Queensland chief scientist Professor Suzanne Miller sidelined over fraud charges

Breaking News: From the “trust me, I’m a scientist department” comes this story from soon-to-be-50%-renewables Queensland.  By Peter Campion Photo: Professor Miller was appointed to the role of chief scientist in December 2016. (Supplied: Tom Greenard) The Australian ABC is reporting that Professor Suzanne Miller has been stood aside as Queensland’s chief scientist after being…

The Spoils System Redux – Climate Version

Spoils system reinstated by choice of grant subject. Clifford Eddy, PhD writes: After James Garfield’s assassination, the spoils system of granting government jobs was replaced by the civil service system, with merit being the criterion for hiring rather than political loyalty to those in high political office. [via Wikipedia] In the politics of the United…

National Association of Scholars: ‘much of the U.S.-sponsored research behind the “scientific consensus” on global warming may be less rigorous than its advocates would have the public believe’

Short-Circuiting Peer Review in Climate Science Peter Wood, Rachelle DeJong. National Association of Scholars How reliable are the scientific findings on which the Environmental Protection Agency bases its proposed regulations?   According to a new research report, many of the findings connected to the EPA’s attempt to regulate greenhouse gas emissions may be compromised by a short-circuiting…