Evaluation 1040 by Anon (session_user_id: 6bff457612167ee049615e24cc7a917e6ea4aaba)
What is your overall decision about this article?
Are the conclusions of the report quantitatively supported by the data?
Yes mostly. The biggest culprits in terms of CO2 emissions are affected by surface
temperature in similar ways to developing countries. The effects of climate change are
global and affect countries based on geography or topology. However, I think it should
have been concluded that the lower precipitation and soil moisture of developing
countries will have a more profound effect on them than on developed countries. This is
because the developing countries may struggle to find resources to mitigate these
effects, which would likely affect things like agriculture a lot, for example.
Are the selection criteria for the stations well explained? Or, if this project does not have to do with time series met. stations, are the premises of the project well thought out and explained? Is it a topic of special interest? (It doesn't have to be, but if it is, say so).
Yes. The project was to see how developed and developing countries would be affected
by certain climate variables. Significant countries were picked for study based on
either area, population, location or CO2 emissions, or a combination of these. They were
selected to be roughly half and half developed-developing.
Are the data stations well quality-controlled?
N/A. As a final comment I would like to say that I really liked this study, however it was over the word count and had far too many images. I don't think the editor of our imaginary journal would publish it at this length if the spec was up to 500 words. However, I do think for the next run of the course, this assignment could be made longer, i.e. 500-800 words, and allow for more images/figures. In this case I would give this project top marks...