Main Menu
Google Search
Google
Current GWH News
Global Warming Hoax News From Around the Web

World Climate Report

» A Classic Tale of Global Warming Alarmism

» More Evidence Against a Methane Time Bomb

» Agriculture: Tropical Cyclones are Welcome Visitors

» Sea Level Acceleration: Not so Fast

» Hansen Is Wrong

» Earth’s Carbon Sink Still Strong and Growing

» Wild Speculation on Climate and Polar Bears

» Illiteracy at NASA

» The Heat Was On—Before Urbanization and Greenhouse Gases

» What’s to Blame for the Rains on the Plains?

***
NewsBusters - Global Warming

» CNN's Blitzer: 'I Don't Remember' Biden's Law School Plagiarism

» CNN's Chetry: 'Please Tell Me It's Not Lipstick Again'

» MRC Report Asks: Why No Fairness Doctrine for PBS?

***

***

Climate Science: Roger Pielke Sr. Research Group

» Roger Pielke Sr. is now on Twitter!

» 2012 Climate Science Weblog in Review by Dallas Jean Staley – A Guest Post

» The Weblog Is Retiring

» Publication Of “Reply to “Comment On ‘Ocean Heat Content And Earth’s Radiation Imbalance. II. Relation To Climate Shifts’ ” by Nuccitelli Et Al. By Douglass and Knox 2012

» Q&A From A Group Of Retired NASA Personnel And Associates

» The Importance of Land Use/Land Practices On Climate – A Perspective From Jon Foley

» Interview With James Wynn In The English Department At Carnegie Mellon University

» University Of Alabama At Huntsville October 2012 Lower Tropospheric Temperature Analysis

» USA Election Day 2012

» New Paper “Climatic Variability Over Time Scales Spanning Nine Orders of Magnitude: Connecting Milankovitch Cycles With Hurst–Kolmogorov Dynamics” By Markonis And Koutsoyiannis

***


» Centenary of the End of the Battle of the Somme

» The Destruction of Huma Abedin’s Emails on the Clinton Server and their Surprise Recovery

» Was early onset industrial-era warming anthropogenic, as Abram et al. claim?

» Re-examining Cook’s Mt Read (Tasmania) Chronology

» Esper et al 2016 and the Oroko Swamp

» Gergis and Law Dome

» Joelle Gergis, Data Torturer

» Gergis

» Are energy budget TCR estimates biased low, as Richardson et al (2016) claim?

» Deflategate: Controversy is due to Scientist Error

***

***

Global Warming News

» SJW-day at COP22

» Clean Power Plan: EPA’s Updated Base Case Now Tallies with EIA Data

» Clean Power Plan Oral Argument Transcript Available Here!

» President Obama and Chinese President Xi will officially join the Paris Climate Treaty on 3rd September

» South China Morning Post reports: China and US to ratify landmark Paris climate deal ahead of G20 summit, sources reveal

» Posting: Little-Known Documents Pertinent to Assessing the Legality of EPA’s Clean Energy Incentive Program

» Kyoto-Financed Cook Stoves Fail as Health/Climate “Intervention”

» CEQ Finalizes NEPA Guidance for Greenhouse Gases: Will Pointless Keystone XL Controversy Become ‘New Normal’?

» Democratic Platform Vows To Meet Climate Challenge with Good-Paying Jobs, Cheaper Energy from Green Sources, and National Mobilization

» Cognitive Dissonance Among Elected Climate Alarmists

***

***


***


***


***


***


***

More Global Warming Hoax News Feeds

---
Since Exxon Hasn't Sent Us Our First Million Dollars Yet You're Welcome To Help Pay Our Bills Until They Do.









Headlines

»Exclusive Video: People’s Climate March hostile to skeptics – Attempts to take down signs, deny access
Watch Exclusive Video of marchers trying to interfere with skeptical banner.  Morano on marchs' trea ...
»GLOBAL TEMPERATURES PLUNGE NEARLY 1 DEGREE F IN APRIL
»Skeptics Attend People’s Climate March With New Report & Billboards – Denied Media Credentials
Update: Exclusive Video: People’s Climate March hostile to skeptics – Attempts to take down si ...
»Climate march in Denver to feature a ‘die in’: ‘People wearing black will lay on the ground as if they are dead’
»Cheers! On eve of climate march, EPA removes climate change page from website
»Up to 2 Foot Snow Blast Putting ‘Global Warming’ Protests On Ice In Colorado
Gore Effect: The threat of a major snowstorm is already putting Denver-area climate marches on ice. ...
»Gore, DiCaprio to descend on DC to protest Trump on ‘global warming’
»People’s Climate March on Saturday — through Snow!? Spring snowstorm may hit sister marches in West
»Trump Hints White House Might Stay In UN Paris Climate Deal If Renegotiated
»Mark Levin: Here’s Proof Obama Administration LIED To Us About Climate Change ‘To Advance An Ideology’


