Tuesday, October 22, 2013


What war on science? | Financial Post
Those government scientists that feel the need to express political views are always free to leave for academia, but few possess the credentials to do so. Most of what federal government scientists do is monitoring and collecting data, which is then analyzed and debated by the larger academic community. Scientists in the federal government are not qualified to pass judgement on contentious issues like climate change, since the controversy is not the last data point but the assumptions underlying the models the data are being fed into. These models only exist outside of government. The government has every right to remind the scientists who monitor this data not to speculate about how the data might be interpreted by more-qualified experts.  [Via SC]
Pricing carbon must be a Labor article of faith | Alexander White | Environment | theguardian.com
A guest post by Felicity Wade from the Labor Environment Action Network, argues that carbon pricing must be an article of faith for Labor if it is to achieve the "good society".
OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Al Gore to push climate 'reality' - The Hill's E2-Wire
Gore has been making the rounds promoting the event lately. On Monday, he compared Americans' beliefs on climate change to civil rights and gay rights.

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