Monday, July 30, 2012

Patricide Pleads for Mercy as an Orphan

'Stoat brings word of Ross McKitrick's reviews of one of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature papers.  While not commenting directly on the review Eli notes that in the introduction McKitrick nails just about any paper he ever wrote

  On March 8 2012 I was asked by JGR to review a revised version of the Wickham et al. paper. I submitted my review at the end of March. The authors had made very few changes and had not addressed any of the methodological problems, so I recommended the paper not be published. I do not know what the journal's decision was, but it is 4 months later and I can find no evidence on the BEST website that this or any other BEST project paper has been accepted for publication.
One can guess how McKitrick who really has no clues about the issue got to review the paper.  One guess is that Muller committed suicide because of his former friendship with Steve McIntyre, another is that one of the BEST authors, Judith Curry SuperSkeptic put in the oar.

For more on Ross McKitrick,see the Deltoid Collection but who can forget his confusion of radians and degrees, Celcius and Kelvin, and bad geography  -the last one infects just about any paper McKitrick has published in the last five years:)

Eli must invoke the McKitrick/McIntyre rule which requires that all of McKitrick's papers be withdrawn forthwith and the authors offer ritual apologies, burn their PhD degrees and retire to a life of flipping burgers at McDonalds serving coffee at Tim Horton's for having shattered scientific regulations established by the Climate Audit Institute.


Steve Bloom said...

Serving coffee at Tim Horton's seems more fitting somehow.

dhogaza said...

The horror that is Tim Horton's ... memories of driving across central CA that I can do without :)

Anonymous said...

It's called "EconoMcKitricks".


amoeba said...

A different angle: Shouldn't McKitrick burn his PhD radian?

Steve Bloom said...

ba-da-bing, amoeba!

And dhogaza, you mean to tell me they've got Tim Horton's in Fresno?! It's shocking, yet somehow fitting... but maybe you were referring to the more obscure of the CAs. :)

Anonymous said...

The pity of it all is, neither he, nor McIntyre, nor Watts, would have a clue as to how incompetent the whole lot of them are. In there own friendly little patch off world, they are and always will be unimpeachable heroes.

Anonymous said...

-- by Horatio Algeranon

All the rage
"Debunks" Mann
In half a page

"Proves" the Global
Mean is fiction
"Degrees" or "rads"?
It's merely diction.

Mines the emails
For buoyant quotes
That will float
Denier boats.

And creates doubt
Garbage in
And garbage out.

Jeffrey Davis said...

re: Tim Horton's

In Vancouver in June, I had my first exposure to Tim Horton's. It seemed to be just another donut shop. I don't understand why it's either praised or scorned. Its fry oil didn't make me ill the way the oils from some donut shops do. That might be high praise or a very low bar.

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