Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Groupthink and Global Warming

It is possible that climate science has become too partisan, too centralized.The tribalism that some of the leaked emails display is something more usually associated with social organization within primitive cultures; it is not attractive when we find it at work inside science.

The above quotation is from Dr. Mike Hulme, a pro-global warming scientist, commenting on the "Climategate" emails.

Many of us who believe that (on balance) mankind warms the planet but do not believe in the Al Gore catastrophic global warming hypothesis have discussed the "groupthink" issue. It has permeated climate science.

Anthony Watts has an illuminating essay on groupthink and global warming here.

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