A new essay entitled ‘The Climate Wars and The Damage to Science’ has been published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF). Written by Matt Ridley, it is a reprint of an article Ridley wrote for Quadrant magazine in June. The GWPF are right to republish it: a better summary of the problems within climate science you will not get. ‘Bad ideas,’ Ridley writes, ‘can persist in science for decades, and surrounded by myrmidons of furious defenders they can turn into intolerant dogmas’. Dogmatism of this sort, he argues, has the effect of freezing out research that doesn’t fit with the programme, a process that risks ‘damaging the whole reputation of science’.
A pdf of the essay is here.
Or go to the GWPF page here.