On Feb 16, 7:44 am, "J. Clarke" <jclarke.use...@cox.net> wrote: > Mike Jr wrote: > > On Feb 15, 10:54 pm, "Baron" <nos...@invalid.com> wrote: > >> Wall Street Journal Feb 16, 2010 > > > Good article, thank you. > > > [snip, to save space] > > > *> The lesson of climategate and now the IPCC's shoddy sourcing is > > that the > > *> claims of the global warming lobby need far more rigorous scrutiny. > > > If science had been doing its job none of this climate nonsense would > > have happened in the first place. Advocacy, like marketing any > > product, is the search for a predetermined endpoint. Science is the > > rigorous search for the truth with the endpoint determined strictly by > > the data. Scientist who are advocates first are no longer scientist. > > Science has been trying to do its job, the trouble is that science got shut > out by politics. > > The fact that someone claims to be a "scientist" doesn't make him one. This > is something that politicians need to understand. It would help if they > didn't call what they do "political science" because doing so gives them a > warped perspective on the nature of science.
But a large majority of professional scientist, Ph.d's at universities, editors at Nature and Science, professional societies like the APS and AMS were drinking the AGW kool-aid. Some brave souls stood up to the "science is settled" nonsense. My personal hero is Hungarian physicist Dr. Ferenc Miskolczi. If somebody deserves a Nobel prize for integrity, courage, and science it's Ferenc.
The judgment of history is on us. I hope that Graham Spanier at Penn State thinks long and hard about how history will view his legacy.