To decide who wins the bet, the scientists have agreed to compare the average global surface temperature recorded by a US climate centre between 1998 and 2003, with temperatures they will record between 2012 and 2017.

If the temperature drops Dr Annan will stump up the $10,000…in 2018. If the Earth continues to warm, the money will go the other way.

Stay tuned: I'll be sure to report the winner in 2018.