October 21st, 2014 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment
The ABC’s Anja Taylor concedes:
On one point the sceptics were right. None of the models used in future climate projections predicted the hiatus. And while the slowdown for the first few years was written off as natural variability, lately it’s become something to explain.
In The Australian today I consider the implications of the levelling of surface temperatures since 1998.
If science worked as purely as Francis Bacon suggested it should, by the application of induction and observation, climate science would have moved on by now. Experts, however, are only human. Too many professional reputations have been invested in a fixed idea for it to be simply abandoned.
The appetite for catastrophe is now highly developed and mass media delight in pandering to it.
Nicole Flint pays tribute to CP in The Advertiser today.
A Better Class of Sunset: The Collected Works of Christopher Pearson, edited by Nick Cater and Helen Baxendale, is available from Connor Court Publishing.