SCIENCE A SLAVE TO EXPEDIENCY

May 7, 2009, 10:16 am News

Posted 8 May 2009

"...Another force has driven science into its present parlous state where the output of computer software is held in higher regard than observational data, where marketing spin is more important than fact and evidence, and where a trenchant defence of the notion of man-made glob

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Posted 8 May 2009

"I am surprised at how so many people nowadays in Europe, the United States and elsewhere have come to support policies underpinned by hysteria over global warming. particularly cap-and-trade legislation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and subsidies for "green" energy sources

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Posed 5 May 2009

"It is human arrogance to think that we can control climate, a process that transfers huge amounts of energy. Once we control the smaller amount of energy transferred by volcanoes and earthquakes, then we can try to control climate. Until then, climate politics is just a load of...

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Posted 29 April 2009

In an interview on BBC radio, Professor Mike Hulme, of Britain's Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research says approaching climate change head on is completely the wrong approach - “climate change is not going to be solved in our lifetime.”  Philip Stott writes that Mike th...

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Posted 29 April 2009

"The greenhouse effect is real, as is the enhancement due to increasing carbon dioxide concentration. However, the likely extent of global temperature rise from a doubling of carbon dioxide is less than 1C. Such warming is well within the envelope of variation experienced dur

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