torsdag 1 juli 2010
Climate Science by Distillation?
The comments to the previous post exhibit an important aspect of the debate on global warming: AGW alarmists assume that there is massive scientific evidence of an alarming effect of atmospheric CO2 on global climate, evidence supplied by a choir of thousands of researchers in thousands of peer-reviewed articles.
Yet, when you ask for single key articles to this effect, you get no answer. It is like distilling scientific evidence out of 1000 articles each one containing only 1/1000 of a scientific truth, with the distillation being performed not by scientists with first-hand knowledge but by third hands. Is this science? No. Scientific truth must be carried by key articles by key scientists with first-hand key theories and experiments. Science cannot be advanced by distillation by third-hand political agents, like IPCC.
Bad wine can be distilled to cheap spirits, but cannot be turned into good wine.