What is "Scientific Research Publishing" (SRP: http://www.scirp.org)? Is it a legit peer-reviewed publisher or not? I dunno, but it at first glance it looks fishy to me... see discussions about this publisher at
" .... The company created a controversy when it was found that its journals duplicated papers which had already been published elsewhere, without notification of or permission from the original author. In addition, some of these journals had listed academics on their editorial boards without their permission or even knowledge, sometimes in fields very different from their own. A spokesperson for the company commented that these issues had been "information-technology mistakes", which would be corrected.."
And this might be of interest regarding this "publisher" from "Strange academic journals: Scam?" at
(a Yale University chemist), "... received an unsolicited email invitation to join the apparently-nonexistent editorial board. Trying and failing to find basic info about the journal, this chemist became intrigued — especially because he recognized that one of the reprinted articles, Dunning and Kruger‘s “Unskilled and Unaware…”, was honored with an Ig Nobel Prize, way back in the year 2000.
The publisher, Scientific Research Publishing, has other journals, as well. Some of them (Applied Mathematics, Journal of Modern Physics, Biosciences*, Journal of Cancer Therapy**, etc.) also appear to follow the “publish things that were already published, but don’t mention that” principle.
On the organization’s web site, we found barely any identifying or location information. The contact page says “Name: Scientific Research Publishing, Inc. USA” and lists an email address — but we have not found any such corporation in the USA, and email sent to that address has produced no reply. The web site is registered to an organization in Wuhan, China.
Scientific Research Publishing, also known as scirp.org, also organizes conferences. Discussions in the blogosphere [see this one, for example and for pointers to others], for whatever those are worth, suggest that some of those conferences, too, are full of mystery."
So, at this point you can call me "skeptical" about this particular paper's claims.
Hugh Bartlett said:
"The anthropogenic wasting of fossil fuel CO2 to the atmosphere shows no relation with the temperature changes even in an annual basis."