Here’s the notice re “Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and CO2 composition,” which appeared at last October and quickly attracted attention for flawed analysis.
Retraction Watch asks:
Now, nearly more than 10 months later, Nature is pulling the plug on the article. As the retraction notice states, the journal came to feel that the uncertainties in the analysis were too significant to let the paper stand: …
What about the 10-month lag? Lisa Boucher, the press manager for Nature Research, told us: “In general, when concerns are raised about papers we have published, whether by the original authors or by other researchers and readers, we look into them carefully, following an established process, consulting the authors and, where appropriate, seeking advice from peer reviewers and other external experts. These issues are often complex and as a result, it can take time for editors and authors to fully unravel them.”“Nature paper on ocean warming retracted” at RetractionWatch
Well, how about this: After the public has endured months of screaming, crying teenage truants demanding panicked assent to questionable policies, we can now clean the place up and get back to science?
Do you think that is not a fair assessment? Well, one thing for sure is true. The more sobbing, screaming teens are paraded in front of the public, the more reasonable climate skepticism begins to sound.
A question: If climate issues are so serious, why is Greta Thunberg the spokesperson? Whatever the reality, that whole circus revolving around an unhappy teen seems tailor-made for fashionable freakouts—with no serious commitments beyond bringing one’s own plastic bags to the grocery store and denouncing whoever thou thinkest to be less environmentally friendly than thou art… And starting a witch hunt against such persons, of course. That’s the real fun.
If responsible people truly believed that climate change is both drastic and preventable, the Children’s Crusade would get sent back to school in favor of real leadership. And when they get there, let’s hope they learn real science instead of the currently fashionable war on science. Maybe that last one is too much to ask though.
Here’s a list of fifty years of failed environment doom predictions.
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