Like I need to tell you, being cited by a scientific paper doesn’t mean you’re scientifically credible

International Journal of Modern Physics?

Here’s the list of “references” to that article (I’m showing only the first 2)

Climate Change 2007: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Core Writing Team, eds. R. K. Pachauri and A. Reisinger, IPCC, Geneva, Switzerland .
Andrew, , http://www.populartechnology.net/2009/10/peer-reviewed-papers-supporting.html .

Do you see something wrong?

One is a citation of a UN IPCC report, the other is an internet post. The internet post doesn’t even have the author’s full name. I should change my last name to Aaron or Abbey just so I can get my article on top of a list when cited.

But what is this “author” writing? Certainly nothing scientific about climate change, just a list of more articles that supposedly support a position based on the author’s subjective opinion.

Not all journals are equal, and certainly not all articles, needless to say, citations does not mean they agree with you, but even if they did, it’s not a scientific article with any first hand or independent study on climate.

So what DOES make you scientifically credible? It’s for scientists to know and deniers to find out. Just kidding, it’s rather simple, do first hand research, show your data, show your work, be open to criticism, the opposite of blogging anonymously. When Andrew shows his face, speaks publicly like Ben Davidson (who admits he’s pro-regulation), or testifies before Congress like real human beings do, maybe you can take him seriously. But don’t worry, he’s said he’ll take you seriously as long as you can convince him you lied ” I take liars very seriously “

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