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Climate change, research funding, race, and much more
May 1, 2017|
—Pennsylvania State University climatologist Michael E. Mann, in an interview about his paper in Scientific Reports linking global warming to changes in the Northern Hemisphere jet stream (March 27)
—Chairman of the US House science committee Lamar Smith (R-TX), during a hearing on climate change in which Michael E. Mann mentioned a Science news article criticizing Smith’s politicizing of the committee (March 29)
—Science blogger Razib Kahn, on the controversy surrounding his writing on race, which posits a biological underpinning for what many scientists consider to be a social construct (Undark, March 28)
—Svante Pääbo, biologist and director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany, on the lack of a genetic basis underlying racial categories (February 5, 2016)
—US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) president Marcia McNutt and Robert Nerem, Georgia Tech professor emeritus, in a recent Science editorial announcing a new NAS report on research integrity (April 11)
—Representative Tom Cole (R-OK), chair of the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies subcommittee, on proposed cuts to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (March 29)
—Stanford University’s John Ioannidis, in STAT interview about the results of his meta-analysis, published in PNAS (March 21), that reviewed seven types of bias across 22 scientific disciplines
November 21, 2017
Re: Michael E. Mann quote If he means that climate scientists measure the temperature of Earth, he is wrong: the temperature of Earth has never been measured by anyone. What climate scientists did was that they created a computer model from local measurements which showed that Earth temperature has increased in the last 100 years. This increase, even if correct, is one point in time, and it is what is called an anecdotal evidence. It absolutely cannot predict what is the expectation for the future. Why any money should be given to this science?