December 1, 2009
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I withheld judgment that ClimateGate was a game changer until it got a little more mainstream coverage. Blog Brother Johngalt more approached the "It's Christmas Day and I got a pony!" view.
Well, he has the setup for a pony, and -- while it's still just a blog post -- this <heavenly music>New York Times</heavenly music> blog post by Science Editor John Tierney is a big deal.
Iím not trying to suggest that climate change isnít a real threat, or that scientists are deliberately hyping it. But when they look at evidence of the threat, they may be subject to the confirmation bias ó seeing trends that accord with their preconceptions and desires. Given the huge stakes in this debate ó the trillions of dollars that might be spent to reduce greenhouse emissions ó itís important to keep taking skeptical looks at the data. How open do you think climate scientists are to skeptical views, and to letting outsiders double-check their data and calculations?Deleterious Anthropogenic Warming of the Globe Posted by John Kranz at December 1, 2009 11:19 AM