Eurekalert’s lack of press release standards – a systemic problem with science and the media

I noted a link to WUWT in this NYT essay by Andrew Revkin titled: When Publicity Precedes Peer Review in Climate Science (Part One). I liked Andy’s bit of artwork to go with it, seen at right below. I was surprised to learn the the Norwegian press release about climate sensitivity (carried on WUWT here…

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The Pacific Institute’s ‘non-confirmation confirmation’

Parsing the Pacific Institute (Reposted from Bishop Hill to give widest possible exposure) Jim Lindgren, writing at law blog the Volokh Conspiracy, has been parsing the Pacific Institute’s statement about reinstating Peter Gleick as president, and in particular the following phrase: An independent review conducted by outside counsel on behalf of the Institute has supported what…

AAAS withdraws “impossible” global warming paper

Complaints over “impossible conclusions” cited as the reason. from CTV: EurekAlert withdraws climate change paper A study warning that the planet would warm by 2.4C by 2020, creating deadly consequences for the global food supply, is being debunked as false and impossible. The study came from a little-known, non-profit group based in Argentina, called the…