Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball
I keep adding to my homemade list of aphorisms as events in this crazy world over take me. One I listed says,
Rules designed to facilitate operations bring them to a halt when people work to rule.
Misuse of rules was central to the corruption of climate science and, sadly but not surprisingly it continues.
We just passed the 6th anniversary of the release of emails from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU), an event James Delingpole called Climategate. I would like to say celebrated, but the full impact of the release did not affect science and society like its namesake. Instead, it is impacting in negative ways as the culprits continue their assault on the advance of knowledge and dissemination of information in a free and open society. Exposure of the cover-up was Watergate’s undoing, but the Climategate cover-up succeeded. The spin-doctors took over…
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