I covered cloud physicist Tim Garrett's work in the second Flatland essay. Garrett's modeling of the world economy as a physical system is definitely bad news for humanity. And as I described in the original Flatland essay, such news must be filtered. I went over to Tim's website to see if there was anything new, and re-read an older post he wrote about the difficulties of getting his work into print.
In so far as those difficulties provide a simple, direct example of bad news filtering, I thought I would reprint it here. If you read it, you will see what I mean.
Criticisms from Climate
Garrett, T. J., 2011 Are there basic physical constraints on future anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide? Climatic Change 104, 437-455, doi:10.1007/s10584-009-9717-9
The article was subsequently published over two years later in January 2011 alongside two strongly critical companion articles. Behind the critiques and the long delay is an editorial process that I have never previously encountered, nor ever heard of anyone else encountering.