Recently, I reviewed a paper which had the following quote
“A global climate model that does not simulate current climate accurately does not necessarily imply that it cannot produce accurate projections”
I invite anyone to defend this perspective, and we will present as a guest weblog post. From my perspective, if a global climate model cannot simulate current climate, as well as changes in the climate system, accurately it cannot produce accurate projections of climate in the coming decades.
Papers that fail this test, or do not even make it, which then are still published, is a subversion of the scientific process.