"It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong." Richard P. Feynman

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Scientists to tackle scepticism- Better they tackle real science!

Aussie scientists are having a talk-fest about how to combat global warming scepticism . Maybe coming up with believable science and using proper scientific method could be the answer. Propaganda works only so far, and the Aussie population is showing it is a bit too fly to be taken in by it.

REPRESENTATIVES of scientific organisations including the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology will meet today to discuss better communication of the science behind man-made climate change, in the wake of crumbling political and public consensus on global warming.

The conference in Sydney, organised by the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS), is part of a long-term bid to develop a ''national communication charter'' for major scientific organisations and universities to better spruik the evidence of climate change.
The conference will hear an address from Australia's chief scientist, Penny Sackett. Representatives of the CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Academy of Science and Department of Climate Change, among others, will attend.

REPRESENTATIVES of scientific organisations including the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology will meet today to discuss better communication of the science behind man-made climate change, in the wake of crumbling political and public consensus on global warming.


The conference in Sydney, organised by the Federation of Australian Scientific and Technological Societies (FASTS), is part of a long-term bid to develop a ''national communication charter'' for major scientific organisations and universities to better spruik the evidence of climate change.
The conference will hear an address from Australia's chief scientist, Penny Sackett. Representatives of the CSIRO, Bureau of Meteorology, Australian Academy of Science and Department of Climate Change, among others, will attend.
 Scepticism and apathy towards climate change has reportedly risen in Australia in recent years. A recent Lowy Institute Poll showed the number of Australians who wanted action now on climate change had dropped from 68 per cent in 2006 to 46 per cent in 2010.
It is interesting to note the organisations involved are all on the public teat with a great interest in keeping the taxpayer funds flowing in their direction. If the global warming scare ended tomorrow because the skeptics are right (and they are), most of the attendees would have to go and get a real job and actually have to produce something worthwhile. The global warming industry is like a ramora on the underbelly of society threatening to suck the life out of it while getting a free ride.

3 comments:

  1. Gee, the timing wouldn't have anything to do with Anthony Watts' Aussie tour would it?
    Simpletons.

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  2. Their problem is that the more clearly they communicate, the more easily we can see their errors. So CSIRO labours long and hard to produce a lightweight 6-page brochure instead of a complete review of the relevant literature. The case for AGW has never been put before the public because its limp inadequacy would make even Kevin Rudd blush.

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  3. I love it. Instead of showing how CO2 controls the climate they have decided that they would have better luck wowing the public with a new communications strategy. Nice.

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