Archive for the ‘Peer Review’ Category

Can Peer Review Be Fixed?

August 14, 2010

From Jo Nova: Can Peer Review Be Fixed?

“Seriously, what other profession would call unpublished comments by two unpaid anonymous colleagues “rigorous”?

Dear IRS officer, my tax return was audited by two accounting friends I won’t name, and they say it’s right. OK?”

Scientific Concensus on Climate Change ?

April 26, 2010

Journal Energy & Environment
Publisher Multi Science Publishing ISSN 0958-305X
Issue Volume 19, Number 2 / March 2008
Authors Klaus-Martin Schulte

See the full paper here


Fear of anthropogenic “global warming” can adversely affect patients’ well-being. Accordingly, the state of the scientific consensus about climate change was studied by a review of the 539 papers on “global climate change” found on the Web of Science database from January 2004 to mid-February 2007, updating research by Oreskes, who had reported that between 1993 and 2003 none of 928 scientific papers on “global climate change” had rejected the consensus that more than half of the warming of the past 50 years was likely to have been anthropogenic. In the present review, 31 papers (6% of the sample) explicitly or implicitly reject the consensus. Though Oreskes said that 75% of the papers in her former sample endorsed the consensus, fewer than half now endorse it. Only 7% do so explicitly. Only one paper refers to “catastrophic” climate change, but without offering evidence. There appears to be little evidence in the learned journals to justify the climate-change alarm that now harms patients.

30% of IPCC References are not Peer Reviewed

April 26, 2010

Reported from Jo Nova’s site on the work by

“Rajendra Pachauri, IPCC chairman states:

“IPCC studies only peer-review science. Let someone publish the data in a decent credible publication. I am sure IPCC would then accept it, otherwise we can just throw it into the dustbin.”

As usual, it’s honest volunteers who have conscientiously tested the IPCC by going through 18,500 references. And the final total? Fully 5,600, or 30% of their references are not peer reviewed.”

700 Sceptical Peer-Reviewed Papers

April 26, 2010 have 700 peer reviewed papers supporting scepticism of man-made global warming.

Ross McKitrick on Trying to Refute Fabricated Evidence in the 2007 IPCC Report

April 1, 2010

Picked this up from Bishop Hill’s Blog:

Ross McKitrick’s story on how he spent two years trying to get a paper published that demonstrates the IPCC used false evidence to conceal an important problem with the surface temperature data- on which most of their conclusions rest. Definitely one worth keeping for the archives:

Circling the Bandwagons: My Adventures Correcting the IPCC

Dr Tim Ball on Hacked CRU Emails

November 23, 2009

“It confirms suspicions I’ve had in my 30 years of working in climate science. I saw the hijacking of climate science particularly by modellers, and then by a small group of people associated with the IPCC. ….It really is deeply disturbing because what you’ve got here is this small group of scientists, who by the way Professor Wegman who was asked to arbitrate in the debate about the hockey stick- he identified 42 people and said, “look, these people are all publishing together, and they are also peer reviewing each other’s literature”…..about 20 years ago I started to question why they were pushing the peer review process so much and now we realise it is because it gives them control of their own process. That’s clearly exposed in these emails.

On a global scale this is frighteneing because not only do these people control the global temperature data through the Hadley Climate Research Unit, they also control the IPCC – and they have manipulated that, we read in the emails how that was done. ”

CO2 Science – A Great Archive For Peer Reviewed Science Supporting CAGW Skepticism

November 3, 2009

CO2 Science — source of Peer Reviewed Journal Articles supporting skepticism of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming

Peer-Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of Man Made Global Warming

November 3, 2009

Peer Reviewed Papers Supporting Skepticism of Man Made Global Warming

….and there’s plenty more where they came from