Summary: We havea rare moment when even laypeople can understand a major issue in a cutting edge scientific debate. Not only does this give a hint (but no more) about the strength of the two "sides" (global warming proponents vs skeptics), but also illustrates one of the most important effects of the Internet: opening previously … Continue reading An opportunity to judge for yourself the adequacy of today’s climate science
Summary: The events following publication of a new paper about our climate illustrates how science works in our society. It shows the warts -- and its self-correcting nature. The result should please everyone, both scientists and laypeople. Science is and has always been a social process, and hence usually confused and often nasty. Now its a mainstream … Continue reading Science in action, a confused and often nasty debate that produces real progress
Summary: After a decade of stone-walling and evasion by major scientific journals about climate science articles, I find it astonishing that so many folks regard this as a sound basis on which to construct public policy. If the Food and Drug Administration approved drugs in this way, people would be dieing like flies from bad … Continue reading Peer review of scientific work – an inadequate basis for big public action
I recommend this post: “Openness & Government“, Shane Deichman, at MountainRunner, 26 July 2008 (hat tip to Zenpundit) — Relevant and excellent material, including a gem of a quote. Excerpt: One of the major opportunities for enhancing the effectiveness of our national scientific and technical effort and the efficiency of Government management of research and … Continue reading President Kennedy speaks to us about global warming and Climate Science
Summary: It seems there is no limit to the nonsense the major media will feed us to support their views. Today we see an esp. bizarre example. The news can make us dumber, if we are not careful. "Earthquakes Became Five Times More Energetic, Discovers Australian Scientist Dr Tom Chalko", MSNBC (17 June 2008) -- … Continue reading Global warming means more earthquakes!