Tag: climate

November 6, 2015 0

The Billionaires Save the Earth From Climate Scientists

By News Desk

Eli Rabett Eli Rabett Eli Rabett is a not quite failed professorial techno-bunny, a chair election from retirement, at a wanna be research university that has a lot to be proud of but has swallowed the Kool-Aid. The students are naive but great and the administrators vary day-to-day between homicidal and delusional.

November 3, 2015 0

Climate denialism harms speculative science

By News Desk

Tweet I want to follow up on Eli’s comment below that "There is a place between blogs, arXiv and Science for really speculative papers, but the authors need to strongly defend themselves." Yes, and Hansen’s paper is properly occupying that place, assuming it can stay defended. But then, think about a speculative paper that went for the mirror-opposite side of the spectrum, saying "what if we’ve been wrong about everything about climate change and here’s a negative feedback mechanism previously undiscovered that will safely limit things." Let’s further assume this turns out not to be a Galileus paper but a Bozo paper , as seems likely. The normal consequences of publishing something that’s wrong is bent, by denialism