The New York Times Magazine ran a story a few weeks ago on a global warming skeptic named Freemon Dyson, entitled “The Civil Heretic.” The current edition’s letters to the editor on the story are all opposed to Dyson’s views, ...[b]ut one letter stood out in its clear admission that the “science” of global warming is not science as much as politics. From the letter by Monika Kopacz, a Ph.D. candidate in applied mathematics and atmospheric sciences, Harvard University:
...The problem is, only sensational exaggeration makes the kind of story that will get politicians’—and readers’—attention. So, yes, climate scientists might exaggerate, but in today’s world, this is the only way to assure any political action and thus more federal financing to reduce the scientific uncertainty. [emphasis added]
Read the whole thing.
(Via First Things.)
Monday, April 13, 2009
or no one will listen to us. Oh dear, my what is this really about flag just flipped up, big time: