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“[Tol’s submission] raises a number of issues with the recent study by Cook et al. It is written in a rather opinionated style, seen, e.g., in the entire introductory section making political points, and in off-hand remarks like labelling Skeptical Science a “polemic blog” or in sweeping generalisations like the paper “may strengthen the belief that all is not well in climate research.” It reads more like a blog post than a scientific comment.
I do not see that the submission has identified any clear errors in the Cook et al. paper that would call its conclusions into question – in fact [Tol] agrees that the consensus documented by Cook et al. exists.