fredag 4 december 2009

Emperor Without Clothes Cancels Copenhagen Parade

  • The moral of the "Emperor's New Clothes" certainly applies to AGW and many of those who accepted theassertions by non scientists with political agendas that the science was settled. The emperor's advisors and subjects were so afraid of appearing stupid that they suspended their judgment. Thus they ended up demonstrating to the entire world that they were indeed stupid. 

Will The Royal Swedish Academy also cancel its trip to Copenhagen?

thinkers have the debate you won't hear at Copenhagen:
  • The truth about global warming is that our understanding of it is in its infancy. Before we tax the poor out of the sky and off the roads, before we slow the world’s economy in a way that will condemn millions to poverty, we should ask just what all this will achieve. Ask precisely where the doubts are. Because after reading the views of the scientists below, no one can argue that the debate is over.
Mike Hulme, climate scientist who worked in the CRU in the 1990s, author of Why We Disagree About Climate Change and professor of climate change at the University of East Anglia,  says in the WSJ article The Science and Politics of Climate Change:
  • If climategate leads to greater openness and transparency in climate science, and makes it less partisan, it will have done a good thing. It will enable science to function in the effective way it must do in public policy deliberations: Not as the place where we import all of our legitimate disagreements, but one powerful way of offering insight about how the world works and the potential consequences of different policy choices. The important arguments about political beliefs and ethical values can then take place in open and free democracies, in those public spaces we have created for political argumentation.
One piece of evidence in this spirit under the motto Long Live Science is given by JoNova: Fraudulent Hockey Sticks and Hidden Data.

The following warning by Dwight D. Eisenhower resurfaces:
  • The prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present — and is gravely to be regarded. Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences should listen to the discussion within The Academy of Motion Pictures about recending the Oscar Award to Al Gore. It seems that Academy of Motion Pictures is more concerned about science than are the Academies of Sciences. Strange, isn't it?

IPCC reports that 
  • IPCC is to investigate claims that scientists at the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit manipulated global warming data. 
Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of IPCC, told BBC Radio 4 that the claims were serious...we will certainly go into the whole lot and then we will take a position on it. Strange, isn't it? 
How can IPCC investigate itself? Who will investigate IPCC and Pachauri?

A Pachauri who a week ago countered Climategate as follows: This thoroughness and the duration of the process followed in every assessment ensure the elimination of any possibility of omissions or distortions, intentional or accidental.

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