17 Jun '11, 4am

Who's your expert? The difference between peer review and rhetoric

Who's your expert? The difference between peer review and rhetoric Posted on 17 June 2011 by John Cook Reposted from The Conversation . This is the fifth part in a two-week series Clearing up the Climate Debate . CLEARING UP THE CLIMATE DEBATE: Director of the Global Change Institute, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg submits some climate “sceptics” to peer-review and finds them wanting. Peer review is the basis of modern scientific endeavour. It underpins research and validates findings, theories and data. Submitting scientists' claims to peer review is a straightforward way to assess their credibility. The Climate Commission was established by the Australian government to help build consensus around climate change. Chief Commissioner Professor Tim Flannery handed the first major report, The Critical Decade to Julia Gillard on May 23. Peer-reviewed by internationally respected scientist...

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