Overpeck’s “Hammer”

Climate Audit

One of the curious aspects of IPCC peer review procedure is that the ultimate authority for accepting or rejecting comments by peer reviewers rests with the IPCC authors, as opposed to the Review Editors. Review Editors are supposed to see that authors respond to Review Comments, but don’t follow up to see that it’s actually done.

Here’s a strange example in the AR4 Medieval Warm Period Box – the one which Overpeck (483. 1105978592.txt) described in January 2005 as follows:

Hi all – attached is Keith’s MWP box w/ my edits. It reads just great – much like a big hammer. Nice job.

Overpeck liked the metaphor and in a June email (537. 1119924849.txt) talked of using the MWP Box “to hammer in one more nail” and again in July (550. 1121686753.txt) talked of “hammering home” their MWP message – language that caused even Briffa (551. 1121721126.txt) to worry about…

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