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Caught Red-Handed on Climate Change

M.Hillinger__aka__QR Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 2:44 PM
Lindzen gets published and also receives federal funding. Soon and Baliunas (2003) published a paper which concluded that current global temperatures are not anomalous compared the past 1,000 years. the paper contained numerous major fundamental flaws, such as equating dryness with hotness, and was subsequently roundly refuted by an article in the American Geophysical Union journal Eos written by a number of prominent climate scientists. This paper, and Climate Research's refusal to revise or retract it, led to the resignation of five of the journal's editors, including recently-appointed editor-in-chief Hans von Storch. In all these cases, the refutations were based on empirical grounds and methodology, not personalities.

A prominent global warming scientist, Peter Gleick, who was chairman of the ethics committee at the American Geophysical Union, admitted last year that he stole some documents- and he may have forged others- from the conservative think-tank the Heartland Institute. But that’s all in a day’s work for a work-a-day climate warrior. The important thing isn’t the quest for the truth in global climate research, but, as Charlie Sheen would say, winning. With winning comes cash.   

Because for some time it’s been clear, that in the climate debate, instead of actually accomplishing something worthwhile, all the attention will be...

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