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Scientists Have Allowed Themselves to Be Used

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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