Skip to comments.NYT: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters
Posted on 07/14/2014 12:05:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Director emeritus Sierra Nevada Field Campus, San Francisco State University and author of Landscapes & Cycles: An Environmentalists Journey to Climate Skepticism
While alarmists try to enshrine climate scientists as pure and unbiased, those familiar with real life science understand a scientists opinion should always be challenged- challenged because personal bias taints their interpretations and challenged because a small minority will fudge the data in order to gain peer acceptance, status and funding.
Read the NY Times piece Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters
Scientific fraud is found in the field of medical science because results can be quickly checked. In climate science, dooms day predictions are cast far into the future and alarming predictions go untested. As seen in the diagram below negative ecological disruptions are highlighted as the deadly consequence of climate change while ignoring thriving populations just a few meters away.
Unfortunately the few climate alarmists that constitute the consensus have circled the wagons to protect obviously flawed publications as documented in How the American Meteorological Society Justified Publishing Half-Truths
http://landscapesandcycles.net/American_Meterological_Society_half-truth.html and seen in the Climate gate emails.
They should be concerned.
The crack down is coming.
Paging Al Gore...
Please pick up the white phone!!
"Funding" being the key word. A lot of these junk "scientists" would pimp their own grandmother for a buck.
Isn't this what publishing and peer review is all about? And if the peers are also their cronies they can feather each other's nest. So many teach one class a year and get 6 figures plus in salary not to mention what they can scam off of the funding.
The climate change fraud is always the same.
First; invent a problem.
Second; blame the problem on climate change.
Third; fake data to support your claims with generous use of the words “may, could, potentially, possibly, might and catastrophic.”
Fourth; collect revenues
Fifth; Declare the debate is settled
Including manbearpig's Globull Warming crappola?
Somewhere in there is the same solution to every problem -
more control over our lives, less freedom, reduced standard of living.
EVERY problem has this as a solution.
The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
(nearly a century ago -— when the press was skeptical of politicians)