Monday, January 30, 2012

Professional Misconduct?

We hear much concerning the so-called 'scientific debate' about global warming (or climate change, if you prefer - I don't mind which). One celebrated case concerned a paper by Soon and Baliunas, published in 2003. The resulting furore saw the resignation of half the editorial staff at the journal Climate Research. Sadly, people like Prof. Richard Lindzen, who know better, continue to misrepresent the science and economics surrounding the subject.

Bottom line: the number of qualified climate scientists disputing AGW is very small and those have a habit of making childish mistakes in their publications. Be very careful about the credentials of anything you read on AGW, because disinformation is thick on the ground.

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