This article in last Sunday’s Columbus Dispatch contains some sensible science. The author, a geologist named Dale Gnidovec, talks about the Little Ice Age and how scientists figured out that a particular volcanic eruption in 1258 started it all. In other words, he doesn’t believe in the hockey stick (which asserts that temps for the last thousand years have been steady until recently) since he believes there was global cooling.
Meanwhile, take a look at this article in Britain’s Guardian newspaper. Apparently, there are lots of fake papers – that is, papers generated by computer – that are being sent in as legitimate conference papers or even as articles for journals. Plus, they are being accepted. This is awfully strange. It simply makes the point I have been making for years, that peer review doesn’t work very well, which in turn means that the peer-reviewed articles on climate science have not passed a strict review that would give them any credibility.