Apr. 26th, 2017

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Несколько лет назад, будучи в Нью-Йорке, мы с женой пошли на выставку Ван-Гога. (Те, кто знают моё русское имя, могут позубоскалить о лабутенах :-) Народу было полно, но всё было очень чинно и мирно... пока вдруг какая-то женщина не заявила на весь зал: "Прекрасные картины! По-моему, он гений!"
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Aging news (2/17/17) from Matt Ridley:

Devastating new testimony from John Bates, a whistleblowing senior scientist at America’s main climate agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, alleges that scientists themselves have been indulging in alternative facts, fake news and policy-based evidence.

Dr Bates’s essay on the Climate Etc. website (and David Rose’s story in The Mail on Sunday) documents allegations of scientific misconduct as serious as that of the anti-vaccine campaign of Andrew Wakefield. Dr Bates’s boss, Tom Karl, a close ally of President Obama’s science adviser, John Holdren, published a paper in 2015, deliberately timed to influence the Paris climate jamboree. [...]

Dr Bates is no “denier”; he was awarded a gold medal by the US government in 2014 for his climate-data work. Having now retired he writes of “flagrant manipulation of scientific integrity guidelines and scientific publication standards”, of a “rush to time the publication of the paper to influence national and international deliberations on climate policy” and concludes: “So, in every aspect of the preparation and release of the data sets leading into [the report], we find Tom Karl’s thumb on the scale pushing for, and often insisting on, decisions that maximize warming and minimize documentation.” [...]

Besides, this is just the latest scandal to rock climate science.
Full article here.

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