As many WUWT readers may have noticed, there’s a small advertising box on the sidebar for the journal “Energy & Environment”. This represents a first for WUWT, in that I’ve decided to accept a dedicated advertisement for a journal on a trial basis. It is also a first for E&E.
I did this for three reasons:
1) E&E published Steve McIntyre’s and Ross McKittrick’s groundbreaking paper, Corrections to the Mann et al. (1998) proxy data base and northern hemispheric average temperature series., after they were rejected by numerous other journals. Those rejections seemed to be political in nature since M&M’s work has withstood many criticisms, and the effect has been seen in the IPCC’s distancing their most recent report from Michael Mann’s “hockey stick”. For an excellent summary on the entire affair, please read Bishop Hill’s Caspar and the Jesus Paper. E&E has taken a lot of criticism for publishing M&M and it seems to me that the journal should be rewarded for having the courage to do so in the face of “consensus” at the time.
2) In addition to publishing on climate related issues, E&E also publishes extensively on alternate energy research. I’m a fan of both research and applications of viable alternate energy solutions (see my about page ) as are many WUWT readers, so from my perspective E&E is a twofer.
3) I think some WUWT contributors might find E&E a place to publish some of the works they have put forward here, in the harshest peer review environment of all; the online scrutiny of thousands. Introducing E&E here is a first step. Here is some recent content you can browse.
Bill Hughes, the publisher of E&E, has a short message below in which he outlines an exceptional offer being made to readers of WUWT. Please take a moment to have a look. – Anthony
Message from the Publisher
“Energy & Environment is one of the very few publications – perhaps the only one – which has consistently, over a number of years, published peer reviewed papers which contradict the claims that global warming is man made. By a long way the most famous was the McIntyre & McKitrick paper, Corrections to the Mann et al. (1998) proxy data base and northern hemispheric average temperature series. That paper, and its E&E published follow up, eviscerated the claims made in the Mann, Bradley, Hughes paper, Global scale temperature patterns and climate forcing over the past six centuries.
That was the paper which gave us the infamous ‘hockey stick’ which was for so long the IPCC’s favourite image. So in that way Energy & Environment did destroy the hockey stick. And how we were insulted for having had the temerity to publish that paper!
But that abuse was from those who don’t like informed debate, don’t like citizens to know the facts. However, as the public policy arguments move forward, closer to warmist fantasies turning into a tax charge on citizens, its more than ever important for as many people as possible to see the other side of the argument.
That’s why I’m offering, for the first time, personal subscriptions to Energy & Environment at a hugely discounted rate. The usual annual rate, for institutions, is $641 a year, I’m offering it to you for just $165 – a saving of nearly $500. I really do hope you’ll take advantage.
Publisher, Multi-Science Publishing