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Cambio climático: "saca los artículos científicos", dice el calentólogo de turno …

escrito por Luis I. Gómez 9 junio, 2009

… qué artículos “científicos”? responde el escéptico. Y se lía una marimorena.

Sin motivos. El calentólogo sabe que la cosa tiene truco (pero no importa, es por una causa “justa”: salvar el planeta – y eso justifica ciertos “apaños”-) y el escéptico sabe que la cosa tiene truco (a este sí le duele, encima de esquilmado, engañado – y por ahí no pasa-)

Menos mal que el tiempo pone a cada uno en su sitio. Siempre:

Specifically, papers that present predictions of the climate decades into the future have proliferated. Just a two recent examples (and there are many others) are

Hu, A., G. A. Meehl, W. Han, and J. Yin (2009), Transient response of the MOC and climate to potential melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet in the 21st century, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L10707, doi:10.1029/2009GL037998.

Solomon, S. 2009: Irreversible climate change due to carbon dioxide emissions. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Published online before print January 28, 2009, doi: 10.1073/pnas.0812721106

Such studies are even reported in the media before the peer reviewed process is completed; e.g. see in the article by Hannad Hoag in the May 27 2009 issue of Nature News Hot times ahead for the Wild West.


When I served as Chief Editor of the Monthly Weather Reviews (1981-1985), The Co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Atmospheric Sciences (1996-2000), and as Editor-in-Chief of the US National Science Report to the IUGG  for the American Geophysical Union (1993-1996), such papers would never have been accepted.

What the current publication process has evolved into, at the detriment of proper scientific investigation, are the publication of untested (and often untestable) hypotheses.  The fourth step in the scientific method “Test Your Hypothesis by Doing an Experiment” is bypassed.

Y no lo digo yo. Lo dice Roger Pielke Sr. quien no es, precisamente, un escéptico alocado. Lean, lean:
Short Circuiting The Scientific Process – A Serious Problem In The Climate Science Community

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