03 Sep '11, 2am

Journal editor resigns over 'fundamentally flawed' paper by Roy Spencer

Journal editor resigns over 'fundamentally flawed' paper by Roy Spencer Posted on 3 September 2011 by John Cook Professor Wolfgang Wagner has stepped down as editor-in-chief of the journal Remote Sensing . The reason for his resignation was his journal's publishing of the paper On the misdiagnosis of surface temperature feedbacks from variations in Earth's radiant energy balance , by Roy Spencer and Danny Braswell, which we examine at http://sks.to/negspencer . Wagner concluded the paper was "fundamentally flawed and therefore wrongly accepted by the journal". Some key excerpts from Wagner's editorial : I would also like to personally protest against how the authors and like-minded climate sceptics have much exaggerated the paper’s conclusions in public statements, e.g., in a press release of The University of Alabama in Huntsville from 27 July 2011, the main author’s pers...

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