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Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Scientists Have Allowed Themselves to Be Used

Roy Spencer has a PhD in meteorology, is a recipient of a NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, and works as a research scientist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He’s also a climate skeptic who thinks clouds may play a more important role than CO2 in global warming.

His blog post today makes the following observations:

Politicians formed the [Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change] over 20 years ago with an endgame in mind: to regulate CO2 emissions. I know, because I witnessed some of the behind-the-scenes planning. It is not a scientific organization. It was organized to use the government-funded scientific research establishment to achieve policy goals.

…the climate science community has allowed itself to be used…

…Why would scientists allow themselves to be used in this way? When I have pressed them on the science over the years, they all retreat to the position that getting away from fossil fuels is the ‘right thing to do anyway’.

In other words, they have let their worldviews, their politics, their economic understanding (or lack thereof) affect their scientific judgment. I am ashamed for our scientific discipline and embarrassed by their behavior.

It’s a bracing read. Enjoy it in its entirety here



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