Climate Scientist Admits Omitting Full Truth to Get Published
Top science journals will only publish papers that support the climate-change narrative, according to Dr. Patrick Brown, researcher and lecturer at John Hopkins University. He said on September 5 that he had to omit key facts about wildfires in order to have his paper accepted.
His paper focused solely on the impact global warming has had on the increase of wildfires, leaving out “the full truth” about the causes of wildfires, such as poor forest management and the fact that over 80 percent are started by humans.
The paper I just published—“Climate Warming Increases Extreme Daily Wildfire Growth Risk in California”—focuses exclusively on how climate change has affected extreme wildfire behavior. I knew not to try to quantify key aspects other than climate change in my research because it would dilute the story that prestigious journals like Nature and its rival, Science, want to tell.
—Dr. Patrick Brown
Attention vs. truth: In the scientific world, it has become more important to appeal to a larger, mainstream audience, rather than reporting the full truth. Anyone who doesn’t frame anthropogenic global warming as the sole cause of natural disasters is rejected. “That’s not the way science should work,” Dr. Brown warned.
When I had previously attempted to deviate from the formula, my papers were rejected out of hand by the editors of distinguished journals, and I had to settle for less prestigious outlets.
Control everything: Why twist the narrative? In the August 2017 Trumpet, editor in chief Gerald Flurry wrote:
Why would scientists deceive the public on this topic? Well, if you see who is really behind it, you understand that the real issue here is control. … The governments most in favor of confronting climate change are the socialist, Marxist-type governments that want to control everything.
Climate change has become something like a religion for the radical left. They believe it as an article of faith regardless of the evidence. It is a tool they are using to increase their control.
Learn more: Read “What the Paris Climate Agreement Was Really About.”