There have been lots of new developments in the scandal surrounding the paper by Samanta et al misrepresented by a Boston University press release.
- Simon Lewis, in a guest post at RealClimate, explains how the paper strengthens the IPCC conclusions about the Amazon, rather than weakening them as the press release claims.
- Scott Saleska, in a guest post at RealClimate, argues that the Samanta paper is wrong as well — Samanta’s own data shows just as much greening in 2005 as the Saleska paper that Samanta claims to be disproving.
- Michael Tobis finds Richard Taffe, who wrote the misleading press release complicit, and suggests that Boston University should investigate.
- Joe Romm posts an emphatic statement from 19 leading researchers on Amazon forests: “no Amazon rainforest â€œmythsâ€ have been debunked.”
- Eli Rabett notes that the out-of-context quote from Marengo in the press release has gone done the memory hole. And that Ranga Myneni (last named author on Samanta et al) was misrepresenting the paper on Sean Hannity’s forum.