Sunday, August 02, 2009

McLean et al.

Deep Climate has a lengthy review of all the discussion over the recent McLean, de Freitas, and Carter paper in AGU-Atmospheres, as does Michael Tobis. The consensus is that the paper has some deep and obvious flaws -- the best explanation of them I've read is by the blogger Tamino, who lays it all out rather simply and convincingly. RealClimate described the paper as "atrocious." James Annan piles on.

It's gotten no major media coverage I can find. Even ClimateDepot isn't hawking it anymore. This paper appears to be going down in the annals of the Umm...No department, with Soon & Baliunas and a few others.

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