[Coral-List] Trust peer-reviewed articles rather than the press

Jean-Pierre Gattuso gattuso2 at obs-vlfr.fr
Sat Mar 5 04:43:13 EST 2016


You say that I missed the point but you wrote: "I have long felt that we 
have been guilty of 'over egging' this aspect of the global warming 
debate in the face of very little hard evidence". I believe the guilt 
mostly lies with poor reporters.

Anyway, here is the link to the climatefeedback.org analysis of Ben 
Webster’s article “Scientists are exaggerating carbon threat to 
marine life” in The Times:

Jean-Pierre Gattuso

Typed on a crippled keyboard. Sorry for typos and brevity.

On 4 Mar 2016, at 22:04, Richard Dunne <RichardPDunne at aol.com> wrote:

Jean-Pierre misses the point. I neither said I didn't trust peer review 
nor that I trusted the newspapers. Whether I do or not is irrelevant 
(both have their faults).

It is the general public whom we are concerned with here. They do not 
read scientific papers - they read the national and international press. 
The fact that this is now being reported in the press in this way 
indicates that whatever the true position, there has been failure along 
the way.

Richard Dunne

On 04/03/2016 17:15, Jean-Pierre Gattuso wrote:

Richard Dunne should trust peer-reviewed articles rather than the press,
especially newspapers which have a poor scientific record.

climatefeedback.org has analysed Ben Webster’s article “Scientists
are exaggerating carbon threat to marine life” in The Times. It
estimated its overall scientific credibility to be ‘very low’. The
analysis should be published later today. I will send the link when it
will become available.

Also note that the scientist quoted in this article, Howard Browman,
claims that Webster quoted him in a misleading way. Finally, the issue
discussed, ocean acidification, is distinct from “global warming”.
Both just share the same cause (the rise in atmospheric CO2).

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