Saturday, December 7, 2013

The distortion and corruption of science in the public square

Richard Lindzen's excellent paper Science in the Public Square: Global Climate Alarmism and Historical Precedents was recently published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons:

 ... in some fields, including climate, the government has essentially a monopoly on such funding.

... Expanded funding is eagerly sought, but the expansion of funding inevitably invites rent-seeking by scientists, university administration, and government bureaucracies.

... This is a crucial element in the climate issue, but comparable examples have existed in other fields, including eugenics and immigration, and Lysenkoism and agronomy. ...

The material for Prof. Lindzen's paper was first presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Doctors for Disaster Preparedness. Here's the video of his presentation:


Dave said...

Very interesting presentation .... Thank you for posting it.


JR said...

Glad you liked it. Dr Lindzen does good work.