Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Wall-street journal piece on global warming

Richard Lindzen:
"It isn't just that the alarmists are trumpeting model results that we know must be wrong. It is that they are trumpeting catastrophes that couldn't happen even if the models were right as justifying costly policies to try to prevent global warming."
It amazes me how much faith certain groups have in the scientific community. I can say this, because I'm a member of said community. If people think that scientists studying climate change and editors of the top-tier journals don't have an agenda, then they need to wake-up and smell the napalm. Funding is everything, and as this essay accurately portrays, even scientists (yes, otherwise saintly and virtuous seekers of truth) adapt their product under market-type forces: i.e. their research and publications must be of such a character as to attract funding. And let me tell you, alarming climate change scenarios that play to a powerful lobby and political party and that play extremely well in our lovely media, are a sure ticket to funding, advancement, and tenure.

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