Post Climategate, we’ve seen a fall of sorts lately. Papers like Gergis et al are retracted for errors, then we have Michael Oppenheimer’s trainwreck of claiming climate change induced crop failures will drive Mexican climate refugees into the United States by the millions, that got knocked over by the simplest scientific scrutiny. Then of course there’s Mann’s hockey stick, and Eric Steig’s ‘Antarctica is warming’, both knocked down by solid rebuttals from citizen scientists.
Some very brave scientists like Franz Vahrenholt and Sebastian Lüning plus Nobel Laureate Ivar Giaever have recently spoken out about the quality of the arguments and the money/activism issues surrounding climate science today, but the majority of science is still standing idly by watching this sideshow. Josh writes:
There are clearly great scientists doing excellent work. So why do some seem to be ok with all the scams, boondoggles and tricks that pass for science and policy?
Answers on a placard, please.