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Caught Red-Handed on Climate Change

Pat2881 Wrote: Jan 21, 2013 1:57 PM
M.Hillinger, comparing credentials is not a useful exercise according to you yet at the same time, apparently, you accept the global climate change data based, in part, on the credentials of those putting it forward. The sheer quantity of the data seems to convince you, yet those with equally sound credentials in the field are dismissed because they are in the minority. Since when has true science been about what the majority thinks? A person's credentials matter little if they are using flawed research design and skewed data as the basis of their outcomes. The history of science is filled with stories of the majority thinking being upended by one person following a different path from the "settled" science. We need dissent in science.

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.   

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