Little Truths ---> Conclusion I've never thought to ask the PhD's around the office until now, and when I do, I'll report back, but I'm curious what other people think (or know) about this. I'm almost scared to ask them about it because it seems kind of a silly question, especially since I have no interest in becoming a climate scientist. We study little facts. They don't all have to do with the atmosphere, but some of it does. We compile the data and share it (of course, certain people have dibs on data and it can't be shared with those that don't for some reason). So who gets all this data from all these scientists all over the world and compiles it? What group makes the analysis of the data and draws the conclusion about the 'overall status of the planet'?