Former UN IPCC Scientist Dr. William Connolley: 'I eventually concluded that Oreskes was hopelessly wrong.' - 'Where does this leave Oreskes? Looking a bit silly, and a bit shoddy too I think...the “Chicken Itza” paper seems to have been written around pre-arranged conclusions, or perhaps even around its absurd title.' - 'Still, on the plus side, it is unlikely that anyone outside the incestuous field of climate history scholarship will notice or care.'
Nicolas Nierenberg also weighs in on the Oreskes climate con: 'I was quite shocked to discover that much of the material [in Oreskes] had been paraphrased in ways that changed the meaning, or which misrepresented the original document. I can only assume that the authors didn’t think anyone would get access to the original material.'