Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Linkfest on Climategate

The Anchoress: Climategate Implosion is Bush’s Fault
Christopher Booker: Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation
Clive Crook: More on Climategate
Eduardo Zorita: Why I think that Michael Mann, Phil Jones and Stefan Rahmstorf should be barred from the IPCC process (click link at top of page)
Richard Lindzen: The Climate Science Isn't Settled
Derek Lowe: Climategate and Scientific Conduct
Shannon Love: Scientists Are Not Software Engineers; No One Peer-Reviews Scientific Software
Charles Murray: It’s the Disappearance of the Data That’s the Most Damning
Vincent Gray: There Was Proof of Fraud All Along
Douglas Keenan: The Fraud Is Everywhere: SUNY Albany and Queens University Belfast Join Climategate
Bret Stephens: Climategate: Follow the Money
Dennis Prager: On Comparing Global Warming Denial to Holocaust Denial
Ron Rosenbaum: The Disgusting Use of “Denialist” by Warming Advocates Trivializes the Holocaust
Jonathan Adler: “‘We’re the Experts, Trust Us,’ Has Clearly Gone by the Wayside”
Rand Simberg: How Wide-Spread Is The Damage?
Keith Burgess-Jackson: Science and Politics
Tigerhawk: ClimateGate: The end of credibility and the need for process control; Climategate by video

Bear in mind that many of these authors/bloggers are on the right side of the political spectrum. Here's my take:
1. On global warming: I'm perfectly willing to accept the pronouncements of the consensus of scientists.
2. On anthropogenic global warming: Prior to all of this I was perfectly willing to accept the pronouncements of the consensus of scientists. Now I'm suspicious.
3. On catastrophic anthropogenic global warming: Like Glenn Reynolds says, "I'll believe it's a crisis when the people who keep telling me it's a crisis start acting like it's a crisis."

Update (2 Dec): I added a few links I forgot to include. There are some more links in the comments; feel free to leave your own. Here are some more:

Ronald Bailey: The Scientific Tragedy of Climategate
Megan McArdle: The Mystery of the Missing Data
Jonah Goldberg: It's the Data, Stupid; Cont'd; Cont'd; Cont'd;

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Noons said...

Check this out:


Humphrey said...

Come fry with me!


Karl said...

I think I agree about becoming worried when the people who tell me it's a crisis start acting like it is a crisis. You know, no jetting around in private planes or Al Gore creating a bigger carbon foot print then the rest of his hometown combined.

Ben said...

However, they didn't find
this email

And a few emails don't change the fact that pumping gigatons more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere is still a problem.

Madeleine said...

For an analysis on the reasoning around the New Zealand wing of climategate see NIWA, Climategate and Evasive Fallacious Answers. Like you we are willing to accept the science but we are sitting here waiting for answers to the questions that amount to more than trust-me-I'm-a-scientist followed by ad hominems at anyone who looks like they are not.