says meteorologist and climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke, Sr. commenting on yet another advocacy piece masquerading as a scientific paper in the October issue of Physics Today.
Like the AMS Bulletin’s recent paper on religion and global warming, these commentaries (which is really what they are) should be in the Letters to the Editor or Op-Ed sections of these journals. They should not be in the “papers” section because they have nothing to do with the science itself.
I’m all for people expressing their opinions. But, opinion pieces should me accurately labeled as such.