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Book review: The Inquisition of Climate Science #climatechange @myen

Book review: The Inquisition of Climate Science Posted on 8 October 2011 by John Cook During the sixteenth century, the Catholic Church persecuted Galileo for espousing the view that the Sun, not the Earth, lies at the centre of the solar system. In modern times, climate scientists are being subjected to a similar inquisition , waged by those who deny the science. The persecution of climate scientists and of science itself is thoroughly documented in a new book, The Inquisition of Climate Science , by former Reed College president and National Science Board member James Powell. Climate scientists, like Galileo, turn to empirical evidence and the scientific method as the basis of our understanding of how the world works. In contrast, climate "skeptics", conservative think tanks, ideologues and the fossil fuel industry now play the role of the "establishment", waging a war o...

Full article: http://www.skepticalscience.com/news.php?n=1046

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