December 3, 2009

AT THE NATIONAL JOURNAL, Neil Munro interviews climatologist Judith Curry about ClimateGate and the IPCC. Excerpt: “We need climate glasnost: openness, transparency, and freedom of information. Scientists who engage in advocacy activities generate lack of confidence in their science, both from within the scientific community and from the public. The public should expect accountability from our major institutions, particularly the IPCC. . . . We need to hear from the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the National Academies what they think of this. These are the two institutions that should be the watchdog on all this. This is a black eye on our whole field. We have to defend our field, and show the broader scientific field — the biologists, physicists and chemists — that this is real science, not political science. What a lot of them are thinking… [is that] this is a politically tainted field.”

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