Scientists Behaving Badly

From the Weekly Standard: Slowly and mostly unnoticed by the major news media, the air has been going out of the global warming balloon. Global temperatures stopped rising a few years ago, much to the dismay of the climate campaigners. The U.N.’s upcoming Copenhagen conference–which was supposed to yield a binding greenhouse gas emissions reduction…

Climate Science – plus ca change!

From the U.K.’s Spectator, Dec. 5: The CIA’s “global cooling” files A high-priority government report warns of climate change that will lead to floods and starvation. ‘Leading climatologists’ speak of a ‘detrimental global climatic change’, threatening ‘the stability of most nations’. The scenario is eerily familiar although the document — never made public before —…

The Fog of Uncertainty and the Precautionary Principle

From the Wall Street Journal, Dec. 2/09: The Science and Politics of Climate Change Science never writes closed textbooks. It does not offer us a holy scripture, infallible and complete. “I am a climate scientist who worked in the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia in the 1990s. I have been…