WATN: it’s November

Those who poke around in obscure corners of the wub may have noticed that Force X from Outer Space was due to be published in October:

We are ramping up the end of this series because we’ve been informed that both of David’s papers will be published in October — one on the error in the climate models and one on the notch delay solar theory.

This was an event of somewhat less note than AW’s epoch-making non-paper but surely it deserves some kind of mockery rather than total contempt? Or perhaps not.

Anyway, it is now November. Perhaps the papers didn’t make Nature after all. I tweaked them but didn’t get a reply.

[Now (written 2016/12/16) we’re a fair way though December. I’ve tweaked them again -W]

Refs

* WATN, 2015

Comments

  1. #1 David Appell
    United States
    2016/11/04

    What do you want to bet that Evans’ papers are “published” in one of those predatory open access journals?

    And what about the paper behind the Watts’ study presented at last fall’s AGU meeting?

    https://fallmeeting.agu.org/2015/press-item/new-study-of-noaas-u-s-climate-network-shows-a-lower-30-year-temperature-trend-when-high-quality-temperature-stations-unperturbed-by-urbanization-are-considered/

  2. #2 Kevin O'Neill
    2016/11/04

    I almost dropped a note on Watts et al here or at Veev’s, but the one year poster anniversary isn’t until next month and anniversaries are so much nicer to celebrate.

  3. #3 Marco
    2016/11/05

    WATN? A good question for arctic and antarctic ice. What the frick is going on, and why isn’t Watts writing a piece about it?

  4. #4 Russell
    2016/11/05

    Evans might get more traction by submitting it to a West Australian Journal Of The Philosophy Of Metascience For Authors Not Named Bruce.

  5. #5 Dikran Marsupial
    2016/11/05

    Journal of the Open Atmospheric Society taking longer than expected to get off the ground?

  6. #6 Dikran Marsupial
    2016/11/05

    Prof. Salby’s journal paper, that was apparently ” … in press, expected to be published in about 6 months.” back in August 2011, seems to be subject to an even greater delay.

    [I fixed up your link. That’s definitely another one for the year-end WATN, if I remember -W]

  7. #7 Ian Roberts
    United Kingdom
    2016/11/05

    Let’s not forget ‘The International Temperature Data Review Project’ by GWPF. Must be due anytime soon.

  8. #8 Whomever1
    Long Beach, CA
    2016/11/05

    I’m sorry for going all tangential here, but in your sentence: “Those who poke around in obscure corners of the wub may have noticed”, is “wub” some pop culture reference I’ve missed, or is it just a typo?

    [Wub ~ web, and comes from Beyond lies the Wub, which I’ve never read -W]

  9. #9 Dikran Marsupial
    2016/11/05

    Cheers, BTW ISTR Monckton more recently saying that Salby has three papers in press, but I can’t find where he wrote it, but all I can find is a comment on The Hockey Schtick.

  10. #10 Craig Thomas
    2016/11/07

    I stuck my nose into Jo Nova’s blog a couple of months ago where somebody was discussing some prediction or other. I linked to David Evans’ prediction of global cooling due to be kicked off by the current solar cycle.
    Apparently I’m not allowed to count that as a failed prediction because even though the cooling was meant to have peaked this year, it might still happen as late as 2018…..

  11. #11 Russell
    2016/11/07

    We shoulda shorted his Big Chill hedge fund

  12. […] the Farce X front, back in October La Nova was claiming imminent publication; I tweaked them in November and mid-December. But no reply. Could it be they were just blowing smoke? But then why announce the […]

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