Daily Archives: June 12, 2011

Is Peer-Review of Climate Science Papers Biased?

In recent years a number of researchers have provided evidence of bias in the review of papers on climate science submitted for journal publication.  The papers were delayed or rejected because data, analyses, and subsequent discussion and conclusions did not fit or support the narrative being promoted by the IPCC and others that catestrophic global warming (now called climate change) has and is occurring.

I also believe that bias can exist at the journal editor-level and in peer-review of policy-related papers on climate issues.  My observation is that only policy analyses that presume catestrophic global warming or climate change is man-caused recieve favorable reviews.  Papers with other points of view end up being marginalized in the review process and not published.  My own recent experience with 2 journals has confirmed this.  Hence, looking beyond the peer-reviewed journals and government publications will be necessary to find the best science and policy ideas on this topic. 

Click here for a post regarding the peer-review experience of Lindzen-Choi.

Click here for a discussion of the “Science of Disinformation.”

Click here for a discussion by Douglas & Christy on revelations from the “Climategate” emails.

If you still doubt the large dose of politics in climate science, consider this report from India.

 

Germany E.coli Statistical Update (June 12, 2011)

Epidemic of enterohaemorrhagic E. coli bacteria caused by vegetable sprouts from an organic farm in the Lower Saxon village of Bienenbüttel…. 

This bacteria causes haemolytic uraemic syndrome, a potentially fatal kidney illness…

3,000 people ill in 14 countries,

at least 33 people dead,

“around 100” patients will require kidney transplants,

further outbreaks  cannot be ruled out….

Click here for a news article update.