‘Peer review ring’ – busted

From the Washington Post: Every now and then a scholarly journal retracts an article because of errors or outright fraud. In academic circles, and sometimes beyond, each retraction is a big deal. Now comes word of a journal retracting 60 articles at once. The reason for the mass retraction is mind-blowing: A “peer review and…

National Association of Scholars: ‘much of the U.S.-sponsored research behind the “scientific consensus” on global warming may be less rigorous than its advocates would have the public believe’

Short-Circuiting Peer Review in Climate Science Peter Wood, Rachelle DeJong. National Association of Scholars How reliable are the scientific findings on which the Environmental Protection Agency bases its proposed regulations?   According to a new research report, many of the findings connected to the EPA’s attempt to regulate greenhouse gas emissions may be compromised by a short-circuiting…

Mann’s new AMO paper: ‘Had I been a reviewer, I would have pointed this out and recommended rejection. ‘

Mann’s new paper recharacterizing the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation A guest post by Nic Lewis Introduction Michael Mann has had a paper on the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) accepted by Geophysical Research Letters: “On forced temperature changes, internal variability, and the AMO”. The paper seeks to overturn the current understanding of the AMO, and provides what…