Tuesday, June 2, 2009

When Scientists Have to Become Socio-Political Analysts

What's striking at the presentations this morning at the Third International Conference on Climate Change is the degree to which scientists in the field of climatology have had to become socio-political analysts, in attempting to explain why other scientists have apparently turned their back on sound science to jump on a bandwagon that is not founded on a solid scientific framework.

It's something that Austrian economists have had to deal with for ages.

The consensus here, not surprisingly, is that its about Power and Money. Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Richard Lindzen was particularly focused on this point.

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