Climate change emails between scientists reveal flaws in peer review

The Guardian – Scientists sometimes like to portray what they do as divorced from the everyday jealousies, rivalries and tribalism of human relationships. What makes science special is that data and results that can be replicated are what matters and the scientific truth will out in the end. But a close reading of the emails hacked from the University of East Anglia in November exposes the real process of everyday science in lurid detail. Many of the emails reveal strenuous efforts by the mainstream climate scientists to do what outside observers would regard as censoring their critics. And the correspondence raises awkward questions about the effectiveness of peer review ““ the supposed gold standard of scientific merit ““ and the operation of the UN’s top climate body, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Read Article