Science: One bar for all


Climate modelling is not our specialization but with great attention we are observing the process of anguish of climate modelling society when some new, not conventional, ideas are presented for its judgment. 

The paper "Where do winds come from? A new theory on how water vapor condensation influences atmospheric pressure and dynamics" by Makarieva et al. was submitted to Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions (ACPD) journal of the European Geosciences Union almost a year ago. 

It was absolutely difficult to find two necessary referees who could give their comments and recommendations for that paper. Finally, it got two references. Although nobody didn't prove the invalidity of the presented theory the manuscript is still under review of ACP.

We would like to draw your attention to general comments by A. Makarieva discussing the criteria which are used to assess any new findings in science. The questions are the following: high bar for unconventional ļ¬ndings and low bar for conventional findings, or one bar for all in science?

How is it going in our science? Are we ready to move from so comfortable and well-established approaches? Are we ready to change our minds and models?