Climate Change: Junk Science Vs. Sound Science

'Sound' science has become politicized as climate change is debated in a political arena.
April 2, 2004, 11am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Can a small, vocal band of skeptic scientists topple the current climate change paradigm? Probably so, since the war between 'sound science' and 'junk science' is actually just a common dynamic forced by the nature of scientific paradigms competing for finite public support. "It is nothing new, nor is its demographics. There must be many more doomsayers than optimists. Optimists are not funded. They don’t review many papers. They don’t define the canon of science. Who is right, in the end? Often it's the minority initially labeled as 'skeptics' who were on to something all along and eventually overturn the paradigm."

Thanks to Bryan Conn

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Published on Wednesday, March 31, 2004 in Greening Earth Society
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