Saturday, March 6, 2010

Follow the Money

I have previously written about the potential for corruption in "Big Science."

Here is a superb article from, of all places, ABC News. The (literal) "money quote:"

Ultimately the big problem is that there are no grants for scientists to demonstrate that carbon has little effect. There are no Institutes of Natural Climate Change, but plenty that are devoted to UnNatural Forces.

While there are clearly some bad apples, as I say in the first linked article above there are honest, hardworking, ethical climate scientists. The problem has become institutional. There are no institutional incentives to disprove human-caused global warming.  

I want to salute ABC for running the article on their web site.  

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