Just in — Fletch outed as anonymous reviewer in Environmental Research Letters

Posted: May 17, 2014 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

Heh, the cognitive dissonance is worsening.

the Air Vent

Steve McIntyre highlighted a response from the Institute of Physics (Publsihers of Environmental Research Letters) to a UK Times article reporting the suppression of a global warming paper submitted by Dr. Bengtsson.  A paper which again attempted to document the less than supportive evidence observed temperatures provide for climate models.  The paper was written by a well known climate scientist who chose the unfortunate path of publishing TRUTH rather than Real Climate dogma necessary for success in today’s Climate Science™ field.

The article caught my attention because the reasons given for rejection are wholly unscientific and truly indefensible yet they are expressed as boldly as can be.   No really!  The author of the reply, Dr. Nicola Gulley, literally used the actual bold himself:

Summarising, the simplistic comparison of ranges from AR4, AR5, and Otto et al, combined with the statement they are inconsistent is less then helpful, actually it…

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  1. oldbrew says:

    Confirmation bias rules.

    ‘…the tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses. People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way. The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched beliefs.’


    Mike Hulme wades in, attacking the treatment of Leonard Bengtsson.

  2. Don’t you hate it when organisations want to control the public dissemination of information

    Sort of reminds me of WUWT really.
    The top layer decides what science is settled and puts a ban or intimidation on all who disagree with them.
    This is where policy makers and the public need to be cautious.
    Read widely from a range of source .. . The science is NOT settled

    I went looking to see if the IOP publish any research on climate CYCLES
    I was surprised to see that they have published quite recently

    This looks like some interesting stuff with NO mention of AGW..

    Solar cycle modulation of the Pacific–North American teleconnection influence on North American winter climate

    Zhongfang Liu1,2, Kei Yoshimura2, Nikolaus H Buenning3 and Xiaogang He2
    Published 17 February 2014

    AND its not ‘paywalled.’

    IOP have 70m journals and magazines!


    and this is one of their Physics news on line publications

  3. Testing (having problems posting).