Tuesday, December 08, 2009

An attack on science

Clive Crook in The Atlantic has an interesting perspective on "Climategate".

Criticism based on the leaked or hacked emails (and documents) is not an attack on science, any more than criticising a particular journalist is to attack press freedom, or criticising a particular politician is to attack democracy. Trying to shut down criticism in the name of science is the real attack on science.

Meanwhile, scientist Bill Gray complains about indoctrination from the climate lobby.

The recent Climategate revelations, he says, are but the tip of a giant iceberg of a well organized international climate warming conspiracy that has been gathering momentum for the last 25 years. This conspiracy would become much more manifest if all the e-mails of the publicly-funded climate research groups of the US and of foreign governments were ever made public.