Researchers recently were forced to walk back scientific findings published last month that showed oceans have been heating up dramatically faster than previously thought as a result of climate change.
Their conclusion came under scrutiny after mathematician Nic Lewis, a critic of the scientific consensus around human-induced warming, posted a critique of the paper online.
Keeling said it’s important to fix the mistakes… Well, how about checking your work or don’t make mistakes, to begin with.
Resplandy et al follow up
Ralph Keeling of Scripps lesson in graciousness:
“When we were confronted with his insight it became immediately clear there was an issue there. We’re grateful to have it be pointed out quickly so that we could correct it quickly” https://t.co/ofjvSBYshU
— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) November 14, 2018
The scientists behind a headline-grabbing global warming study did something that seems all too rare these days — they admitted to making mistakes and thanked the researcher, a global warming skeptic, who pointed them out.
“When we were confronted with his insight it became immediately clear there was an issue there,” study co-author Ralph Keeling told The San Diego Union-Tribune on Tuesday.
Their study, published in October, used a new method of measuring ocean heat uptake and found the oceans had absorbed 60 more heat than previously thought. Many news outlets relayed the findings, but independent scientist Nic Lewis quickly found problems with the study.
Keeling, a scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, owned up to the mistake and thanked Lewis for finding it. Keeling and his co-authors submitted a correction to the journal Nature. More
A paper is always submitted for peer review before publication. None of the academia noticed the errors? Did they even bother to read the paper?
They have to say “mistake” now because they stated those obvious false figures to the US government when they applied for grants. A math error to some, an outright lie to most! If these “errors” were intentional, did they committed fraud?
I guess we should make them show their work from now on.
— @MOTRRep (@MOTRRep) November 14, 2018
The science is settled but the math isn’t – right @algore
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) November 14, 2018
Are these scientists involved in Florida vote counts?
— Geoff Sedais (@sedais516) November 15, 2018
— ❌BamaBecky❌ (@bamabeckygirl) November 14, 2018
Every time the cheaters, liars & thieves get caught they claim incompetence.
Have we had enough yet?
— CommanderMAGA❌ (@CommanderMAGA) November 14, 2018
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