Thursday, August 18, 2005

Hot Air

Speaking of the need for good science, Patrick J. Michaels covers why global warming blows.
The federal outlay on climate research is now $4.2 billion per year, roughly the same amount given to the National Cancer Institute. The climate research community sees a grave threat when research shows there's no threat from the climate. So papers that hawk climate disaster get superficial reviews and uncritical headlines, while those that argue otherwise are "shameful."
Aside from the apparently anomalous successes of Mercury, Gemini and Apollo, it seems that government can't help but corrupt any science it touches.

Anybody for a constitutional separation of science and state?