A Climate researcher’s work focuses on metrics that will generate the most eyepopping numbers and is tailored to suit the editors and the mainstream narrative even if they have to omit the truth to do so,” according to Patrick T. Brown. The climate researcher also reveals that in a paper he coauthored, they didn’t even bother to study “other obviously relevant factors.”
“I just got published in Nature because I stuck to a narrative I knew the editors would like” he admits, but now perhaps he knows better, as he states “That’s not the way science should work.”
This is occurring because of the huge competition in their field apparently, which results in papers that are majorly influenced by the biases of the editors who select what gets published from a large pool of entries. A researcher’s career depends on his or her work being cited widely and perceived as important, that way they can ensure funding, name recognition, and accolades for their work, Claims Brown.
Yes, we have known this or at least suspected this was the case for the last few years, and although it is refreshing to read the truth from an individual who has been party to steering the people’s opinion to suit the WEF narrative, it is still a tad unforgivable, he did not just wake up to the truth, he knew he was lying all along. I imagine that this is true for many other scientific fields too.
I apologise for spoiling the conclusion of Patrick Brown’s article, but I want to point out that he now says that “What really should matter isn’t citations for the journals, clicks for the media, or career status for the academics—but research that actually helps society.” Now that he has had his work published?
Anyway, the Article written by Patrick Brown is below, but despite his learning curve, let’s not forget, that he did not bother to research the obviously relevant other factors.
I Left Out the Full Truth to Get My Climate Change Paper Published
If you’ve been reading any news about wildfires this summer—from Canada to Europe to Maui—you will surely get the impression that they are mostly the result of climate change.
Here’s the AP: Climate change keeps making wildfires and smoke worse. Scientists call it the “new abnormal.”
And PBS NewsHour: Wildfires driven by climate change are on the rise—Spain must do more to prepare, experts say.
And The New York Times: How Climate Change Turned Lush Hawaii Into a Tinderbox.
And Bloomberg: Maui Fires Show Climate Change’s Ugly Reach.
I am a climate scientist. And while climate change is an important factor affecting wildfires over many parts of the world, it isn’t close to the only factor that deserves our sole focus.
So why does the press focus so intently on climate change as the root cause? Perhaps for the same reasons I just did in an academic paper about wildfires in Nature, one of the world’s most prestigious journals: it fits a simple storyline that rewards the person telling it.