Climate Change: The Death of Scientific Debate

August 21, 2011

I’ve been deeply troubled for some time by the way in which the scientific community has been addressing the issue of climate change.  As someone who did his PhD in computer simulation, and has a very deep understanding of the capabilities and limitations of models and their ability (or lack thereof) to correctly predict the future, I’ve been horrified at the way in which models have been misused in the climate change debate. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that we should do all that we can to minimize our impact on the environment, but there has been a trend to dismiss those with any reservations as fringe lunatics, or worse.

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