Date published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:55:20 +0000
Details

»People’s Climate March on Saturday…through Snow
You would think that since it’s almost May that one could plan a march against global warming ...
»UAH Shooting Investigation Update, and Thanks
John Christy met with the chief of police at UAH today, and I’m happy to report that, contrary ...
»Update on Possible Ecoterror Attack at UAH
Ecoterrorism. Eco-terrorism is defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as “the use or t ...
»Shots Fired into the Christy/Spencer Building at UAH
A total of seven shots were fired into our National Space Science and Technology Center (NSSTC) buil ...
»Time Lapse of Asteroid 2014 JO25
Despite some clouds, I was able to capture time lapse video of Asteroid 2014 JO25 passing by last ni ...
»Half-mile Wide Asteroid Close Approach on Wednesday
An asteroid capable of destroying Washington D.C. and New York City at the same time will be making ...
»Why United is in Legal Trouble Over Removing a Passenger
By now, most people have heard of the passenger on a United Express flight that was bloodied and for ...
»UAH Global Temperature Update for March, 2017: +0.19 deg. C
The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for March, 2017 was +0.19 ...
»Trump’s Rollback of EPA Overreach: What No One is Talking About
President Trump’s actions yesterday to rein in the EPA on a number of fronts involves the usua ...
»The Global Warming Debate Spectrum
In the debate arena, the public likes simple narratives. If the narrative supports their pre-conceiv ...


Date published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:27:30 +0000
Details

»My Climate Plan, Wherein a Climate Skeptic Actually Advocates for A Carbon Tax
I am always amazed at how people like to draw conclusions about what I write merely from the title, ...
»Come See My Climate Talk on Wednesday Evening, February 24, at Claremont-McKenna College
I am speaking on Wednesday night at the Athenaeum at Claremont-McKenna College near Pomona on Wednes ...
»US Average Temperature Trends in Context
Cross-posted from Coyoteblog. There was some debate a while back around about a temperature chart so ...
»Revisiting (Yet Again) Hansen’s 1998 Forecast on Global Warming to Congress
I want to briefly revisit Hansen’s 1998 Congressional forecast.  Yes, I and many others have c ...
»Matt Ridley: What the Climate Wars Did to Science
I cannot recommend Matt Ridley’s new article strongly enough.  It covers a lot of ground be he ...
»Manual Adjustments in the Temperature Record
I have been getting inquiries from folks asking me what I think about stories like this one, where P ...
»Mistaking Cyclical Variations for the Trend
I titled my very first climate video “What is Normal,” alluding to the fact that climate ...
»Typhoons and Hurricanes
(Cross-posted from Coyoteblog) The science that CO2 is a greenhouse gas and causes some warming is h ...
»Those Who Follow Climate Will Definitely Recognize This
This issue will be familiar to anyone who has spent time with temperature graphs.  We can ask oursel ...
»Layman’s Primer on the Climate Skeptic Position
I am a “lukewarmer”, which means a skeptic that agrees that man-made CO2 is incrementall ...


Date published: Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:20:20 +0000
Details

»Hearing- Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method
Dr. Judith Curry President, Climate Forecast Applications Network; Professor Emeritus, Georgia Insti ...
»EPA chief Scott Pruitt says carbon dioxide is not a primary contributor to global warming
CNBC.com Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he does not believ ...
»Elmer’s PowerPoint Presentation – Confessions of a Graphic Designer
By Elmer Beauregard I decided to put part of my PowerPoint presentation online. As a Graphic designe ...
»Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data
By Daily Rose, DailyMail.com The Mail on Sunday today reveals astonishing evidence that the organisa ...
»Climate Fraud Exposed: CO2 doesn’t rise up, trap and retain heat
Written by John O’Sullivan, principia-scientific.org We have been lied to: Carbon dioxide (CO2 ...


