Sunday, February 07, 2010

"The fault lies with politicians, not the science."


On the growing theme of Tory climate change denial and the various insiginificant intransigences of the climate science community, the Observer has published an exchange between its science editor, Robin McKie, and Benny Peiser, the Director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. This organ, chaired by the loathsome Lord Lawson, is dedicated to climate change denial and the dissemination of pseudo-intellectual criticism of its social and economic consequences. The exchange is remarkable for the crushing blows landed by the Observer hack and the slippery dodging and avoidance of the denier. Its disappointing that there is no final response from Peiser as I would be interesting to know how his anti-scientific ideology survives his eminent failure to present any evidence to support his position, as requested by McKie. But then climate change denial isn't about evidence or proof or reasoned argument. It is a profoundly ideological position, as McKie observes, and not at all susceptible to enlightenment.


  1. Well, something's going on with the scientists - and at your very own university, I believe:

    "The notion that scientists understand how changes in Earth’s orbit affect climate well enough for estimating long-term natural climate trends that underlie any anthropogenic climate change is challenged by findings published this week. The new research was conducted by a team led by Professor Eelco Rohling of the University of Southampton’s School of Ocean and Earth Science hosted at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton."

    I should get round there fast and sort them out, if I were you!

  2. Add place names to the list of things duffnut doesn't understand.


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