Journal editor resigns over ‘problematic’ climate paper
The editor of a science journal has resigned after admitting that a recent paper casting doubt on man-made climate change should not have been published.
“Peer-reviewed journals are a pillar of modern science,” he writes in a resignation note published in Remote Sensing.
“Their aim is to achieve highest scientific standards by carrying out a rigorous peer review that is, as a minimum requirement, supposed to be able to identify fundamental methodological errors or false claims.
“Unfortunately, as many climate researchers and engaged observers of the climate change debate pointed out in various internet discussion fora, the paper by Spencer and Braswell… is most likely problematic in both aspects and should therefore not have been published.”