Date published: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:46:08 +0000
Details

»Centenary of the End of the Battle of the Somme
November 18 marks the centenary of the end of the Battle of the Somme, an event that passed essentia ...
»The Destruction of Huma Abedin’s Emails on the Clinton Server and their Surprise Recovery
Despite extraordinarily intense coverage of all aspects of Hillary Clinton’s emails, all comme ...
»Was early onset industrial-era warming anthropogenic, as Abram et al. claim?
A guest post by Nic Lewis Introduction A recent PAGES 2k Consortium paper in Nature, Abram et al., t ...
»Re-examining Cook’s Mt Read (Tasmania) Chronology
In today’s post, I’m going to re-examine (or more accurately, examine de novo) Ed Cook ...
»Esper et al 2016 and the Oroko Swamp
Jan Esper, prominent in early Climate Audit posts as an adamant serial non-archiver, has joined with ...
»Gergis and Law Dome
In today’s post, I’m going to examine Gergis’ dubious screening out of the Law Dom ...
»Joelle Gergis, Data Torturer
In 2012, the then much ballyhoo-ed Australian temperature reconstruction of Gergis et al 2012 myster ...
»Gergis
redirect to here
»Are energy budget TCR estimates biased low, as Richardson et al (2016) claim?
A guest post by Nic Lewis   Introduction and Summary In a recently published paper (REA16), Mar ...
»Deflategate: Controversy is due to Scientist Error
I’ve submitted an article entitled “New Light on Deflategate: Critical Technical Errors ...


Date published: Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:24:59 +0000
Details




Date published: not known
Details

»Welter of legal claims on New Zealand coast and seas by Maori organizations
I got an email about the large number(~55) of these Public Notices in the NZ Herald relating to coas ...
»AEMO forecasts large cut in the electricity spot price on 1st May
Checkout AEMO Price and Demand charts. I kept screen shots – NSW, Qld, Vic, SA all showing a g ...
»Why is AEMO electricity price for Tasmania rocketing?
I have been watching my 5 States chart and the rise in AEMO wholesale price for Tasmania since Feb p ...
»Saga of lead in Perth Children’s Hospital water supply
The ABC reports – Perth Children’s Hospital (PCH) lead contamination in water pipes supp ...
»Most Ivanpah power comes from natural gas
I had not heard much about the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility for a while – no wonder – Re ...
»ABC ignores rain history
This story from near Longford in Tasmania makes out rain for June 2016 was due to “climate cha ...
»Not every day Australia is threatened with a nuclear strike
Here is what the NORK Foreign Ministry spokesman said. While checking headlines at KCNAWATCH I was d ...
»No global warming at Mawson – Antarctic
Just for curiosity – data from BoM CDO – 1955-2016 61 years. Excel says cooling at 0.003 ...
»Pay the Financial Times to read fake news
We all saw these stories featuring aerial photos purporting to show coal spills from Abbott Point af ...
»Is there a plan to get housing out of flood zones
So many towns include areas built too near rivers – it seems amazing in 2017 we are distracted ...


Date published: Sun, 30 Apr 2017 02:22:23 +0000
Details
Latest Forum Posts
Posted by davidbell
Incredimail recovery program efficiently recovers [more ...]
04/29 06:03

Posted by joanandersens
These days, there is no lack of email applications[more ...]
04/29 00:42

Posted by emilybronte
Better VHD Data Recovery software is great solutio[more ...]
04/28 05:04

Posted by Norman Ryan
And here is an awesome online tool for jpg to png [more ...]
04/27 05:49

Posted by Anonymous
If you're looking for a free solution, you should [more ...]
04/27 02:56

Posted by Anonymous
Try reliable and cost-effective third party OST to[more ...]
04/27 01:37

Posted by Anonymous
Here you can also take help from third party OST t[more ...]
04/26 06:11

Posted by Norman Ryan
Hello! I would like to suggest a tool for jpg to p[more ...]
04/25 03:03

Posted by Anonymous
To get rid of Outlook PST error issues, you can us[more ...]
04/24 04:05

Posted by Anonymous
An excellent OST to PST Converter utility which pe[more ...]
04/24 01:32

Relevant Sponsors

Donations
Any Amount helps support improvements





* or *


Advertise on this site

Road Gear

License Plate Frames
Support the Truth

Skeptic License Plate Frame
"SKEPTIC"

It's Natural License Plate Frame
"It`s Natural"

Liberty License Plate Frame
"Liberty"

* MORE *
Strong and durable metal license plate holder. Uses full color high resolution images. UV and Water Protection. Satisfaction Guaranteed
RSS Feeds
Our news can be syndicated by using these rss feeds.
rss1.0
rss2.0
rdf
Welcome
Username:

Password:


Remember me

[ ]
[ ]
Mobile Version
e107mobileYou can now visit us on your mobile phone! Simply goto http://GlobalWarmingHoax.com on your mobile phone or PDA to get started!

