As we noted on RealClimate.org when the paper was published, the hype surrounding Spencer's and Braswell's paper was impressive; unfortunately the paper itself was not. Remote Sensing is a fine journal for geographers, but it does not deal much with atmospheric and climate science, and it is evident that this paper did not get an adequate peer review. It should have received an honest vetting.Oh yes, they have a little list
Friday that truth became apparent. Kevin Trenberth received a personal note of apology from both the editor-in-chief and the publisher of Remote Sensing. Wagner took this unusual and admirable step after becoming aware of the paper's serious flaws. By resigning publicly in an editorial posted online, Wagner hopes that at least some of this damage can be undone.
- 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. BBC. 3 September 2011.
- Journal editor resigns over contrarian climate paper. The editor-in-chief of the journal Remote Sensing has resigned over the publication of a paper questioning the reliability of climate models. Science. 3 September 2011.
- Cool climate paper sinks journal editor. The editor of the journal Remote Sensing resigned today, saying in an editorial that his journal never should have published a controversial paper in July that challenged the reliability of climate models used to forecast global warming. Nature. 3 September 2011.
- Studies: Global warming, climate science far from settled. In the face of repeated assertions that the science on global warming is "settled," ongoing studies and developments in the area leave some insisting that claim remains true, while others say the science is anything but. Salt Lake Deseret Morning News, Utah. 2 August 2011.
- Climate change far less serious than 'alarmists' predict says NASA scientist. Dr Roy Spencer, who works on NASA’s temperature-monitoring satellites, claimed they showed "a huge discrepancy" between the real levels of heating and forecasts by the United Nations and other groups. London Daily Mail, United Kingdom. 30 July 2011.
- Study on how much heat cloud cover causes sparks debate, criticism from climate scientists. A study on how much heat in Earth's atmosphere is caused by cloud cover has heated up the climate change blogosphere even as it is dismissed by many scientists. Associated Press. 30 July 2011.
- Climate change debunked? Not so fast. New research suggesting that cloud cover, not carbon dioxide, causes global warming is getting buzz in climate skeptic circles. But mainstream climate scientists dismissed the research as unrealistic and politically motivated. LiveScience. 29 July 2011.
- New NASA data blow gaping hold in global warming alarmism. NASA satellite data from the years 2000 through 2011 show the Earth’s atmosphere is allowing far more heat to be released into space than alarmist computer models have predicted, reports a new study in the peer-reviewed science journal Remote Sensing. Forbes. Opinion, 28 July 2011.