Josh writes: Roddy Campbell emailed me to say –
The decent mass of scientific society, in a quiet but significant majority, getting on with it in a civilised and peaceful fashion in the library/laboratory/Antarctica/satellites/rain forest/literature, no shouting please, debating what works and what is right. The righteous Union of Concerned Climate Hawks with their megaphones, degrowth manifestos, 100-denier underwear, dinner inspections, LSE platforms and disinvestment petitions. Who wouldn’t be a bit shy?
Many thanks to Roddy for the idea of Shy Scientists being like Shy Tories, a phenomenon used to explain that abysmal polling in the UK General Election. So scientists won’t say what they really think when there are so many vocal alarmists ready to shout them down.
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