Tuesday, December 1, 2009

ClimateGate: The Sound of Falling Scales...

Clive Crook writes at The Atlantic, and has written dismissively of AGW skeptics in the past.  Now he's read through the ClimateGate data dump, and comes to another conclusion:
Remember that this is not an academic exercise. We contemplate outlays of trillions of dollars to fix this supposed problem. Can I read these emails and feel that the scientists involved deserve to be trusted? No, I cannot. These people are willing to subvert the very methods--notably, peer review--that underwrite the integrity of their discipline. Is this really business as usual in science these days? If it is, we should demand higher standards--at least whenever "the science" calls for a wholesale transformation of the world economy. And maybe some independent oversight to go along with the higher standards. 

The IPCC process needs to be fixed, as a matter of the greatest urgency. Read David Henderson or the Wegman report to see how. And in the meantime, let's have some independent inquiries into what has been going on.

My general reading through the lamestream media picks up many hints of this, though not usually so forthrightly stated.  My sense is that even the sheep in the lamestream media are beginning to have doubts.


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