The Copenhagen Conspiracy: What’s In It For The Scientists?

Today’s column at Went West considers individual scientists’ experience of the Great Anthropogenic Global Warming Conspiracy.

“[T]o accept that AGW is fake, you also have to believe that thousands of scientists around the world are playing along, juking their data and faking their experiments just to further the conspiracy.

There are several reasons why I have trouble believing this. Here’s the biggest one: the blood lust of scientists. If you’ve ever sat in on a lab meeting, you’ve seen the vigor and even glee with which scientists attack the slightest weakness in each others’ data and experimental designs. There is a lot of science-career hay to be made from finding problems in other peoples’ work, so an AGW conspiracy would require the willing collusion of whole departments, not just individuals working in isolation.”

Read the rest here.

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