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GLOBAL WARMING - WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD?

Posted 13 April 2011

"Global warming, and its euphemistic sibling 'climate change', remain much in the news. Specialist research groups around the world continue to produce an unending sequence of papers aimed at demonstrating a litany of problems which might arise should global warming resume. The authors’ prime expertise is often found to be not in atmospheric physics or aeronomy, as one might have anticipated. However, the topic of climate change itself provides for abundant research funding, from which they feed, more easily than other areas of research of greater interest and practical use. Most of these papers are, of course, based upon the output from speculative and largely experimental, atmospheric models representing exercises in virtual reality, rather than observed, real-world, measurements and phenomena. Which leads to the question 'What scientific methodology is in operation here?' - Dr John Nicol, in Quadrant Online.    More 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 12 April 2011 )
 
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