Citations of Rejecting Articles

On the Method page, I present the abstracts of the five rejecting articles from 2013 and 2014 and note how often each has been cited. Excluding self-citations, only the article by Gervais has been cited, and it only once. That citation is from Nicola Scafetta: Comment on “Tiny warming of residual anthropogenic CO2.” DOI: 10.1142/S0217979214750010.

In his comment, Scafetta refers to his own work, noting, "I argue that at least 50% of the warming observed since 1850 could be attributed to a set of decadal, multi-decadal (20 and 60 year), secular and millennial natural oscillations [in the climate systems]." Scafetta has made this argument in a number of peer-reviewed articles.

Scafetta's comment is one page long and seems to have been written in part to bring his own research up-to-date, and in part because "Gervais made a mistake [in citing one of Scafetta's articles]...Very likely Gervais wanted to cite a different paper of mine," as Scafetta wrote.

Thus Scafetta comes not to praise Gervais, but to correct his error. Hardly a ringing endorsement.

Not one scientist has found the arguments in any of the five rejecting articles even worthy of postive mention.