Some Limitations of the Peer Review Process and Its Effect on the AGW Issue - by Leonard Weinstein, ScD
Admin, Sunday 07 June 2009 - 21:51:28 // comment: 43 //     printer friendly   //     Font Size - Increase / Decrease / Reset

Most everyone knows the classic definition of peer review, "the process of subjecting an author's scholarly work, research or ideas to the scrutiny of others who are experts in the same field". But do you know how the process actually works? Dr. Weinstein does; he has been on both ends of the process. No Longer Supported
Often times, the ones performing the peer review are friends or close colleagues of the original author. Furthermore, if anyone were to come out of the woodwork and debunk anthropogenic global warming, it would dry up that seemingly infinite sea of funding they were receiving. In fact, the "Piltdown Man" hoax, where the skull of a "missing link" was created by combining the jawbone of an orangutan with a human skull by fame-craving scientists, went on for over 40 years because of lack of true, proper scientific scrutiny. They were so anxious to prove evolution that they were blinded in their observations. Dr. Weinstein reveals in this article how many scientists today may also be blinded in the peer review process by the temptations of funding, prestige, and possibly even the sheer peer pressure that occurs within the scientific community.





Some Limitations of the Peer Review Process and Its Effect on the AGW Issue
Leonard Weinstein, ScD
May 29, 2009




Monographs, books, technical papers, white papers, and other forms of published material that are to be widely disseminated should ideally be examined by independent reviewers (generally called peer reviewers) with reasonable knowledge of the subject area. The reviewer may or may not be as expert in the details of the subject as the author, but should be at least generally expert in a broader overlapping field. Frequently papers have material that covers more than one subject area and people within a narrow field may do poorly reviewing the broader subject. It is frequently best to have some reviewers that are knowledgeable people but not as close to the narrow field as the author, for a more independent and broader coverage.

The reviews, possibly resulting in suggested changes, do not assure the final material is correct. The lack of a review also does not mean the results are not correct and clear. It just increases the chance for errors to slip through.

If the paper is very complex or has numerous references, it may not be possible to do as good a review as desired in a reasonable time unless the reviewer is intimately familiar with the work. These reviews are often done within a small group of experts, who may even have collaborated on each others papers. The members of the overly narrow review group may have evolved toward a common understanding on the subject, and if the understanding is not correct, almost all of the limited number of experts in that field may make common mistakes that outside reviewers may not make. However, a reviewer outside that group may not be expert enough to be fully on top of the material. This is a problem without a clear solution, especially in fields with a limited number of experts. There are also occasions when errors in assumptions used in developing equations, or in interpretation of instrumentation result in erroneous conclusions that are repeated in many papers until the error is caught and corrected. For this reason all papers must be considered suspect until history vindicates or falsifies them. A paradigm shift on a subject may result from these types of errors being corrected at later times.

An example of the problems that may arise with peer-reviewed papers occurred on a project that I worked on for several years. The branch I was working with was examining possible methods to reduce turbulent skin friction over surfaces, with the goal of reducing aircraft and ship drag, and thus save fuel. We had developed several successful concepts that gave small but useful reductions in drag. These included “longitudinal microgrooves”, “large eddy breakup devices”, and for water flow, “air bubbles in longitudinal grooves”. An additional concept we worked on was a “compliant wall”. This last method appeared to be particularly promising as a method to damp out near wall turbulence by absorbing wall pressure fluctuations. Unlike the other methods, this last technique required a soft and movable wall, so it was more difficult to measure the drag of a test object. Several other groups all over the world also started work on this concept (bandwagon effect), and our group (and many of the other groups) obtained what we thought were favorable results in several tests. Dozens of peer-reviewed papers were published in main line journals (e.g., Journal of Fluid Physics, AIAA journal, etc.). The main experimental technique used to measure the drag for this type of model was a hot-wire Reynolds stress probe. Test results seemed to indicate a large reduction in drag. In order to independently verify the favorable result obtained with this technique, I designed and had built a large sensitive drag balance to directly measure the drag on a panel model. The direct measurement did not show the reduction in drag indicated by the hot wire probe. After much analysis, I found the cause of the problem. Reynolds stress drag measurements are proxy drag measurements. They are related to the drag under some special assumptions. In this case the critical assumption was that all of the vertical motion energy in the boundary layer was due to turbulent flow, and stayed in the boundary layer. It turned out that with a compliant wall, the flexible wall motion induced a vertical motion pressure wave that propagated as sound out of the boundary layer, so the required assumption was not valid.

