BBC News: ‘Show Your Working’: What ‘ClimateGate’ means December 2, 2009Posted by honestclimate in Discussions.
Tags: climate change, Climategate, global warming
‘Show Your Working’: What ‘ClimateGate’ means
BBC News, December 1, 2009
The “ClimateGate” affair – the publication of e-mails and documents hacked or leaked from one of the world’s leading climate research institutions – is being intensely debated on the web. But what does it imply for climate science? Here, Mike Hulme and Jerome Ravetz say it shows that we need a more concerted effort to explain and engage the public in understanding the processes and practices of science and scientists.
As the repercussions of ClimateGate reverberate around the virtual community of global citizens, we believe it is both important and urgent to reflect on what this moment is telling us about the practice of science in the 21st Century.
In particular, what is it telling us about the social status and perceived authority of scientific claims about climate change?
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