GETTING THE NEWS OUT
It turns out it was a release of a publication…… or a release of a pre-publication. For those unfamiliar, some of this was a poke in the eye for some past actions of others.
The pre-release of this paper follows the practice embraced by Dr. Richard Muller, of the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project in a June 2011 interview with Scientific American’s Michael Lemonick in “Science Talk”, said:
“I know that is prior to acceptance, but in the tradition that I grew up in (under Nobel Laureate Luis Alvarez) we always widely distributed “preprints” of papers prior to their publication or even submission. That guaranteed a much wider peer review than we obtained from mere referees.”
I don’t wish to detract, (as if I could) from WUWT’s discussion thread. But, we’ve all been anticipating this announcement and so now we can move beyond speculation and actually discuss what was stated…
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