Resplandy et al. Part 5: Final outcome

From Dr. Judith Curry’s Climate Etc. Posted on September 25, 2019 by niclewis | 24 Comments By Nic Lewis The editors of Nature have retracted the Resplandy et al. paper. Readers may recall that last autumn I wrote several article critiquing the Resplandy et al. (2018) ocean heat uptake study in Nature, which was based…

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HUGE pushback on science paywalls – University of California cancels Elsevier subscription

Breaking: UC terminates subscriptions with Elsevier in push for open access to publicly funded research Library Communications February 28, 2019 TO: The UC Berkeley academic community FROM: Paul Alivisatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and ProvostBarbara Spackman, Chair, Academic Senate – Berkeley DivisionJeff MacKie-Mason, University Librarian and Professor RE: Outcome of UC Negotiations with Elsevier Thursday, February 28,…

Scientific sting operation shows how fake science garbage gets published in peer-reviewed journals

Long-time WUWT reader “Latitude” writes: Academic journals are caught up in massive hoax involving 20 FAKE papers on ‘dog rape culture’, ‘a conceptual penis’ and re-printing a version of MEIN KAMPF Their aim was to expose how ‘absurdities’ get published in legitimate peer-reviewed academic papers due to a lack of critical review. In total the…

The fight against fraud in peer review

We’ve all heard about fake news. Now we have deceptive scholarship. Derek Pyne, a Thompson Rivers University economist, is among the global academics determined to expose deceptive academic journals, sometimes at a risk to their careers. A determined B.C. economics professor has journeyed into the heart of a dark world where academics seeking to advance their…

Consensus Climatology in a Nutshell: Betrayal of Integrity

Guest essay by Pat Frank Today’s offering is a morality tale about the clash of honesty with self-interest, of integrity with income, and of arrogance with ignorance. I’m bringing out the events below for general perusal only because they’re a perfect miniature of the sewer that is consensus climatology. And also because corrupt practice battens…

George Will: Academia may now be beyond satire

Note to readers: This Sunday column by George Will appeared in my local newspaper this week, and I thought it relevant to repeat the headline and excerpts of it here, because what Will discusses is relevant to the fractured state of climate science. Peer review has turned into “pal review” due to the small population…

An example of "squeaky clean" climate science

I have often noted that the number of climate scientists (including both real-and self proclaimed) around the world is quite small, and those with certain areas of expertise, such as in paleoclimatology is even smaller. This leads to the problem of finding qualified reviewers for scientific papers. Looking for something else today, I came across…