Many of the other favorable tests had used the same type of probe with the same false positive result. Those that did not use the hot wire often gave results that were confusing, but many still passed peer review. It appears that since some of the other papers seemed to be getting the correct answers, they assumed they had it also and selectively chose the more favorable parts of their results for publication. The idea was they knew what the answer had to be so they just had to be selective in choosing data so they would be with the successful group.

When my paper was published showing the cause of the errors in the results, almost all of the compliant wall drag reduction efforts ended.

It appears to me that the AGW supporters are on a similar bandwagon. Initially the observation that the temperature had significantly increased (1 degree F) over the last 150 years, and the atmospheric CO2 content had increased significantly (over 30%) in the same period suggested a relationship. Previous analysis had indicated that CO2 is a greenhouse gas, and could cause some temperature increase. The effort to show that the temperature rise rate and level was unusual was pushed by several scientists, and initially it looked as if this might be true. After many other scientists jumped on the bandwagon, because they assumed the hypothesis was valid, they then had a personal stake (funding, prestige) to support the claims. Later data and analysis seemed to show the temperature increase was a local period of global warming (GW), but did not have a dominant component of AGW. This threatened the whole structure of the AGW position, and as is typical when a paradigm shift threatens to occur, was met with considerable resistance. This was further exasperated by the political and social involvement that had started a major drive to cut man made greenhouse gas production, and at a very high cost to society.

Recent efforts by even well respected authors to publish papers that falsify claims of AGW have had great difficulty passing peer review, apparently because they went against the current paradigm, not because they were shown to be in error. The misuse of claims of support for AGW by “peer reviewed publications”, and rejection of analysis because it is not peer reviewed is often used to try to discredit the opposition. This is not how science is done. The facts should speak for themselves.

New technology is changing some of the older paradigms of communication, and use of electronic media now allows very rapid and sometimes real time interaction discussing material and presenting results. Paul Coppin stated in a response to a recent blog “Technical blogs are rapidly replacing the “letters” sections of formal journals as the place where a public airing of a journal article or topic takes place. The very nature of blogs also provides a means for the lay populace to look inside both the science and the process of the science. In the past this has been generally closed to common scrutiny. In particular, science writers have access to information and opinion they had to previous dig out or interview for”. This crossover of discussion will surely increase. Since the purpose of science is (supposed) to advance knowledge, the real time open interaction may actually do a better job than the normal peer review process for much (but not all) material. Formal publications still should be made when possible for unique data or concepts, but discussions of the consequences are probably better done in the electronic medium. One major purpose of the formal publication is getting the author credit for the material. There is not presently an equivalent way to archive and give credit for a publication on the web. There needs to be such a structure made available. The draft of a publication may be put on a web site and left open for review and comments. This might actually be a more effective peer review process for some types of papers since a wider audience has access to look for flaws. This may be done in conjunction with some formal peer reviewing. The corrected final paper then may be archived, but with continuous access to later catch overlooked problems.

Click here for a brief Bio of Leonard Weinstein, ScD




Reprinted here with the permission of Leonard Weinstein, ScD


Share or Bookmark this Article Using:
| furl furl | reddit reddit | del.icio.us del.icio.us | magnoliacom magnoliacom | digg digg | newsvine newsvine | Stumble_it Stumble_it | Facebook Facebook | Google Google | Fark Fark | Sphere Sphere | Netscape Netscape | Technorati Technorati | Yahoo! Yahoo! | Add to Favorites and Additional Bookmarks: Share GlobalWarmingHoax.com - Where the Truth Heats Up





Latest Forum Posts


Threads: 2188 | Replies: 1132 | Views: 7504001
Translate to: French German Italian Spanish Portuguese GTM_LAN_DUTCH Russian Chinese Arabic Korean English