Posted 31 August 2013

Distinguished Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor, Dr Richard Lindzen, has written in a US journal about the intrusion of politiocs inti science: "Today science almost inevitably requires outside funding. In some fields, including climate, the government has essentially a monopoly on such funding. Expanded funding is eagerly sought, but the expansion of funding inevitably invites rent-seeking by scientists, university administration and government bureaucracies.
The public square brings its own dynamic into the process of science: most notably, it involves the coupling of science to specific policy issues.This is a crucial element in the climate issue."

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