So, do you all know who the lead author is of that 42,000-yr climate event Science paper? It's this guy.…
This totally fits with the energy of the paper, which makes unsupported claims about both the genetics and paleoclimate data. Here's a great thread about problems with the former
For the latter, all you have to do is have a quick look at some of the best climate records we have - ice cores (high latitude) and speleothems (tropics), to see that *nothing happens* at 42,000 years.
The fact that this paper survived peer review is something. That fact that a bully gets the limelight back - @nytimes and all - is something. The fact that he had the hubris to name his "event" is...something…
The co-authors on this paper include people that I know and respect. To them I say - how could you sign off on this, given the dubious science claims and this dude's history? We have to do better.

I for one will not be using the term "Adams event" 🤮
Coda: Adelaide was not the first time that Cooper got in trouble. He resigned from Oxford University in 2005 after an investigation into some "grant materials".…

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