IPCC Reviewers Peer Into Moral Abyss of Censorship

Wed, 2009-12-02 10:02Ross Gelbspan
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IPCC Reviewers Peer Into Moral Abyss of Censorship

Phil Jones, head of the British research unit at the center of a controversy over the disclosure of thousands of e-mail messages among climate-change scientists has stepped down pending the outcome of an investigation. The e-mail exchanges among several prominent climate appear to reveal efforts to  keep the work of skeptical scientists out of major journals. <


I keep seeing code pop out on the top of your post. Hard to tell that you are quoting Phil Jones’ in one of the hacked private emails, saying the inverse of what he and others are accused of: trying to censor denialists from peer-review journals.

Indeed, the entire thread, for those of us who have bothered to read it, has them really demanding that the peer review be as stringent as it is supposed to be.

Indeed. As I noted in an earlier post the whole thing seemed to have been triggered off by a case in which the peer review process had notably failed, viz. the publication of Willy Soon and Sally Balunias’s paper on global warming in which solar output was declared to be the main culprit.

After this paper was published the chief editor-to-be (Hans Von Storch) and half the editorial board quitted the offending journal in protest

You have elevated yourself above the mainstream media. Congrats, the only thing rising here is your credibility, not the sea level.


Heres a good video that summarizes some of the key players in climategate. Maybe the desmog team can use some of their investigative reporting skills to discover how these people funneled a bunch of the cash they received.


At 9:35 p.m. on Saturday, May 30, Greeley, Colorado was struck by a 3.4 magnitude earthquake. Earthquakes are highly unusual in eastern Colorado, raising speculation that it was a “frackquake” — a man-made earthquake stimulated by the disposal of contaminated drilling water in deep injection wells. This disposal technique forces wastewater generated from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) deep into underground rock formations, lubricating layers of rock that would not ordinarily be subject to movement.

Earthquakes are so rare in eastern Colorado that the U.S....

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