Monday, December 21, 2009

Emanuel, Prinn, Lindzen Debate CRU-Hack at MIT

Meteorology (EAPS in MIT-speak) professors Kerry Emanuel, Ronald Prinn, and Richard Lindzen, discussed the hacked emails (widely pimped as "ClimateGate") from the Climate Research Unit of the University of East Anglia with two political scientists on December 10.

What we have here are thousands of emails collectively showing scientists hard at work, trying to figure out the meaning of evidence that confronts them. Among a few messages, there are a few lines showing the human failings of a few scientists…
. . .things that are unethical and in many cases illegal . . . willingness to destroy data rather than release it . . . bad things going on . . . elite hysteria . . . devastating for popular support for science . . . scandals, cheating and arguments . . . bizarre changes [to the data] . . . The public is being thrown catastrophes.
My view of the risk is that we have no other planet to retreat to if we are wrong.
Video below (running time 1:58:31):

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