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Attempt to ?red team? climate research comes to a pathetic and confused end [Updated]

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Spencer's post refers to the documents as "brochures," and he wrote that Legates hopes to get them posted to the White House website before time runs out on the Trump administration.While aiming for publication by the White House might seem a bit grandiose, it would actually be the appropriate venue for this material. An OSTP spokesperson told The Washington Post that "These papers were not created at the direction of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy nor were they cleared or approved by OSTP leadership."There's no indication that any of these documents have gone through any sort of formal review process. Not once does it even attempt to connect solar activity to recent warming.Schmidt dismissed the collection as "fifth-grade-level essays where people don't even know what they're arguing," adding, "It's so poorly done, it's not going to influence anything."More generally, he told Ars that the papers were an indication of how irrelevant the climate contrarians have become. Even with the most sympathetic administration imaginable, with contrarians working within the White House itself, they couldn't muster enough support for an official publication, and their informal publications are too low-quality to convince anyone who wasn't already sold on their point of view.You must login or create an account to comment.Join the Ars Orbital Transmission mailing list to get weekly updates delivered to your inbox.

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