The View From 1776
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
It’s All About Money, Not Science
Like corrupt jurors wrongfully deciding a case, so-called climate scientists have sold their professional ethics for a mess of pottage.
Carnegie-Mellon Professor Tom Emerson emailed this link regarding The Economics of Climate Change.
See also Bret Stephens’s essay on Climategate: Follow the Money.
None of these outfits is per se corrupt, in the sense that the monies they get are spent on something other than their intended purposes. But they depend on an inherently corrupting premise, namely that the hypothesis on which their livelihood depends has in fact been proved. Absent that proof, everything they represent