Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Bronx cheer

"The improver of natural knowledge refuses to recognise authority as such. To him, scepticism is the highest duty, blind faith the one unpardonable sin."

Thomas Henry Huxley, M.D., Essays on Controversial Questions (1889).

"Today, international action on climate change is urgent and essential. Indeed, there can no longer be any debate about the need to act, because the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), of which I am chairman, has established climate change as an unequivocal reality beyond scientific doubt."

Rajendra Pachauri, today in The Guardian.