Top science publisher withdraws flawed climate study

Dry rain over Utah: Photo Alan Journet

Sometimes flawed reports sneak through the peer-review process.  Fortunately, the self-correcting scientific process of post-publication review can correct these errors. One way for biased inaccurate reports to achieve peer-reviewed publication is for them to be submitted to publications out of the field where reviewers are not subject experts.  The Oregon Institute for Science and Medicine in Cave Junction is a classic example of such a site.

Top science publisher withdraws flawed climate study

Roland LLOYD PARRY, Marlowe HOOD Phys,org August 24 2023

Top science publisher Springer Nature said it has withdrawn a study that presented misleading conclusions on climate change impacts after an investigation prompted by an Agence France-Presse (AFP) inquiry.

AFP reported in September 2022 on concerns over the peer-reviewed study by four Italian scientists that appeared earlier that year in the European Physical Journal Plus, published by Springer Nature.

The study had drawn positive attention from climate-skeptic media.

The paper, titled “A critical assessment of extreme events trends in times of global warming”, purported to review data on possible changes in the frequency or intensity of rainfall, cyclones, tornadoes, droughts and other extreme weather events.


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