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Real, live climatological scientists

Climategate is reassuring for everyone concerned that global warming and other scientific work is a conspiracy by extraterrestrials.

The pilfered 169-megabyte [.zip] file includes emails which show scientists at the University of East Anglia to be inescapably human. As they ever so tactfully put it at RealClimate:

…There is a peek into how scientists actually interact and the conflicts show that the community is a far cry from the monolith that is sometimes imagined. People working constructively to improve joint publications; scientists who are friendly and agree on many of the big picture issues, disagreeing at times about details and engaging in ‘robust’ discussions; Scientists expressing frustration at the misrepresentation of their work in politicized arenas and complaining when media reports get it wrong; Scientists resenting the time they have to take out of their research to deal with over-hyped nonsense. None of this should be shocking.


November 22, 2009 - Posted by | Science

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