• The smoking gun. Read what the scientist who pulled the trigger had to

    From patdolan@21:1/5 to All on Thu Sep 14 23:32:06 2023
    What follows also applies to relativity. I have yet to get even a response from Science Magazine, Nature and the Nobel Committee regarding the BBP. I was dumbfounded until I read the article below.
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    ...And now, a climate scientist has written that he pulled his punches in a climate-change article in order to be published by the prestigious journal Nature. From, “I Left Out the Full Truth to Get My Climate Change Paper Published,” by Patrick T.
    Brown:

    The paper I just published — “Climate warming increases extreme daily wildfire growth risk in California” — focuses exclusively on how climate change has affected extreme wildfire behavior. I knew not to try to quantify key aspects other than
    climate change in my research because it would dilute the story that prestigious journals like Nature and its rival, Science, want to tell.

    This matters because it is critically important for scientists to be published in high-profile journals; in many ways, they are the gatekeepers for career success in academia. And the editors of these journals have made it abundantly clear, both by what
    they publish and what they reject, that they want climate papers that support certain preapproved narratives — even when those narratives come at the expense of broader knowledge for society.
    An Ideological Blockade
    In other words, if Brown provided a thorough and nuanced study, it would never have passed the ideological blockade he knew controls the scientific discourse on this important topic.

    Brown explains why we see such an anti-science paradigm:

    In theory, scientific research should prize curiosity, dispassionate objectivity, and a commitment to uncovering the truth. Surely those are the qualities that editors of scientific journals should value.

    In reality, though, the biases of the editors (and the reviewers they call upon to evaluate submissions) exert a major influence on the collective output of entire fields. They select what gets published from a large pool of entries, and in doing so,
    they also shape how research is conducted more broadly. Savvy researchers tailor their studies to maximize the likelihood that their work is accepted. I know this because I am one of them.
    Brown left academia so he could engage in better science. And, that allowed him to write this article.

    A True Service
    He concludes:

    Climate scientists shouldn’t have to exile themselves from academia to publish the most useful versions of their research. We need a culture change across academia and elite media that allows for a much broader conversation on societal resilience to
    climate.

    The media, for instance, should stop accepting these papers at face value and do some digging on what’s been left out. The editors of the prominent journals need to expand beyond a narrow focus that pushes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. And
    the researchers themselves need to start standing up to editors, or find other places to publish.

    What really should matter isn’t citations for the journals, clicks for the media, or career status for the academics — but research that actually helps society.
    Brown has done a true service in illustrating how science has been distorted by nonscientific agendas at the highest level of “expert” discourse — aided and abetted by the media. Until and unless that changes, public trust in the scientific and
    medical sectors will continue to bleed out. Once exsanguinated, it will never recover.

    Cross-posted at National Review.

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  • From Laurence Clark Crossen@21:1/5 to patdolan on Sat Sep 16 20:41:22 2023
    On Thursday, September 14, 2023 at 11:32:08 PM UTC-7, patdolan wrote:
    What follows also applies to relativity. I have yet to get even a response from Science Magazine, Nature and the Nobel Committee regarding the BBP. I was dumbfounded until I read the article below.
    _____________________

    ...And now, a climate scientist has written that he pulled his punches in a climate-change article in order to be published by the prestigious journal Nature. From, “I Left Out the Full Truth to Get My Climate Change Paper Published,” by Patrick T.
    Brown:

    The paper I just published — “Climate warming increases extreme daily wildfire growth risk in California” — focuses exclusively on how climate change has affected extreme wildfire behavior. I knew not to try to quantify key aspects other than
    climate change in my research because it would dilute the story that prestigious journals like Nature and its rival, Science, want to tell.

    This matters because it is critically important for scientists to be published in high-profile journals; in many ways, they are the gatekeepers for career success in academia. And the editors of these journals have made it abundantly clear, both by
    what they publish and what they reject, that they want climate papers that support certain preapproved narratives — even when those narratives come at the expense of broader knowledge for society.
    An Ideological Blockade
    In other words, if Brown provided a thorough and nuanced study, it would never have passed the ideological blockade he knew controls the scientific discourse on this important topic.

    Brown explains why we see such an anti-science paradigm:

    In theory, scientific research should prize curiosity, dispassionate objectivity, and a commitment to uncovering the truth. Surely those are the qualities that editors of scientific journals should value.

    In reality, though, the biases of the editors (and the reviewers they call upon to evaluate submissions) exert a major influence on the collective output of entire fields. They select what gets published from a large pool of entries, and in doing so,
    they also shape how research is conducted more broadly. Savvy researchers tailor their studies to maximize the likelihood that their work is accepted. I know this because I am one of them.
    Brown left academia so he could engage in better science. And, that allowed him to write this article.

    A True Service
    He concludes:

    Climate scientists shouldn’t have to exile themselves from academia to publish the most useful versions of their research. We need a culture change across academia and elite media that allows for a much broader conversation on societal resilience to
    climate.

    The media, for instance, should stop accepting these papers at face value and do some digging on what’s been left out. The editors of the prominent journals need to expand beyond a narrow focus that pushes the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
    And the researchers themselves need to start standing up to editors, or find other places to publish.

    What really should matter isn’t citations for the journals, clicks for the media, or career status for the academics — but research that actually helps society.
    Brown has done a true service in illustrating how science has been distorted by nonscientific agendas at the highest level of “expert” discourse — aided and abetted by the media. Until and unless that changes, public trust in the scientific and
    medical sectors will continue to bleed out. Once exsanguinated, it will never recover.

    Cross-posted at National Review.
    Yes, many scientists have done this in many disciplines, choosing the truth instead of accolades. Anthropogenic global warming is very poor science and really purely ideological. It is a boondoggle. The IPCC is a political organization. Its leaders are
    political ideologues. Please see the books, "The Delinquent Teenager: Who Was Mistaken for the World's Top Climate Expert" & S. Fred Singer NIPCC vs. IPCC Addressing the Disparity between Climate Models and Observations: Testing the Hypothesis of
    Anthropogenic Global Warming Interim Science Update Presented at Majorana Conference in Erice, Sicily August 2011
    Singer, S. Fred. NIPCC vs. IPCC: Addressing the Disparity between Climate Models and Observations: Testing the Hypothesis of Anthropogenic Global Warming. TvR Medienverlag. Kindle Edition.

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