In case you don’t read James Empty Blog I point you towards it for a recent post on a new paper submitted to “Climate of the Past”. Its a HS paper, and has provoked a flurry of comments – as James notes, more than all the other papers, which have none. A bit of a shame that. But still, this looks like it might possibly develope into an interesting discussion. What has been missing in previous exchanges (e.g. the recent Science one) is enough back-and-forth to get down into the details. It might depend on how far the CotP editors are prepared to allow the discussion to go.
What I forgot to mention the first time… this is one of the new open-access open-review type journals. So not only do we get to see the vicious infighting that ormally happens within the review process, there is more back-and-forth than there normally would be. For controversial areas like this, it looks to be useful.
I also wanted to say that its a shame that the two reviewers have chosen to be anonymous.